Papa John's Removes High Fructose Corn Syrup From Entire Menu

Posted on May 14, 2016

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Papa John's has removed high fructose corn syrup from its entire food menu. The move corresponds with the pizza chain's motto of "Better Ingredients. Better Pizza."

Papa John's says the change has been fully implemented in the sweetener is no longer in any Papa John's products including pizza ingredients, pizza toppings, dessert items, and sauce selections.

Sean Muldoon, Papa John's Chief Ingredient Officer, says in the announcement, "We are proud to announce that Papa John's is the first national pizza chain to remove high fructose corn syrup from our entire food menu. We've always strived for high quality ingredients in our pizzas and continue our aggressive push toward cleaner ingredients and menu offerings. We work tirelessly to set the industry's gold standard for pizza ingredient quality, and this is the next step in fulfilling our promise to deliver better ingredients."

There has been a growing consumer backlash against high-fructose corn syrup due to health concerns. Some food manufacturers are responding by removing the ingredient from some or all of their products.

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