Milk. “Contains milk”.

by Walter Olson on March 31, 2009

Flickr user IWouldStay (Creative Commons, some rights reserved) snapped this one on a milk jug in the U.K.: milkcontainsmilk

Related, earlier (chocolate milk).


1 Katie 03.31.09 at 1:33 pm

Like the peanut butter jar that says “contains peanuts”.

I suppose if this is a comprehensive law, saying that anything containing milk must be labelled as such, it’s a pretty innocuous one. Unlike others I know.

2 Xmas 03.31.09 at 1:53 pm

Isn’t the UK on the Metric system? 2.272 liters (4 pints) don’t look like no metric sized bottle to me.

3 BG 03.31.09 at 2:45 pm

I wonder when the warning label will look exactly like the ingredient list. Right now the only things left off the warning label are the ingredients you can’t pronounce.

4 PhilG 03.31.09 at 4:49 pm

Interesting that it says “suitable for vegetarians”. If it were in the United States, some lawyer would file a class action against that company on behalf of vegans who don’t eat or drink dairy products.

5 k 03.31.09 at 5:35 pm

Maybe UK labeling laws – despite the silliness of this particular case – are enforced better than they are here.

I reshelf all too many food products that contain some form of soy – soy oil, soy lecithin, soy whatever – that are not labeled “Warning: Contains soy (milk, wheat, peanuts, and whatever else is mandated)”.

OK, next time I’m at the grocery, I’ll pick up a package of tofu or edamame and see if it says “Warning: Contains soy”.

6 Jonathan Bailey 03.31.09 at 10:14 pm

XMAS, It’s probably an Imperial pint; 20 oz., not 16.

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