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The FDA recently sent a warning letter to KIND, which makes
fruit-and-nut bars. The letter contends that four of KIND’s products bear the
claim on their labels that they are “healthy and tasty, convenient and
wholesome” without meeting the federal definition of “healthy”—the bars exceed
the required maximum of one gram of saturated fat per serving.
Scientists have now refuted the notion that saturated fat is
bad for the heart, so this federal definition is based on outdated, discredited
science. We are concerned that FDA is launching a renewed attack on food and
supplement producers claiming any
health benefits from their products, no matter how much supporting science
there is. This isn’t the first time the FDA has tried to attack
structure/function claims or qualified health claims. The agency has been
trying for years to lump food, supplements, and drugs all into one category, to
be subjected to the same regulations.
Write to the FDA and tell them to stop censoring truthful
scientific information on food labels, and especially stop the kind of
censorship based on junk science.
Please personalize and add your own comments if you have time!
Please Stop Censoring Scientific Info on Food Labels!
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]