I hope this helps..... I was totally shocked at this list.
When the food industry wants to include questionable or controversial ingredients in their products, the FDA frequently allows them to list those ingredients with fabricated (sometimes even offbeat) names, which can serve no other practical purpose than to deceive consumers.
One example really stands out and gives clear (circumstantial) evidence of this deception. Looking at the many names that sugars and sweeteners have been given, it is easy to understand how consumers would become more and more confused by the ambiguities built into our regulatory systems.
Step4The "evidence" of hoodwinking:
Here is a list of names that are used to identify ingredients that, by any other name, are sweeteners.
But, because the FDA definition of sweeteners is not what you and I might expect it to be, these names allow manufacturers to manipulate the Nutritional Facts label requirements for "Sugars".
Some of these listed sweeteners are considered "natural", and some "artificial". There are likely other names being used as well, but I trust this list will make my point.
Agave syrup, alcohol, all natural sweetener, anything sugar, auamiel, aspartame, Barbados molasses, Barbados sugar, barley malt, beet sugar, black strap molasses, brown sugar, cane sugar, cane syrup, caramel, caramel color, clarified grape juice, cooked honey, concentrated fruit juice, confectioners sugar, corn, corn starch, corn syrup, corn sweetener, couscous, dark brown sugar, dates, date sugar, date syrup, dextrine, dextrose, disaccharides, dried fruit, evaporated cane juice, figs, fig syrup, filtered honey, flour, fructose, fruit juice concentrate, fruit sugar, fruit sweetener, galactose, glucose, glycerine, granulated sugar, grape sugar, guar gum, heavy syrup, high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated glucose syrup, invert sugar, invert sugar syrup, Jaggery, lactose, levulose, light brown sugar, light sugar, light syrup, lite sugar, lite syrup, lo-sugar, low sugar, malt, malts, malted, malt "anything", malto-"anything", maltodextrose, malt syrup, maltose, manitol, maple sugar, modified food starch, molasses, monosaccharides, natural honey, natural syrup, naturally sweetened, nectars, organic evaporated cane juice, 100\% Natural Sweetener, polysaccharides, potato starch, powdered sugar, powdered sweeteners in packets, pure honey, pure natural sweetener, raisins, raisin syrup, raw honey, raw sugar, ribbon cane syrup, ribose, rice malt, rice syrup, Saccharine, sorbitol, sorghum molasses, sorghum syrup, soy, splenda, succanat, sucrose, sugar, sugar cubes, sugar packets, sweetener, turbinado sugar, uncooked honey, unfiltered honey, wheat, white sugar, wine, Xylitol
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