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In a letter to the Food and Drug Administration commemorating the tenth anniversary of the agency’s seizure of orange juice with false and misleading labeling, the National Consumers League asked the FDA to crack down on companies that are clearly violating labeling laws today.
As consumers increasingly choose to take charge of their health and manage their own medications and treatments, it is more important than ever for consumers to understand the claims made regarding drug products, dietary supplements, personal care products, and food items. Just because something is on the shelf at the grocery store or drug store does not render the product harmless. When taking drugs and dietary supplements, consumers must always be cautious of interactions with foods and medications and possible side effects, even if the product is labeled “natural.”
A standard drink is defined as:
• 12-ounces of beer
• 8-ounces of malt liquor
• 5-ounces of wine
• 1.5-ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits or liquor