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Old Thu, Jul-01-04, 10:21
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I promise I will stop after this post...

The reason this is all so confusing is because food manufacturers do not HAVE volunteer all the fat info..... !!

A few years ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required food companies to label nutritional facts more comprehensively, a labeling that featured the percentage of the daily value of carbohydrates, protein, fats, sodium, and certain vitamins as well as the standard amount per serving in grams.
Heralded as a breakthrough in nutritional awareness, the labeling change gives the consumer much necessary information--except when it comes to fats.

Although some companies give information on monounsaturated fat (the "good" type) and polyunsaturated fat (the "neutral" type) voluntarily, only total fat and saturated fat (the "bad" fat) must appear on the label. What do they all leave out? The fourth type of fat, trans fat.

So just becuase it doesn't say there is no hydrogenated oil in there doesn't mean it isn't there...scary....

That is why so many groups are fighting for changes to food labeling.....
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