THeresa May is opposed to the advice of the food standards monitoring body admitting that she removes the mold on top of the jam and eats the jam underneath.

The premier revealed that she hoped the jams would last longer during a discussion with Cabinet ministers on reducing food waste.

Once the mold was removed, Ms. May said the rest of the jam was "perfectly edible". She added that food should not necessarily be kept if it had passed its expiry date.

The Prime Minister's council has been supported by some of its own ministers. Liz Truss, the secretary general of the Treasury, said she was going to scratch the mold to eat jam.

Health Minister Matt Hancock added that Ms. May was …