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  • sl1pp3ry_pete sl1pp3ry_pete Nov 16, 2012 12:36 PM Flag

    Warning Label

    When will the FDA put a warning label on Coke products warning about the use of HFCS?

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    • I find that people pick and choose what they're concerned about, but can't be consistent about it because some of the products that they love either aren't made in a "healthier" form, or they're too expensive, so they buy based on preference but not absolute need. For example, I prefer that my family doesn't have HFCS, so I try to buy Mexican Coke (in the glass bottle) wherever I find it even though it costs more. But, if I'm out of Coke, and the Mexican version isn't available, I'll settle for the HFCS version. Also, I'm not going to make my kids not eat/drink otherwise healthy foods/drinks just because real sugar versions aren't conveniently available. My experience is that the majority of consumers have preferences, but refuse to be religious about it. My sense is that if real sugar products are available, enough people will buy them at a sufficient markup to generate profits, but the marketeers haven't caught up with that yet. Instead of HFCS labels, more products should be louder about advertising REAL SUGAR.

    • house_at_pooneil_corners house_at_pooneil_corners Nov 18, 2012 8:27 PM Flag

      That's a stupid idea....warning labels would have to go on virtually every food//drinkiable item on the market....don't you read food labels\?. Oh!!!!!! How's about warning labels on BpA??? How's about warning labels on MSG??? How's about warning labels on anything containg sugar? How's about warning labels on product that didn't pass an FDA inspection???

    • You don't read labels at all if you are singling out Coke for using HFCS. It's in a lot of food products, including some that are marketed as being "healthy". Nice try, though. I hear that eggs and coffee are once again being called dangerous for human consumption (changes every other week). Go tackle that. Or you could always try getting a life.

      Sentiment: Buy

    • This is one of the few countries where they can get away with it. I hear they are changing the formula to use HFCS in Africa.

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

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