It was a tweet from Eamonn Butler of the Adam Smith Institute which read:
"Welcomes the HP revolt. Today's ruling elites don't pass laws, just threaten to if you don't accept their values."
that led me to this article which appears in My Food, My Choice:
"It’s possible that Heinz caved to growing pressure from nanny state activists who are calling for population wide salt reduction as part of a larger anti-obesity effort. But, it should be clear from this case that when government overreaches and acts before there is proven evidence to support their decision, there will be unintended consequences: Heinz made the changes after signing up to the Coalition Government’s Responsibility Deal, which aims to reduce salt used by food manufacturers........"
Which, in turn, calls to mind another quotation:
"What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don't like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don't expect freedom to survive very long."