Daily news round up: our selection of food and chef news from the world's press

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 15th October 2013

Pregnant women warned of 80pc increased risk of miscarriage from food heated in plastic

Pregnant women have been warned to avoid canned foods, microwaved food and plastic water bottles left out in the sun after a study found certain chemicals can increase the risk of miscarriage by 80 per cent. Read more from The Telegraph  

Forget scratch-and-sniff: App claims to change the taste of food - and even alert you to a text with an aroma

The Scentee app claims to be able to change the taste of food with its mini air-freshener-like cartridges that clip into a phone.  The device works as the body can be tricked into thinking it is eating steak (for example) when it is really eating rice and smelling meat..

Read more from Mail Online  

Norwich food scientists work on 'honey map' to stamp out fakes

A "honey map" is being produced by food scientists in Norwich in a bid to ensure consumers buy a genuine product.  The Food Standards Agency (FSA) raised concerns over honey purity because it can be diluted with corn syrup or be tainted with cheap imports from abroad.

Read more from BBC News

 

Food crisis hits Middle England as experts warn of a goat's cheese shortage

A new crisis threatens to send shockwaves through the kitchens of Middle England - Britain is facing a shortage of goat's cheese. Read more from The Telegraph    
The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 15th October 2013

Daily news round up: our selection of food and chef news from the world's press