Saturated fat targets are opposed by industry

first_imgThe baking industry is opposed to an expected plan to introduce salt-style reduction targets for saturated fats, arguing that such a scheme would be technically problematic and expensive.Following its work on salt, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is widely expected to launch a consultation on targets for reducing saturated fat in food components, such as pastry and cream, which are used in biscuits, cakes, pastries and savouries. Saturated fats are a major dietary cause of heart disease in the UK.”Saturated fats should not be handled in the same way as salt reduction. It’s a complex issue, much more so than salt, and this makes product development difficult and costly,” said Barbara Gallani, Biscuit Cake, Chocolate and Confectionery manager at the Food and Drink Federation.Reducing saturated fat in specific food components is par- ticularly problematic, she said. “Reductions couldn’t be made in chocolate, because of strict legal definitions of what chocolate must contain, while there is very little that can be done with cream,” she said. “If you use dough with reduced saturated fat in a chocolate-covered biscuit with a cream filling, there would be problems with fat migration and shelf-life.”Biscuit and pasty manufacturer Proper Cornish recently launched a project to reduce saturated fat. “There are things we can do, but they all cost,” said marketing manager Mark Muncey. “We also have to consider the authenticity of the product.”Targets are not the answer,” he added. “The government needs to educate people so that they take responsibility for what they eat.”Last month, the British Retail Consortium published an achievement table on saturated fat reductions in own-label pro-ducts, including sausage rolls, cakes and sandwiches, while biscuit manufacturer United Biscuits halved the saturated fat content of its McVitie’s biscuits in December, following a three-year, £6.5m project.last_img read more

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Auckland councillors vote against relaxing trading hours

first_imgHowever the city centre’s business association says it shouldn’t be the council’s decision and believes retailers should decide whether they open or not on Easter Sunday. “Unlike other New Zealanders, people who work in retail are often on the job on public holidays. That means they often miss out on time with their families, their friends and their communities.” It means certain businesses like dairies and petrol stations will continue to be closed on Easter Sunday. NZ Herald 24 August 2017The Auckland Council has overwhelmingly voted against trading on Easter Sunday, with the mayor leading the move not to make the change.At a meeting this morning, councillors voted 20 to 1 to keep the ban on trading on the Christian holiday.Mayor Phil Goff issued a strong statement about his stance not to change – and was applauded for his support of keeping the status quo.“Make no mistake. If it’s Easter Sunday now that becomes commercialised, the next step will be Good Friday – because the same arguments apply,” he said.“Maybe Christmas Day and even conceivably Anzac Day.”Goff said the fact the council had to make the decision was a “hospital pass” from an indecisive Government.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11910009Auckland Council’s vote to keep Easter trading laws a ‘victory for retail workers and their families’TVNZ One News 24 August 2017Auckland businesses still won’t be able to trade on Easter Sunday next year after councilors voted this morning to keep a trading bylaw in place.The decision comes after the Auckland Council debated whether to scrap the controversial Easter Sunday bylaw.“This is a victory for retail workers and their families,” said FIRST Union Retail and Finance Secretary Maxine Gay. The Government delegated decision-making on the issue to local councils last year.https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/auckland-councils-vote-keep-easter-trading-laws-victory-retail-workers-and-their-familiesAuckland votes to keep Easter trading hoursStuff co.nz 24 August 2017Auckland Council has voted overwhelmingly to keep shops across the city closed on Easter Sunday.Councillors voted on the controversial issue on Thursday morning, after the government delegated decision-making on Easter trading to local councils last year.The politicians faced pressure from demonstrators who gathered outside the Auckland Council Chambers in a last ditch effort to sway their vote.Meanwhile, Family First also welcomed council’s decision.“The only people demanding Easter Sunday trading are those who will make money from it,” said national director Bob McCoskrie.“But economic improvement needs to be finely balanced with family and community time.“Tourists will cope. Many countries have public holidays with shops closed, and tourists simply plan around it, accepting it as part of the local culture and identity,” McCoskrie said.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/96101130/auckland-votes-to-keep-easter-trading-hoursAuckland and Christchurch councillors vote against Easter Sunday tradingNewsTalk ZB 24 August 2017Auckland and Christchurch councillors have voted against trading on Easter Sunday, after about half of councils voted to keep it.Strong words were made to keep the ban on trading in Auckland, with councillors voting 20 to 1.Auckland Mayor Phil Goff was applauded for his support of keeping the status quo.“Make no mistake, if it’s Easter Sunday now that becomes commercialised, the next step will be Good Friday, because the same arguments apply. Maybe Christmas Day and even conceivably Anzac Day,” he said.The vote comes after two recent surveys showed many within Auckland were divided about the idea of more retailers being allowed to open their doors on the Christian holiday.READ MORE: http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/auckland-councillors-vote-against-relaxing-trading-hours/last_img read more

