Food: Truth In Peanut Butter

Pity the weight-conscious health nut who craves a peanut butter sandwich: Skippy peanut butter claims to have "less sugar than other leading national brands," then fails to list how much it has. Wonder Light white bread trumpets "no cholesterol," but few breads these days have cholesterol, not even Taystee Butter Top wheat bread or Thomas' English muffins -- and neither of them makes such claims. And how can Colombo Nonfat Lite Yoghurt be nonfat when its label lists "less than 1 g" fat?

For years food manufacturers have massaged the truth on their labels in order to appeal to health-conscious shoppers....

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