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Hershey Co. Exploring Removal of Corn Syrup in Some Products

Hershey is looking at replacing the high-fructose corn syrup in some of its products with sugar.

Hershey is looking at replacing the high-fructose corn syrup in some of its products with sugar. Moving toward sugar would make Hershey a high-profile example of the move away from high-fructose corn syrup in the food industry. Many people say they avoid it because it has gained a bad reputation for fueling weight gain and diabetes, though health experts say there's not enough evidence to conclude it's any worse than regular sugar. Hershey said in its statement, 'Our aim is to be transparent with our consumers about the ingredients we use in our products. Once we have more information to share, we will be back in touch.' As for health, the American Medical Association has said there's not enough evidence to specifically restrict the use of the syrup. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, which advocates for food safety, has also said that there's no evidence that the sweetener is any worse nutritionally than sugar.

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