Girl Scout Labeling and Nutrition Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: Several of your chocolate covered items list partially hydrogenated oil early in the ingredient list but are labeled as containing 0 trans-fat, is this a mistake?

A: No, the labeling of these products is correct. Under FDA labeling regulations any product with less than 0.5g trans-fat per serving is label as 0g trans fat.

In addition the palm kernel oil used in these products requires very little hydrogenation to produce the required product characteristics and therefore produces small amounts of trans fat. The products actually contain 0.15g or less of trans-fat per serving.

Q: Can you explain the Kosher Symbols to me?

Q: What does "gluten free" mean?

Q: Why use partially hydrogenated oils at all?