Stupid Labelling On Foods (Humourous Thread)

PoochJD

Well-known Member
Hi,

Partly to appease Woodywizz, who is claiming that there's no funny threads in General Chat at the moment, but also because I thought this was an interesting and humourous observation, this thread has been created.

We all know that foods nowadays, have labelling on them, explaining their contents and what is considered good to eat, okay to eat, or something that should only be eaten occasionally. And there is also the other system of food labelling, that says if you eat X amount of a specific food item, that it will contain X amount of salt, X amount of sugar, and X amount of fat, or whatever other ingredients that might harm you.

There's just one minor problem...

I bought a small bag of Grated Parmesan Cheese, containing 50g of the stuff. On the front, it said that if I were to eat 50g of it, I'd be consuming X amount of salt, X amount of fat, and X amount of whatever else it said. My question is this:

What kind of stupid moronic individual, would genuinely consider eating one entire packet of Parmesan Cheese in one sitting?! :eek: :confused: :rotfl:

Has anyone else noted any kinds of dumb food labelling, like this?


Pooch
 

Pat_C

Novice Member
On a related point, why is it that almost everything may contain traces of nuts these days? Have these large food producers only got one chopping board? :)
 

PoochJD

Well-known Member
Hi,

I like the one that says my can of tuna may contain fish! I should bloody well hope it does! :rotfl: I don't expect to find anything other than fishy tuna inside the can.


Pooch
 

Skiprat

Novice Member
Saw an egg box at my mums once that said either "may contain egg" or "contains egg" :D

Well i'll be....

Skippy
 

GETanner

Active Member
No forgetting the classic "Contains Peanuts" on a jar of Waitrose Crunchy Peanut Butter (96% Peanuts is listed in ingredients).

Has a bloody great big "Peanut Butter" label in the front of the Jar.

Why?
 

stuart1976

Well-known Member
You get the same with Snickers - "Product may contain nuts" - REALLY!!!!:eek:

I like the advert on TV for Dr Oatker Authentic Italian Pizza - Made in Germany.:rotfl::rotfl:

My missus bought a Heinz All-Day Breakfast in a can thing once, I read the ingredients and I'm sure one of them was "immatation bacon slice". :p:p:p
 

bongo123

Active Member
We have an orange juice over here in norn iron, Dale Farm that has in bold writing on the front "No added colorings or preservatives, just 100% orange juice" or something to that effect, check round the back on the ingredients list and it says includes colorings and preservatives!!!??? i mean ***, i know the Irish have a rep for doing some dumb things, but this takes the biscuit.
 

Member 6435

Well-known Member
Afternoon

Sorry - its not food but it does relate to labelling. Probably an urban myth but 'apparently' thousands of deoderant sticks had to be removed from sale years ago as the instructions on the packaging were 'Remove top and push up bottom' :eek:

Regards

Alastair:hiya:
 

RugbyAl

Well-known Member
You get the same with Snickers - "Product may contain nuts" - REALLY!!!!:eek:

Actually, the peanut is a nut only in the culinary sense, it's actually a member of the Legume family and therefore is not botanically a nut! (thanks QI).

Yes, I am great fun on a nightout......:lesson:
 

butleri

Novice Member
Back on the subject of nuts in products - do you not think it would be more stupid if products that may contain traces of nuts say 'may contain nuts' but products that contain ACTUAL nuts didn't?? Yes it is bleeding obvious that a pack of salted peanuts contains trace of nuts but if everything else has to say that why shouldn't an actual packet of nuts etc?
 

WibXL

Well-known Member
I once bought a pack of non alcoholic lager and and on the back of the bottles it said please drink responsivly. I ignored it obviously and drank ALL four bottles the same night.
 

Jenn

Novice Member
Once on the bottom of the packaging of some sort of pudding (can't remember exactly what) it said "Don't turn upside down".

Now you tell me ?!!!
 

Marky1973

Well-known Member
Came across a packet of Quorn or some other similar meat subsitute which had the warning on the bottom:

"This product is packed in an enivronment where nuts are handled."

Think there might be a serious health and safety issue there.....
Also not food related, but my Krooklock in my car, has a label that reminds you to "remove before driving away".......that'll be why i crashed then.....
 

Pat_C

Novice Member
Yes it is bleeding obvious that a pack of salted peanuts contains trace of nuts but if everything else has to say that why shouldn't an actual packet of nuts etc?
Because as you suggest, it is bleeding obvious that nuts contain nuts. In fact the very reason that nuts are called nuts is in order that most people will realise this :)

It does make sense for non-nut products that may not be expected to contain nuts though, considering how many people are allergic to them - sometimes with a very unpleasant reaction I understand.

But I still don't see how traces of nuts seem to get into every nook and cranny of the food industry. It seems there is room for tightened procedures in the nut handling department.
 

Pat_C

Novice Member
I once bought a pack of non alcoholic lager and and on the back of the bottles it said please drink responsivly. I ignored it obviously and drank ALL four bottles the same night.
You reckless binge sipper :)
 

Mep

Well-known Member
I once bought a pack of non alcoholic lager and and on the back of the bottles it said please drink responsivly. I ignored it obviously and drank ALL four bottles the same night.
in response to what?? :D
 

Jenn

Novice Member
But I still don't see how traces of nuts seem to get into every nook and cranny of the food industry. It seems there is room for tightened procedures in the nut handling department.
It's probably to do with additives that maybe come from nuts and may cause the allergic reaction?
 

Bilbob

Well-known Member
The nut thing: It's not that the product may actually come into direct contact with nuts, it is that they cannot be arsed to ensure every trace has been removed from the production area, that the people making the packaging haven't had nuts for lunch, etc etc etc... It's basically a 'cover my arse' statement. ie, we don't know for 100% certain it doesn't, so we'll say it might.
 

WibXL

Well-known Member

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