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  •  I'm getting suspicious of packages (3+ / 0-)

    Has anybody noticed this if they use Fitday or another nutritional count program and compare the nutrient count and calorie count for foods on that program gainst the food labels?

    I am beginning to develop a conspiracy theory that food labels are deliberately understating calories and fats and sodium on packages because even for the same damn BRAND on fitday the calories are ALWAYS lower on the food package.  Does anybody regulate or audit this information?  Are we being lied to on nutrient content ?

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    by louisev on Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 09:29:29 AM PDT

    •  Food labelling might fall under (1+ / 0-)
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      Edward Spurlock

      the jurisdictions of several departments/agencies: USDA, FDA and possibly the FTC. There is information about food labelling regulations on both the FDA and USDA websites. I haven't read enough there to know about enforcement of labelling laws.

      One thing to check is that the serving size is the same on the package as what is listed on fitday. Some serving sizes on food packages are smaller than what people would normally eat.

      •  I was comparing portion to portion (0+ / 0-)

        Fitday has many different portion sizes, and for the same item, sometimes the brand name, the figures are simply different, and the calorie counts on the packages per gram of product, or per ounce, etc. is ALWAYS lower, sometimes significantly.

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        by louisev on Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 06:50:21 PM PDT

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