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Did You Know?... 13 October, 2020

By Donna Ahern
Did You Know?... 13 October, 2020

Did you know?... French retailer Carrefour has announced that it has reduced the salt content in some of its bakery items by 25% in a bid to tackle excessive salt consumption, reports The retailer introduced salt from calcium- and potassium-rich sea minerals to achieve this target without compromising on the taste and flavour of some of its breads. The new recipe was tested in its hypermarkets in Les Ulis, in the south-western suburbs of Paris, for three months on six of its speciality breads, Carrefour added.

Did you know?... Watirose has recently revealed their 2020 Christmas range with a difference. This year the retailer's includes jewelled stuffing ballotine, duck parfait with a mushroom centre and breaded vegan baked cheese melts but most interestingly edible candles by Heston Blumenthal reports The upmarket grocer, who parted ways with Ocado in August, is predicting a trend away from turkey this winter as customers opt for alternatives meats for Christmas dinner.

Did you know?... Czechia has called on the European Commission to submit a proposal to ban the breeding of laying hens in cages across the EU by 2030. The proposal was made by Czechia’s minister of agriculture, Miroslav Toman, in a meeting of EU agriculture ministers in Brussels on 21 September, reports Toman said that bans by individual states on cage farming would lead to unequal market conditions, putting countries that implement a ban in a position of disadvantage, according to a report in

Did you know?... Südzucker, Europe's largest sugar refiner, on Thursday posted a 142% surge in second-quarter earnings and reaffirmed its estimate of a stronger annual profit with its sugar and biofuels sectors performing well. Südzucker posted an increase in group operating profit to €68 million ($80 million) in the second quarter of 2020/2021 fiscal year ended August 2020, from €28 million in the previous quarter.The company said it benefited from a surge in sugar prices.

Did you know?... European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier wants a few more concessions from Britain before entering the last intense phase of negotiations on a trade deal, an EU diplomat said on Friday, as an 15 October deadline looms. The United Kingdom formally left the EU on 31 January, but more than fours years since voting 52%-48% for Brexit in a 2016 referendum, the two sides are haggling over a trade deal that would kick in when informal membership ends on 31 December. The two chief negotiators, Barnier and Britain's David Frost, say they are inching towards a deal, though they have underscored that important gaps remain on fishing, level playing field issues and governance. Both sides have no-deal plans.

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