Dr Oz: Aspartame Could Be Added To Milk Products
Dr. Oz has been discussing the controversial petition by the dairy industry to allow them to move the labeling for artificial sweeteners from the front of the packaging to the ingredients list. Dr. Oz talked with one dairy industry representative who said it is just about offering the industry more flexibility when competing with other drinks, but Dr. Oz pointed out the petition is asking for aspartame to be added to milk and that the definition of milk be changed.
Dr Oz: Let FDA Know Changing Definition Of Milk Is Not a Good Idea
Dr. Oz talked with a mother who said she feeds her children milk products because she has always thought they were healthy to consume, but after listening to Dr. Oz she is very concerned about the artificial sweeteners possibly being added to milk products without clear labeling. Dr. Oz said as a consumer this mother and every other Dr. Oz viewer needs to make their voices heard. If you do not agree with the dairy association petitioning to change the way milk is labeled, visit regulations.gov and let the government know. You have until May 21 to leave a comment with your feelings about the dairy industry’s attempt at changing the labeling and, essentially, the definition of milk.
Dr Oz: Artificial Sweetener Guidelines
Dr. Oz firmly believes milk is a wholesome beverage that offers nutritional value and he wants it to stay that way. He said transparency is key so make sure you read all labels for all products, even other products besides dairy. He added that he would rather feed his children wholesome food than any type of food with artificial sweeteners because they can have unpredictable effects on a person’s health.