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Wyke Farms Ltd is a family run company based in the heart of the Somerset cheddar-making region.  The art of traditional cheese making will never be lost on the Somerset farm where the Clothier family have been making cheddar in Somerset since 1861.Today, Wyke Farms is one of the largest independent cheese makers and milk processors in the UK producing over 13000 tonnes of cheddar per year to the same award winning 150-year-old recipe.

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  • Wyke Farms is one of the UK’s largest independent cheese producers and milk processors, producing over 13,000 tonnes of cheddar per year to the same award winning recipe.
  • Wyke Farms has been producing its award-winning cheddar for over a century and has grown to become one of the largest family-owned cheese makers in Britain.
  • The Wyke Farms brand is the 4th largest brand in the Cheddar category and the only independent company in the top 10 cheese brands with retail sales of over £60 million.
  • Wyke remains a truly traditional family business. Ivy’s grandsons Richard and Tom now run the cheese making operations with their father John, whilst her other two Grandsons David and Roger run the family dairy farming operations. The four grandchildren share Ivy’s passion for cheese making where flavour, texture and taste are paramount. They believe that this attention to detail is the reason that their cheese has won more awards at national cheese shows than any other.

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29 Nov 2017

Over 60% Admit To Not Always Washing Fruit & Veg Before Eating & Majority Use Ineffective Cleaning Methods When They Do

Bournemouth, UK – 29th November 2017 – Milton, the leading expert in sterilising, today revealed the results of a poll of UK parents[1] looking into how often, and the methods used to wash fruit and vegetables before eating them.  While the majority were worried about removing soil (65%) and over half (52%) were worried about pesticides and removing germs (51%), 62% of parents surveyed admitted to not always washing their fruit and 56% do not always wash their vegetables before eating them.

When parents do wash their fruit before eating, 93% do not wash it correctly and only give it a quick rinse under cold water. Bacteria can get onto fruit and vegetables in several ways; they may be present in water used for irrigation, organic fertilisers, or droppings from birds and other animals that go into fields. There is an increased risk of food poisoning if fruit and vegetables are consumed before proper cleaning.

Washing salads, fruit and vegetables will remove any visible contamination, but will not necessarily make them safe to eat. Using Milton Sterilising Fluid to disinfect all fresh fruit and vegetables, ensures they are safe and will also help produce stay fresh longer.

After washing, add a cap full of Milton fluid or one Milton Sterilising Tablet into 5 litres of water and immerse the fruit and vegetables for 15 minutes then rinse, before preparing them in the normal way.

Christine Dugendre, Brand Manager at Milton, said: “As we are heading into the Christmas season, there will be lost of prepping food for families and friends. A quick 15 min soak in either Milton Sterilising Tablets or Milton Sterilising Fluid ensures food safety for fruit and vegetables over the festive period. “

Milton products are available nationwide and can be found in Asda, Babies R Us, John Lewis, Kiddicare, Kiddisave, Mothercare, Ocado, Precious Little One’s, Sainsbury’s Superdrug, Tesco and many independent retailers, online stores and pharmacies.

The Milton Sterilising Tablets retails at £2.46 and the Milton Sterilising Fluid (500ml) at £2.35.

For more information, interview requests and samples, please contact: Tel: 07955 944 111

[1] 631 UK mums were surveyed for the poll

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