Mislabeled Popcorn Snack

A new popcorn snack is labeled and advertised as “low in fat and calories” and as a “healthy snack.”

The Nutrition Facts panel for this product shows 5 g fat and 130 calories per serving. Because one serving has more than 3 g fat and more than 40 calories, the product is neither low in fat nor low in calories (pursuant to FDA regulations). And because the term “healthy” can only be used for products that are low in fat (among other criteria), this product does not qualify for that claim either.

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