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Offline BTB

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Misleading Tomato Sauce Labeling
« on: April 18, 2011, 11:42:40 AM »
Contadina, Classico, Hunts, Del Monte, and some others are getting some bad press.

Group Urges FDA Crackdown on Misleading Tomato Sauce Labeling 
 
http://www.walletpop.com/2011/04/16/consumer-group-urges-fda-crackdown-on-misleading-tomato-sauce-la/


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Re: Misleading Tomato Sauce Labeling
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011, 08:12:30 PM »
I only use fresh or whole ingredients. I don't trust anyone.

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Re: Misleading Tomato Sauce Labeling
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2011, 10:48:39 PM »
About time...those brands suck anyway.
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Re: Misleading Tomato Sauce Labeling
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2011, 10:50:14 PM »
About time...those brands suck anyway.
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Re: Misleading Tomato Sauce Labeling
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2011, 01:31:19 PM »
About time...those brands suck anyway.
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Yeah, Hunts I think is the worst brand of tomato products. I can not stand sour/acidic tomatoes, and hunts is #1 in that department.

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Re: Misleading Tomato Sauce Labeling
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2011, 04:22:33 PM »
Yeah, Hunts I think is the worst brand of tomato products. I can not stand sour/acidic tomatoes, and hunts is #1 in that department.
I agree...and their paste is horrible.
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Re: Misleading Tomato Sauce Labeling
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2011, 05:24:37 PM »
Not that I disagree with the opinions on Hunt's tomato products, but did anyone actually read this article? It's not about canned tomatoes or "tomato sauce." The main culprits are Del Monte and Heinz not Hunts, and Hunt's (ConAgra) was actually held out as an example of a company that did the right thing with respect to labeling.
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Re: Misleading Tomato Sauce Labeling
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2011, 09:16:36 PM »
Yeah, Hunts I think is the worst brand of tomato products. I can not stand sour/acidic tomatoes, and hunts is #1 in that department.
last time I had Hunts, the tomatoes smelled rank... yet looked perfect. Never again.
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Re: Misleading Tomato Sauce Labeling
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2011, 10:31:18 PM »
last time I had Hunts, the tomatoes smelled rank... yet looked perfect. Never again.

Yeah I will never buy Hunts products again.There diced tomatoes completely ruined 10 pounds of Chili I ended up throwing away because of the sour taste. Im going off topic here I know, but I have to say that lately I have been using "POMI" chopped tomatoes.(they were on sale for $1.99 for 26 oz) They come in a red/white foil box, and are a product of Italy.They dont say they are a San Marzano variety, but they have a good flavor, and have barely any acidity in them.I dont even drain them. I have been using them in my Chili, pasta gravy's, and pizza sauce. They dont have a whole peeled variety that I know of so if I need whole tomatoes I go with Wegmans brand DOP tomatoes.

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Re: Misleading Tomato Sauce Labeling
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2011, 09:52:37 PM »
I first started using Hunt's canned Roma tomatoes in both my pizzas and my pasta sauce years ago (around the time of the Frugal Gourmet, when I first started getting interested in cooking (~1984)).  Hunt's quit making it, and I went with their regular canned tomatoes which weren't very good.
Couple years ago I discovered "San Marzano" brand and they were a bit better.  Then I watched a video posted somewhere here of a restaurant owner who did a taste test of about a dozen different brands, and my brand came in dead-last, in fact the chef said that "these aren't even real Roma tomatoes!"
Cento's did well in his test, and I could find them, and used them for the first time last weekend.  Dayam, it's like cooking with a whole different vegetable!  (or "fruit"?  ???
I sure wasted a lot of years eating junk.  Hope this organization starts going after the "parmesan" and "champagne" fakers next!   >:(
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