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60 Second News – 21 January 2022

Posted: 21 January 2022 | | No comments yet

The New Food editorial team bring you the latest food and beverage news from across the globe.

We’re kicking off this week’s news with a story from Canada as several countries have halted imports of Canadian beef as a result of the detection of atypical BSE on a farm in Alberta.  Countries including China have stopped imports of Canadian beef. The Canadian Cattleman’s Association believe that the bans will be short-lived.

More animal-related news now, this time in the UK, as a pesticide that can potentially harm bees has been authorised. The previously-banned product has been approved for a second time by the government, despite researchers and wildlife charities expressing concern. It has been promised that the pesticide will only be used when necessary in a limited and controlled way.

And finally, Aldi has opened its first checkout-free store in South East London. The store, which opened on Tuesday, has an app which can be used by customers to pick up the items they want and leave without queuing to pay. Using weight sensors and high-tech cameras, customers will pay for what they buy before leaving the store via the app.

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