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All the President’s Men

All The President' Men BookThere are three fraudulent major players on the West Coast, and two on the East Coast joined by several smaller players with a scattering in between.  All three players on the west coast have multiple sites and the Lord only knows why.

What is their common denominator?  They are all knowingly selling products that are fraudulently labeled.  One might say caveat emptor (let the buyer beware) should apply and I say-no, it should not.  A seller in the business of regularly selling a particular type of goods has still greater responsibilities in dealing with an average customer. One such warranty is the Implied Warranty of Merchantability.  A person purchasing any low carb product is justified in his or her reliance on the expertise of the seller.  Only if both the buyer and the seller are negotiating from equal bargaining positions, and only then, should the doctrine of caveat emptor apply.

This rule (caveat emptor) is not designed to shield sellers who engage in fraud or bad faith dealing by making false or misleading representations about the quality or condition of a particular product. It merely summarizes the concept that a purchaser must examine, judge, and test a product considered for purchase.

The Big Internet Players

Bonnie Parker MugshotThese are the multiple websites owned by Rossana Forzanti located on the West Coast in California.  After being exposed, this crook has gone from selling falsely labeled low carb products to diabetics online, to hawking Mexican candy. What a piece of work.

NixonThese are the multiple websites owned by Jason May located on the West Coast in California

 

Bernie Madoff These are the multiple websites owned by Julian Bakery and Heath Squier located on the West Coast in California

 

The Smaller But Not Insignificant Internet Players:

Eatrite

John Deanwww.buyeatritenow.com Leland Turner Coralville, IA  OUT OF BUSINESS

 

 

G. Gordon LiddyThese are the websites of Patricia & Richard LaPlante OUT OF BUSINESS

 

 

valentine heart shape made by dollars isolatedIf we can’t trust a label, which affects how we make our decisions, what are we able to trust?  Do we really want to support the businesses that have been and continue to sell us falsely labeled products for the love of money at the expense of our health?

Ronald Reagan famously said, “Trust but Verify”.  At the signing of the INF Treaty, his counterpart Mikhail Gorbachev responded:  “you repeat that at every meeting,” to which Reagan answered:  “I like it”…I like it too.

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Diet Mart & Laurel Health Foods Playing Whack-A-Mole

Whack A MoleAs illustrated on the Sami’s Bakery, Low Carb Emporium & Carb Krunchers page, leading to the Zomick’s Bakery & Carb Krunchers page, we are now led to the Diet Mart & Laurel Health Foods page.  What has happened in the past is as one company’s false labeling is discovered; they lay low for a while and pop up somewhere else with a “new” line of products.  This is now being monitored.

All together we can stop this fraud. We can stop buying from the big internet players and with a little courage we can call or email them and tell them we are mad as hell and we’re not buying any more!

Diet Mart  OUT OF BUSINESS

Diet Mart Plain MiltigrainDiet Mart at www.dietmart.com seems to be a prime example of trying to keep up playing Whack-A-Mole.  I took the liberty of copying and pasting labels from the websites of Sami’s Bakery, Diet Mart, Laurel Health Foods and my own purchased Carb Krunchers label so you could see first hand how they are all connected. I am afraid that if and when they know I have done this the pages could go away.  Please See Sami’s, Diet Mart, Carb Kruncher [PDF]

Classic BrowniesLaurel Health Foods  OUT OF BUSINESS

Another Whack-A-Mole example.  Take a look at the picture in this newspaper’s article regarding the moving of Laurel Health Foods.  The picture pretty much shows what many other health food stores might look like: vitamins & herbs and a nice row of coolers and some baked goods in the front. http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/howard/publications/laurel-leader/ph-ll-health-food-store-0906-20120905,0,530299.story

This next article absolutely gushes about the special little food bar in the back of the store for diabetics with their grandmother saying (about her grandson brothers) “They’re knowledgeable on diabetes and this will be good for Laurel.”  The food bar has personal-sized, low-carbohydrate bagels and pizzas…now I wonder…are they selling Carb Krunchers and EatRite to diabetics being as though they are so knowledgeable about all this stuff.  This is the headline of another local paper:  Health Food Store Opens New Diabetic-Friendly Snack Area. http://archives.explorehoward.com/news/66721/health-food-store-opens-new-diabetic-friendly-snack-area/#ixzz2VSl1rh6D

These guys think they have it all figured out.  A quaint little store front with a dirty little back room secret.

Brothers Curtis and Phil Price and their mother Monica have a website at www.laurelhealthfoods.com  dedicated almost exclusively to the sales of EatRite Products, Dreamfields, and Carb Krunchers breads & bagels. (The breads and bagels are in the upper left corner).  Are you kidding me, basically no other products but these when they have hundreds of other legitimate products?

These people now have the health food store that the grandparents opened 42 years ago (same year my parents opened their health food store) and look what they have turned it into-a place to bilk diabetics and the low carb community.  Good Grief!

Money RollsHey, let’s make a little money on the side.  We know these products are selling like hotcakes so why not get in on a little of the action.  We know diabetics are desperate and they are a huge internet market and really, who cares about them?  KaChing, KaChing.  The article says the Prices continue to offer customers advice on healthy eating.  Sure glad I’m not one of their customers getting that “healthy eating advice”.

