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Incorrect nutrition labels

Do you always check the labels of products you buy? Chances are you don't know what you're eating after all. The Consumers' Association finds errors on the label with every food research.

For example, it concerns the amount of salt, fat or added sugars. Sometimes ingredients are missing or there are ingredients on the label that are not in the product. For example, it turned out some time ago that Hema's pesto was 40 percent fatter and 54 percent saltier than the label stated.

How is that possible?
Manufacturers are required by law to provide the correct information. The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority checks whether labels are correct, but in practice this is not done enough. The NVWA has too few people and resources to do this. The priority is food safety, such as salmonella contamination.

Source:Health Net | Image:Shutterstock