The labels would make more sense for folks who eat their meat raw. Once cooked, some of the nutritional characteristics change. Fry chicken with a yummy batter and I'll just bet it has more fat and calories than if cooked differently. Fry a low fat hamburger and toss it into a bun with some cheese and that changes things too.
When, oh when, will the government enlighten us silly peons as to these important matters?
posted on 12/30/2010 10:43:19 AM PST
That is true ... but, it is easier to adjust nutritional content due to cooking techniques when you have a baseline to start with.
I don’t have a problem with disclosure requirements for companies that sell food — but, those requirements have limits. The company cannot be expected to disclose information for alterations made after the sale (i.e. frying raw chicken), but I find nothing conceptually wrong with requiring disclosure of the content at the time of sale.
posted on 12/30/2010 10:49:18 AM PST
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