Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Haggis hankering hampered

The Guardian

By Donald MacLeod

Scotland's national dish has been ranked alongside chicken nuggets and turkey twizzlers in the government's fight against childhood obesity, in guidelines published this week.
Praised by the poet Robert Burns as the "great chieftain o the puddin'-race", haggis has fallen foul of nutritionists, who say its "honest, sonsie face" hides a high fat and salt content unsuitable for small Scots. Haggis producers are outraged, insisting that its natural ingredients, such as lamb's liver and heart, onions and oatmeal, put it in a different category from mere burgers.

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