Skip to comments.Now here's a shocker: Diet Coke Plus isn't nutritious, feds say
Posted on 12/25/2008 7:14:44 AM PST by CE2949BB
We hate to break it to you, but it looks like soda isn't good for you after all.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning the Coca-Cola Company to revise its labeling of Diet Coke Plus so that it doesn't mislead consumers into believing that the pop, a brew of chemicals mixed in with some vitamins and minerals, is healthy.
(Excerpt) Read more at sciam.com ...
Next you will tell me that Hi-C with 100% Vitamin C isn’t really juice!
This is misleading. The fact is that Diet Coke has run afoul of the FDA's Label Mafia. DC isn't lying when it says it has added vitamins and minerals to its "Plus" product.
To the average consumer, "plus" is a reasonable description for a product that is diet soda "plus" vitamins and minerals. To the FDA, which has labyrinthine regulations for just about every word that appears on a product label, it's a mortal sin.
I think it's also interesting that (according to SciAm) the FDA "does not consider it appropriate to fortify snack foods such as carbonated beverages." It's just a matter of time before "does not consider it appropriate to x" will become "forbids x". Just you wait.
Indeed, but how about a Rum and Diet Coke Plus?
Please God, tell me that we didn’t waste taxpayer money to figure this out...
Sorry God won’t be able to help you there. A large amount of our tax dollars were indeed wasted on this.
Rum and diet Coke do INDEED have medicinal properties.
The problem is, they forgot to add hamburgers. The Coke is just to wash it all down.
“Hamburgers! The cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast. “
The FDA should be abolished.
I understand the fibre content is quite low too.
A cup a day will make you pray.
If not abolished, then GREATLY reformed!
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