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    Errors in Nutritional Information

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    Leggy Peggy
    Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:21 pm
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    This thread is for reporting any recipes where the ingredients are not calculating correctly. We just did an update and received new info from the USDA, but some of the ingredients need fixing. Post the recipes you come across that need fixing and the ingredient will then be fixed for all recipes it is in. THANKS!

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    Nutritional values have come up lately as issues, but nothing is noted in the
    thread detailing site problems, so here's a run-down of what I saw yesterday.

    I made ElaineAnn's delicious Hot Potato Salad Wiith Kielbasa.
    Before I made it, I checked the abbreviated nutritional chart and saw that
    a serving had more than 800 calories. I was stunned so decided to check
    the detailed nutrition values.

    http://www.food.com/recipe/nutrition?rid=422212

    It was easy to see where some of the problems are coming from.
    The recipe calls for 1lb kielbasa, but the values say 1lb equals 1200 grams.
    In reality, 1lb is just over 450 grams.
    It says 6 potatoes weigh 1278 grams. icon_eek.gif I have fist-sized potatoes
    in the cupboard and they weight 150 grams or less -- so 6 would weigh less
    than 900 grams.
    One cup of water is said to weigh 30 grams (that's really two tablespoons!)
    Virtually every ingredient value is out -- some by a lot and some by a little.
    And bacon has no value at all. Bacon?

    I know you rely on USDA values for these charts. Is the USDA so inaccurate?
    Or is there some problem with the translation through to Food.com?

    I don't know whether this issue existed before the re-launch, but either way
    the matter should be noted in the 'known issues' thread.
    JustJanS
    Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:38 am
    Food.com Groupie
    Here's one I found this morning amongst the newest recipes

    Roast Tomato & Lentil Salad

    I was shocked at the calorie value, so went to the detailed nutritional data to see where the glitch was. The recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of balsamic salad dressing-the data reckons a tablespoon=255g so the salad dressing therefore contains 40g fat. I don't think so!

    I use an excellent site http://www.calorieking.com.au/today/ which computes almost anything ever so quickly and easily, so if I'm at all in doubt with this sites nutritional data I go to it (often it seems)

    and just out of interest I just got yet ANOTHER survey flash across this box while I was editing. OMG I'm sick of it.
    Leggy Peggy
    Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:12 am
    Food.com Groupie
    JustJanS wrote:
    The recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of balsamic salad dressing-the data reckons a tablespoon=255g so the salad dressing therefore contains 40g fat. I don't think so!



    Hi Jan -- in your hurry, you missed an 0. That recipe's nutritional values say
    the tablespoon of balsamic vinegar has 400 calories!

    Got asked to do a survey in the midst of typing this post. The second today.
    Had two yesterday too.
    JustJanS
    Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:08 pm
    Food.com Groupie
    I see the recipe has been altered to serve 4 but the 255g tablespoon =400 calories & 40g fat still remains, so the nutritional data is still wrong in my opinion.
    Leggy Peggy
    Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:13 pm
    Food.com Groupie
    Oops sorry -- I interchanged grams of fat and calories.
    Either way, we know the numbers are way out and need repairs.
    Rinshinomori
    Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:27 pm
    Food.com Groupie
    Good catch Peggy and certainly this should be up there in priority since many people depend on nutritional values nowadays.
    Liza at Food.com
    Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:47 pm
    Food.com Staff
    We updated the USDA feed we get...added tons of ingredients that we weren't able to calculate before but it has made other ingredients not jive, but we are putting in a fix so that these ing's calculate correctly again. sit tight, tx.
    JustJanS
    Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:59 pm
    Food.com Groupie
    Liza at Food.com wrote:
    We updated the USDA feed we get...added tons of ingredients that we weren't able to calculate before but it has made other ingredients not jive, but we are putting in a fix so that these ing's calculate correctly again. sit tight, tx.


    Thanks for that info Liza. I'd love to be able to rely on the Nutritional stuff. It'd make life much simpler icon_biggrin.gif
    Liza at Food.com
    Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:03 pm
    Food.com Staff
    OK, fixed the potato salad:

    http://www.food.com/recipe/hot-potato-salad-wiith-kielbasa-422212

    but the potatoes are staying...one potato is correct for what we have and what the USDA has..it is a generic potato ingredient, not a yukon gold or small variety.

    Next the other recipe, hang on!
    Liza at Food.com
    Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:07 pm
    Food.com Staff
    Tomato salad fixed too.

    We will be tackling all the off ingredients so soon you won't see these errors anymore. Basically the USDA changed stuff, we did an update, implemented their changes and a few ingredients are now off, but we are fixing. tx!
    Leggy Peggy
    Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:27 pm
    Food.com Groupie
    Thanks for tackling this straightaway.
    I'm relying more and more on nutritional values and it's agony when they are wrong.
    How would you like us to report any wonky ingredients that we see?
    Liza at Food.com
    Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:07 pm
    Food.com Staff
    Let's sticky this thread and just use it! I'll do that now...tx!
    JustJanS
    Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:16 pm
    Food.com Groupie
    I still think a lot of problems also arise from recipe posters not being able to find the right phrase to get the particular food into the data base and even if Food makes it right, it will still be up to the poster to persevere to get the food recognised

    see this thread to see what I mean

    http://www.food.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=352408

    I do really, really appreciate any improvement in the data and will post any wonky recipes in here.
    Dee514
    Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:06 am
    Forum Host
    Recipe # 281114 Pork Roast With Herbed Pepper Rub has some major nutritional info flaws!
    For one, the recipe calls for a 3 pound pork loin roast.
    The nutritional facts are calculated for ONE serving of 13174 grams which is a bit over 29 pounds!!
    Leggy Peggy
    Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:56 am
    Food.com Groupie
    Beef Roast says the beef in not included in the nutritional values,
    but when you click on the detailed values, it is there.
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