Co-op recalls chocolate Easter bunnies after battery is found in one

Retailer says about 3,000 of the £1 figures have been sold in the UK as it withdraws product from sale in second recall in weeks The Co-op is recalling hollow milk chocolate Easter bunnies after a small battery was found inside one of the figures. The retailer said just over 3,000 of the £1 bunnies had been sold across the UK and that no other products were affected. The German-manufactured confectionary, which are not Co-op branded, have been withdrawn from sale in all 2,800 UK Co-op shops. Continue...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for Roman-style oxtail stew | A kitchen in Rome

Beneath the shadow of an ancient mountain of terracotta shards, Testaccio’s old slaughterhouse has been given a new purpose, but its past is writ large in the menus of the nearby trattorie. This braised oxtail dish is the king of the hillNow the trees are leafless, from our narrow balcony you can just about make out a statue of a winged god punching out a bull. The sculpture sits above the main entrance of the Ex-Mattatoio, Rome’s old slaughterhouse. The place was the bloody, beating heart of Testaccio until it closed in 1975. These days, the sprawling complex is part university, part art gallery, part ruin. It’s also home to an organic supermarket, music school, old people’s association, gypsy camp and stalls for the weary horses that drag carriages over Rome’s cobbles. These new factions exist around the defiant remains of the past: circular runners punctuated with meat hooks, metal pens and troughs. An individual building may be full of dancing OAPs or modern art, but it is still called La Pelanda – the place the animals were skinned. For my son, like other local kids, the open space at the far end of the complex is a place to run riot, or look up at Testaccio’s other landmark, the Monte – an ancient Roman rubbish dump, a massive hill built around AD200 from broken terracotta amphorae that once contained olive oil.Until the 70s, kids would play up on Monte Dei Cocci, the hill of broken pots, which had it all: slopes to slide down, jagged terracotta weapons and seven centuries of wilderness to hide in – which meant...

Alcohol industry subverting science to prevent greater regulation, study finds

Researchers say industry’s lobbying of politicians and involvement in policy discussions obstructing health outcomesThe alcohol industry makes claims to governments that contradict and obfuscate science in an attempt to influence marketing regulations and prevent more stringent controls on products, an Australian study has found.An author of the paper, Prof Kypros Kypri, said the findings showed that alcohol industry lobbying of politicians and involvement in discussions about policy were the most significant obstacles to evidence-based health. Continue...

Nigel Slater’s sautéed potatoes with olives, chard and cheese recipe

A tasty and nourishing one-pot midweek supper that smells as good as it tastesBring a pan of water to the boil then salt it lightly. Wash and thickly slice 450g of small to medium-sized potatoes. Lower the sliced potatoes into the boiling water then leave to cook for about 10-12 minutes until you can effortlessly pierce them with a skewer. Drain them carefully and set aside. Continue...

Weetabix warns it may raise prices due to fall in pound since Brexit vote

Company behind breakfast cereal says increases, if they take place, would probably be in ‘low single digits’Weetabix has warned that it may become the latest consumer brand to raise prices this year as a result of the pound’s slump since the Brexit vote. The breakfast cereal manufacturer said if prices were to go up, the increases would probably be in the “low single digits”. Continue...