Jessica Leighton, the FDA senior science advisory whose speech was quoted in Food Chemical News (I wrote about this yesterday) writes to tell me that she has been badly misquoted about the FDA’s plans for food labels.
The reporter, she says, appears to have mixed up a variety of talks or questions from the audience to the panel.
I said nothing about caffeine or “natural.” I don’t remember mentioning the percent of key ingredients in parentheses after the ingredient name either. I also said we are looking into added sugars but did not say we are doing anything about them.
I am taking her word for it and have taken down the post. Apologies to all.