Thanks to Jack Everitt for forwarding an article from Reuters U.K. about the FDA’s recent warning to Coca-Cola. Coke Plus, says the FDA, violates the Food and Drug Act. Food companies are not allowed to add vitamins and minerals to sugary carbonated water (or jelly beans) just so they can be marketed as healthy.
OK, but Coke Plus is not exactly a secret. How come the FDA waited to do this until this “midnight” period just before a new administration takes over? And how come, asks Jack, do we have to “hear about this from a UK newspaper, rather than a US one. Just like with the last election, we now have to rely on out-of-the-country news sources.”
Let’s hope the FDA is a high priority for Obama. It should be!
Next public appearance
This is the rescheduling of the lecture I was supposed to give on October 10. The taxi driver went through red light at entrance to the Pulaski, was pulled over and found to be driving without a license. We never made it. The lecture is on food politics. It starts at 6:00. Free and open to the public. The Newark Museum is at 49 Washington Street. This time, I’ll take the PATH.