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    Default Do you really trust the ingredients panel?

    For example, there's chocolate from Mexico called Cremino I believe and it has hazelnut in it, yet my boyfriend can still eat it.(He's allergic to nuts)
    Oh and I'm pretty sure Sprite isn't made out of just lemon and lime ;D
    Do you really trust what it says on the panel?
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    i remember seeing one of those cheese in a can things, on the front it said "Made with real kraft cheese!" on the ingredients the first thing it said was "Cheese substitute"

    hey, at least theyre honest where it counts xD


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    I don't trust them at all. They want to make money and if they all put on everything truthfully they would lose money.
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    I try not to look at the ingredients panel, if I did that I wouldn't never eat anything.

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    Yeah, to some extend I do trust the ingedigents panel but actually, I care not a jot about the ingredigents of the stuff while sometimes I am always looking for the ingredigents of the soft drinks and the toothpastes and chocolates haha.
    Last edited by Stripes; 07-29-2009 at 04:34 AM. Reason: Misspelled cocolates haha..LOL.

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    Europe has pretty draconian laws on the format and contents of the ingredient panel, so I trust them.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Eris View Post
    Europe has pretty draconian laws on the format and contents of the ingredient panel, so I trust them.
    This. Plus, then I can know what goes into my dark ginger drink.
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    True the laws are very strict on the ingredients, but companies have found work arounds for them all the same. Far as I know the base ingredients don't all have to be listed so they can create their own inhouse composits and list them on the ingredients list. Thus they have told you what is in it, but heck you won't have a clue what is inside what they put inside!

    However this is balanced out a bit by the neutrition info and allergy warnings, which they also have to provide as well (I think neutrition is required since it is on pretty much all products I can remember).
    Partly this idea is to keep the opposition from knowing the components of the "secret sauce" as well

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    I usually do, it's the stuff I can't pronounce that makes me go "Ok..."
    I don't think they have a reason to lie, people know what they're eating when they eat junk.

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    I don't even look at the ingredients. I'm happy just to know what the food tastes like.



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    I pay no mind to the container rather than it being the contents of my stomach.

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    well have you ever heard of trans fats? or even seen a trans fat?
    I will make a product that says that it contains 0% Blennoid Spraints!
    then every one would buy it thinking it was healthy.
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    I believe the nutrition facts but I don't always trust that "there is absolutely no artificial flavoring" or stuff like that.
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    For what it's worth, I'm allergic to nuts, but hazelnuts, pine nuts, walnuts, and almonds don't seem to do anything to me. I've found this out by accident.

    I do trust the ingredients panels on US food, but if it's an import or something, it depends. There are things in the asian grocery that don't say anyhting about peanuts but I know they're in there because of what the name is. [Satay, for example]

    I get really sick really fast if I eat peanuts. Peanut oil is alright, unless I get a lot of it. But the nut itself....

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    I don't really pay attention to the ingredients to be honest. I am usually chugging/eating whatever it was.
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    Yes, I do.

    Some company wants to lie on the label, they'd have the FDA to deal with. Look up the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990.

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    Yes i trust them, my friend used to work for the FDA so if there is anything I find "questionable" I just ask him. Usually the things that aren't near the top of the list means that there's a lower amount of that ingredient.

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    Very good thread. And yes, I always read the labels.

    Generally, the "Nutrition Facts" lables are trustworthy, but oftentimes, people just don't read them correctly. The FDA (depending on where you live, of course), only regulates them to an extent.

    For example, a small package of crackers can say "150 calories per serving", and state how much a recommended "serving" is (10 crackers, for example, along with the unit of measurement), and how much fat, sugar, sodium, carbohydrates, etc. is in that one serving.

    However, some people misinterpret 150 calories as being for the whole bag, thinking they are consuming only that amount of calories. What they don't know, is that they are actually consuming more than that, possibly twice that amount, if they fail to read and understand how much a "serving" actually is.

    The packaging however, is different entirely and is only made to attact attention to the food so that it will be sold.

    For example, here are some of the "buzz" phrases that may "jump" out at you on different kinds of (usually pre-packaged) food:

    "No Fat!"
    "Low-fat"
    "Low-calorie"
    "Fat-Free"
    "Low-Carb"
    "Now with less sodium!"
    "Low in saturated fat"
    "Less sugar added!"

    While these claims may indeed be true, they can take your attention away from other important facts, such as:

    Lowfat does not nessasarily mean Low Calorie or no calories, or that it doesn't contain fat. By concentrating only on the fat, you are missing other sources that can turn into fat, such as sugar and refined (processed) carbohydrates. This distracts you from how much you are actually consuming.

    Also, beware of sneaky substitutions. If a food claims that it is sugar-free, that doesn't mean it doesn't contain Sugar Alcohols to make it taste "sweeter". Sometimes there are alot of compensatory ingredients that are added to make up for the loss of (expected) taste.

    Mono Diglycerides = Hydrogenated Oils.

    Basically, anything "hydrogenated" indicates fat content.

    Because of this, I don't believe this part of the food is (always) trustworthy. You need to read and fully understand the actual Nutrition Facts label, instead of paying attention only to the packaging.

    If you have trouble pronouncing it, it's more than likely that it isn't the healthiest for you, and you should probably consume it in moderation.
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