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Q: Gum with Not for weight control ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Gum with Not for weight control
Category: Health > Fitness and Nutrition
Asked by: shanti2000-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 18 Apr 2005 08:58 PDT
Expires: 18 May 2005 08:58 PDT
Question ID: 510827
Why does Carefree gum print "Not for weight control" on its packaging?
 It appears on their sugar free gum products.
Here is an example:
Subject: Re: Gum with Not for weight control
Answered By: hammer-ga on 18 Apr 2005 09:13 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

The FDA requires that any food labeled "sugar free" must state that it
is not for weight control, unless it meets additional calorie

The following quote is from the International Food Information Council website.
"Unless the food meets other requirements for low or reduced calorie
products, "sugar-free," "no added sugar" or similarly labeled foods
must feature another statement. The label must also state the product
is not a reduced or low calorie food, or it is not for weight

For more information, or to read the information from which the above
quote was taken, visit the International Food Information Council page
on this topic.
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shanti2000-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Complete quick answer.  Thank you.

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