I read with disgust that I live in one of the pilot areas for the ""Food Police,"" these people will be employed on behalf of our local council by a private contractor at the rate of Â£8.50 per hour. These people will knock on people's doors offering advice about sell by dates, best before dates, waste management and the importance of eating a proper diet. In respect of eating a proper diet and the importance, I thought thats one of the things our health care professionals did.
I do my best to eat healthy but consider my kitchen and my eating habits to be my business and that of any health care professional that looks after me. Its bad enough that every time I use a council service I am expected to fill out a form, stating colour, race, religion and sexuality, information that would be held on a government database. Is nothing private anymore! It sickenings me more that my council are willing to waste money on such a service when they complain that they can not afford various services within Social Services and therefore there are many people in my community suffering, ie. lack of personal care, not enough ""Home Helps."" Familes with severely disabled children with little support. It was only a short while ago many of our rural schools were under threat of closure, due to financial pressure, and wanting to make the local education system more cost effective. And yet Herefordshire Council can find find the money to fund this ""Food Police"" scheme.
What next, you are enjoying a family celebration in a local restaurant, and the Food Police come in and check the menu, and advise you on your choice. I can't see that happening, Restaurant Owners would be up in arms and quite rightly so!