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Gourmet Britain News

British basic love of animals

Thursday 15th December 2005

It's excellent news that the RSPCA managed to rustle-up over 200,000 signatures on their on-line petition to stop our French 'partners' using live dogs, as shark bait off the Indian Ocean Island of Reunion. As much pressure as can be put on them to ban this outlandish practice, largely relies on outside pressure - just a letter to your local French embassy might help. The web-site at the RSPCA will keep you updated.
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Restaurant Dishes

Saturday 10th December 2005

Customer Confusion
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Nut Allergies

Saturday 10th December 2005

A new survey believes that about 10% of children with nut allergies, will outgrow them. A EU directive stands making it compulsory for manufacturers to mention any food that 'might' have been handled by those coming into contact with nuts, to mention it on their label. It's estimated that 2-3% of the British population suffer from food allergies of some sort or another.
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Takeover

Monday 5th December 2005

It looks as though The American giant food producer, Kraft, are poised to take over the French mineral water and dairy food producer Danone - we'll keep you in touch.
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Price Savings

Monday 5th December 2005

Friends of the Earth tip.
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Pomegranate Juice

Tuesday 29th November 2005

While Pomegranate Juice is being hailed as the new health benefit - evidently being a protection against heart disease - most of what's on offer is made from concentrates. Marks & Spencer, however, have just launched a version consisting of natural fresh juice, which no doubt will be very popular.
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Satsumas

Tuesday 29th November 2005

Many of you might have noticed the almost complete absence of Satsumas on supermarket shelves this year. For many years, Britain has been the only country to prefer these to their larger cousins (particularly the Clementine), international growers are switching to Clemintines in their droves - so the future seems to be in that direction.
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