Blog: “You don’t give a baby booze”
Catherine Sleep | 24 March 2004
Tesco is recruiting pregnant women as wine tasters, because the company believes they have demonstrated a more finely honed sense of taste and smell. This makes me a little uneasy.
Several members of the retailer’s wine team are currently pregnant, and all have reported a more pronounced sense of taste. The company is keen to deploy them and other pregnant wine tasters to help sniff out the best wines for its customers.
Experts are divided on the effects of small amounts of alcohol on unborn children, and alcohol during pregnancy is not the complete taboo it once was. Nevertheless, some health experts including the Royal College of Physicians recommend that pregnant women play it safe by steering clear of alcohol altogether, as we don’t really know what a safe level of alcohol consumption is.
Far be it from me to dictate to any woman her response in the face of unclear medical advice, but it does seem odd that Tesco should be encouraging pregnant women to consume alcohol. Yes, they’ll probably spit rather than swallow but wine and pregnant women still seem a somewhat odd pairing.
A new report by the Soil Association has highlighted a lack of healthy lunch options at the cafes of some of the UK's most prestigious visitor attractions....
The BBC turned to just-food today for insight on the price dispute between Tesco and Unilever....
Just weeks after buying UK turkey processor Bernard Matthews from administration, food tycoon Ranjit Boparan has struck a similar deal....
- Nestle India grows with global, digital innovation
- Analysis: Tyson's shrewd investment in Beyond Meat
- How Nestle tackles Indian challenges - interview
- Thailand: convenience to continue to thrive
- Lamb Weston goes it alone: six things to learn
- Mars launches Maltesers in the US
- Bel takes majority stake in MOM Group
- Campbell backs US nutrition start-up Habit
- Mondelez focuses on margins as sales slip
- Nestle's Buitoni to remove GMOs
- The Big 15: Strategies and Priorities of Top Packaged Food Players in Comparison
- Omega-3 in Food and Beverage:Time for a Reboot?
- Packaged Food: Quarterly Statement Q3 2016
- Global Food Packaging: Innovating for Greater Convenience and Quality Image
- Meat Processing in China - Industry Market Research Report