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January 17, 1931


JAMA. 1931;96(3):194-195. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720290038011

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The pronouncement by Secretary Arthur M. Hyde of the Department of Agriculture, issued last week, to the effect that it is no longer necessary in the opinion of the Department of Agriculture to indicate on the labels of food products the fact that they have been sweetened with corn sugar, has aroused interest throughout the country. The decision is important from many points of view, as was emphasized by Secretary Hyde himself in the memorandum that accompanied the issuance of his decision. The decision is as follows:

Corn sugar (dextrose), when sold in packages, must be labeled as such; when sold in bulk it must be declared as such; but the use of pure refined corn sugar as an ingredient in the packing, preparation or processing of any article of food in which sugar is a recognized element need not be declared upon the label of any such product.


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