Modern Life is Good-ish

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:11 pm

I have a morning routine which involves getting a newspaper & making my way to the café for a coffee & a muffin.

My muffin of choice is "walnut & banana" as described on the wrapper.

The list of ingredients has included banana flavouring & walnuts, & there's "may contain nuts" warning.

I just noticed today that the description has now been shortened to simply read 'banana' & the reference to walnuts has been left out of the list of ingredients & the warning about nuts is also missing.

What is strange is that the actual muffin remains unchanged, with the walnuts clearly still present !

Did they intend to drop the nuts, due to allergy problems, & had new wrappers printed, only to realise that they had a warehouse full of walnuts & decided to use them up first before changing the ingredients ?

I think I should be told !
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby John » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:24 pm

Colin B wrote:I have a morning routine which involves getting a newspaper & making my way to the café for a coffee & a muffin.

My muffin of choice is "walnut & banana" as described on the wrapper.

The list of ingredients has included banana flavouring & walnuts, & there's "may contain nuts" warning.

I just noticed today that the description has now been shortened to simply read 'banana' & the reference to walnuts has been left out of the list of ingredients & the warning about nuts is also missing.

What is strange is that the actual muffin remains unchanged, with the walnuts clearly still present !

Did they intend to drop the nuts, due to allergy problems, & had new wrappers printed, only to realise that they had a warehouse full of walnuts & decided to use them up first before changing the ingredients ?

I think I should be told !

In light of what happened to Natasha Ednan-Laperouse after eating a Pret A Manger sandwich, they should be aware of Natasha's Law which is due to come into force in a couple of years (why does it take 2 years?).

https://news.sky.com/story/natashas-law ... h-11748385

Who is the muffin supplier?

I think THEY should be told, and you're the man to do it, Colin. You could be saving a life.

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:26 pm

John wrote:In light of what happened to Natasha Ednan-Laperouse after eating a Pret A Manger sandwich, they should be aware of Natasha's Law which is due to come into force in a couple of years (why does it take 2 years?).

https://news.sky.com/story/natashas-law ... h-11748385

Who is the muffin supplier?

I think THEY should be told, and you're the man to do it, Colin. You could be saving a life.



It's an odd coincidence that I should report my 'muffin' anecdote on the very day the news breaks about the new law [which I hadn't read when I posted].

I've pointed out the anomaly to the cafe staff.
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby John » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:40 pm

Colin B wrote:
John wrote:In light of what happened to Natasha Ednan-Laperouse after eating a Pret A Manger sandwich, they should be aware of Natasha's Law which is due to come into force in a couple of years (why does it take 2 years?).

https://news.sky.com/story/natashas-law ... h-11748385

Who is the muffin supplier?

I think THEY should be told, and you're the man to do it, Colin. You could be saving a life.



It's an odd coincidence that I should report my 'muffin' anecdote on the very day the news breaks about the new law [which I hadn't read when I posted].

I've pointed out the anomaly to the cafe staff.

What did they say?

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:52 pm

Colin B wrote:I've pointed out the anomaly to the cafe staff.
John wrote:What did they say?


"That's odd !"
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby John » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:51 pm

Colin B wrote:
Colin B wrote:I've pointed out the anomaly to the cafe staff.
John wrote:What did they say?


"That's odd !"

I'm sure that's not a defence if someone dies.

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:23 pm

Colin B wrote:I've pointed out the anomaly to the cafe staff.
John wrote:What did they say?
Colin B wrote:"That's odd !"
John wrote:I'm sure that's not a defence if someone dies.



They'll claim the labelling responsibility is with the supplier.
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Suspicious Minds » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:37 am

The explicit mention of ‘nuts’ has been interpreted as sexually inappropriate?!
Don't take yourself too seriously ;-)

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby John » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:06 am

Colin B wrote:
Colin B wrote:I've pointed out the anomaly to the cafe staff.
John wrote:What did they say?
Colin B wrote:"That's odd !"
John wrote:I'm sure that's not a defence if someone dies.



They'll claim the labelling responsibility is with the supplier.

I'm sure that's not a defence if someone dies.

As an aside, Indian restaurants now have to advise customers if there are ingredients in their food that customers might be allergic to. I guess this is the same for all restaurants. One of my daughters has a nut allergy and we always ask restaurants about the ingredients if there's any doubt, and they bring out an information sheet. They still have a disclaimer that says they won't take responsibility though if the customer re-acts to any ingredients.

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:48 pm

Update:

Evidence:


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I've e-mailed them pointing out the danger of their labelling.
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby John » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:12 pm

Colin B wrote:Update:

Evidence:


Muffin - Red .JPGMuffin Wrapper - 003.jpg

I've e-mailed them pointing out the danger of their labelling.

Excellent, thank you. Keep us posted please.


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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Mountain Mist » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:35 pm

Good on you Colin.

Perhaps the sellers of the muffins, stupidly, tried to save money, by using less words, (to their own detriment).

I noticed in the last few months that For Sale signs and For Rent signs now are just "Sale" or "Rent".

Seems a bit rude to me.

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:18 am

Update - 22nd July, 2019:

My e-mail had no response from them, but they have changed things.

Their Banana & Walnut Muffin used to have a 'may contain nuts' warning & list walnuts in the ingredients.

Then they dropped all reference to the nuts:

Muffin Wrapper - 002 [Crop].jpg


But the walnuts were obviously still present.

I e-mailed them pointing this out as being a serious danger to the public.

Today, I see they've amended the list of ingredients & now mention the nuts again:

Banana Muffin 001.jpg


Progress, I guess, but still no warning !
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby John » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:57 pm

Colin B wrote:Update - 22nd July, 2019:

My e-mail had no response from them, but they have changed things.

Their Banana & Walnut Muffin used to have a 'may contain nuts' warning & list walnuts in the ingredients.

Then they dropped all reference to the nuts:

Muffin Wrapper - 002 [Crop].jpg

But the walnuts were obviously still present.

I e-mailed them pointing this out as being a serious danger to the public.

Today, I see they've amended the list of ingredients & now mention the nuts again:

Banana Muffin 001.jpg

Progress, I guess, but still no warning !

I might just phone them.

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:44 pm

Remember that Melting Pot song from 1969 from Blue Mink ?

It was a UK No.3.

The lyric calls for world harmony & peace by fusing all the different races together in a great big Melting Pot !

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In 2019, it's been banned by radio regulator Ofcom for radio plays because the song’s lyrics were considered “offensive”.

Herbie Flowers, who played bass in the group, has protested about the ban.

Here's the article:

- Blue Mink Song banned on radio
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