This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: ty acids onto sugar molecules TV Series!
Click Here For The Newest Information For Health Care
Professionals! So large, they are indigestible Click on the Olean Benefit
most important to you. Find the information about
olestra that you are looking
for: Click here for: Type a few words, then click
Want Great Taste ? Find Out
More Here. Sensible Snacks!
Low- fat foods form a foundation
for healthy eating.
Olean is a smart tool in the fight
against fat! Where can I find snacks
made with Olean? Right
here! Click for a list of greattasting, name - brand chips
made with Olean! And for answers to common
questions about Olean and
Olestra, click here! Normal hydrolysis of triglycerides breaking off
the fatty acids (blue) by lipase (orange) © 2000 Procter & Gamble
Legal Terms and Conditions
Privacy Statement FST10 ©GMS/GFR 2012 Special Information for: Olestra — Controversial
October 25, 2004
Letter to FDA
The FACTS About
Olestra Report Form Keep Updated:
Print Version Olestra — Controversial
FDA Home Page | Search FDA Site | FDA A -Z Index | Contact FDA CSPI Warns Consumers About Frito- Lay “Light”
Chips with Olestra
“WOW!” Chips Have New Name, But Same Old Side Effects, Says
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) today warned
consumers that Frito- Lay’s “Light” snack chips are fried in the infamous,
diarrhea- inducing fake fat known as olestra . Formerly known as WOW!
chips, the rebranded products are now called Lays’s Light, Ruffles Light,
Doritos Light, and Tostitos Light. CSPI says the move increases the odds
that unwitting consumers will experience the cramps, diarrhea, bleeding,
stained underwear, or incontinence associated with olestra.
Today CSPI sent nearly 300 individual reports of olestra - related adverse
reactions to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA had
already received more than 20,000 such reports—more than for any
other food additive in history. Most of the reports involve diarrhea, gas,
and cramps. Several of the recent victims sought emergency - room
treatment, including a 33 - year - old Georgia woman who experienced
severe cramping and diarrhea after eating olestra - containing Ruffles
chips. Several victims reported embarrassing episodes of fecal
incontinence in the workplace; one 19 - year - old man became incontinent
on a date.
“If you’re going to buy Lay’s Light, Ruffles Light, or Doritos Light, you also
might want to stock up on Cottonelle, Quilted Northern, or Charmin—and
plan not to stray too far from the bathroom,” CSPI executive director
Michael F. Jacobson said. “Frito - Lay should have rebranded these chips
as ‘OW!’ chips. This sudden name change is just a desperate attempt to
revive a dying brand. Frito- Lay should have just pulled the plug
One 25 - year - old woman from South Bend, Ind., recently ate some
Ruffles Light Cheddar & Sour Cream potato chips and reported severe
diarrhea, gas, and nausea. “I did not notice until after reading the
ingredients and having severe intes...
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 09/28/2012 for the course FST 10 taught by Professor Jack during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.
- Spring '08