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Sains­bury’s, which was forced to is­sue a grov­el­ling apol­ogy for post­ing free bars of dark choco­late to its re­ward card hold­ers. Dozens of cus­tomers com­plained that when the pro­mo­tional choco­lates landed on their door­mats, the bars were gob­bled up by their dogs, who fell ill as a re­sult. Choco­late con­tains theo­bromine, which is toxic to dogs. Sea bathers, who were ad­vised to wear full-body­suits when swim­ming off the south coast, af­ter a swarm of po­ten­tially deadly Por­tuguese man O’ war jel­ly­fish washed up on its shores. The Ma­rine Con­ser­va­tion So­ci­ety said the in­fes­ta­tion – caused by storms in the At­lantic – was the largest since 2003. Par­ents, with re­ports that that chil­dren’s favourite – pesto pasta – con­tains more salt than a Mcdon­ald’s ham­burger. The av­er­age serv­ing con­tains 1.5g of salt, equiv­a­lent to half the daily al­lowance for four- to six-year-olds; a stan­dard Mcdon­ald’s burger con­tains 1.2g.

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