Article re: DELIBERATE FOOD MISLABELING

Posted on: Wed, 09/24/2003 - 2:05pm
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I cut and pasted this article below from the LA Times regarding deliberate food mislabeling. This, to say the least, makes me extremely unhappy considering the trust that we parent's put into accurate food labeling to keep our peanut allergic kids safe.

From Bloomberg News

Former Nutrisource Inc. executive Robert Ligon was sentenced to 15 months in prison for claiming that baked goods he sold to Whole Foods Market Inc. and other health food stores were low fat.

Ligon, 52, pleaded guilty to mail fraud for putting false nutritional labels on doughnuts, cookies and rolls and selling them from 1995 to 1997. Some of the products went to an Evanston, Ill., store owned by Whole Foods, the largest U.S. natural-foods grocer, prosecutors said.

Ligon sold doughnuts labeled as being covered with carob, a chocolate substitute, and each containing 3 grams of fat and 135 calories, when they actually were chocolate-glazed doughnuts containing 18 grams of fat and 530 calories.

U.S. District Judge James B. Moran also ordered Ligon to serve three years of probation.

The food was sold under the names First Health Foods and First Health Products, the indictment said.

From Bloomberg News

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[This message has been edited by Cindia (edited September 25, 2003).]

Posted on: Thu, 09/25/2003 - 1:20pm
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Wow, what a scumbag that guy is. I hope he has to suffer through a bypass surgery someday. He deserves it. Hope he enjoys that prison food.

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