It Pays to Pay Attention to Food Labels

So I am part of Amazon’s Subscribe and Save program. So far, it’s worked well to offload a lot of rudimentary shopping, so I don’t have to go for weekly store runs for toilet paper or hand soap. However, you may experience a manufacturer changing things when it comes to how a product is made, particularly a canned food item.

So here is what happened to me. I signed up for Muir Glen organic diced tomatoes. The beauty of ordering packaged food from Amazon is that you often will find photos of the grocery items, complete with food labels. If you are plant based and worry about your sodium levels, this is invaluable. I bought in to Muir Glen’s tomatoes because I was OK with the sodium level of 15 mg. Not great, but not terrible. My first case of these canned tomatoes worked perfectly and were just like the picture on the website.

Then came this week’s order. Below is one of the cans from June and one of the cans from this week’s order.


Looks the same except for a different design on the label. Everything else should be the same, right? Check out the sodium level on the new can:

newlabelI’ve contacted Amazon who said they would check into it. I just wonder why this fairly inconspicuous type of canned tomato suddenly saw a rise in sodium? I never used to pay attention to food labels before going plant-based, and now you notice things like this. I also like the “not a sodium-free food” disclaimer at the bottom, although that was on both types of the cans.

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