The Food Standards Agency (FSA) will launch a second wave of saturated fat posters early in 2010, as part of a renewed campaign to reduce saturated fat intake, following a drive to target pastry earlier this summer.“We intend to come back to saturated fat as a campaign – probably in January, with poster advertising,” Stephen Airey of the FSA told The Big Bakery Debate on Sat Fats and Calories. He told delegates at the Landmark Hotel in London that the strategy of the agency was to “set a direction of travel for the industry as a whole and to recognise that it’s in the hands of industry to deliver this advance in public health”.The FSA is currently consulting on a 10% reduction in sat fats in baked products. FSA head of nutrition Rosemary Hignett said the agency was working to influence European law to allow bakers to make a 10% reduction claim on-pack; the law currently requires a 30% reduction in fat to make a claim. “We agree with you that it would be helpful to make a 10% claim and are making that case to the European Commission at the moment,” she told delegates. “Signs are that they are very open to the argument that the 10% reduction claim will actually help reformulation, so please don’t take the fact that the law at the moment is how it will always be.”See this week’s issue, out 6 November, for the full story on The Big Bakery Debate
In October of 1939 the Yankees swept the Reds to win their 4th World Series. It was the Reds first appearance since the infamous 1919 World Series. This was the series when the Chicago White Sox took bribes and threw the World Series.If you are wondering why I am mentioning this, it happens to be my 78th birthday. Thought it would be fun to see what was going on in sports at that time.
In keeping with his promise to inject some fresh faces into his African Nations Championship squad, Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has called up four new players.Kwara United’s former junior international defender Ganiyu Ogungbe, Kano Pillars’ midfielder Rabiu Mohammed, junior international striker Abdullahi Gero of Enugu Rangers and Osadinye Joseph of Warri Wolves are the new invitees.Ace playmaker Sunday Mba, who scored two goals and made two others in the commanding 4-1 win, tops the list that also includes goalkeeper and skipper Chigozie Agbim, defenders Godfrey Oboabona, Azubuike Egwuekwe and Chibuzor Okonkwo, as well as midfielders Olufemi Oladapo and Ayo Saka, and forwards Muhammad Gambo, Ifeanyi Edeh and Dele Olorundare.Having never previously qualified for the African Nations Championship – the flagship tournament for players plying their trade in their country’s domestic League in the continent – Nigeria has a firm leg in next year’s finals in South Africa, and Coach Keshi has promised there would be no room for the Ivorians to attempt a spectacular come-back in the return leg at the Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny on July 27.All the players are expected to report in Abuja on Monday, July 15.Only 20 players will make the trip to Cote d’Ivoire’s industrial and economic capital on July 24. THE FULL LIST:Goalkeepers: Chigozie Agbim (Enugu Rangers FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Heartland FC)Defenders: Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves FC); Godfrey Oboabona (Sunshine Stars FC); Ganiyu Ogungbe (Kwara United FC); Kwambe Solomon (Sunshine Stars FC); Chibuzor Okonkwo (Enugu Rangers FC); Kunle Odunlami (Sunshine Stars FC); Benjamin Francis (Heartland FC); Ezekiel Bassey (Lobi Stars FC)Midfielders: Sunday Mba (Enugu Rangers FC); Rabiu Mohammed (Kano Pillars FC); Olufemi Oladapo (Shooting Stars FC); Ayo Saka (Enyimba FC); Mohammed Jiya (Bayelsa United FC)Strikers: Muhammad Gambo (Kano Pillars); Gomo Onduku (Bayelsa United FC); Ifeanyi Edeh (Enyimba FC); Ezekiel Mbah (Akwa United FC); Abdullahi Gero (Enugu Rangers FC); Osadinye Joseph (Warri Wolves FC); Haruna Babalo (El-Kanemi Warriors FC); Etebo Oghene (Warri Wolves FC); Dele Olorundare (Sunshine Stars FC)