Ye Olde Oak Foods has defended itself against Labour MP Mary Creagh’s attack on its Mr Greedy Mini Hot Dogs.
Creagh, who is currently pushing a Children’s Food Bill that calls for restrictions on the marketing of processed food, brought attention to the product at last month’s Labour Party conference. She said it was unsuitable to feature a cartoon character aimed at kids because of its high salt content.
Ye Olde Oak Foods has responded by revealing that the product has already been reformulated and repackaged.
General sales manager David Coles said the product no longer carried the Mr Greedy character as the licence holder had removed it from processed foods. Since March, a revamped Mini Hot Dogs product had taken its place - with half the salt content and with MSG removed, he said.