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Lemon juice is a kitchen staple, used in cooking, baking, and flavoring in many recipes, and many cooks opt for the convenience of bottled lemon juice, rather than keeping fresh fruit on hand. Recently, the National Consumers League has discovered that not all bottled lemon juice products are what they claim to be.
The makers of vitaminwater are using claims to sell their products that are making consumer advocates call "foul." In a new complaint to the Federal Trade Commission, NCL is calling advertising and labeling claims on vitaminwater products “dangerously misleading” and is urging the commission to halt deceptive statements being made by the manufacturer.
Buried in the middle of the health care reform act is a mandate that will require very visible changes at chain restaurants across the country. When the President signed the bill into law, he set the ball rolling for chain restaurants with 20 or more outlets to post the caloric content of menu items on printed menus, menu boards, and drive-through displays. What will this mean for you?