November 10, 2013

Bogus 1-Word Label Change

1 Food Stamps for Energy Drinks Now OK

Consumers of energy drinks such as Monster, Red Bull and Rock Star may have noticed that the wording on their labels has changed recently, with the word "Supplement" replaced by the word "Nutrition." The reason: according to the latest USDA regulations, beverages that have a "nutrition facts" label are considered a food product and are thus covered by the Food Stamp program, while those with a "supplement facts" label are not. Since the trend to relabeling, store owners report a surge in customers, mostly under age 20, using Food Stamps to buy energy drinks, and a tendency to buy in bulk, several cases at a time. The drinks are unchanged: water, sugar and caffeine. Attempts by state legislators to ban using Food Stamps for energy drinks have been rebuffed by the federal government.

More at Kirotv.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Do Energy Drinks Turn Kids into Zombies?

Tags: Energy Drinks, Beverage Labeling, Food Stamp Controversy, Using Food Stamps for Energy Drinks, USDA Food Stamp Regulations, Kids and Energy Drinks

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