Much to our dismay the labeling and the publication of food are not infrequently misleading
I am convinced that it is not always a matter of bad baba , that is to say that there is always a certain effort behind those labels to make an impression on the consumer different from the reality, but in many other occasions I think that there is fraud after those labeled almost always deceitful and sometimes, in addition, fraudulent. However, as I say there are also cases of flagrant ineptitude , stupidity if you prefer to say so. One of them I told you in this post when talking about the impossibility that in many coffee labels and cookies of a well-known food distributor the sum of the parts was greater than the total when fats are concerned (ie , that the sum of the content in saturated, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats was an order of magnitude greater than the amount of declared total fats), another example is the classic one of those ” Pipas sin sal ” as a product name that later clarified its ingredients that way: “Ingredients: Pipes and Salt”. Ole
But not all are “errors” without bad intention (if that is the case of the two previous examples that I am not clear). Sometimes we find that bad slob in food labeling when we highlight a feature of the product that although it is true “is there” the reality is that its presence is downright ridiculous. I told you in this post when talking about the tetrabrick broth with chicken, specifically with 0.7% poultry or the home soup for paella with shrimp from Huelva, specifically with 0.3% prawn of Huelva . Not to mention the ridiculousness of the ” bread crumbs made with fresh bread ” … sorry?
In addition there is bad free baba with that of the homemade, natural and Mediterranean … expressions all absolutely empty of credibility when they come inscribed in an industrial mayonnaise sauce, some very healthy biscuits or canned lentils. I’ve told you in several post already, some examples here , here , here and here . They are put because they project in the consumer an image of good vibes, more healthy food … in definitive accounts of an added value that certainly does not have. The only way that some cookies or lentils or industrial croquettes were truly homemade is that those who make them live in the factory , that this was their house and already, therefore, they were homemade, but really-goop … I do not know if you understand me?
Then there is the bad baba covered in legality , this is typical of the largest.
They know very well to look for the return to the law of the labeling and publicity to pretend to say one thing expensive to the consumer when in fact they are saying another or … directly the allegation that is made is certain, it is proclaimed with great fanfare, it does not work for -gives. Example of this last thing we have in some sausages that the publi told us that they were a dietary source of protein and potassium … mmmm, well, and? I told you in this post on the Naukas portal . Example of the first, to distract by focusing on one thing and then say another (something legal) we have in the publi a famous dairy drink that announces asking if our defenses have breakfast. José Manuel López Nicolás explained it to us in this entry and in this one .
And finally we have the last bad slob, this time on the fringe of legality, at least in my opinion: chimichurris who claim to be a dietary source of omega three but, despite including it, their quantity is well below the amounts to be able to make that type of claim; or make aggressive comparisons with other products when promoting your own.
If you are interested in these topics, you have an appointment
So, if you think these questions are interesting and you want to know first-hand the opinion of five popularizers who leave their souls very often to highlight these scams, you have the opportunity to attend the event convened by the OCU in Madrid, this Monday, July 6 at 11:00 at the Barceló Market . There we will be what the OCU has called # 5BloggersConGusto . They are El Comidista (Mikel López Iturriaga), Julio Basulto , Tomatoes with Genes (José Miguel Mulet) and a server, El Nutrición de la General (Juan Revenga)