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Food Safety Alert

December 07, 2005

Jessica A. Chittenden
518-457-3136
jessica.chittenden@agriculture.ny.gov

Misbranded Scotto’s Chocolate Chip Fat Free Biscotti

State Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers alerted consumers today that Scotto’s Chocolate Chip Fat Free Biscotti have been found by the Department to not contain the amounts of fat, protein, carbohydrates, calories, and calories from fat listed on the label.  The product is manufactured by Scotto’s Pastry & Bakery Inc., 3807 13th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11218.

Scotto’s Chocolate Chip Fat Free Biscotti are sold in the New York City and Long Island area.

Misbranding of the Scotto’s Chocolate Chip Fat Free Biscotti was brought to the attention of the Department by WCBS-TV in New York which conducted its own investigation and sampling of the products.  Analysis of Scotto’s Chocolate Chip Fat Free Biscotti at the Department’s Food Laboratory has found nutritional values that differ from the label claims.  Information about the product sampled and found to be misbranded is attached.

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                     Label Claim (per serving)                       Department Analysis

Scotto’s Chocolate Chip Fat Free Biscotti – 10 oz. package

Fat                                     0 grams                                  4 grams

Protein                               3 grams                                   5 grams

Carbohydrates                   23 grams                                 54 grams

Calories from Fat               0 calories                                 35 calories


2005 Consumer Alerts