Theresa May says she scrapes the form of jam and eats what's underneath

In brief

  • Theresa May clears the form of jam and eats the rest
  • The Prime Minister discussed food waste with senior ministers

Theresa May said she scraps the mold from the jam and eats what is underneath it, instead of throwing away the whole pot.

The prime minister told the high ministers yesterday that she prefers not throwing pots of plants away during a discussion about food waste.

The government continues to urge the British public to encourage the amount of food it throws away.

An estimated eight billion tonnes of household food is discarded every year in the UK.

Ms. May told ministers that if the mold is removed, the rest of the jam is "perfectly edible", according to The daily mailthat quoted a Whitehall source.

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Theresa May talked about food waste (Photo by Clodagh Kilcoyne – WPA Pool / Getty Images)

Scrape the mold

The Prime Minister also said that food should not be thrown away just because it passed its expiry date, and instead customers said they had to use "common sense" to see if it had or had not gone off.

About Jeremy Corbyn's position on moldy jam told a Labor Party spokesman I: "Jeremy's love for both making and consuming jam is known and he never allows it to come to the scraping-off phase."

Although many were alarmed by Ms May's jam-comments, Dr. Die has. Paul Hickey said earlier that the method is reasonable.

Dr. Hickey told the BBC in a 2014 article about food waste that "the molds you find on jams are fine – they just scrape away".

But while cooks and some health experts recommend the technique, some scientists say that if a repository is moldy, the whole thing has to be thrown out.

American website Healthy Canning said, "Mold affects a much larger area of ​​such foods than is clear." That means scraping mold from jams, jellies, chutney, sauce, salsa, pickles, etc. And eating the rest of the pot should come from the menu. "

We must discourage the consumption of moldy food.

May scone method

Mrs. May is no stranger to food conflicts. In 2016, The Sunday Times published her recipe for scones, which was quickly roasted.

Many were concerned that the prime minister proposed to use butter or margarine and also pointed out the lack of fat on her ingredient list.

Master baker Dan Lepard told The Guardian: "I am always alarmed by the expression" butter or margarine ", which makes your scone nice or mean, Margarine helps the multinationals, not sure if there is Devonshire margarine & # 39; & # 39; 39;

Food writer Felicity Cloake said the scones would be "as dry as dust".

In 2014 Boris Johnson led to controversy after he suggested that ketchup should be kept in the cupboard instead of in the fridge.