In re FDA Petition to Require Warning Labels on Sodas
- Case Date: 12/16/2005
- Project Name: Health Care Project
On December 16, 2005, WLF submitted comments with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging FDA to reject a petition filed earlier this year by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a Washington, D.C. based consumer activist group, that would require warning labels on non-diet soda cans and bottles that "drinking too much soft drinks may contribute to weight gain." WLF argued that such warning labels are not required and are unnecessary because current labels on all beverages provide caloric content, sugar content, and other nutritional information to help consumers make informed choices. Otherwise, beverages such as apple juice would require warning labels since they contain more calories and more sugar than full-calorie sodas. In addition, studies show weight gain by young persons is not due to soda consumption but lack of exercise and family history.
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