Fruit Roll-Ups

Maerenn Jepsen, a General Mills spokeswoman, said, “We stand behind our products, and we stand behind the accuracy of the labeling of those products”.  And that is why the lawsuit continues in California.   The person suing them believes the company is being untruthful when they state the Fruit Roll-Ups are healthful and natural, rather than a combination of artificial, non-fruit ingredients.   Why you ask?  Well, the Strawberry Fruit Roll-Up doesn’t even have  strawberries in it but rather pears from concentrate,  corn syrup, dried corn syrup, sugar and partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil.   Sounds delicious but not really as accurate as the spokeswoman claims.  How does she sleep at night?

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  2 comments for “Fruit Roll-Ups

  1. Sheila Chambers
    May 17, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    This is one reason I ALWAYS READ THE LABEL!!
    The INGREDIENTS are the most important part of that label, and their always in fine print in the hope you won’t read it.

    There is too many “food” products out there that are not what they seem or what their claimed to be – “natural”.
    This deception is all too common in “juice drinks”, and “fruit flavored” drinks.

    That’s why I do most of my shopping on the periphery of a food shop where the real food is displayed instead of the isles where the junk lurks.

  2. May 14, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Now the label says “Sensation”, and it is made with actual fruit. Rather clever at that!

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