Bad week for:
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.