Culinary Tour

The former Burton menswear premises at Middlegate, Penrith, is set to become an Eastern European food shop.

Extensive work is under way at the site, which is being turned into a new outlet for Polish grocery franchise, Food Plus, ahead of its opening at the end of this month.

Warren Ryan, of Penrith, who owns the business, already has the Food Plus store across the road, as well as shops in Kendal and Dumfries.

He said: “I really need the space. I’ve been looking for somewhere for the last two years and so when it became available, I leapt at

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The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) held the fifth annual meeting of the regional forum on sustainable development. This year’s Forum featured a hybrid programme of peer learning roundtables, plenary sessions, and side events.

The Forum discussed ways to include local SDG efforts in national reports.

In a video message to the opening plenary session, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed provided policy suggestions for making a “watershed moment” of the pandemic. She said policymakers in Europe and Central Asia must make choices and trade-offs, such as:

  • Prioritizing specific investments to support regions that have been most affected by the
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PARMA, ITALY — The European Food Safety Authority has updated its safety assessment on titanium dioxide, a food coloring, and no longer considers it safe as a food additive. The European Commission and countries in the European Union now will take the EFSA findings into account and decide whether to take regulatory actions.

“Taking into account all available scientific studies and data, the panel concluded that titanium dioxide can no longer be considered safe as a food additive,” said Maged Younes, chair of the EFSA’s panel on food additives and flavorings. “A critical element in reaching this conclusion is that

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Supporting BIPOC communities shouldn’t be limited to times of crisis or designated “history” months. One way you can support communities of color now, tomorrow and every day is by buying from BIPOC-owned brands.

But with the current rise in anti-Asian violence and hate crimes in the U.S., it’s especially time to turn attention to Asian American-owned brands and

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HUAWEI is consistently adding apps and services to its AppGallery. The latest addition to the HUAWEI app store is popular food delivery service, Bolt Food. It is now available to European HUAWEI users on AppGallery. Bolt has been available on AppGallery since last summer and was one of the first major brands to have joined AppGallery. It is said to have enjoyed great uptake among consumers, delivering nearly 4 million app distributions on the platform. 

Bolt, the company best known for its popular ride-hailing service which became available on AppGallery last summer is now making its food delivery service Bolt

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Fall in sales due to post-Brexit changes and effect of coronavirus pandemic, industry figures say.

Food and drink exports from the United Kingdom to the European Union nearly halved during the first three months of this year compared with the same period in 2020, mostly due to changes in post-Brexit trading relationships but also as the pandemic weighed.

Figures published on Friday by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) revealed a 47 percent downturn in such sales to the bloc in the first quarter of 2021, which followed the UK’s exit from its single market and customs union at the

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