FDA shuts New Jersey bakery for sugar in "sugar free" treats

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:04am EDT

A view shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland August 14, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

A view shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland August 14, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Jason Reed

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (Reuters) - Federal authorities shut down a New Jersey bakery after finding sugar in its "sugar free" goods and saturated fat in its "fat free" treats, the Food and Drug Administration said on Friday.

Butterfly Bakery Inc., in Clifton, which advertised its products as "Made with 100% Love," was shuttered on Wednesday after a federal judge approved a permanent injunction against it.

The bakery was accused of unlawfully misbranding products as "sugar free" and "fat free" when they had as much as three times the amount of declared sugar and two times the amount of declared saturated fat, according to an FDA statement.

"They have had repeated violations," FDA spokeswoman Tamara Ward told Reuters on Friday. "This is when we take action."

Butterfly Bakery on its Facebook page said it had been under FDA scrutiny for nearly two years to correct the problem. It said three of its 45 items were cited for problems.

The bakery was not immediately available for comment.

(Reporting by Linda Federico-O'Murchu; Editing by Barbara Goldberg and Leslie Adler)

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Comments (7)
ErnestPayne wrote:
So much for The Sound of Mucus ditty “A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down”

Mar 18, 2013 12:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
IVDAD wrote:
Perfect example of the Federal Government overstepping its boundries. Start eliminating useless agencies. This should have been a state, not Federal issue. Don’t fund their intention to purchase millions of dollars worth of sugar and make them payback the millions for how to get food stamps commercials shown in Mexico.

Mar 18, 2013 9:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gregbrew56 wrote:
Could kill just as effectively as poison. The food supply control sucks.

Mar 18, 2013 12:51am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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