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Warnings on Doner Kebabs - 27/03/2009
 
Shame on the Sheep Industry for its Complicity in Objectionable Foods
1. A Nationwide survey by council food standards officers, sampling 494 doner kebabs, has been checking meat content, labelling, and nutritional value, and has reported its findings on the average kebab, which - without salad and sauces - contains

o 98% of the daily salt
o nearly 1000 calories
o 148% of the daily saturated fat

These calculations and warnings are based on recommendations by the Food Standards Agency and other health authorities (eg in the Change4Life campaign) on adoption of health lifestyles, which comprehend consumption of snacks and beverages - and, of course, of alcohol and of physical exercise.

2. LACORS, the Local Authority Coordinators of Regulatory Services, who carried out the survey, also report mislabeling of kebab meat, with meat species not declared or declared wrongly. In some instances pork was present in samples labeled as Halal.

(Recent claims for veggy pot noodles should not escape the Food Standards Agency's and LACORS that many meat-free junk foods must not escape criticism, which is specially relevant when such snacks appeal to children, whose parents and teachers should be exemplifying aversion to unhealthy lifestyles and the consequences of obesity in all age groups. In these matters recession and deflation carry wholesome corollaries, informed by desistance well informed from well-read and reliable labelling.)

3. VEGA's Portfolio of eating plans, recipes, and menus - now a growing and comprehensive resource for consumers, manufacturers, retailers, and the food-service industry - is pioneering an upbeat approach to these challenges.  
 
 

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