A spokeswoman for Waitrose said: “Eggs are one of the most versatile ingredients we use in cooking, used in everything from bakes to breakfast. It may have been a dozen years since we went fully free range across all of our eggs, but our customers still love them, as sales prove – up 9% versus last year. … [Read more...] about Shoppers shell out on 6bn eggs as flexitarians help drive UK revival
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A US food safety official once compared drinking raw milk to “playing Russian roulette”, and a study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says raw milk illnesses have spiked as more people drink it. Between 2009 and 2014, raw milk and raw milk cheese caused the vast majority (96%) of all illnesses linked to contaminated dairy products. Considering far fewer people consume it, that makes unpasteurized dairy 840 times more risky than pasteurized, the study says. The recent deaths of two people who ate raw milk cheese made in New York underscored the sometimes deadly consequences. … [Read more...] about Raw milk: a superfood or super risky?
Lufthansa said the measures will result in a cut to its budget in administrative areas by 20%. The company said that looking at all the cutbacks in its flight schedule to China and Hong Kong, “in purely mathematical terms, 13 Lufthansa Group aircraft are currently on the ground”. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Lufthansa imposes hiring freeze as Diageo profits suffer
Brahma bought Brazilian rival Antarctica in 1999 to form AmBev, giving it 70% of the country’s beer market. It expanded in Argentina before combining in 2004 with Interbrew, the Belgian maker of Stella Artois and owner of Beck’s, to form the world’s biggest brewer. In 2008, it bought Anheuser-Busch, the US maker of Budweiser, for $52bn to form AB InBev. … [Read more...] about Megabrew takeover: the world’s two largest brewers
Married four times and divorced four times, Floyd was as tumultuous in his life as in his presenting style. He went on to open several more restaurants but suffered financial problems throughout his life and was declared bankrupt in 1996. He was convicted of drink-driving in 2004 and banned from driving for 32 months. … [Read more...] about TV chef Keith Floyd dies