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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:22 PM

1. This is OLD News

If I remember correctly...

Years back, there was a challenge to Healthy Choice's calorie information by several of its competitors. Many products showed HC selections with 2/3rds or 1/2 of the calories of Lean Cuisine or others. I used to buy HC just because it provided substantially more food than anyone else.

The competitors claimed that the HC products were severely underrating their calories. This would lead to more sales as shoppers would compare quantity of food to the calorie content and pick the HC offerings.

The Federal Government, in probably some contribution-related manner, ruled that the HC offerings were underreporting their dietary numbers but that it was OK because it still was considered a low-calorie offering. This means that the product information on the backs of the food items are up to the discretion of the manufacturer.

After this verdict... I've never purchased another HC product.

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