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FDA says Coca-Cola’s Diet Coke Plus is misbranded

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The United States Food and Drug Administration wrote a warning letter to The Coca-Cola Company that Diet Coke Plus violates the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The term “plus” is a regulated term on food and beverages. Because Diet Coke Plus labeling does not indicate the increased amount of nutrients, it cannot use the word “plus” on its label. Regardless, snack foods, such as carbonated soda, may never use the word “plus” because the FDA does not consider it appropriate to fortify snack foods.

The Coca-Cola Company issued a statement saying, “This does not involve any health or safety issues, and we believe the label on Diet Coke Plus complies with FDA’s policies and regulations.” When a food manufacturer or marketer violates federal regulations, the FDA generally will send a letter to the company. While the letters themselves are not legally binding, the FDA may take the company to court if it does not take corrective action.

World of Coca-Cola, Las Vegas, Nevada (By Michael Reeve, 24 March 2003.

The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company, largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of non-alcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups in the world, and one of the largest corporations in the United States. The company is best known for its flagship product Coca-Cola, invented by pharmacist John Stith Pemberton in 1886. Diet Coke Plus (also known as Coca Cola Light Plus) was released in the United Kingdom in October 2007, available in two variants, one with vitamins B3, B12, and vitamin C, and the other containing antioxidants with added green tea and vitamin C. It is only available in 350ml bottles. Also known as Coca Cola Light Plus, it is a new formulation of Diet Coke allegedly fortified with vitamins and minerals. It is sweetened with a blend of aspartame and acesulfame potassium, unlike regular Diet Coke which only contains aspartame.


Related news

  • “Fizzy drinks out of New Zealand schools from 2009”. Wikinews, December 11, 2006

Sources

Wikipedia
Learn more about Diet Coke Plus and Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act on Wikipedia.
  • Pti “Coca-Cola warned over nutritional claims”. Business Line, December 24, 2008
  • Jared A. Favole “FDA Says Coca-Cola’s Diet Coke Plus Is Misbranded”. CNN, December 23, 2008
  • Nikki Sandison “Diet Coke Plus to target health-conscious consumers”. BrandRepublic, August 1, 2007
  • “Diet Coke Products”. The Coca-Cola Company, 2008
  • “Confirmed sighting: Coca-Cola Diet Coke Plus (UK vs USA)”. Snackspot.org.uk, October 12, 2007
This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

FDA says Coca-Cola’s Diet Coke Plus is misbranded

Filed under: Economy and business,Health,United States — admin @ 5:00 am

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The United States Food and Drug Administration wrote a warning letter to The Coca-Cola Company that Diet Coke Plus violates the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The term “plus” is a regulated term on food and beverages. Because Diet Coke Plus labeling does not indicate the increased amount of nutrients, it cannot use the word “plus” on its label. Regardless, snack foods, such as carbonated soda, may never use the word “plus” because the FDA does not consider it appropriate to fortify snack foods.

The Coca-Cola Company issued a statement saying, “This does not involve any health or safety issues, and we believe the label on Diet Coke Plus complies with FDA’s policies and regulations.” When a food manufacturer or marketer violates federal regulations, the FDA generally will send a letter to the company. While the letters themselves are not legally binding, the FDA may take the company to court if it does not take corrective action.

World of Coca-Cola, Las Vegas, Nevada (By Michael Reeve, 24 March 2003.

The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company, largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of non-alcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups in the world, and one of the largest corporations in the United States. The company is best known for its flagship product Coca-Cola, invented by pharmacist John Stith Pemberton in 1886. Diet Coke Plus (also known as Coca Cola Light Plus) was released in the United Kingdom in October 2007, available in two variants, one with vitamins B3, B12, and vitamin C, and the other containing antioxidants with added green tea and vitamin C. It is only available in 350ml bottles. Also known as Coca Cola Light Plus, it is a new formulation of Diet Coke allegedly fortified with vitamins and minerals. It is sweetened with a blend of aspartame and acesulfame potassium, unlike regular Diet Coke which only contains aspartame.


