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The Press for Progress

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Today is International Women's Day 2018 with this years theme being Press for Progress, this was chosen as the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings tell us that gender parity is over 200 years away. However there is a strong global momentum and social media activism campaigns are making strong strives to pushing that goal c...
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February: Rhubarb

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  Rhubarb is a species of the Polygonaceae family, it a herbaceous perennial growing from short thick rhizomes. It's quickly becoming a fashionable addition to catering kitchens as a rich flavouring for desserts and the gin industry. Although the leaves are poisonous it's long stalks or petioles are edible with a strong, tart taste. The stalks...
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December: Brussel Sprouts

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Love them or hate them, Brussels Sprouts are a festive favourite with 4 billion being bought in the week before Christmas; costing around 30 million pounds. A bit like marmite, you either have a 'love it or hate it' response; however, if you fall into the hate camp, there may actually be a chemical and genetic reason why you can't stand the taste. ...
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Red Tractor Certification Scheme

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Many fresh produce growers will be certified to the Red Tractor Fresh Produce certification scheme. This has recently been updated with Audits from the 1st October, taking place against the new standard (Version 4). So what's the history behind the standard and what is new in the latest version. During the early 90's, British food was making the he...
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October: Beetroot

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There's more to the humble Beetroot than just being pickled. With new heirloom varieties coming onto the market, it's leaves forming the base of salads and roasted it gives a beautifully rich earthy flavour. Beetroot is full of antioxidants, carbs, potassium and folic acid; new research into its use to reduce blood pressure, reduce and cardiovascul...
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Well so much for a quite life.

Well the plan to write a regular blog hasn't gone to plan. The last couple of months have been fairly hectic writing and implementing food safety management systems for two new customers and getting other customers successfully through their Red Tractor and BRC Audits (1 AA and 1 A grade) as well as visiting fields of potatoes, cauliflowers and a t...
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From lab to quality systems......how I got here.

From an early age I found food and science engaging subjects, and it came as no surprise in future years to find myself involved in the technical side of food production. Beginning my journey working in food laboratories, my role was to test milk for brucellosis, progressing onto testing heat resistance of bacteria to cooking processes and then ont...
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Welcome to ML3 Technical

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