Leading Article: Formula for fiasco

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Formula for fiasco

Just when you thought the Government had learnt its lesson over providing the public with information about food, it screws up all over again.

This time we know that nine leading brands of formula milk contain levels of phthalates about the "Tolerable Daily Intake". We know that the same levels of the chemical damaged the testicles of rats. Yet the Government expects us not to worry.

The worst insult is that the Government will not even tell us which brands are involved. It's a wonder Douglas Hogg hasn't borrowed a baby to force feed with formula milk for the cameras just to prove his point.