My compliments to Tesco who have decided to take the piss out of Nanny, by "enhancing" their food labelling.
Milk bottles now contain the very pertinent warning that they "Contain Milk", and packets of nuts are emblazoned with the legend "Contains Nuts".
Needless to say, you can never please everyone; David Reading, director of The Anaphylaxis Campaign, said that the "bleedin' obvious" labels undermined the seriousness of the problem of food allergies.
"It is utterly ludicrous.
People obviously don't need to be told that milk contains milk or that bags of nuts contain nuts.
That just undermines the seriousness of allergies.
People will laugh."
I think that was the point!
What really troubles me about the "rise" in allergies, that people claim afflict themselves and their offspring, is how on earth the human race managed to survive for the last 150,000 years or so if we are allergic to so many things?
Do you think that it is possible that some of this "rise" in allergies may in fact be attributable to some lazy, indulgent parents who succumb to their childrens' whims; simply because they are too lazy to train their children to eat what is put in front of them?
Just a thought:)