60 Second News – 14 January 2022
The New Food editorial team deliver your bitesize update of all the latest news from the food and beverage industry.
Our top story this week comes from China, as residents in the city of Xi’an reportedly face food shortages as a result of stringent lockdown measures. Local authorities have been providing the city with free food packages during the lockdown period, but food insecurity has led to a backlash among the city’s inhabitants.
UK supermarket Morrisons has taken the unusual step of removing use by dates from its milk cartons. Instead, Morrisons will have a best before date – indicating when the milk will taste its best – alongside a ‘sniff it’ sticker. The retailer hopes this will stop people throwing out milk that is safe to drink.
And finally new research has suggested that switching to olive oil may lower your risk of cardiovascular disease. The study found that replacing about 10 grams/day of margarine or butter with the equivalent amount of olive oil is associated with lower risk of mortality.