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On Wednesday this week, public TV aired a program on diet and

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On Wednesday this week, public TV aired a program on diet and calories in food. I guess the labeling of calories is required by FDA? They represented calories as kilocalories, not calories. A calorie is defined as the heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of water one degree celsius. The food industry appears to use 1000 calories (kilocalorie) as a 'calorie'. Is this error in labeling due to an FDA regulation or is it outside the law, or should the labeler be explicit about what is a calorie?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 1 year ago.
No the calorie labeling is not yet mandatory but there are proposed rules that would mandate it.