FDA Says KIND Bars Are Not Healthy

The snack bar company KIND received a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration saying many of the company’s products are not as healthy as advertised, USA Today reported.

The March 17th letter was addressed to CEO of KIND Healthy Snacks, Daniel Lubetzky.

The letter cited labels on Kind Plus Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew & Antioxidants, Kind Plus Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate & Protein, Kind Fruit & Nut Almond & Coconut and Kind Fruit & Nut Almond & Apricot do not fulfill the requirements of the FDA for use of the nutrient content claim of healthy.

According to the FDA, for a food to be labeled healthy, it should contain no more than 1 gram of saturated fat, no more than 480 mg sodium, no more than 15 percent of calories from saturated fat and should contain 10 percent of the daily value for fiber, protein, iron, calcium, vitamin C or vitamin A. The KIND bars in question have between 2.5 and 5 grams of saturated fat.

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Kind Plus Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew & Antioxidants

On April 14, the snack bar company said on its website that it is completely committed to working alongside the FDA, and they are moving fast to comply with its request. The company further said that nuts, major ingredients in several of their snacks contain nutritious fats that exceed the amount permitted under the standard of FDA. This is similar to other foods that do not fulfill the standard for use of the term healthy, but are usually considered to be good for people such as eggs, salmon and avocados.