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CSPI urges regulatory action against unapproved "energy" claims on supplement products.

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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FDA ACTION v. UNAPPROVED "ENERGY" CLAIMS FOR FOODS URGED BY CSPI in a Nov. 26 petition. The Center for Science in the Public Interest requests that FDA "take action to prevent the unapproved use of the term `energy' on the labels of food packages," the petition states, asserting that "allowing manufacturers to use unapproved `energy' claims sends a signal that [Nutrition Labeling & Education Act] requirements can be broken." Energy claims, according to CSPI, include both unapproved health claims and unapproved nutrient content claims.

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