Shefalee Loth

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Shefalee Loth, senior food researcher, joined Which? in 2007 and deals with all food-related issues in the magazine. Before this she worked as a nutritionist for the NHS dealing with maternal and child nutrition.

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Do you splash the cash on so-called ‘superfoods’?

by , Senior Food Researcher Consumer Rights 21 July 2014
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Blueberries

I regularly read news stories about the next superfood that will change my life, but are they really worth splashing out on? Find out how much you could save by swapping pricey superfoods for cheaper alternatives. (read more about cheaper superfoods...)

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Do you buy budget range food?

by , Senior Food Researcher Energy & Home 18 June 2014
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Food prices can

We’re planning an investigation later this year on the differences between supermarket budget, standard and premium food ranges and we want to hear your experiences. Are you buying more budget food? (more about budget food...)

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No more misleading health claims for one prebiotic

by , Senior Food Researcher Consumer Rights 4 June 2014
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Vitamin pills exploding

Last year we investigated health claims made by supplements and whether these claims were authorised. After we reported it to the ASA, a prebiotic powder has been told to stop making misleading health claims. (more about supplement health claims...)

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What’s really in your lamb takeaway?

by , Senior Food Researcher Consumer Rights 16 April 2014
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Food fraud

Our most recent investigation found 40% of lamb takeaways had been contaminated with other meats, with some containing no lamb at all. Shouldn’t we be able to trust the food we buy is what it says it is? (more about food fraud...)

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Are your cornflakes healthy?

by , Senior Food Researcher Energy & Home 25 February 2014
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Bowl of Cornflakes

You might not think of cornflakes as a sugary cereal, but seven of the 12 we tested contain two or more teaspoons per 100g. Do you think you're having a healthy start to the day when you tuck in to your cereal? (more about healthy cereals...)

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How safe is your food?

by , Senior Food Researcher Consumer Rights 14 January 2014
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A dirty plate with knife and fork

One year on from the horsemeat scandal have food standards changed? Our latest investigation reveals there’s a huge variation in standards as we highlight the best and poorest performing local authorities… (more about food hygiene ratings..)

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Are breakfast biscuits a good start to the day?

by , Senior Food Researcher Energy & Home 17 December 2013
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Breakfast biscuits

Are breakfast biscuits a good option for your morning meal? Or are you kidding yourself if you think they are? We compared them to breakfast cereals and even everyday Digestive biscuits... (more about breakfast biscuits...)

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Toddler milk versus cow’s milk – should parents pay the price?

by , Senior Food Researcher Energy & Home 21 August 2013
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Toddler drinking milk from a bottle

We’ve found that parents could unwittingly be spending up to £593 a year on toddler milks that their child doesn't really need. With cow’s milk coming in at a fraction of the price would you make the switch? (more toddler milk...)

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Bangers and burgers – what are they really made of?

by , Senior Food Researcher Consumer Rights 14 June 2013
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Sausages on a barbecue

We’ve been investigating which meat products offer the best value for money per kilo of meat. But some labelling of products sold on deli counters is at risk – do you want to know exactly what you're getting? (more about meat product labelling...)

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Are celebrity chefs feeding our fat habit?

by , Senior Food Researcher Energy & Home 2 May 2013
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A chef offering a chocolate cake

Hundreds of celebrity chef recipes have been found to contain high levels of saturated fat. Are the chefs to blame for unhealthy eating, or should we take more responsibility for the food we cook? (more about fatty celebrity chef recipes...)

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Do you follow the five-second rule?

by , Senior Food Researcher Energy & Home 4 April 2013
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A plate of spaghetti dropped on a carpet

If you drop a piece of food on the floor, do you quickly pick it up and eat it? Or do you throw it away? If you eat it,  you’re a follower of the five-second rule. But is the five-second rule really true? (more about the five-second rule...)

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Horsemeat scandal: has it changed your shopping habits?

by , Senior Food Researcher Consumer Rights 13 March 2013
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Six in 10 people have changed their shopping habits

Shoppers have told us their trust in the food industry has dropped by a quarter since the horsemeat scandal broke. Has the episode made you think twice about the food you buy? (more about the horsemeat scandal...)

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Food labels – do we need calories and kilojoules?

by , Senior Food Researcher Consumer Rights 29 January 2013
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A food label showing calories

Most of us know how to work with calories. I know I can consume around 2,000 kcal a day as a woman, and that men are recommended 2,500 on average. So will a law to add kilojoules to packaging confuse shoppers? (more about calories and kilojoules...)

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