October 3, 2007
Stevia dispute resolved
All it took was a change in the label. Last month the FDA raised concerns about Stevia in instant iced-tea (blogged here). Stevia can be sold as a dietary supplement, but it has not been approved as a food additive. Hain Celestial group has resolved the issue by changing the label. From Newsday.com:
In a letter to the FDA last week, Hain wrote that "after working closely with the FDA," it had agreed to change the products' labels to make the words "Herbal Supplement" more prominent and remove the words "iced tea mix," among other alterations.
A Hain spokeswoman said the changes had satisfied the FDA's concerns.
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