Company responsible for supplying halal food that contained traces of pork DNA is named

The company responsible for supplying halal food found to contain traces of pork DNA was named today.

John Salt, 131 Upper Street, London N1

It's easy, when reporting on restaurants rather than, say, politics, to get a false perspective on what makes a big story. Apart from the adventures of a few telly chefs, our 'news' seems fairly parochial stuff to the wider world. A restaurateur poaching a prized site from under a rival's nose won't generally push global events off the front page, though it might just make it if a chef were to cut off a rival's nose and poach it.

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Serves 4

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Cranswick warns on price of pork after a 21 per cent profit leap

Pork being one of the cheaper meats on sale at supermarkets full of shoppers desperate to cut their bills helped Cranswick, the maker of sausages by Jamie Oliver, enjoy a 21 per cent jump in half-year pre-tax profit to £22.5m.

Braised pork with cider and curly kale

Braised pork with cider and curly kale

Serves 4

Richmond ham advert nudity complaints rejected

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