Kind Bars may not be so kind after all.
The Food and Drug Administration has sent a letter to the maker of the snacks saying the company must remove the term “healthy” from its labels.
The Fruit & Almond & Apricot, Fruit & Nut Almond & Coconut, Plus Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate + Protein, and Fruit & Nut Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew products, all have over 3 grams of saturated fat. The FDA states that a product must have less than 1 gram of fat to be labeled “healthy.”
In a statement, Kind said it’s working to comply with the FDA’s standards: “Our team at Kind is fully committed to working alongside the FDA, and we’re moving quickly to comply with its request,” the company said. “We’re also taking it upon ourselves to conduct a thorough review of all of our snack food labels and website information to ensure that they’re compliant.”
The FDA’s warning comes as Kind has seen a sales boom recently. As Bloomberg reported: