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Percent fat free Thu, Jan 29, 2009
Foods labeled with "XX% Fat Free" have always confused me.  I thought they did away with those labels a while ago because they're misleading?  I guess not, because I've seen a few recently.  The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (part of the FDA) says, "the claim must accurately reflect the amount of fat present in 100g of the food."  In other words, if the serving size is 100g and the fat content is 2g, the product is 98% fat free, since 2% of the product's weight is fat.  I'm still not convinced this is a useful metric. #food


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