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My reaction was severely unpleasant in august 2003

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Unformatted text preview: tinal problems [that] olestra was in the ingredients,” she wrote on CSPI’s web- based complaint form. “My reaction was severely unpleasant.” In August 2003 the FDA dropped its requirement for a warning label on packages of olestra - containing chips. The label had read, “This product contains Olestra. Olestra may cause abdominal cramping and loose stools. Olestra inhibits the absorption of some vitamins and other nutrients. Vitamins A, D, E and K have been added.” In May of this year, the FDA approved olestra for use in microwave popcorn, though no popcorn makers have begun using it. “I threw away all my WOW! products,” wrote one 42 - year - old woman from Dearborn, MI. “The pain was extreme.” FDA Talk Paper T03 - 59 August 1, 2003 Health Canada Rejects Olestra as a Food Additive Media Inquiries: 301 - 436 - 2335 Consumer Inquiries: 888 - INFO - FDA FDA Changes Labeling Requirement for Olestra The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced a change in the labeling requirement for olestra - - the zero calorie fat substitute developed by Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) for use in certain snack foods - - because FDA has concluded the label statement is no longer warranted. As a result of this decision, manufacturers will not be required to display the 1996 label statement on products containing olestra. However, FDA will require manufacturers to continue adding Vitamins A, D, E, and K to such products. Consumers will now see an asterisk after each of these added fat - soluble vitamins listed in the ingredient statement of products containing olestra. The asterisk will reference the statement, "Dietarily insignificant." FDA approved olestra in 1996 for use in savory snacks like potato chips, cheese puffs, and crackers. As part of that approval, FDA required manufacturers to add vitamins A, D, E, and K to olestra - containing foods to compensate for olestra’s effects on these fat - soluble vitamins. For Immediate Release: June 22, 2000 For more information: Bill Jeffery (613)565 - 2140 Also, as part of that approval, FDA required manufacturers to place a label statement on all products made with olestra informing consumers that olestra may cause abdominal cramping and loose stools in some individuals, that it inhibits the body’s absorption of vitamins A, D, E, and K and other nutrients, and that these vitamins have been added to compensate for olestra’s effects on these nutrients. OTTWA, CANADA - Health Canada has rejected olestra, the indigestible fat substitute made by Procter and Gamble, for use as a food additive in Canada. According to a letter sent June 8 by Marc Le Maguer, the Director General of the Food Directorate, "Health Canada has completed its review of Olestra and has decided not to recommend that Olestra be permitted for use as a food additive in Canada." "We're pleased that Health Canada has decided to protect Canadians from olestra -containing products," said Michael Jacobson, executive direc...
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