WASHINGTON (WNEW) – Kind bars are the solution for many who want a healthy snack on the run, but you might want to slow down before you trust what those labels say, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
Bloomberg Business reports the FDA sent a warning letter to Kind LLC that says four of the company’s bars are mislabled as “healthy.”
The FDA says the bars, including Kind’s Fruit & Nut Almond & Apricot, Fruit & Nut Almond & Coconut, Plus Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate + Protein and Fruit & Nut Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew, also have too much saturated fat.
Fruit & Nut Almond & Coconut contained the most saturated fat at 5 grams, which is four more than the FDA’s limit of 1 gram.
“It is your responsibility to ensure that your products comply…You should take prompt action to correct the violations. Failure to promptly correct the violations may result in regulatory action without further notice, including seizure and/or injunction,” states the FDA.
All four of the bars also exceeded the FDA’s requirements for total amount of fat.
The FDA says these statements found on Kind’s labels wrongfully imply the bars are healthy:
–“good source of fiber”
–“no trans fats”
–“very low sodium” [Kind Fruit & Nut Almond & Apricot, Kind Fruit & Nut Almond & Coconut, and Kind Plus Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew + Antioxidants]
–“low sodium” [Kind Plus Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate + Protein]
–“+ antioxidants” [Kind Plus Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew + Antioxidants]
–“50% DV antioxidants vitamins A, C and E” [Kind Plus Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew + Antioxidants]
–“+ protein” [Kind Plus Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate + Protein] and
–“7g protein” [Kind Plus Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate + Protein].
According to Bloomberg, the company has responded with this statement:
“Our team at Kind is fully committed to working alongside the FDA, and we’re moving quickly to comply with its request. We’re also taking it upon ourselves to conduct a thorough review of all of our snack food labels and website information to ensure that they’re compliant.”
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