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If you’d like to see how all things “food” and “science” and “consumer protection” get mucked up look no further than dual labeling.

From FDA.gov
”In the Federal Register of May 27, 2016 (81 FR 34000), we published a final rule pertaining to serving sizes for food. The final rule amends the definition of a single-serving container, requires dual-column labeling for certain containers, updates the tables of Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (reference amounts, or RACCs), and amends the serving size for breath mints. The rule became effective on July 26, 2016.”

Dual labeling was created to protect consumers. Essentially, it provides a two-column label that reflects the amount a person actually eats. There was an administration, a few years back, that thought this would be good for consumers to make better food choices. Current leadership, however, puts the interests of industry before the benefits of consumers and mandates that the FDA issue the following manure:

“FDA's guidance documents, including this guidance, do not establish legally enforceable responsibilities. Instead, guidances describe our current thinking on a topic and should be viewed only as recommendations, unless specific regulatory or statutory requirements are cited. The use of the word should in our guidances means that something is suggested or recommended, but not required.”

According to the FDA’s statement above this means that they cannont govern themselves. What we have here is a disabled, hindered and weakened FDA that kowtows to its own leadership. The agency is weakened by industry that does not want the truth about its products front and center to consumers.

Hide facts. Squelch information. Keep the people in the dark so they continue to think that one pint is a single serving of ice cream. It is not a single serving….it is FOUR SERVINGS. Multiply each number on the ice cream’s Nutrition Facts label by 4. That’s 1,000 calories, 440 mg of sodium, 60 grams of fat, 28 grams of saturated fat, 88 grams of added sugars and 108 grams of carbohydrate.