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A British jam manufacturer (Clippy's) recently introduced the first ever apple-based jams onto the U.K. high street. However, the U.K. government has stated these products cannot legally be called jam because they don't contain enough sugar.
Standard jams have a sugar content exceeding 60%; however, these apple-based jams have a sugar content of 52-53%. See www.clippys.com
Unfortunately, between 51-59% sugar content there is no clear legal definition as to what these apple-based products should be called. It's a jam 'no-mans land'!
Apple-based jams look like jam and taste like jam. They should be allowed to be called jam.
Jam law across the EU is meant to be harmonised. However, France, Germany and Denmark have all recently used an 'escape clause' in the legislation to permit jams with a sugar content below 60%. The U.K. government now needs to use this 'escape clause' to account for British apple-based jams.
Longbridge roundabout in Horley is at the junction of the A23 and the A217, along with a small local road. This roundabout has a set of traffic lights that when operating cause considerable congestion.
This causes delays to peoples journeys and an increase in local CO2 emissions due to traffic jams. This must amount to hundreds of tonnes per month. When the lights are turned off, traffic flows freely. These lights serve no purpose.