In a message dated 01-06-21 04:24:14 EDT, you write:
<< > A. She is correct that it means less than a half gram of fat per
serving, but she is wrong when she > says that manufacturers can make
servings as small as they like. The size of servings is regulated
> by the Federal Government.
I thought that as well, but there must be a lot of wiggle room in that
system, because I've seen a lot of variation in how its done. For example,
one brand of cookie that has a standard and a fat free version tells you that
2 standard cookies are a serving, but only one fat free cookie is a complete
serving. The catch is, that fat free may be fat free, but if calories
concern you, or sodium, they are trying to disguise the fact that the fat
free version is loaded with as much or more calories and sodium as the
standard cookie. I've seen this with crackers as well. How do they get away
with this, if serving sizes are supposed to be standardized?