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Comment & Response
November 22/29, 2016

Revisions to the Nutrition Facts Label—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts

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JAMA. 2016;316(20):2153. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.16176

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.

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