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Shock! Horror! Milk chocolate contains ... MILK!

#1
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Cadbury warns Dairy Milk eaters about its 'milk and nut ingredients'
[align=justify]Britain's most famous chocolate maker, Cadbury, has decided to warn chocolate lovers that its product contains - milk.

Last Updated: 5:50PM GMT 11 Jan 2009

Britain's most famous chocolate maker, Cadbury, has decided to warn chocolate lovers that its product contains milk, as a warning to people who are allergic to it.

The latest Dairy Milk wrappers feature a logo showing a glass and a half of milk being poured into a chocolate chunk, put milk first in a list of ingredients and explains that there is "The equivalent of three quarters of a pint of milk of fresh liquid milk in every half pound of milk chocolate".

But Cadbury says it is also necessary to print warnings in capital letters in yellow boxes saying "CONTAINS: MILK" in case people who are allergic to milk do not realise that there is milk in Cadbury Dairy Milk bars."

Cadbury is printing similar warnings on bars of Cadbury Dairy Milk Whole Nut.

Those warnings say: "CONTAINS: NUTS, MILK." Wrappers on individual chunks of Cadbury Dairy Milk Whole Nut found in boxes of Cadbury Heroes repeat the warning "CONTAINS: NUTS" four times.

A Cadbury spokesman said the company was complying with the law relating the presence of allergens in food.

"We are meeting legal requirements," he said.

"We want people to know that allergens are listed clearly on a warning on the back of all products."

A support group for people who are allergic to certain foods said Cadbury was going beyond the requirements of the law.

Moira Austin, help line manager for the Anaphylaxis Campaign said she could understand why people would say Cadbury was "stating the blindingly obvious" or think that the "world had gone mad".

But she added: "The law requires manufacture to list allergens if they are an ingredient.

"It does not require these additional warnings.

"I suspect the answer is that Cadbury has a policy of listing allergens clearly on all its products - including chocolate - so that people know where to look."

Three years ago it emerged that Tesco was labelling milk cartons with the warning: "Allergy Advice: Contains Milk" and bags of assorted nuts with the warning: "Allergy Advice: Contains Nuts".
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cloudbuster

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This is meddling with nature. Darwin had it right - survival of the fittest. If we have to keep saving the lives of those whose genetic structure cannot cope with everyday food items, imagine where mankind will be in 50 years time.

If global warming/nuclear holocaust/jihad hasn't wiped us out before then.
 
#6
They employ a person (by law, probably) whose function is to justify his existence. He/she does this by sending memos to line managers pointing out that if they fail to observe the more obscure and dimwitted of Brussels's Regulations, the line manager will be taken to court, more than likely by a Health and Safety/Diversity/Equal Rites Co-ordination Unit, at some cost to the tax/ratepayer, resulting in a fine, an appeal and a headline in the Mail. Everyone gets a day away from their office; win:win.

...Oh, yes, the taxpayer. Sod him.
 
#7
I recall there are allergy warnings on:

Fish fingers - "Contains fish"

Peanuts - "Contains nuts"

........ the wording may, in fact, be "May contain fish/nuts". 8O
 
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ALVIN

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#8
rockape34 said:
HERE
Cadbury warns Dairy Milk eaters about its 'milk and nut ingredients'
[align=justify]Britain's most famous chocolate maker, Cadbury, has decided to warn chocolate lovers that its product contains - milk.

Last Updated: 5:50PM GMT 11 Jan 2009

Britain's most famous chocolate maker, Cadbury, has decided to warn chocolate lovers that its product contains milk, as a warning to people who are allergic to it.

The latest Dairy Milk wrappers feature a logo showing a glass and a half of milk being poured into a chocolate chunk, put milk first in a list of ingredients and explains that there is "The equivalent of three quarters of a pint of milk of fresh liquid milk in every half pound of milk chocolate".

But Cadbury says it is also necessary to print warnings in capital letters in yellow boxes saying "CONTAINS: MILK" in case people who are allergic to milk do not realise that there is milk in Cadbury Dairy Milk bars."

Cadbury is printing similar warnings on bars of Cadbury Dairy Milk Whole Nut.

Those warnings say: "CONTAINS: NUTS, MILK." Wrappers on individual chunks of Cadbury Dairy Milk Whole Nut found in boxes of Cadbury Heroes repeat the warning "CONTAINS: NUTS" four times.

A Cadbury spokesman said the company was complying with the law relating the presence of allergens in food.

"We are meeting legal requirements," he said.

"We want people to know that allergens are listed clearly on a warning on the back of all products."

A support group for people who are allergic to certain foods said Cadbury was going beyond the requirements of the law.

Moira Austin, help line manager for the Anaphylaxis Campaign said she could understand why people would say Cadbury was "stating the blindingly obvious" or think that the "world had gone mad".

But she added: "The law requires manufacture to list allergens if they are an ingredient.

"It does not require these additional warnings.

"I suspect the answer is that Cadbury has a policy of listing allergens clearly on all its products - including chocolate - so that people know where to look."

Three years ago it emerged that Tesco was labelling milk cartons with the warning: "Allergy Advice: Contains Milk" and bags of assorted nuts with the warning: "Allergy Advice: Contains Nuts".
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Rockape 34, are you cadburys alter ego, or just ms, chubb ?
 
#9
I'm glad someone else brought up Darwin. Since I wear corrective lenses I always thought I'd be the sap the sabre toothed tiger would sneak up on and nab had I lived when Darwinism in its purest form was allowed to reign - pre the Nanny state. So was inherently reluctant to see it return in all its glory but then again I've got the smarts to wear glasses when driving or stalking through countryside where I may stumble across the vicious Rabbit of Caerbannog.

But even I have to say enough is enough. If you're unlucky enough to have two major defects i.e. allergy to common food stuffs and inability to comprehend branding then evolution should be allowed to take its course.

To paraphrase Bill Hicks; the kid who swallows marbles doesn't grow up to have kids of their own! Sorted. Our gene pool will be richer. Its certainly more acceptable then the 'mass sterilisation of chavs' programmes some of my friends espouse.
 

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