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Pep Guardiola wants FA Cup replays scrapped

first_img The Manchester City manager said earlier this week that ditching the Carabao Cup would be a good way to ease fixture congestion. But he accepts that is not going to happen and instead would like to find ways to make the competitions better. Speaking at a press conference to preview Sunday’s FA Cup fourth-round tie with Fulham, Guardiola said: “I’m not saying what the FA has to do. When I said my comment I never expected the Carabao Cup or FA Cup was going to go. “What is nice about this country is how you maintain the traditions. In traditions you can involve some new things to make the competitions nicer, but all the traditions are there, not just in sport but in culture and society and that is top. I admire that. The Carabao Cup and FA Cup will be played. “But maybe we could cancel the replays, have less teams in the Championship or Premier League. “I tried to be honest and answer the question but I don’t think about what they have to do, it’s not my business. Pep Guardiola insists he enjoys the FA Cup and its traditions but would like to see replays scrapped. “My business is to prepare my team better every day. “When they decide to play these games, and the other games, we do it.” City won both domestic cups last season and they will target them again with the Premier League title now out of reach. City are second in the table but trail runaway leaders Liverpool by 16 points. The Merseysiders are on target to break City’s record 100-point tally of two years ago. “It can happen. The records are always there to be broken. We broke it when someone thought it couldn’t be broken,” said Guardiola. read also:Guardiola names who to blame for Kane, Rashford injuries “Sooner or later it is going to happen – this season or in the future. History speaks clearly about that.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading…last_img read more

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Football: Takeaways from Saturday’s victory against New Mexico