Related news

  • “Fizzy drinks out of New Zealand schools from 2009”. Wikinews, December 11, 2006

Sources

Wikipedia
Learn more about Diet Coke Plus and Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act on Wikipedia.
  • Pti “Coca-Cola warned over nutritional claims”. Business Line, December 24, 2008
  • Jared A. Favole “FDA Says Coca-Cola’s Diet Coke Plus Is Misbranded”. CNN, December 23, 2008
  • Nikki Sandison “Diet Coke Plus to target health-conscious consumers”. BrandRepublic, August 1, 2007
  • “Diet Coke Products”. The Coca-Cola Company, 2008
  • “Confirmed sighting: Coca-Cola Diet Coke Plus (UK vs USA)”. Snackspot.org.uk, October 12, 2007
This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

FDA says Coca-Cola’s Diet Coke Plus is misbranded

Filed under: Economy and business,Health,United States — admin @ 5:00 am

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The United States Food and Drug Administration wrote a warning letter to The Coca-Cola Company that Diet Coke Plus violates the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The term “plus” is a regulated term on food and beverages. Because Diet Coke Plus labeling does not indicate the increased amount of nutrients, it cannot use the word “plus” on its label. Regardless, snack foods, such as carbonated soda, may never use the word “plus” because the FDA does not consider it appropriate to fortify snack foods.

The Coca-Cola Company issued a statement saying, “This does not involve any health or safety issues, and we believe the label on Diet Coke Plus complies with FDA’s policies and regulations.” When a food manufacturer or marketer violates federal regulations, the FDA generally will send a letter to the company. While the letters themselves are not legally binding, the FDA may take the company to court if it does not take corrective action.

World of Coca-Cola, Las Vegas, Nevada (By Michael Reeve, 24 March 2003.

The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company, largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of non-alcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups in the world, and one of the largest corporations in the United States. The company is best known for its flagship product Coca-Cola, invented by pharmacist John Stith Pemberton in 1886. Diet Coke Plus (also known as Coca Cola Light Plus) was released in the United Kingdom in October 2007, available in two variants, one with vitamins B3, B12, and vitamin C, and the other containing antioxidants with added green tea and vitamin C. It is only available in 350ml bottles. Also known as Coca Cola Light Plus, it is a new formulation of Diet Coke allegedly fortified with vitamins and minerals. It is sweetened with a blend of aspartame and acesulfame potassium, unlike regular Diet Coke which only contains aspartame.


Related news

  • “Fizzy drinks out of New Zealand schools from 2009”. Wikinews, December 11, 2006

Sources

Wikipedia
Learn more about Diet Coke Plus and Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act on Wikipedia.
  • Pti “Coca-Cola warned over nutritional claims”. Business Line, December 24, 2008
  • Jared A. Favole “FDA Says Coca-Cola’s Diet Coke Plus Is Misbranded”. CNN, December 23, 2008
  • Nikki Sandison “Diet Coke Plus to target health-conscious consumers”. BrandRepublic, August 1, 2007
  • “Diet Coke Products”. The Coca-Cola Company, 2008
  • “Confirmed sighting: Coca-Cola Diet Coke Plus (UK vs USA)”. Snackspot.org.uk, October 12, 2007
This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

FDA says Coca-Cola’s Diet Coke Plus is misbranded

Filed under: Economy and business,Health,United States — admin @ 5:00 am

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The United States Food and Drug Administration wrote a warning letter to The Coca-Cola Company that Diet Coke Plus violates the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The term “plus” is a regulated term on food and beverages. Because Diet Coke Plus labeling does not indicate the increased amount of nutrients, it cannot use the word “plus” on its label. Regardless, snack foods, such as carbonated soda, may never use the word “plus” because the FDA does not consider it appropriate to fortify snack foods.

