Julie Whittington, RD

Healthy tips from a Registered Dietitian

Were mercury tests on high fructose corn syrup flawed?

The Corn Refiners Association has noted the recent studies identifying mercury in high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) may have been flawed and may provide consumers with misleading information.  The mercury levels detected in HFCS foods were at the highest 350-parts-per-trillion, much less than the 0.1 parts-per-million level that is a concern when it comes to consumption of certain types of fish. 

See the post below for more information:

http://blogs.consumerreports.org/health/2009/01/mercury-in-highfructose-corn-syrup-what-it-means-for-you.html

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29955927/ (April 2009 article)

Hopefully, more investigations will be done.

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