The claims on the front of packages has been something I’ve been worried about quite a bit in the past few years. Food manufacturers boast many claims on the front of their products without any reprise from the Food and Drug Administration. Since front of packaging claims are not regulated, manufacturers are free to make bold statements about “health benefits” of their processed products. It’s unbelievable to me that these manufacturing companies can get away with such practices even though studies have come to the surface showing the misleading nature of these practices.
The worst culprits are the manufacturers of kids food products. The lack of nutrition or high levels of ingredients like sugar, artificial colors, sodium and saturated fats are disguised by front of package statements. Parents must educate themselves against these manufacturers and their deceptive practices. Don’t be fooled by the bold claims on the front of these packages. Flip the package over and read the Nutrition List and the Ingredient List. Your child’s current and future health depends on it.
Read the full report and see the list of foods tested – see which ones passed and the many who did not….