Stupid food labels

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Praise, Vent & Warnings
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Praise, Vent & Warnings
Just opened a jar of rollmops from Lidl - on the side of the jar, it says it contains fish! I would never have known!
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  • A bag of peanuts - warning label says 'Contains Peanuts' actually suprised it didnt warn you about the salt content!
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    A bag of peanuts - warning label says 'Contains Peanuts' actually suprised it didnt warn you about the salt content!

    LOL the best one I saw was on a packet of peanuts saying "May contain nuts", well I bloody hope so as its peanuts.
    Everyones opinion is the most important.....no wonder nothing is ever agreed on.
  • My Brother manufactures Peanut Brittle...the local trading standard morons have instructed him that future labels must contain the message...'May contain nuts'...God help us all.
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    raebhoop wrote: »
    My Brother manufactures Peanut Brittle...the local trading standard morons have instructed him that future labels must contain the message...'May contain nuts'...God help us all.

    Nanny State Britain though, how many muppets with a nut allergy will end up suing as a nut bar doesn't say it "May Contain Nuts".
    Everyones opinion is the most important.....no wonder nothing is ever agreed on.
  • Well, peanuts are not nuts, they are legumes, so it is warning you that there may be nuts or nuttraces in this legume (ie not nut) product.
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    (on the bottom of tesco tiramisu) 'do not turn upside down.'

    oops, too late!
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  • Okay so these are not food labels but still very amusing;

    "Do not attempt to stop the blade with your hand." -- In the manual for a Swedish chainsaw.

    "Beware! To touch these wires is instant death. Anyone found doing so will be prosecuted." -- On a sign at a railroad station.

    "Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly." -- On a child sized Superman costume.
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    not a food label, but on some tablets prescribed to my Westie dog it stated in large letters:
    May cause drowsiness do not drive or operate heavy machinery

    I didn't lend him the car that day ;)
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    What about those bottles that say "Shake before using" I was shaking so much I couldn't open the bottle:rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

    Also, I came along a sign last week that said,"Dogs must be carried" Do you know, I couldn't find a bl**dy dog anywhere":rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
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    That is because many vets use human drugs as they're cheaper. There were plans to try and stop this practice by the drug companies so they could charge three times as much for "species specific" drugs... never caught on though!
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