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Old 01-24-2008, 08:44 PM   #1
Jonathan Greene
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Tuna can labels misleading?

Being a diligent Zone eater and trying to get my blocks even, I eventually end up weighing out some tuna I had in a can.

It turns out every can I have measured, once drained, has 3.5 - 4 oz of actual tuna, instead of 5oz as the label would lead you to believe. The labels indicate a serving is 2oz and that 2.5 servings are in a can.

Just to prove I was not nuts I searched on the 'net about this and found an entry about it on a FAQ on this site:

http://www.oregonschoice.com/faqs.php#faq20 (SAFE)

How much actual meat is there in one 6 oz. can?
Unlike other seafood companies, there is actually 6 full ounces of meat in one of our six ounce cans. The other guys are only required to have 3.5 oz. of meat in a 6 oz. can, and do so.


I am glad I actually measured... counting a can as 5 blocks instead of 3.5 can really throw off your ratios. If you don't have a food scale, this is just another good reason to pick one up

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Old 01-24-2008, 09:24 PM   #2
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Re: Tuna can labels misleading?

Interesting...going to measure out my can of Kroger tuna now.
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Old 01-24-2008, 11:08 PM   #3
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Re: Tuna can labels misleading?

Same with canned veggies and beans!
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Old 01-25-2008, 01:20 PM   #4
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Re: Tuna can labels misleading?

Yeah it's bologna. I have the same problem. I think it's anything canned, I don't think they take into consideration that I drain not just the water from the can but water from the tuna itself.
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