Thursday, March 4, 2010
Something is Fishy In Gloucester...............
I have been eating Gorton's products for years, in moderation, because I like them.
I know without reading the label that too much of anything is not good for ya. Soon the labeling requirements of products will see packaging be three times the size of the product within....(environmental police)....industry down = jobs lost
Food and Drug Administration saying that one of its fried fish products is mis-branded.
At issue is the fat content in “Gorton’s Beer Batter Crispy Battered Fish Fillets” product. The letter from the FDA, dated Feb. 26, reads, “the product label bears a nutrient content claim but does not meet the requirements to make the claim.”
The front of the frozen fish box says “0 grams TRANS FAT SAME GREAT TASTE!,” a claim the FDA does not dispute. But the FDA says the Gloucester, Mass.-based seafood company fails to add a disclaimer referring customers to additional information about the fat content. All foods that include over 13 grams of fat per serving are required to bear this disclaimer, and the Gorton’s product has 19 grams of fat per serving.
The FDA letter warns that failure to correct these violations could result in regulatory actions such as seizure or injunction.