The Coca-Cola Company issued a statement saying, “This does not involve any health or safety issues, and we believe the label on Diet Coke Plus complies with FDA’s policies and regulations.” When a food manufacturer or marketer violates federal regulations, the FDA generally will send a letter to the company. While the letters themselves are not legally binding, the FDA may take the company to court if it does not take corrective action.

World of Coca-Cola, Las Vegas, Nevada (By Michael Reeve, 24 March 2003.

The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company, largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of non-alcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups in the world, and one of the largest corporations in the United States. The company is best known for its flagship product Coca-Cola, invented by pharmacist John Stith Pemberton in 1886. Diet Coke Plus (also known as Coca Cola Light Plus) was released in the United Kingdom in October 2007, available in two variants, one with vitamins B3, B12, and vitamin C, and the other containing antioxidants with added green tea and vitamin C. It is only available in 350ml bottles. Also known as Coca Cola Light Plus, it is a new formulation of Diet Coke allegedly fortified with vitamins and minerals. It is sweetened with a blend of aspartame and acesulfame potassium, unlike regular Diet Coke which only contains aspartame.


Related news

  • “Fizzy drinks out of New Zealand schools from 2009”. Wikinews, December 11, 2006

Sources

Wikipedia
Learn more about Diet Coke Plus and Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act on Wikipedia.
  • Pti “Coca-Cola warned over nutritional claims”. Business Line, December 24, 2008
  • Jared A. Favole “FDA Says Coca-Cola’s Diet Coke Plus Is Misbranded”. CNN, December 23, 2008
  • Nikki Sandison “Diet Coke Plus to target health-conscious consumers”. BrandRepublic, August 1, 2007
  • “Diet Coke Products”. The Coca-Cola Company, 2008
  • “Confirmed sighting: Coca-Cola Diet Coke Plus (UK vs USA)”. Snackspot.org.uk, October 12, 2007
This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

FDA says Coca-Cola’s Diet Coke Plus is misbranded

Filed under: Economy and business,Health,United States — admin @ 5:00 am

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The United States Food and Drug Administration wrote a warning letter to The Coca-Cola Company that Diet Coke Plus violates the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The term “plus” is a regulated term on food and beverages. Because Diet Coke Plus labeling does not indicate the increased amount of nutrients, it cannot use the word “plus” on its label. Regardless, snack foods, such as carbonated soda, may never use the word “plus” because the FDA does not consider it appropriate to fortify snack foods.

The Coca-Cola Company issued a statement saying, “This does not involve any health or safety issues, and we believe the label on Diet Coke Plus complies with FDA’s policies and regulations.” When a food manufacturer or marketer violates federal regulations, the FDA generally will send a letter to the company. While the letters themselves are not legally binding, the FDA may take the company to court if it does not take corrective action.

World of Coca-Cola, Las Vegas, Nevada (By Michael Reeve, 24 March 2003.

The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company, largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of non-alcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups in the world, and one of the largest corporations in the United States. The company is best known for its flagship product Coca-Cola, invented by pharmacist John Stith Pemberton in 1886. Diet Coke Plus (also known as Coca Cola Light Plus) was released in the United Kingdom in October 2007, available in two variants, one with vitamins B3, B12, and vitamin C, and the other containing antioxidants with added green tea and vitamin C. It is only available in 350ml bottles. Also known as Coca Cola Light Plus, it is a new formulation of Diet Coke allegedly fortified with vitamins and minerals. It is sweetened with a blend of aspartame and acesulfame potassium, unlike regular Diet Coke which only contains aspartame.


