Diet Coke Plus is not a healthy drink
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned the Coca-Cola company to revise the label of the Diet Coke Plus beverage with Vitamins and Minerals that was introduced in March 2007. The FDA says that the product is misbranded because it bears the nutrient content claim "plus" but does not comply with the regulations governing the use of this claim.
The term "plus" may be used on the label to describe the level of nutrients when the food contains at least 10 percent more of the Reference Daily Intake or Daily Reference Value for the nutrient than an appropriate comparable food. The FDA does not consider it appropriate to fortify snack foods such as carbonated beverages.
The Coca-Cola company will respond to the FDA early in January, but it has no plans to change the label. Scott Williamson, a spokesman for the Coca-Cola company, said:
"We believe the label on Diet Coke Plus complies with FDA's policies and regulations."
Adding vitamins and minerals to soft drinks seems designed to make consumers feel less guilty about consuming junk food, but even though diet soft drinks may not contain sugars that cause dental decay, they may still contain acids that erode tooth enamel.
 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Warning Letter to the Coca-Cola Company
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