Hunt’s, a ConAgra Foods brand, has removed all high fructose corn syrups from its ketchup products. Hunt’s 100% Natural Ketchup will now contain only five simple ingredients: tomatoes, sugar, vinegar, salt and other seasonings, with no high fructose corn syrup, artificial ingredients or preservatives. Hunt's has made no mention of the whether they will use genetically modified (GM) beet sugar in its place.
“In direct response to consumer demand, Hunt’s is pleased to offer ketchup sweetened with sugar and containing only five simple ingredients,” said Ryan Toreson, Hunt’s Ketchup brand manager. “Parents are looking for wholesome meals and ingredients they recognize-and the taste of Hunt’s ketchup is something both kids and adults love. Even with the new recipe, we have maintained the same great tangy, sweet taste that Hunt’s has always had and that consumers tell us they prefer.”
Hunt’s 100% Natural Ketchup began rolling out to major markets nationwide in mid-April. Consumers should be able to find product on shelves everywhere by mid-May. Suggested retail pricing for the new Hunt’s ketchup recipe is the same as the previous recipe.
The U.S. Beet Sugar Industry won a whopping 5000% increase for pesticide residue last year.
GM sugar fits through the controversial GM labeling loophole allowed by the FDA and cannot be differentiated except by a phone call to the company.
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