Related news

  • “Fizzy drinks out of New Zealand schools from 2009”. Wikinews, December 11, 2006

Sources

Wikipedia
Learn more about Diet Coke Plus and Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act on Wikipedia.
  • Pti “Coca-Cola warned over nutritional claims”. Business Line, December 24, 2008
  • Jared A. Favole “FDA Says Coca-Cola’s Diet Coke Plus Is Misbranded”. CNN, December 23, 2008
  • Nikki Sandison “Diet Coke Plus to target health-conscious consumers”. BrandRepublic, August 1, 2007
  • “Diet Coke Products”. The Coca-Cola Company, 2008
  • “Confirmed sighting: Coca-Cola Diet Coke Plus (UK vs USA)”. Snackspot.org.uk, October 12, 2007
This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

FDA says Coca-Cola’s Diet Coke Plus is misbranded

Filed under: Economy and business,Health,United States — admin @ 5:00 am

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The United States Food and Drug Administration wrote a warning letter to The Coca-Cola Company that Diet Coke Plus violates the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The term “plus” is a regulated term on food and beverages. Because Diet Coke Plus labeling does not indicate the increased amount of nutrients, it cannot use the word “plus” on its label. Regardless, snack foods, such as carbonated soda, may never use the word “plus” because the FDA does not consider it appropriate to fortify snack foods.

The Coca-Cola Company issued a statement saying, “This does not involve any health or safety issues, and we believe the label on Diet Coke Plus complies with FDA’s policies and regulations.” When a food manufacturer or marketer violates federal regulations, the FDA generally will send a letter to the company. While the letters themselves are not legally binding, the FDA may take the company to court if it does not take corrective action.

World of Coca-Cola, Las Vegas, Nevada (By Michael Reeve, 24 March 2003.

The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company, largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of non-alcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups in the world, and one of the largest corporations in the United States. The company is best known for its flagship product Coca-Cola, invented by pharmacist John Stith Pemberton in 1886. Diet Coke Plus (also known as Coca Cola Light Plus) was released in the United Kingdom in October 2007, available in two variants, one with vitamins B3, B12, and vitamin C, and the other containing antioxidants with added green tea and vitamin C. It is only available in 350ml bottles. Also known as Coca Cola Light Plus, it is a new formulation of Diet Coke allegedly fortified with vitamins and minerals. It is sweetened with a blend of aspartame and acesulfame potassium, unlike regular Diet Coke which only contains aspartame.


Related news

  • “Fizzy drinks out of New Zealand schools from 2009”. Wikinews, December 11, 2006

Sources

Wikipedia
Learn more about Diet Coke Plus and Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act on Wikipedia.
  • Pti “Coca-Cola warned over nutritional claims”. Business Line, December 24, 2008
  • Jared A. Favole “FDA Says Coca-Cola’s Diet Coke Plus Is Misbranded”. CNN, December 23, 2008
  • Nikki Sandison “Diet Coke Plus to target health-conscious consumers”. BrandRepublic, August 1, 2007
  • “Diet Coke Products”. The Coca-Cola Company, 2008
  • “Confirmed sighting: Coca-Cola Diet Coke Plus (UK vs USA)”. Snackspot.org.uk, October 12, 2007
This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

Three UK retailers call in administrators days before Christmas

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

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Four UK retailers The Officers Club, Whittard of Chelsea, Zavvi and Adams Childrenswear have called in administrators during the Christmas week in 2008.

On Tuesday, December 23, the menswear retailer The Officers Club’s administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers decided to close 32 of the 150 stores immediately. PricewaterhouseCoopers also announced that TimeC 1215 limited had bought 118 of the stores for an undisclosed fee. TimeC 1215 is backed by David Charlton, chief executive of The Officers Club. This deal saves around 900 jobs. The Officers Club began in the early 1990s in Sunderland and has headquarters is at Cramlington, Northumberland.

Also on December 23 an international retailer of coffee, tea and various other hot beverages, Whittard of Chelsea, was placed into administration with Ernst & Young. Its owners were the Icelandic investment company Baugur, who were hit by turmoil after Iceland’s banking crisis. Ernst & Young stated that the company was then sold for an undisclosed sum to EPIC private equity partners. Whittard of Chelsea was founded in 1886 by Walter Whittard, a merchant from London, and now has some 130 retail stores. The deal saves around 950 jobs.

