Sir; We agree the nutrient profiling campaign does indeed come up with some odd results. But I am amazed that The Grocer should choose to knock white bread, which has substantial nutritional value. It is low in fat, is a significant source of dietary protein and a good source of energy for children. In addition to B vitamins, it also provides about 10% of dietary calcium and iron, essential nutrients especially for growing kids.

It is also a significant source of dietary fibre, especially the loaves that include a proportion of wholemeal white wheat. Just because wholemeal and wholegrain breads rightly have an excellent reputation does not mean white bread is bad - just different; there is room for both in a balanced diet.

n The Editor writes:

Indeed, but the FSA is ignoring balanced diet and judging all foods in isolation.