In Reply Drs Mayne and Balentine disagree with our statement about the inclusion of purified additives such as inulin and cellulosic fibers on the fiber line of the revised Nutrition Facts label. We believe that inclusion of these isolated or synthetic constituents on the label together with naturally occurring fibers from fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can be misleading to consumers and misused by food manufacturers to portray otherwise unhealthy products as healthy.
Malik VS, Willett WC, Hu FB. Revisions to the Nutrition Facts Label—Reply. JAMA. 2016;316(20):2153. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.16176