Nitrate-free bacon will soon appear on UK supermarket shelves amid health concerns surrounding the use of the chemical in foods.
The move follows warnings from the World Health Organisation (WHO) that nitrates added to meat increases the risk of bowel cancer. Naked Bacon, produced by the Northern Irish company Finnerbrogue, uses spice extracts and fruit during the curing process instead of nitrates.
The healthier rashers will be available at some of the biggest grocers in the UK including Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Marks and Spencer and Morrisons.
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