Food/Nutrition Bloopers from Restaurants,
Food Companies, Web sites and News Media

The following are actual quotes or observations (the latest entries are at the top). Click for our comments. Some of these errors/misinformation have been subsequently corrected by their source and some have not.

Kale snack claim for mineral content unsupported by its nutrition label

The labeling for a dried kale snack states that the main ingredient "contains" calcium, iron and other nutrients... 

Flavored seltzer claims it fights inflammation, high blood pressure, etc.

A flavored carbonated water containing camu camu is labeled with claims that it can fight inflammation and elevated blood pressure, regulate blood sugar, etc.

Website selling banana chips makes health and nutrient claims

A website that sells nuts and dried fruit says bananas can help cure or treat everything from upset stomachs, goiter and viruses to colon cancer...

Water lily seed snack claims for antioxidants, calories etc

A snack made from water lily seeds makes the following claims on its website and packaging: low-calorie, high in antioxidants, etc...

Sweetened aloe & fruit juice claims "no fructose"

The package for a juice made from aloe vera, with fruit juice and sugar added, states "no fructose"...

Breakfast cereal video ad distorts calorie claim

A major food manufacturer claims in a marketing video that a serving of one of its breakfast cereals is "low-calorie"...

Cookie with omega-3 and fiber claims

The package for an oat and seed cookie makes claims of "powered by... omega-3s and fiber"...

Almond cluster snack - impossible fiber content

A sweetened almond cluster snack containing 5 g protein per 1 oz serving shows 0 g fiber in the Nutrition Facts...

"Superfood" pumpkin seeds nutrient claims

A pumpkin seed snack is described on the package as being an "antioxidant superfood" and "packed full of" various nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids and potassium.

Oatmilk claims for DHA omega-3 fatty acids

An oatmilk product advertises on the carton and website that it contains DHA omega-3 fatty acids and has "amazing" soluble fiber...

Food/wellness website reviews paleo and keto soups

A food and wellness website article reviews various shelf-stable soups to announce which are the "healthiest"...

Alkaline spring water mineral and "organic" claims

A product described as alkaline spring water is labeled as having "healthy minerals."

Wellness/food article misleads on serving sizes

A wellness/nutrition website's article by a "health coach" states "brands used to get away with deceiving consumers [by] making the serving sizes whatever tipped the nutritional facts in their favor"...

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