I don't get it. If a product is plant-based, even if it's high in fat, it's still cholesterol-free. So why is the FDA up in arms about Spectrum shortening?
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It's misleading because while it contains no dietary cholesterol, it will cause your body to produce a lot of cholesterol. It's not that it's a lie per se, but because the public is generally uneducated, I understand how that's unfair. If someone has high cholesterol, they might buy that, but it will have no positive impact on their cholesterol levels because of the saturated fat.
I think those are okay, but just because Nature's Path says their cereal contains health-supportive fiber or something to that effect, they risk being pulled off the shelves? I eat that cereal all the time! I'm thinking this law is a bit too stringent. And honestly I think the responsibility should lie with the consumer, just as it does in other cases. So they are not allowed to claim unsupported good health claims (even if what they say is true but misleading), but they are also not required to warn about essentially proven dangers?
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