Spa escapes prosecution over accusations its apple crumble could help reduce cancer risk

Luxury spa Champneys escapes prosecution over accusations it mislead guests by claiming its apple crumble could help reduce the risk of cancer

Champneys allegedly told guests its apply crumble could cut the risk of cancerWest Sussex council decided legal action not in the public interest at last minuteChain also accused of not detailing allergens in the food at its Forest Mere resort

A luxury spa accused of misleading guests by claiming its apple crumble could help reduce the risk of cancer escaped prosecution yesterday.

Bosses at Champneys were due to face 19 charges over their food but at the last minute West Sussex council decided legal action was not in the public interest.

The spa allegedly told its £230-a-night guests that the crumble could cut the risk of ‘cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes’.

Luxury spa Champneys were due to face charges over claims their food could help reduce the risk of cancer but at the last minute West Sussex council decided legal action was not in the public interest (file picture)

Visited by the Beckhams, Kylie Minogue and Dame Judi Dench, the chain was also accused of failing to detail allergens in the food at its Forest Mere resort in Liphook, Hampshire.

And it was charged with selling diners a vegan tofu pad Thai dish that contained milk and not informing guests it had a food hygiene rating of just two out of five. 



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