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Friday, March 15, 2013
Bakery Shut Down After FDA Finds Sugar in Sugar-Free Snacks
A New Jersey bakery shut its doors at the urging of the FDA after their baked goods were found to be seasoned with a bit more sugar and fat than what appeared on the label.
The Butterfly Bakery, based in Clifton, started in 1998 with a focus on producing delicious baked goods that wouldn’t ruin a diet, but an FDA investigation revealed a few of those snacks were not quite as healthy as advertised.
The investigation conducted over a number of years found that some products labeled “sugar-free” did in fact contain sugar and others contained more fat than what appeared on the label. One of the worst offenders was the company’s No Sugar Added Blueberry Muffin, which had a saturated fat content 360 percent more than what appeared on the label. Their Sugar Free Double Chocolate Chip Muffin was even worse, with 444 percent more saturated fat than what was listed on the label.
The Butterfly Bakery has entered into a consent decree with the FDA, which means the bakery has halted production and distribution in order to comply with the FDA’s regulations. An injunction was issued by federal judge Dennis Cavanaugh.