Letter: The politics of food

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Sir: Food producers are only required to itemise on the label those ingredients that make up more than 25 per cent of the product. We aren't really sure what we are eating even if we do take the trouble to scrutinise labels.

Will the new Food Standards Agency have the strength to overcome objections from the powerful foods lobby to ensure all ingredients are listed so that consumers can make an informed choice about the food they eat?

This will be the acid test that the FSA is free from food producers' influence and manipulation and that it is putting the consumer first.

NIGEL BEDROCK

London SW16

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