Corporations Caught Misrepresenting Caloric Information
An astonishing story published today by Associated Press revealing that several corporations have been misrepresenting the actual caloric content of their foods. Among the restaurants caught fudging are Ruby Tuesday and Wendy’s and several frozen food producers including Lean Cuisine and Weight Watchers have been exposed as well. This again raises concerns about the leadership at the USDA, to government agency charged with insuring that nutritional information is accurate.
From AP writers Michael Hill, Sue Manning, & Caryn Rousseau:
Dieters can’t believe everything they read: The food at many popular chain restaurants and in the freezer section of the supermarket may contain a lot more calories than advertised.
A study of 10 chain restaurants, including Wendy’s and Ruby Tuesday, found that the number of calories in 29 meals or other menu items was an average of 18 percent higher than listed.
And frozen supermarket meals from Lean Cuisine, Weight Watchers, Healthy Choice and South Beach Living had 8 percent more calories than the labels said, according to the study, published in this month’s Journal of the American Dietetic Association.
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