Mislabeled & Misbranded Diet Meals prompt FDA Warning

Posted on July 1, 2011 by

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New Century Foods distributor of Diet to Go” name and “NCF” (New Century Foods) products received an FDA Warning Letter for mislabeling and mislabeling.

The labels fail to declare all major food allergens present in the products. Examples: include:
Diet to Go Tuna Meltover: Product contains the allergens, fish, milk, wheat and soy; however not declared on the product label.

New Century Foods Wahoo Fish Burger: Product declares “fish” in the “Contains” statement; however it fails to declare the species of fish.

Diet to Go Tuna Meltover and New Century Foods Wahoo Fish Burger did not bear a nutrition facts panel on the product label.

The website advertises these products as being part of a “low fat” diet food plan. These products are required to bear a nutrition facts panel because the product labeling bears a nutrient content claim. A nutrient content is a claim that characterizes the level of a nutrient (i.e., fat) which is of the type required to be in the labeling of the food.

Additionally, the nutritional information listed on the website for the Tuna Meltover and Wahoo Fish Burger products is not declared. For example:
The calories from fat, trans fat content, vitamins and minerals and the sugar content are not declared as well as The % Daily Values for all of the required nutrients.

The units for the declared fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrate, dietary fiber and protein content are not declared.

The Diet to Go Tuna Meltover and New Century Foods Wahoo Fish Burger products are misbranded because the labels do not contain the name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor.

The Diet to Go Tuna Meltover and New Century Foods Wahoo Fish Burger products are misbranded because the labels fail to bear an accurate statement of the net quantity of contents in terms of weight, measure, or numerical count. The Diet to Go Tuna Meltover fails to declare a net weight and the New Century Foods Wahoo Fish Burger fails to declare the net weight in terms of pounds and ounces.

The Diet to Go Tuna Meltover product is misbranded because the product is fabricated from two or more ingredients and each ingredient is not declared on the label AND , the product fails to list any of the ingredients in your product.

Other problems were also noted. Company has 15 days to respond.

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