No wonder they tasted so good! (From our “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up” file)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has shut down a New Jersey bakery for unlawfully distributing misbranded “sugar free” and “fat free” food products.

According to the FDA, Butterfly Bakery, Inc. of Clifton, NJ engaged for several years in distributing muffins and snack cakes that contained undisclosed levels of sugar and fat. FDA laboratory tests showed that certain foods labeled as “sugar free” contained sugar, and that other products contained as much as three times the amount of sugar declared on the products’ labels. In addition, some products contained two times the labeled amount of fat or saturated fat.

The FDA’s action was affirmed in a consent decree issued in March 2013 by a U.S. federal judge, and the company is barred from producing or distributing bakery products until it complies with FDA regulations. Butterfly Bakery and its president, Brenda Isaac, may be also subject to damages for future violations.

An FDA news release regarding the shut down of a New Jersey bakery for unlawfully distributing misbranded “sugar free” and “fat free” food products.

 

 

 

 

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