Canned Food: More Food or Water?

If you think potato chip bags are bad, wait until you see this.

Canned Food: More Food or Water? Photo (cc) by krossbow

A Houston ABC affiliate reports on a new Consumer Reports study…

“A common misconception is that the weight listed on the can is the weight of the food. But it’s not. Net weight also includes any liquid in the can,” Consumer Reports’ Jamie Kopf said.

So they tested 63 cans ranging from chicken to fruit, and a third to half of the average can’s weight was water. Last year, canned tuna companies paid a $3 million settlement for it. Who’s next?

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