Group Urges FDA Crackdown on Misleading Tomato Sauce Labeling

Jorgen Wouters
Is your tomato sauce really made from fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes -- or from tomato concentrate?
Is your tomato sauce really made from fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes -- or from tomato concentrate?

Several leading brands of tomato sauce and purees that claim to be made from fresh ingredients are actually made from industrial tomato concentrate, the National Consumers League said on Thursday.

The brands singled out by the NCL include Del Monte Seafood Cocktail Sauce, Classico Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce, Contadina Pizza Sauce and Puree, Francesco Rinaldi Original Traditional Pasta Sauce and Gia Russa Tomato Puree.