Food Labels Often Untrue

Ottawa, Ontario: Six out of 10 candies, baked goods and breads at the grocery store overstated things such as “sugar-free,” “low in fat” or “100 per cent whole wheat” to convince shoppers to indulge in a treat or pay a premium, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

The agency tested 252 candy items such as chocolate bars, soft candies and fruit snacks for the accuracy of their claims, and found that 159 confectionery products failed to live up to their billing.