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    Why Food Labels Matter

    This post was originally written in 2016 and has been edited to remove extraneous details. I can get a bit steamed up about food labelling, which, unless you understand the reasoning, can, I suppose, mean that I come across as a pedantic so and so. Personal integrity is something that, for me at least, is very important when it comes to food. This is particularly so around food that’s being sold as ‘healthy’,’clean’, allergy safe or as being acceptable for particular food philosophies. Food labelling matters. As a producer of products for allergy sufferers, it goes beyond personal integrity. For allergy sufferers it can be a matter of life and…

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    Food Allergies

    This post was originally written in 2016 so some figures may have changed Today I had the pleasure of chatting to BBC Radio Lancashire’s Gary Hickson on his drive time show about chocolate and allergies. I was invited on to chat as a result of all the stories in the press about the enormous rise in hospital admissions due to severe allergies – anaphylaxis. Me being me, even though I know my stuff, I still went ahead and did a load of research, wrote copious notes, and asked a friend with a small child with multiple, life threatening allergies, what she’d like me to get across. Of course, as tends…