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A No Nonsense Christmas Menu has been put together by the Trading Standards Institute to explain some of the most common terms used to describe dishes, such as 'traditional', 'home made' and 'fresh'.

Food and nutrition lead officer Corinne Lowe said: 'People should watch out for terms used not only on food labels in supermarkets, but also on menus when they are eating out. 

'Trading standards officers do carry out checks to make sure restaurants don’t get carried away describing their meals and mislead consumers.'

Read TSI's No Nonsense Christmas Menu press release