A jug of Log Cabin syrup is seen in Montpelier, Vt., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Vermont officials are taking issue with the new Log Cabin "All Natural Syrup" containing ingredients that may not be. Rep. Food and Drug Administration to investigate whether the company is violating FDA labeling laws. A Log Cabin representative is defending the labeling as proper. The new product, which is being sold in jug containers similar to those used by Vermont maple producers, contains xanthan gum, caramel color and citric acid. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
"It's pretty disturbing because they're trying to sell a product that's making the public think it's something that it isn't and competing with something pure that we're making," he said.
Both the word "natural" on the Log Cabin label and the packaging that's similar to containers of pure Vermont maple syrup are confusing to consumers, while the Log Cabin syrup goes for less than half the price of the real thing, Vermont officials say.
that contain little maple syrup, but they are set apart by their containers, said Catherine Stevens, marketing director for Vermont's maple syrup industry. Not Log Cabin, she said.
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of "natural" on the label, Dave Chapeskie, the institute's executive director, said Thursday.
Even the International Maple Syrup Institute, based in Canada, is concerned and discussed it at its board meeting Aug. 20 in Quebec.
That prompted several producers to complain to the state Agency of Agriculture, who contacted FDA.
But Vermont officials, seeking to protect the state's signature commodity, contend that Log Cabin All Natural Syrup is not what it seems, enticing consumers into dousing their pancakes with ingredients that include caramel color, xanthan gum a natural thickener and a paltry 4 percent maple. Food and Drug Administration to investigate whether Log Cabin Syrup, a division of Pinnacle Foods LLC, is violating FDA labeling laws. Rep. Peter Welch, D Vt., said Wednesday in a letter to FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg.
packaging in a plastic beige jug.
It's a deliberate attempt to fool consumers, said Doug Bragg, owner of Bragg Farm Sugarhouse and Gift Shop in East Montpelier.
The board "was very concerned about the packaging, shelf placement and sale of this product," in addition to the use Prada Nylon
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