Mother Nature Network
Sarah F. Berkowitz
July 15, 2011
A new trend has consumers pushing manufacturers to disclose what’s in their products.
Coke’s got a secret formula – and they’re not dishing. What keeps the cat in the bag for America’s favorite soft drink is an FDA labeling law stating that spices and flavors need not be listed individually. Natural and artificial flavors can be grouped together without specific details, and incidental additives, such as processing aids, don’t need to be listed unless they have a functional or technical effect on the finished product.