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2005/07/22 16:04:03 (permalink)

Label Claims

I used to work in the food industry and it has occured to me that certainly in this country you are allowed a certain % 'tolerance' on your label claims ie. if you say your product has 20g of protein per serving then it has to contain at least say 18g when tested. Does anyone else know about this as my memory is a bit sketchy on this but I would like to know how this could effect supplement label claims.

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    wannaBlean
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    RE: Label Claims 2005/07/22 16:39:09 (permalink)
    I think Uk label claims have to be 2% accurate. I think the US has a wider margin.
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    RE: Label Claims 2005/07/22 18:42:45 (permalink)
    i think the US has a wider margin, cause when dymatize along with other proteins was tested for its protein content-came in at around 66% (supposed to be 75ish)
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    RE: Label Claims 2005/09/08 14:38:52 (permalink)
    I'm still a bit paranoid about this , especially as I'm about to buy a load more protein bars. Anyone got any info

    No biggie like, there are a lot worse things for you than using steroids, I mean I probably shouldn't have been smoking crack or getting into bar fights at your age TBH  - drab4

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    RE: Label Claims 2005/09/08 14:41:09 (permalink)
    US has a 10% margin as far as i know. I was told this in a discussion about protein supplements on here before. Very surprised when i heard it!

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    RE: Label Claims 2005/09/08 14:49:08 (permalink)
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    I'm still a bit paranoid about this , especially as I'm about to buy a load more protein bars. Anyone got any info


    I recommend you buy shakes and find a more convenient form of carbohydrate to consume (you can actually make "cookie-esque" type things from oats and water providing you make a paste out of it).

    Most protein bars don't contain what they claim to. The ones that don't taste like plastic tend to be the worst.
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    RE: Label Claims 2005/09/08 14:59:48 (permalink)
    I recommend you buy shakes and find a more convenient form of carbohydrate to consume (you can actually make "cookie-esque" type things from oats and water providing you make a paste out of it).

    Most protein bars don't contain what they claim to. The ones that don't taste like plastic tend to be the worst.


    can you back these claims up ? I was going to try the new CNP XS bar. I dont use a lot of bars but I do like to know what I'm eating /paying for.

    No biggie like, there are a lot worse things for you than using steroids, I mean I probably shouldn't have been smoking crack or getting into bar fights at your age TBH  - drab4

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    RE: Label Claims 2005/09/08 15:02:18 (permalink)
    IMO th eCNP ones are good .. Generally they are fairly good company .. and seem pretty straight plus being brit made they have to conform to the tighter tolerance .. XS nutritional profile is about the best out there and they taste Ok too ..

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    RE: Label Claims 2005/09/08 15:10:25 (permalink)
    The ones that don't taste like plastic tend to be the worst.


    This isn't actually true. Our bars don't taste like plastic and they are spot on the label claims (we have CoA from a UK lab to prove it). I think it just depends on the manufacturer.
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    RE: Label Claims 2005/09/08 15:20:18 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: PAGAN

    I recommend you buy shakes and find a more convenient form of carbohydrate to consume (you can actually make "cookie-esque" type things from oats and water providing you make a paste out of it).

    Most protein bars don't contain what they claim to. The ones that don't taste like plastic tend to be the worst.


    can you back these claims up ? I was going to try the new CNP XS bar. I dont use a lot of bars but I do like to know what I'm eating /paying for.


    Label claims testing (http://labelclaimstesting.com/) used to be run by Mike from 1fast400 but has since been ceased due to all the pending lawsuits. There are two bar analysis' up there showing that detour bars have twice the sugar they said they'd contain, and the Chef Jay's tri-O-Plex bars but be packaging something completely different to what their label claims cause it is well off.

    I believe there were some others tested that never made it to the site due to the lawsuits though.
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    RE: Label Claims 2005/09/08 15:23:37 (permalink)
    Moral of story is stick with UK brands like MP , CNP et al .. all the claims I have seen re dodgy bars seem to relate to over the pond products

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    RE: Label Claims 2005/09/08 15:26:38 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: pulsar

    IMO th eCNP ones are good .. Generally they are fairly good company .. and seem pretty straight plus being brit made they have to conform to the tighter tolerance .. XS nutritional profile is about the best out there and they taste Ok too ..


    The original CNP bars tasted like bricks to me. They also felt just as heavy in my stomach.

    I just had a gander at the profile for the XS bar and it doesn't look all that different to most common protein bars - they just make it look better by having a separate category for polyols: http://livecnpltd.fluent.ltd.uk/html/modules/shop/images/labels/barxs.htm
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    RE: Label Claims 2005/09/08 15:29:33 (permalink)
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    The ones that don't taste like plastic tend to be the worst.


    This isn't actually true. Our bars don't taste like plastic and they are spot on the label claims (we have CoA from a UK lab to prove it). I think it just depends on the manufacturer.


    Take absolutely no offense by this, but i could send you talcuum powder with a CoA saying it is pure CEE. Doesn't really mean much.

    Or a less extreme example, i could send you (say) 70% CEE and say it is 95% CEE on the CoA.

    Have you had your bars cross-examined via an independant lab? It's not "cheap", but it looks great having a PDF or jpg link to an independant lab assay on the product page.
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    RE: Label Claims 2005/09/08 16:10:09 (permalink)
    Have you had your bars cross-examined via an independant lab? It's not "cheap", but it looks great having a PDF or jpg link to an independant lab assay on the product page.


    No offence taken.

    This is what we have had done. I will get someoen to scan the results... Any large batch of any ingredient\product we import\source we always get a third party to anaylze before commiting ourselves.
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    RE: Label Claims 2005/09/08 16:51:09 (permalink)
    Awesome.

    That is an excellent service to the consumer.
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