Nutrient Claims without Nutrition Facts

A package of fruit turnovers baked locally and sold at a grocery store is labeled “trans fat free.” No nutrition information is provided.

While this baking company may qualify for a small business exemption from providing Nutrition Facts on their products, that exemption is revoked when any nutrition or health claims are made, such as a claim pertaining to trans fat content. This product should have Nutrition Facts on its package. Additionally, “trans fat free” is not permitted, because it has not been defined. The phrase “0 trans fat” (giving simply a quantitative statement) is permitted.

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