Press Releases

August 6, 2014

A federal judge in Los Angeles denied a motion filed by Corn Refiners Association (“CRA”) member companies seeking leave to amend their counterclaim against the sugar industry defendants in the Western Sugar Cooperative et al v. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company et al. litigation on Tuesday.

June 4, 2014

Dr. Michael Goran has used improper methodology to arrive at demonstrably false conclusions about the amount of fructose in certain sweetened beverages. Again. Of the three methodologies employed in his study, none is a valid methodology for measuring sugars in beverages.

June 4, 2014

Contrary to claims by sugar industry front group Citizens for Health (CFH), very few food and beverage companies are removing high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) from their products. Recent research from Mintel Research Consultancy and GNPD shows that fewer than 3% of new products were introduced as “HFCS-free” between 2002 and 2013.

March 5, 2014

The Corn Refiners Association applauds all efforts that seek to encourage consumers to maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle, including the practice of moderation in consuming sweeteners. However, we are concerned with the more extreme direction taken by the World Health Organization’s proposed recommendation on cutting added sugar consumption by half in that it is not based on credible scientific research.

March 4, 2014

The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) appreciates that First Lady Michelle Obama and the Administration have taken the initiative to try to improve the Nutrition Facts Label for the benefit of consumers’ health.