For several years now, people have known about the dangers of dairy products. Although there are plenty of positive reasons to consume dairy products… many people have been choosing all the wrong ones! Now the British government is considering placing WARNING LABELS on particular pieces of dairy products (similar to warning labels found on cigarettes).
” Popular dairy foods like cheese and butter could soon have to carry cigarette-style warnings in a bid to slash Britain’s soaring levels of obesity and heart disease, according to reports.
The hard-hitting government health warnings would be aimed at urging people to cut down on the amount of saturated fat they eat and make their favourite dairy products an occasional treat rather than regular part of their everyday diet.
But the controversial crackdown is set to spark a furious outcry from the dairy industry as it could target a range of regular snack staples such as cheese sandwiches and buttered toast which watchdogs warn are high in saturated fats.
The Grocer says that the food watchdog is also considering asking manufacturers of products high in saturated fat, such as cheese and butter, to put cigarette-style warnings on packs which would urge consumers to eat such products in moderation or as a rare treat (credit)”
Keep in mind that these labels are ONLY placed on foods that contain high amounts of saturated fats. However, if warning labels don’t keep people from smoking…. chances are labels on your food won’t keep you from eating it either!