first_imgSaturday’s slow start and eventual 45–14 Badger victory over New Mexico illuminated many of the pressure points and strengths of this Wisconsin squad.Jonathan Taylor is good at running fast and far with the football (though fumbles still an issue)Full disclosure: That’s a repeat subheading from last week. That’s as much about Taylor’s consistency as it is my laziness.Jonathan Taylor dazzled Camp Randall with the best statistical game of his young career. He rushed for 253 yards and three touchdowns, setting off Heisman-sirens every which way.The first quarter began slowly for the sophomore, where he ran for 34 yards in the frame. Sure, for a mortal, a 34-yard quarter is nothing to scoff at — but for “JT23,” such a quarter is like Ted Williams batting .280.To make matters appear worse, early on in the second quarter, after a 39-yard run by fullback Alec Ingold, Taylor fumbled in the red zone, costing Wisconsin surefire points.Football: Jonathan Taylor’s record day gives UW 45–14 win over New MexicoWarming up took a few quarters in Madison Saturday, but Wisconsin found their second-half mojo, eventually thrashing New Mexico 45–14. Read…After the game, despite the team’s win and Taylor’s otherwise incredible play, questions of Taylor’s fumbling problem bombarded Head Coach Paul Chryst, Taylor and many of his teammates.It doesn’t need to be repeated that Taylor’s frequent fumbling has besmirched many of his best showings and reared its head in any discussion of his talents.“Any running back when he puts the ball on the ground is gonna come back mad, with fire in his eyes,” offensive lineman Michael Deiter said. “And JT, he does it every time.”Deiter wasn’t the only one with high praise for Taylor’s ability to respond to miscues.Football: Jonathan Taylor earns Big Ten Player of the Week after dominant performanceJonathan Taylor is back and he’s up to his old Jonathan Taylor antics. Taylor, who opened up the season as Read…Quarterback Alex Hornibrook also commended Taylor’s resilience.Chryst had Taylor’s back as well, saying “Not one of these guys is going out there and saying ‘I’m gonna try to fumble right here’…[Taylor] is competitive and he cares about this team.”As for the man himself, Taylor said all the right things as usual.He said Chryst always talks to him about responding to adversity and being there for his teammates. In response to questions regarding his fumbling issue, Taylor echoed the same sentiments he’s been saying for over a year.“Ball security is important,” Taylor said. “I’m looking forward to a great week of work.”Chryst dispensed some wisdom to close out his brief remarks regarding Taylor’s fumbling.Football: Safety Patrick Johnson leaves programPatrick Johnson, a safety for the University of Wisconsin football team, left the program Wednesday morning citing personal reasons. The Read…He mentioned how everyone on the team has things they need to work on, tighten up, and will be focused on during the week before their next contest against BYU.“This is what’s neat about football,” Chryst said. “Everyone can do a little bit better.”Hornibrook to A.J., againSaturday’s game was Taylor-made (That pun has been seen elsewhere, but @BHeraldSports Tweeted it first, thank you very much). Not only did Taylor have a career day, but Hornibrook decided he only really felt like tossing the ball to his receiver A.J. Taylor.Hornibrook only had 11 passing attempts, and of the eight completions, five of them were to A.J. Taylor for a total of 134 yards. Including an unbelievable Odell Beckham Jr.-esque one-handed grab down the sideline that had Camp Randall losing its collective mind.Volleyball: Wisconsin gets back on track versus North TexasThe University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team rebounded in a big way as they downed North Texas in a quick Read…“To be honest with you I really wasn’t thinking. I saw the ball and I thought it was going to be a little further than it was so I  was slowing down to jump for it and I guess the guy had my hand … and I decided to go for it and it worked out,” Taylor said.With regard to comparisons of his catch in the Orange Bowl, which may have been even more impressive, Taylor said “I don’t even know what happened in the Orange bowl, I think that was God.”With sophomore receiver Danny Davis returning next week after suspension, A.J. Taylor should be able to find more space on the field as he won’t be the clear-cut first option for defenses to focus on.Danny Vanden Boom could be the greatest quarterback to put on shoulder padsI’m not ready to say he’s the GOAT yet, but I’m also not aware of any quarterback with a more pristine stat sheet than the Badgers’ backup quarterback, redshirt freshman Danny Vanden Boom.Vanden Boom was 28-0 as a starter in high school, leading his Kimberly High School team to back-to-back Wisconsin state championships.Men’s soccer: Badgers’ road woes continue in IllinoisAfter falling to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in tough conditions 3–0 Friday night, followed by a 0–0 draw against Bradley Read…Now, his college career begins with one pass and one touchdown as he came in to relieve Hornibrook in garbage time, late in the game Saturday.“It’s all downhill from here,” noted comedian Paul Chryst.DISCLAIMER: As far as I am aware Vanden Boom is also undefeated in the NFL.Scott Nelson continues to be a favoriteWatching redshirt freshman safety Scott Nelson play is a wonderful thing.Early on it seemed like the young fella was everywhere on the field, making one tackle after another. Later, in a play Chryst credited as the turning point of the game, Nelson used a heavy pass rush to his advantage and picked off a pass for the first interception of his career.It’s exciting to see a young member of the secondary already having such a huge impact on the defensive side of the ball. Considering Nelson will only get better, and increase his football IQ, it’s hard to think the Badgers won’t have a truly elite safety in their secondary for a few years to come.last_img read more

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