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MillerCoors sues Anheuser-Busch over Corn Syrup Ads

MillerCoors sues Anheuser-Busch over Corn Syrup Ads

Created: March 21, 2019 04:48 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) - MillerCoors has filed a lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch, saying its St. Louis-based rival wants to "frighten" people away from Miller Lite and Coors Light by claiming those beers have corn syrup.

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The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Wisconsin federal court but the feud between the country's two largest brewers began when Anheuser-Busch aired commercials making the corn syrup claim during this year's Super Bowl .

Corn syrup is a fermentation aid used by several brewers , including Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors. But no corn syrup remains in the beers once fermentation is complete.

MillerCoors says Anheuser-Busch is preying on health conscious consumers who have negative connotations of corn syrup, sometimes confusing it with the high-fructose corn syrup in sodas. MillerCoors wants a judge to order Anheuser-Busch to stop the ads.

Anheuser-Busch says it stands by its campaign and won't change it.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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