Interesting that the FDA says nothing about the fact aspartame is a poison. They are simply concerned that it's not appropriate to add nutrients. They sure are after nutrients, but the poison is quite alright. Nor do they say Diet Coke is misbranded because aspartame in the pop has caused an epidemic of obesity. If it says "diet" - don't buy it. If you want to get fat NutraSweet is where it's at! Admittedly, poison is poison and nothing is going to help it. Aspartame is cumulative. If you take cyanide with vitamins the cyanide is still going to kill you.
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
UPDATE: FDA Says Coca-Cola's Diet Coke Plus Is Misbranded
December 23, 2008: 11:09 AM ET
(Updates with Coca-Cola comment.)
By Jared A. Favole
Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES
WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Federal regulators on Tuesday warned Coca-Cola Co. ( KO) that its Diet Coke Plus product is misbranded because the beverage's label has a nutrient claim but doesn't meet criteria to make that claim.
The label also describes the soda as "Diet Coke with vitamins and minerals," according to a warning letter the Food and Drug Administration sent Dec. 10 to the Atlanta beverage company. The letter was posted on the FDA's Web site Tuesday.
The FDA said the term "plus" is supposed to be used only to describe nutrient labeling, and the agency said it doesn't consider it appropriate to fortify carbonated beverages with nutrients.
Coca-Cola believes the label complies with the FDA's policies and regulations, said Scott Williamson, a Coca-Cola North America spokesman. He said the company takes the FDA's concerns seriously, while noting that the warning doesn't involve any health or safety issues.
The agency also said the label doesn't reference the amount or fraction of nutrients in the beverage.
The FDA wants Coke to take prompt corrective action.
-By Jared A. Favole, Dow Jones Newswires; 202-862-9207;