This 2022, characterized by the inflation of food prices, has led Mexicans to search for products that do not affect their economy so much. The Federal Consumer Attorney’s Office (Profeco) analyzed the misleading food label for Mexicans to make a safe purchase.
The body, directed by Ricardo Sheffield Padilla, highlighted errors in labeling and ingredients that were described on food packaging such as cheeses, sausages, dairy products, among others, which it described as “misleading.”
Below we show you the result of what the Profeco found.
August: Cheese/ Cheese imitations/ Fried foods
Profeco analyzed 30 brands of Oaxaca cheese and three imitation cheeses to verify the content of moisture, protein, fat and the presence of starch, resulting in La Huastequita Hidalguense, La Pilarica and Mi Capricho not presenting the minimum percentages on their label. of fat, protein or maximum moisture they contain.
The Xaltepec and El Rey brands add vegetable fats, so they cannot be called cheese.
Oaxaca cheese imitations
Fungi, yeasts and pathogenic microorganisms ( Staphylococcus aureus ) were found in the Don Lucas RS and Productos Lácteos HP SA de CV brands.
Staphylococcus aureus are a group of bacteria that represent a health risk .
In this month, Profeco also carried out a study and published the list of fried food brands that contain a large amount of sodium. This, when consumed in large quantities, could cause dangerous diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.
- Original Takis: It has 2,542 milligrams of sodium.
- Runners: It has 2 thousand 164 milligrams of sodium.
- Torciditos Cheetos: It has 1,600 milligrams of sodium in its packaging.
- Totis Donitas: it has 1,479 milligrams of sodium.
- Totis: it has 1,418 milligrams of sodium.
- Sabritas: it has 1,289 milligrams of sodium.
- Fried: it has 1,250 milligrams of sodium in its packaging.
- Susalia Baked: it has 1,062 milligrams of sodium.
- Doritos Nachos: It has 1,004 milligrams of sodium.
- Churrumais: it has only 979 milligrams of sodium.
Milks that are not milks
In the June edition of this year, Profeco analyzed 17 brands of milk and 3 dairy products combined to check the content of protein, fat, carbohydrates and energy, resulting in Leche Querétaro and Los 19 Hermanos not complying with the declared net content. on your label.
LALA 100 FRESCA DESLACTOSADA and LALA 100 FRESCA LOW CARB do not comply with the NOM-155-SCFI-2012 standard due to their high density and high content of non-fat solids.
The 19 brothers is a combination of milk with vegetable fats, so it cannot be called whole milk,
Previous studies done on food
therefore, it decided to withdraw from the market 129,937 units of instant soups corresponding to 12 products from nine different brands.
At that time, the agency identified inconsistencies in nutritional information, excess sodium and other information deficiencies that could harm consumers.
August 2020: Sausages
The organization led by Ricardo Sheffield Padilla presented a study of 57 brands of sausages, including turkey, turkey breast, hot dog and roast, in which the sanitary quality, fat, starch, consumer information, humidity, sodium, protein and type of meat.
The results showed that Casa López and Peñaranda are sausages with more water than meat; while in Aurrerá, Chero and in bulk D’Hector, among others, water and starch make up more than 80% of the product, Profeco reported in its August 2020 report.