Last November I pointed out a piece of nonsensical bureacracy in Wales, when a sausage producer was told he couldn't call his products 'dragon sausages' because they didn't contain any dragons. Well, the Trading Standards Agency has done it again! Val Temple runs a bakery in Dorset and for 18 years she has been selling novelty pastries, decorated with sugar pigs, frogs and robins and she calls them 'pig tarts' and 'frog tarts' and 'robin tarts'. She also sells a special cake that she calls 'Paradise cake.' Any problems so far? Have you guessed what the trading standards officer has told her? She can't call them those names any more because the silly people of Dorset (I'm being sarcastic, I know you are all normal really) might think the tarts contain pigs and frogs and robins and, let's face it, that cake never came from Paradise! Read it here.
So what else will trading standards officers be looking out for around the country? Send in your suggestions and we'll keep them busy as they are obviously seriously under-employed. How about turkish delight that doesn't come from Turkey, or 'death by chocolate' cake that doesn't kill you? It doesn't have to be food, any misleading labels will do.