Mexico City.-The National Laboratory for Consumer Protection of the Profeco analyzed 21 brands of edible creams, of which 18 are held as “creams” and 3 as “vegetable creams”, performing 5,183 tests and found six brands of this product that do not they have quality and do not contain protein. The aspects examined were consumer information, health quality, costs and the content of nutritions such as protein, fats and sodium.
Among the results obtained in the study, which took place from 27 August to 11 October this year, it was determined that all the creams analyzed as acidified and cultivated met the minimum acidity required by the standard (0.5%). As for protein, the contents in the creams with vegetable fat are usually smaller, which are listed below: Alfalfa flower, cultured cream, presentation of 500 g, did not meet the minimum protein content to be called cream, or with it stated on its label (2.73% protein)
Camellia, light pasteurized vegetable cream, presentation of 1 kg., did not meet the minimum fat content for a light cream; is the one with the least protein (0.79%)
Ranch Rancherita cream, acidified cream, in bulk, has the legend “low in fat” but does not comply with NOM-086-SSA1-1994, Goods and services. Food and non-alcoholic beverages with modifications in their composition. Nutrition Specifications.
Granny, acidified cow cream, with vegetable fat, presentation of 200g, did not meet the minimum fat content, to be called cream with vegetable fat.
Chilchota, acidified cream, in bulk, is held as acidified cream and presents vegetable fat. Even though in ingredients it indicates having it, its label is misleading as it is not called cream with vegetable fat.
A day, pasteurized cream, presentation of 4 kg., presented a deficiency in health management.
Profeco emphasizes that all missing products were subject to administrative acts for violations of the law, and are in the process of the sanction that is applicable. The quality study can be consulted in the December edition of the Consumer Magazine.