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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Food Label Detective:
Campbell's Select Harvest Light
Southwestern-Style Vegetable


*FDA 21 CFR 101.9 Nutrition labeling of food. (http://bit.ly/nVsDlD). FDA regulation allows manufacturers to round number of servings to the nearest 0.5 serving, as long as they use the term “about”. Serving size is based on RACC = Reference Amount Customarily Consumed per Eating Occasion.

The label can be misleading, but it is within the FDA Guidelines.*

Serving Size: 1 cup (240 ml or 8.1 oz) = 50 calories

Servings per Container About 2.
(Actual yield 2.3 servings)

Can Size: Net Wt. 18.6 oz (527g)
(Actual number of calories per can 114.8)

Why not make the Net Wt. 16.2 oz. and leave out the word "About"?

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