Bad awareness on food labelling on the
Dispatches a few nights ago touched on the cereal manufacturers in Britain. This program
touched on a similar topic as did the Supersize Me film in 2004.
The topic of program was regarding cereal manufacturers in Britain who refuse to accept
the long proposed traffic light system for labeling the 3 essential ingredients, salt, sugar
Currently, there has to be labeling on the outside of the packaging listing the full
ingredients, but a survey by the Dispatches team showed that most people on the high
street when asked to decipher a standard box, the majority couldn't understand the
information being given to them and subsequently purchased on the 'perception' of what
may be conceived as healthy.
As the Daily Mail confirms also;
Revealed: The breakfast cereals saltier than crisps and with more sugar than a
Read this to see if you would have expected the following;
Sugar per 30g bowl
Nestle Cookie Crisp
Nestle Honey Cheerios - 10.53g
Kellogg's Coco Pops
Kellogg's Honey Loops - 10.2g
Why write about this on a Blackpool Hotel blog? We'll for one politics, as for many
people enrages me, and where the system fails is when common sense does not prevail.
There is a fine connection though in this topic in that I was interested in watching this
program and comparing it to a good old fashion Blackpool Hotel cooked breakfast.
Well according to the Food Standards Agency, they were asked the question and said;
Can a traditional cooked breakfast ever be a healthy choice?
Yes - If you grill lean bacon, poach the eggs and include reduced sugar/salt baked beans,
grilled tomatoes and mushrooms cooked without fat, and serve it all up with thick crusty
granary bread, you'll be giving your customers a delicious cooked breakfast that is also
healthy and balanced.
OK we don't have stats and figures here to provide for you, but tak