"Healthy" Irish Cheeses Spared in Advertising Ban
As reported yesterday, a planned ban on advertising cheese products to children as a national health initiative in Ireland has attracted controversy:
Today, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland announced that they would allow cheese products high in calcium with lower rates of saturated fat, like string cheese, cheese triangles, and brie, to continue to advertise to children as a compromise.
It says cheese slices, cheddar, parmesan, edam, gouda and feta cheese should all be on the banned list before the 9pm watershed because they contain unhealthy levels of fat and/or salt.
However cheese strings, light cheese triangles, brie and low-fat cheddar get the green light because they're high in calcium and relatively low in saturated fat and salt.