Getting to the heart of truth

I refer to the article in which you stated that Mars “courted controversy after claiming on packets of M&M’s that its chocolate contains high amounts of polythenols, which can cut heart disease” (MW December 7).

This statement is not an accurate report of Mars’ activities.

Accordingly, we have written to the Joint Health Claims Initiative to inform them of the true position.

Josephine M Willis

External Science & Health Affairs manager, Europe

Mars

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