Friday, February 23, 2007

"a day without chocolate is a day without sunshine"

Apparently. I'm not convinced, but that might be because I'm not a woman.

I do know that it's quite a popular thing to give up for Lent though. I haven't, but I wonder how many of you have?

I see that Cadbury's have done their bit to reduce the tempation by recalling a lot of their products again. Typically I am slightly behind with the times but I will share my opinions on the issue nonetheless. I was thinking about the recall earlier, as you do, and thinking that this really is bureacracy gone mad, to coin a phrase.

If I have understood it correctly, it is all to do with the fact that the chocolate in question has not been labelled properly ; specifically it lacks a nut allergy warning. Now, forgive me if I am wrong, but if you had purchased said chocolate and heard about the recall you would now be aware of the potential risk. Returning the chocolate for a correctly labelled replacement would do nothing to change the fact that if you're allergic to nuts then eating it might not be a good idea. In fact, it would acheive nothing bar some unnecessary wastage and some extra costs for Cadbury's.

Brilliant.

4 comments:

Tim said...

It is a sad fact that due to modern diets, the mere smell of nuts can send those who are extremely allergic to nuts into a very bad reaction. Thus, let us not imagine what it would do to said sufferers if they ate such a produft. Surely you are not weighing up lives against a product recall?

JP said...

No, of course I'm not weighing up lives against a product recall.

I'm just questioning the need for a recall over a general advertisement saying that "these products contain nuts". After all if you hear the recall notices you'd have heard such an advertisement.

Anonymous said...

I've given up chocolate for lent. And cheese! I think it's actually going to be harder with the cheese than the chocolate!
Maria

JP said...

Mmmm cheese. There's a good suggestion for something to give up for Lent. I too would find it harder than chocolate, that's for sure.

Do I presume that your internet is working again, Maria?