instruction Izze Math: Disproportionate November 29, 2012 What’s wrong with this picture? Courtesy of my friend Paul Madden. Once a math teacher, always a math teacher!
Food labels can legally contain 10% error in any direction and almost all companies use that to their benefit. If its a “low-calorie”/”low sugar” diet food you’re save to assume 10% more calories than the label(which is a lot since its per serving). If its a “high-protein”/”high-fiber” you should probably assume 10% less than the label. And unfortunately some labels can just wrong until FDA does a facts check through enforcement/compliance. 🙁