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Letters Advisory food labels

Clarity is necessary and only three labels may be needed

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 08 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7209
  1. James C Watts, consultant1
  1. 1East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
  1. jwatts{at}

As the father of two teenagers with immunologically confirmed nut allergy, I agree that more clarity is needed in the labelling of food products.1 The problem is not whether labels promote “risk taking” behaviour but whether they are clear and unambiguous, …

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