Mercury and High Fructose Corn Syrup

This is breaking all over the place, I read about this several days ago via my natural news newsletter, but I wanted to wait for some confirmation from other sources, now I know it is indeed true. Mercury has been found in a third of the 55 major manufacturer's samples of High Fructose Corn Syrup.

I will list below the manufactures who have been listed with their products with Mercury counts in the Parts per Trillion.

1. Quaker Oatmeal to Go (350 ppt mercury)
2. Jack Daniel's Barbecue Sauce (Heinz) (300 ppt)
3. Hershey's Chocolate Syrup (257 ppt)
4. Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce (200 ppt)
5. Nutri-Grain Strawberry Cereal Bars (180 ppt)
6. Manwich Bold Sloppy Joe (150 ppt)
7. Market Pantry Grape Jelly (130 ppt)
8. Smucker's Strawberry Jelly (100 ppt)
8. Pop-Tarts Frosted Blueberry (100 ppt)
10. Hunt's Tomato Ketchup (87 ppt)
11. Wish-Bone Western Sweet & Smooth (72 ppt)
12. Coca-Cola Classic (62 ppt)
13. Yoplait Strawberry Yogurt (60 ppt)
14. Minute Maid Berry Punch (40 ppt)
15. Yoo-hoo Chocolate Drink (30 ppt)
15. Nesquik Chocolate Milk (30 ppt)
15. Kemps Fat Free Chocolate Milk (30 ppt)

The article in the Washington post can be found here.

If you are interested in what other foodie bloggers had to say, you can read a summary here.

There is no better way to describe this circumstance other than sad.


Right Said Red said...

Thanks for the tip. I just blogged on it.

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