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FDA Calls for Halt to False Green Tea Claims

Lipton Green TeaThe Food and Drug Administration issued warnings to the creators of Lipton tea and Canada Dry for overstating the health benefits of green tea-flavored drinks. In a letter to the makers of Canada Dry, the FDA stated that the beverage does not meet the federal standards to claim that the soda is “enhanced with 200 mg of antioxidants from green tea and vitamin C.” Regulars say that none of Canada Dry’s ingredients  are know to have antioxidant activity.

The FDA is also calling out Unilever’s claim that Lipton Green Tea can treat high cholesterol. Unilever’s website cites four research studies that show a connection between tea and lower cholesterol, but the federal agency says these claims are misleading and suggest that tea can be used as a means of disease prevention.