Due to some health issues I’ve recently switched to a gluten free diet. I’m amazed how many food products there are which contain gluten! So I’ve been checking on the web for any products I typically use.
I make most of our food from scratch, I use very few processed foods, but there’s one I use a lot –
Parkay Light butter Spray. My search led me to a class action suit against Parkay for MISLEADING consumers. Parkay’s nutrition value (on back of bottle) lists that Parkay) has 0 calories and 0 fat!!!!!
I’ve been spray, spray, spraying this stuff all over my food. On my veggies, on my potatoes, popcorn, bread, on everything that tastes better with butter!
You are not going to believe this….
an entire bottle of Parkay has 832 calories and 93 grams of fat!
Ok, if you’re like me, you’re wondering how the heck could that be?
Here’s how…… the deception lies in the labeling of the nutrition value of the product.
On the back of the bottle the label states a serving size is 1 spray (or .2 gms) and that there are 226 sprays in each bottle.
Are you following?
Due to the small serving size the FDA’s labeling guidelines ALLOW Parkay to round small amounts of calories and fat to ZERO!
“For example, according to the FDA, claims that products are “calorie free,” “free of calories,” “no calories,” “zero calories,” “without calories,” “trivial source of calories,” “negligible source of calories,” or “dietarily insignificant source of calories” may be included on any label that contains less than 5 calories per serving”.
So any normal person like me reading the label would naturally think that 10 sprays of the butter still means zero grams of fat and zero calories? Right, wouldn’t you?
But in actuality, the consumer would be consuming 37 calories and over 4 grams of fat”.
Oh, if your interested Parkay is Gluten Free!!!!