Blog: What a cracker
Catherine Sleep | 18 August 2004
British forces on active service get to have a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings – or as close an approximation as is possible under the circumstances. This includes crackers, even though they are classified as explosives and are therefore subject to special paperwork. It seems a bit excessive, but it’s a morale-boosting exercise.
I found this out by reading an article on the modernisation of rations for service personnel in combat situations – and a long-overdue modernisation it is, by the sounds of it. After all, beef stew and dumplings isn’t for everyone.
Today (23 December) is just-food's last day before closing for Christmas. We'll return, raring to go on Tuesday 3 January - but of course there's been plenty of top-notch content that has gone live in...
The plethora of food manufacturing associations in the UK has been argued by some to be an impediment to the industry coming to a coherent position on the aftermath of Brexit and on what the sector sh...
- 2017: three major drivers of M&A strategy
- The food market in 2017 - consumer trends and M&A
- just-food 2017 Survey - your thoughts on growth
- Food market in 2017: need-to-know US trends
- 2017 - what will shape the UK food sector?
- Premier Foods issues profit warning
- UK's Bakkavor plays down IPO "speculation"
- Kellogg to slash 250 jobs
- Mondelez sells Vegemite to Bega
- Nestle mum on Mead Johnson takeover talk