Ullman Quoted on Labeling Calories in Sports Nutrition Products

July 7, 2021 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar

Marc Ullman was quoted in the NutraIngredients-USA.com article, “Experts offer clarity on labeling calories for non-macronutrients.”

The article focuses on the citizen’s petition filed by the Natural Products Association regarding the labeling of calories from branched chain amino acids.

Ullman explained that there are some issues with the regulation. “There’s no way to put these calories on a Supplement Facts panel in a way that people would recognize as a source of calories. You’re presenting the consumer with an inherent contradiction. By presenting calories but not a source [i.e. carbohydrate, protein, or fat] then a consumer could argue this is also misleading. Companies are stuck between a rock and a hard place.”

Ullman recommends that people “label the calories and then add a creative statement outside of the supplement facts panel explaining the source of those calories.”

Read the full article here.

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