Chris Snowdon writes for The Telegraph
The calorie caps are insanely bureaucratic and wholly unrealistic (134 calories for a vol-au-vent!), but the buck stops with the government. If we start paying taxes on our puddings because manufacturers cannot bring them below an arbitrary calorie cap, it will be the politicians who take the blame – and rightly so.
Conservative MPs are correct to be concerned about the ramifications of wholesale state interference in the food supply, the like of which no democratic country has introduced in peacetime. No doubt the fanatics at PHE are relishing the challenge, but rather than complain about the quango, politicians should change the policy.
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