Monday, March 25, 2013

When One Lie + Another Lie = ‘Honesty’

In an article, entitled 

Big Dairy Petitions FDA to Allow Unlabeled Use of Aspartame in Dairy Products

written by Dr. Mercola the latest food assaulted with the threat of mislabeling is dairy products. 
"The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) have filed a petition with the FDA1 requesting the agency “amend the standard of identity” for milk and 17 other dairy products. This was done to provide for the use of any safe and suitable sweetener as an optional ingredient — including non-nutritive sweeteners such as aspartame to deceive you by not having to indicate its use on the label."

"Artificial sweeteners are allowed to be added, but must currently be listed on the label. Quoting Section 130.10 of the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990, the IDFA and NMPF claim no extra labeling is required for artificial sweeteners because sugar is added to milk without labeling it, and 'the modified food is not inferior in performance,' and 'reduced calories are not attractive to children.'"

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