Back when I would drink soft drinks a lot, I grew frustrated by the ingredient list on soft drinks that would feature the phrase "high-fructose corn syrup and/or sugar." And no, having "sugar and/or high-fructose corn syrup" is not better. Unlike the front of the package, which can be as deceptive as humanly possible, the actual list of ingredients is supposed to list only what is in the product. However, soft drink manufacturers were able to get away with that.
Either your product have HFCS or it doesn't. Either your product has sugar or it doesn't. If you don't know what is in your food, then you should get out of the food manufacturing business.
Amusingly, not that HFCS is being attacked, soft drink companies in the United States are coming out and admitting their drinks have HFCS. Bad that the drinks have high-fructose corn syrup, but they get points for honesty. Why is honesty so hard to find?
One joy in food shopping in Canada used to be finding alternatives that didn't have high-fructose corn syrup. Unfortunately, the substance now invades Canadian food products, though I and many other consumers were caught flat-footed since high-fructose corn syrup is called glucose-fructose in Canada.
Oops, and then some. Now we are seeing Canadian food labels that say "sugar and/or glucose/fructose."
This is sad especially since Canadian food labels are traditionally more truthful. For example, saying Canadian food products identify "processed cheese" while American labels would say "cheese" when they were both talking about the same product.
This CBC story explains the nuances of Canadian food labels, good and bad. They make a distinction between "processed cheese" and cheese, but note that "(b)y including "glucose-fructose and/or sugar" on the label, the manufacturer can use either ingredient or a combination of the two." Still sounds wrong to us.
We eventually trained the U.S. food companies to be straightforward on their ingredient labels. Now we should bring Canada into the fold. And better yet, get Canada to stop using glucose-fructose in its food products.