A new study finds that one in four food nutrition labels (not necessarily the ones shown above!) lists incorrect information. That's unsettling for anyone trying to eat healthfully (and could be dangerous for anyone with conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure.) Recently, several consumer groups, including walletpop.com, conducted lab tests on hundreds of well-known products and discovered that, for many, the results conflicted with what is listed on the labels. Even more alarming, products which were labeled as low in sodium, low in carbs, and low in fat proved to have the most inaccurate labels. (An independent study conducted by the GAO-an investigative branch of Congress-confirmed that one in four nutrition labels is inaccurate).
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The Food and Drug Administration, which is in charge of overseeing these labels and making sure that the food companies list accurate information, hasn't done any testing inRead More »from One in Four Food Nutrition Labels Lists Incorrect Information