Zavvi on Northumberland Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

On Christmas Eve, December 24, the UK’s largest independent entertainment retailer, Zavvi, went into administration due the loss of its supplier and not being able to pay its debts. Until 2007 Zavvi had been a part of Sir Richard Branson‘s Virgin Megastores, but became independent due to a management buyout. Zavvi’s supplier had been Entertainment UK (EUK), which had entered administration itself, along with other parts of its parent company Woolworths Group, in November 2008. The companies within “Zavvi UK”, which is in administration, are Zavvi Group Limited, Zavvi Retail Limited, Piccadilly Entertainment Stores Limited, VR Service Limited, Ablegrand Limited and Ablegrand 2 Limited. Tom Jack, Simon Allport and Alan Hudson of Ernst & Young LLP have been appointed joint administrators, and Zavvi will continue to trade as a buyer is found. Ernst & Young said Zavvi Guernsey will be liquidated, while Zavvi Ireland was not subject to any formal insolvency proceedings. At the time of administration Zavvi had 114 stores in the UK and 11 in Ireland, where they employed a total of 3,415 staff. All stores opened as normal on Boxing Day, 26 December, for the normal post Christmas sale.

During the weekend of Sunday 28 December the 75 year old children’s clothes retailer, Adams Childrenswear called in administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers. Adams had previously been placed in administration with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2006, but was rescued by Northern Irish businessman John Shannon in February 2007. A large rebranding followed in 2008, after 42 stores were closed. Adams has outlets worldwide in places such as Saudi Arabia, and also makes clothing under the Mini Mode brand for Boots. At the time of the 2008 administration there were 260 stores in the UK and 116 outlets overseas, employing around 2000 people. Adams is reported to owe around £20 million to Mr Shannon and £10 million to Burdale.


Sources

  • “Officers Club deal saves 900 jobs”. BBC News Online, December 23, 2008
  • “Whittard sold to private equity”. BBC News Online, December 23, 2008
  • “Notice to Customers 24.12.2008 – What has happened?”. Zavvi, 2008-12-24
  • “zavvi Group (in relation to Administration)”. Ernst & Young, 2008-12-24
  • “UK’s Zavvi goes into administration”. Reuters, 2008-12-24
  • “Adams ‘poised for administration'”. BBC News, December 28, 2008
  • “Clothing retailer Adams calls in the administrators”. The Guardian, December 28, 2008
This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

No news published on December 24

Filed under: Review — admin @ 5:00 am

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

No news got ready to publish on December 24 on Wikinews English, the last working day before Cristmas and season holidays.

Stats say that just 20% of total contributors to Wikinews English edition were online. The low traffic of Wikinews users would be a fact that even none news got review and published.


Sources

This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

FDA says Coca-Cola’s Diet Coke Plus is misbranded

Filed under: Economy and business,Health,United States — admin @ 5:00 am

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The United States Food and Drug Administration wrote a warning letter to The Coca-Cola Company that Diet Coke Plus violates the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The term “plus” is a regulated term on food and beverages. Because Diet Coke Plus labeling does not indicate the increased amount of nutrients, it cannot use the word “plus” on its label. Regardless, snack foods, such as carbonated soda, may never use the word “plus” because the FDA does not consider it appropriate to fortify snack foods.

The Coca-Cola Company issued a statement saying, “This does not involve any health or safety issues, and we believe the label on Diet Coke Plus complies with FDA’s policies and regulations.” When a food manufacturer or marketer violates federal regulations, the FDA generally will send a letter to the company. While the letters themselves are not legally binding, the FDA may take the company to court if it does not take corrective action.

World of Coca-Cola, Las Vegas, Nevada (By Michael Reeve, 24 March 2003.

