Today’s milk

Milk was centre stage for a few moments this morning on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. Discussing the government’s new food labelling system the presenter, Sarah Montague, wondered whether some foods, like milk, might be misrepresented as ‘bad’ which would sidestep its nutritional benefits. The health minister Anna Soubry quickly pointed out that milk is only 4% fat, and therefore not in the high fat category. The public health experts seem relieved to have got supermarkets to sign up to this voluntary scheme

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