Next time you're in Costabucks and you see a man in a white coat putting a probe into the froth on his cappuccino don't be too surprised as he's most likely a man from the Ministry!
Once again they're at it in Brussels and pretty soon everyone's going to be foaming at the mouth.
Italy has launched an attack on other EU Nations who sell a version of their frothy cuppa, and woe betide if the bubbles contravene tight new guidelines.
In much the same way as only cheese that comes from the picturesque village of Dairylea in Manchester can be called Dairylea, then cappuccino bubbles must account for at least 9/10ths of the overall depth of drink thus ensuring that customers are ripped off to the maximum and that they are essentially paying for fresh air.
A spokesman for Italy said:
"Yes we are behind this legislation 100% because we know when we're onto a good thing and we don't want it loused up! Capice my friend? Or else maybe you'd like to sleep with the fishes. No?
Upon hearing this thinly veiled threat our reporter legged it and is currently in hiding.