It’s been a quiet week for food and drink in the papers – and that continues today... aside from the Financial Times, which has news of trouble for Swiss chocolate giant Lindt, especially in the US.

The pink pages also looks at whether Waitrose risks diluting its reputation for quality with the launch of its ‘Essential’ range of cheap staples. And there’s news of a win for French bistro owners after a lengthy battle with the European Union to get VAT on meals cut.

Two international titans are set to meet at Jamie Oliver’s London eatery Fifteen – the great man is set to entertain President Obama on his UK visit, according to the Daily Mail. Less excitingly, Gordon Brown will also be there.

Oliver, the patron saint of school dinners, will likely be interested in today’s debate in The Times about the ‘secret police’ monitoring kids’ snacking habits between classes…