The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company, largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of non-alcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups in the world, and one of the largest corporations in the United States. The company is best known for its flagship product Coca-Cola, invented by pharmacist John Stith Pemberton in 1886. Diet Coke Plus (also known as Coca Cola Light Plus) was released in the United Kingdom in October 2007, available in two variants, one with vitamins B3, B12, and vitamin C, and the other containing antioxidants with added green tea and vitamin C. It is only available in 350ml bottles. Also known as Coca Cola Light Plus, it is a new formulation of Diet Coke allegedly fortified with vitamins and minerals. It is sweetened with a blend of aspartame and acesulfame potassium, unlike regular Diet Coke which only contains aspartame.


Related news

  • “Fizzy drinks out of New Zealand schools from 2009”. Wikinews, December 11, 2006

Sources

Wikipedia
Learn more about Diet Coke Plus and Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act on Wikipedia.
  • Pti “Coca-Cola warned over nutritional claims”. Business Line, December 24, 2008
  • Jared A. Favole “FDA Says Coca-Cola’s Diet Coke Plus Is Misbranded”. CNN, December 23, 2008
  • Nikki Sandison “Diet Coke Plus to target health-conscious consumers”. BrandRepublic, August 1, 2007
  • “Diet Coke Products”. The Coca-Cola Company, 2008
  • “Confirmed sighting: Coca-Cola Diet Coke Plus (UK vs USA)”. Snackspot.org.uk, October 12, 2007
This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

FDA says Coca-Cola’s Diet Coke Plus is misbranded

Filed under: Economy and business,Health,United States — admin @ 5:00 am

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The United States Food and Drug Administration wrote a warning letter to The Coca-Cola Company that Diet Coke Plus violates the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The term “plus” is a regulated term on food and beverages. Because Diet Coke Plus labeling does not indicate the increased amount of nutrients, it cannot use the word “plus” on its label. Regardless, snack foods, such as carbonated soda, may never use the word “plus” because the FDA does not consider it appropriate to fortify snack foods.

The Coca-Cola Company issued a statement saying, “This does not involve any health or safety issues, and we believe the label on Diet Coke Plus complies with FDA’s policies and regulations.” When a food manufacturer or marketer violates federal regulations, the FDA generally will send a letter to the company. While the letters themselves are not legally binding, the FDA may take the company to court if it does not take corrective action.

World of Coca-Cola, Las Vegas, Nevada (By Michael Reeve, 24 March 2003.

The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company, largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of non-alcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups in the world, and one of the largest corporations in the United States. The company is best known for its flagship product Coca-Cola, invented by pharmacist John Stith Pemberton in 1886. Diet Coke Plus (also known as Coca Cola Light Plus) was released in the United Kingdom in October 2007, available in two variants, one with vitamins B3, B12, and vitamin C, and the other containing antioxidants with added green tea and vitamin C. It is only available in 350ml bottles. Also known as Coca Cola Light Plus, it is a new formulation of Diet Coke allegedly fortified with vitamins and minerals. It is sweetened with a blend of aspartame and acesulfame potassium, unlike regular Diet Coke which only contains aspartame.


Related news

  • “Fizzy drinks out of New Zealand schools from 2009”. Wikinews, December 11, 2006

Sources

Wikipedia
Learn more about Diet Coke Plus and Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act on Wikipedia.
  • Pti “Coca-Cola warned over nutritional claims”. Business Line, December 24, 2008
  • Jared A. Favole “FDA Says Coca-Cola’s Diet Coke Plus Is Misbranded”. CNN, December 23, 2008
  • Nikki Sandison “Diet Coke Plus to target health-conscious consumers”. BrandRepublic, August 1, 2007
  • “Diet Coke Products”. The Coca-Cola Company, 2008
  • “Confirmed sighting: Coca-Cola Diet Coke Plus (UK vs USA)”. Snackspot.org.uk, October 12, 2007
This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

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