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Packages required to list common names of foods

For Tuesday, August 28, 2012

By June Watanabe

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 28, 2012

~~<p><strong>Question:</strong> I tasted some &quot;honey cherry&quot; from a store. I discovered that the pit wasn't from a cherry, but possibly an apricot. I called someone at the store, and he said that cherry and apricot are from the same species so it wasn't necessary to change the name. Also, he said that locals are accustomed to the name. I told him this is false advertising. Who is right?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> You are. The labels on the packages were changed to reflect the actual product.</p>
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Question: I tasted some "honey cherry" from a store. I discovered that the pit wasn't from a cherry, but possibly an apricot. I called someone at the store, and he said that cherry and apricot are from the same species so it wasn't necessary to change the name. Also, he said that locals are accustomed to the name. I told him this is false advertising. Who is right?

Answer: You are. The labels on the packages were changed to reflect the actual product. Login for more...



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