by Marion Nestle
Dec 23 2008

FDA warns Coke: Coke Plus violates Jelly Bean rule!

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!

Comments

  • Chaz
  • December 24, 2008
  • 10:14 am

Yeah … the U.S. media is really ignoring this.

http://news.google.com/news?ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&um=1&tab=wn&q=diet+coke+plus&scoring=d

Only about 100 papers beat the Brits to the punch. What a shame.

Read much?

  • Lorencogox
  • December 11, 2010
  • 10:09 am

How I can download documents from WikiLeaks?
Thank for all

  • AssangeGoand
  • January 15, 2011
  • 10:08 am

Did you downloaded Wikileaks docs? Give me link plz
Thank you
bye bye ;))

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