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Did You Know, March 30, 2016

Published on Mar 30 2016 8:23 AM

Did You Know, March 30, 2016

Did you know… Irn-Bru maker AG Barr has announced it will substantially reduce the amount of sugar in its products ahead of the introduction of the British government’s tax on sugary drinks? RTE.ie reports that the reformulation will help minimise the financial impact of the levy on the Scottish company.

Did you know… Lozenge brand Fisherman’s Friend has named Louth’s Cooley Peninsula Men’s Shed as the winner of its first Shed Series competition, which took place this week at the National Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire? The Men’s Shed movement was created to develop community spaces for men to talk about issues like health and well-being.

Did you know… A study by Vape Business Ireland has found that more than half of consumers would like to see more advertisements for e-cigarettes 'in places like shops, billboards, leaflets and brochures', encouraging adult smokers to switch to said devices? The survey of 1,159 was carried out by Amarach Research and supported by Nicocigs, part of Philip Morris.

Did you know… French newspaper Le Figaro ran a piece this month with a headline translating as 'Irish beef seduces the best French tables’? The paper said that Irish beef has built a reputation for excellence by working with Michelin starred chefs, rather than trying to compete with big brands head on.

Did you know… Luxury Dublin foodhall Fallon & Byrne has returned to profit, with its turnover for last year rising by 19.2%? The group reported a pre-tax profit of €119,365 for the year ending June 2015, while just a year before, it had seen losses of €166,432.

Did you know… Aldi has unveiled a range of garden products as part of its special buys from 7 April? The line up includes aluminium furniture from between €29.99 and €59.99, as well as accessories like cushion sets for €15.99 and placemats for €6.99. The retailer is also offering a three burner gas barbeque for €129.99.

Did you know… Sancta Maria Nursing Home in Co Meath received an exclusive baking lesson with TV chef and author, Catherine Fulvio, after winning the Unilever Food Solutions’ festive Gingerbread Challenge? Residents and staff won the top prize for creating a spectacular gingerbread village in a winter wonderland scene.

Did you know… Primark has said it has ramped up checks on the factories it uses in Turkey to ensure Syrian refugees are not exploited? According to RTE, the move is a continuation of the Associated British Foods-owned retailer’s efforts to protect workers across its supply chain.

Did you know… A new eBook named Dairy Myths & Misconceptions will be released on fhi.ie this week to tackle some of the misinformation surrounding dairy and health? The National Dairy Council says the book has been designed to as a resource for consumers interested in food, nutrition and diet, and that it covers topics from allergies to hormones, antibiotics and animal welfare.

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