MAN, I SHOULD never blog in haste. After all my waxing lyrical about M&S, turns out their allergen labelling isn’t so perfect after all.
Off we trotted to buy some bread for a picnic tomorrow: after checking and cross referencing each of the egg free, nut free and sesame free lists on the M&S website I had settled on the ‘supersoft’ white as being our safe option.
Then what do we find in store, on the supersoft loaf? This:
Even more confusingly, the supersoft white had the sesame warning, while the ‘supersoft white’ with crusts cut off didn’t:
Maybe all the sesame’s in the edges?
Of course, there’s a disclaimer on the M&S site that notes “recipes may change from time to time” so “check the ingredient list… at the time of purchase”. The thing is, what’s the point of keeping such seemingly comprehensive allergen lists if they can’t be updated? How hard can it be to update one list if a recipe changes? I can do it for £50 a pop if they need help.
And when what’s in store differs so drastically from what’s claimed online, it sets the worry wheels whirring in my head and I wonder: which piece of information is actually correct? Has someone made a mistake in the labelling? And if they’ve made a mistake, how can I have the confidence that all the other labels are as they should be?
Honestly, I am so BORED of complaining about labels and checking labels and querying labels. Imagine what else I could do with all that time spent. *thinks of a pub, and a big glass of wine*