Ever ended up buying more food and drink than you intended? How did it happen? Our guest Heather Peace of Food Standards Scotland explains how ‘upsizing’ works.
As Christmas approaches, it’s sometimes easy to become swept up in the frenzy of present buying without checking details. Have you ever returned an item after a little more research?
The tragic recent death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse following a severe allergic reaction has raised urgent questions about food labelling. Do you think manufacturers should be doing more?
We all want to do more to help reduce the impact of plastic and other packaging in our environment – do you factor recycling in to your grocery shop?
Threats to withdraw it from sale were successfully fought off in the 1990s, but now there’s a new ‘sauce’ of concern for Heinz Salad Cream lovers. So how do you use this most British of condiments?
It’s British Sandwich Week! Did you know we buy more than 3.5 billion sandwiches a year? And that doesn’t include the ones we make at home. Let’s settle the question once and for all: what’s the best sandwich?
A review by Cambridge University has looked at whether providing calorie information in places that we eat at out at, such as in restaurants and cafes, has any impact on what we actually choose. Would having this information affect your decision?
Now here’s a challenge for you this weekend. Find the oldest store cupboard item in your kitchen. Once you’ve done that, think about it very carefully. Would you still eat it? What if it was out of date by over 18 years? (more on Best Before dates…)
They taste exactly the same as the fruit you’re used to – they’re just not orange. Would you put them in your shopping basket?
That Friday Feeling is in the air – and with it a craving for a big plate of fish and chips. But if you’re more of a scampi sort, can you really be sure about what it’s made of? (more on scampi ingredients…)
Over the last few days, people up and down the country have been sunning themselves and so vitamin D levels are the least of our worries. But, vitamin D is essential for healthy bones and joints, so how are you keeping your levels topped up?
Earlier this week a gluten-free passenger on a nine-hour flight was served up a solitary banana and a sachet of salt for his breakfast. Have you witnessed or experienced any dietary requirement fails?
Decomposing bags of salad, only 16p! Half a dozen roses, give or take a couple of browning blooms, just £5.50! A dented tin of bean for 13 pennies! Is there a limit to you perishable goods bargain hunting?
This week, six of the world’s largest food manufacturers announced that they will be launching a task force to look at developing a front-of-pack nutrition labelling scheme.
(more on new nutrition labelling scheme…)