If mom and dad were old school as the article says, I’m betting mom and dad have proverbially “turned over”.

This is so totally, totally disgusting.

The BIG Q:  Who is still making these products?  Is it Zomick’s?  Is it Sami’s? Or is it some other Mole?

Ronald Reagan famously said, “Trust but Verify”.  At the signing of the INF Treaty, his counterpart Mikhail Gorbachev responded:  “you repeat that at every meeting,” to which Reagan answered:  “I like it”…I like it too.

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EatRite Foods

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Eatrite Food Company, owned by Patricia and Richard LaPlante, is located in Clearlake, CA.  On: http://about.me/eatritefoods  It clearly states they have been in business over 15 years.  They make and sell, if my count taken from their order form is correct, fifty five separate items.

They sell seven snack items with six stating “sugar free” and “low carb”.  These same six label ingredients list FRUCTOSE.  Now, the last I knew, fructose is a sugar.  I am in possession of three of the many pizzas they produce and on the back of the pizzas are a small circular label that is virtually never shown, and three of the ingredients are CORN SYRUP, SUGAR, and CANE SYRUP.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Three sugars in a pizza.

On May 2nd, 2012 Arnold Diaz at FOX5 TV in NYC began an expose about Eatrite’s falsely labeled products. On September 10th, 2012 he followed up with this must see video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAp8cZcvdeU&feature=youtu.be  I am going to try to finish what Arnold Diaz started.  I DID IT-THEY ARE NOW BUSTED AND OUT OF BUSINESS.

I have not had any of the Eatrite products tested nor have I tested them on myself.  I am deathly afraid of them. But…Arnold Diaz had six of the products tested through Sani-Pure Foods Laboratories and the figures read like a Stephen King horror novel and are below:

Deep Dish Chicago Pizza UnoLabel Stated Lab Tested 
Calories260583
Fat629
Carbs 753
Deep Dish Chicago Pizza DuoLabel Stated Lab Tested 
Calories225577
Fat3 28
Carbs 10 53
Crusty Mac and CheeseLabel Stated Lab Tested 
Calories212465
Fat423
Chic-Wich Salad SubLabel Stated Lab Tested 
Calories220430
Fat420

Choc-O-Holic SquareLabel Stated Lab Tested 
Calories80215
Carbs 5 28

Crisp BarLabel Stated Lab Tested 
Carbs730

If these figures aren’t enough to scare the bejeezus out of you I don’t know what would.  Why on earth would anyone purchase and support an internet purveyor selling these poisons is totally beyond me.  I believe the message to these supposed vendors of health should be:  Until you get rid of these products we are going to buy absolutely nothing from you.  I personally, would never buy anything from them-but that is just me.  Some of these companies have made millions of dollars at the expense of hundred of thousands of diabetics and the low carb community. They have nothing to do with health or being “diabetic friendly” and everything to do with GROWING THEIR OWN LITTLE GARDENS OF MONEY TREES.  Certainly, if nothing else, please do not delude yourself when buying any of the Eatrite products-they are all falsely labeled, not low carb and definitely not diabetic friendly.

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A little side note:  Many of their labels say Member Amer. Bariatrics Society & NNFA.  I have calledOatmeal Raisin Square both associations and both told me in no uncertain terms that they do not and have never endorsed any products or companies of any kind.  Leland Turner at ‘buy eatrite now’ actually uses the words “Bariatric” as one of his Meta tags and “Bariatric Foods” in his title words to draw people to his website.  Disgusting.

This is a (partial) list of internet websites that sell Eatrite products.  It is probably impossible to know and list everyone who sells them but these are definitely the biggies.  Some of these websites will become more familiar as we walk through the various supposed low carb products.

Notice at www.locarbconnection.com how Holly says these products are only sold on line and not in her retail store…it sure makes you (me) kinda wonder why. The last website is supposedly a sugar free market as its name implies yet they show a picture of the flip side of an Eatrite Pizza Uno with the three sugars listed above.  Sugar Free Market?…Really?…doesn’t sound sugar free to me.

MoneyOn March 6th, 2013 I sent Rossana Forzanti and Jason May the link to watch the Arnold Diaz-Eatrite video and to this day they continue selling Eatrite products.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAp8cZcvdeU&feature=youtu.be  One can only assume that given a choice between the public’s health and money these people have chosen money hands down.

I have filed an FDA complaint and am in the middle of working with the Food and Drug Branch of the California Department of Public Health.  We will see what happens.

Hungry GirlHere are two things Lisa Lillien aka Hungry Girl says about Eatrite Food Products.  Way back on March 3, 2008: http://www.hungry-girl.com/newsletters/raw/965  and then in answer to a question for someone on July 2, 2008 http://www.hungry-girl.com/newsletters/raw/1042

Here’s one pissed off fella:  http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=149131893&page=1

What FOX 5 news started, I finished-THEY ARE NOW BUSTED AND OUT OF BUSINESS.

Ronald Reagan famously said, “Trust but Verify”.  At the signing of the INF Treaty, his counterpart Mikhail Gorbachev responded:  “you repeat that at every meeting,” to which Reagan answered:  “I like it”…I like it too.

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