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Food companies respond to consumer groups advocating removal of HFCS

Food companies respond to consumer groups advocating removal of HFCSA growing number of food and beverage manufacturers are listening to consumers who support the removal of high fructose corn syrup by changing recipes to remove the sweetener.

Consumer group Citizens for Health named the ingredient the most important to avoid.

Some of the companies making changing to their products to remove HFCS include Sara Lee, Kraft Foods, Subway, PepsiCo, Yoplait, Chick-fil-A, Kroger Supermarkets and Wild Oats.

Instead of the sweetener, companies are shifting towards using natural cane or beet sugar.

"Americans are telling food makers to change their recipes, and it's working," said Jim Turner, of Citizens for Health. "Over the past decade, the use of high fructose corn syrup in packaged foods and drinks has fallen 18 percent."

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