Nébih: Out of 21 chocolate-flavored protein powders, 20 products did not meet the labeling requirements

By: Trademagazin Date: 2024. 03. 01. 11:35

20 products out of 21 chocolate-flavored protein powders did not fully meet the labeling requirements, there were also problems with the protein, amino acid and sweetener content, as well as with the markings on the websites – the National Food Chain Safety Office (Nébih) announced on Friday, MTI -with.

Nébih specialists tested protein powders of animal origin, based on whey protein, in cooperation with the Center for Sports Nutrition of the Hungarian University of Physical Education and Sports Sciences in the latest product test of the Süpermenta program.

Due to the discovered errors, official proceedings have been initiated against the affected food entrepreneurs, and the inspectors will impose food control fines, the combined value of which is expected to be around HUF 2.4 million.

According to the announcement, as a continuation of an earlier test of Süpermenta examining vegetable protein powders, protein powders of animal origin were tested this time. A total of 21 whey protein-based, chocolate-flavored products were put under the microscope. According to the distribution of the different protein components used in the products, 11 isolates, 5 hydrolysates, and 5 mixtures (isolate and hydrolyzate) were included in the test. Regarding their origin, nine were Hungarian and twelve foreign, and their weight ranged from 600 to 2300 grams.

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