Impossible Sugar, Carbohydrate Content On Label

A packaged meal containing rice, chicken, honey, fructose, brown sugar, etc. shows 0 g sugars on its nutrition label. 


Ooops. Someone was sleeping at the computer and didn’t wake up even to review the final labels. The revised label, posted on the Web site, shows a more plausible 6 g sugars, but carbohydrate content now shows 80 g, which is impossible given the total calorie count of 300. The carbs alone would provide 320 calories, and after adding the calories from fat and protein the total calories would be close to 400. This is an example (not uncommon) of what happens when companies do their own nutrition analysis using software, but no one on staff knows what a correct result should look like, so an incorrect one sits on their packages and Web site for years (and then Web data crawlers take the incorrect data and use it in all kinds of apps, product reviews/recommendations, etc.).

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