Some manufacturers are abusing labelling legislation by finding ways around it, according to the Co-operative Group. General manager of retail brands Wendy Wrigley says: "We published a report called the Lie of the Label. These are ways in which people fulfil the letter of the law, but not the spirit." The report highlights what the group describes as the seven deadly sins of labelling, including: the use of illusion, to suggest something is what it isn't; the half truth, which tells shoppers only what's been left out of the product, for example 98% fat free; and the bluff, which claims something is out of the ordinary when, in fact, it's perfectly normal, such as dried pasta being free from preservative when all dried pasta must be free from preservative by law. {{FEATURES }}