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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Jelly's Last Sugary Jam - LOLgislation #038

FL Senate 2010: SB 2370
By Senator Eleanor Sobel (D, Broward)

A bill to be entitled                     
Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

Section 1. Section 509.234, Florida Statutes, is created to read:
509.234 Sugar free substitutes for syrups and fruit preserves; notice to guests.—A public food service establishment that serves pancake or waffle syrup or any jelly, jam, marmalade, or other fruit preserves must:

(1) Serve a sugar free substitute for such syrup or fruit preserves.
(2) Provide notice to guests of the availability of such sugar free syrup or fruit preserves. The notice must be included on the establishment’s food menu and displayed prominently in any location at the establishment where any foods served with such syrup or fruit preserves are advertised for sale, including, but not limited to, the posting of daily specials, an overhead menu posted at a food service counter, an outdoor menu posted for guests using a drive-through service window, and any signage posted at the establishment.

So, by sugar free do we just mean sucrose free? Or free of sucrose, fructose, glucose, et al.? I thought "sugar" was already absent from such products. The signage should read, "High-Fructose Corn Syrup or Aspartame? You decide!"

I bet restaurant owners can't wait to reprint all their menus and signage to let people know they now have two varieties commercial single-serving jam and jelly-ish concoctions – unnatural and less natural. Because people like to feel they have the option of drowning their pancakes in the healthy syrup-products, free from the risk of diabetes.

Caddy #1, with corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, water, natural and artificial flavors, and caramel color.

Caddy #2, with NutraSweet ®

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