UK: Heinz baked beans, spaghetti shapes to count as ‘vegetables’ in daily intake guidelines
Health experts were astounded today [Thursday] to learn that baked beans and canned spaghetti shapes in tomato sauce can now count towards the recommended daily intake of five portions of fruit and vegetables. Backed by the Department of Health, the British Dietetic Association (BDA) has given food manufacturer Heinz the green light to label more than 70 canned food products as counting towards the recommended portions. Considering that many of the products in question contain high levels of salt, sugar and fat, specialists in heart disease are appalled.
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