Blog: Jamie Oliver email scam

Catherine Sleep | 29 July 2003

As some of you may have noticed, an email purporting to contain an MS Word copy of Jamie Oliver's new cookbook is doing the rounds on the web. According to the email, some wally in the publisher's office sent it to a friend and before you could say "copyright violation" it was whizzing around cyberspace as fast as the pukka little chef himself whips up a feast for fifty.

I've been sent at least five copies now - please don't send me any more. For a start, it’s not his new book – he isn’t even working on one right now – but a collection of recipes from his earlier books. It is a breach of copyright, however, and as such is damaging to Oliver’s publisher Penguin Books. Book publishers are having a hard enough time right now without this kind of scam. So there.

Full details


BLOG

Barilla puts sustainability centre stage

Barilla's 2016 results statement, published last week, makes interesting reading, not because of the Italian food group's commercial performance, but for the emphasis placed on sustainability achievem...

BLOG

UK M&A deal volumes slide in early months of 2017

Fresh data from Grant Thornton indicates the number of mergers and acquisitions in the UK food and drink sector fell to the lowest level for over two years in the first quarter of in 2017 - but the ac...

BLOG

Food policy returns to focus in Westminster

Amid the political turmoil in the UK caused by the EU Referendum, the resignation of a Prime Minister, subsequent burning debates over the Brexit “divorce” settlement and now by the surprise announcem...

BLOG

Danone closes WhiteWave, who will acquire Stonyfield?

Danone completed its US$12.5bn acquisition of WhiteWave Foods this week. The move will roughly double Danone's presence in North America, where WhiteWave is a top four dairy player. ...

just-food homepage



Forgot your password?