Incident: 10-10-18 Pinto Beans Calories are 30% Different than USDA Values

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On 10-11-18 it was pointed out that Pinto Beans in our Calorie Per Dollar list was lower than expected.

Upon investigation the company’s nutrition info was different than the USDA amount by about 30%.


This did not affect outcome of study, Pinto Beans are highly recommended.

This variation of 30% is not uncommon in caloric values.

This 30% is too much and we need to change our process.

Next Steps:

Variation will be noted in our data and lists will be revised with USDA data as well as package info.

We remind everyone to Speak Up, everyone benefits.