Morrisons moots for sniff test over ‘use by’ date to determine milk safety

ENGLAND – Morrisons, the fourth largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom, is to get rid of the ‘use-by’ dates on most of its milk range to help cut down on food waste. The food label will be replaced by ‘best-before’ dates on 90 per cent of its own-brand milk, including own-brand British and Scottish milks, Morrisons For Farmers milks, and Morrisons organic milks. The supermarket had already scrapped “use-by” dates on some of its own-brand yoghurt and hard cheese ranges in 2020. It hopes that the move which…

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John Innes Centre seeks approval to conduct field trials for GM high iron wheat

ENGLAND – The John Innes Centre, an independent centre for research and training in plant and microbial science, has submitted an application to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), seeking to conduct field trials of a Genetically Modified (GM) high-iron wheat line they developed following the successful greenhouse trials in 2019 and 2021. In 2019 and 2021, field trials at the John Innes Centre of genetically modified high-iron wheat demonstrated that the increased iron content seen previously in greenhouse-grown plants, is equally pronounced in white flour from…

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