Quick Read: Consumer Group Wants Limits on Added Sugars in Beverages

The FDA categorizes high-fructose corn syrup and other kinds of sugars as “generally regarded as safe,” but the Center for Science in the Public Interest says at the levels they are used, “these ingredients are not safe. They are harmful.”

Food industry representatives say we cannot blame one part of the diet for a problem as complex as obesity.


The Center for Science in the Public Interest filed a petition with the Food and Drug Administration urging the agency to identify a safe level for added sugars in beverages. Sodas have unsafe levels of added sugars, the Center for Science in the Public Interest says.

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