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What is ingredient transparency?

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.

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  1. I believe that all companies should have ingredient transparency. I am becoming more and more aware of what goes into the foods and products. I use and the products that have ingredients I have never heard of I don’t use.

    I especially don’t use perfume, because companies list “fragrance” as an ingredient which is really 100’s of different chemicals put together.

    I am a supporter of transparent companies!

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