IT SEEMS that despite our best efforts as consumers, we are still constantly being misled by food manufacturers.

Encouraged to read labels and ensure we know what we are eating, we are now told that only around seven per cent of information supplied on the back of packaging tells the true story of what is contained therein – another good reason to buy more fresh, non-packaged foods, but we all know that sometimes this is not possible or desirable. All we can do is be aware and be wary, after all we don’t need the chocolate companies to tell us how much fat, sugar and, therefore, calories are in a bar of their lovely products. What we do need, is to remind ourselves that eating sensibly is the best way.