MP fights European directive to maintain Britain’s quality jam

LIBERAL Democrat MP Tessa Munt is trying to squash rules that would allow jam producers to drop sugar content of fruit spreads to a measly 50 per cent.

Jam, the quintessentially British breakfast, lunch and (sometimes) dinner delicacy, requires high levels of sugar to maintain its gel-like quality.

Munt raised the issue in a House of Commons debate, arguing that new European rules that would remove jam makers’ existing 60 per cent sugar requirement would, “destroy the characteristic quality of British jams.”

Without high sugar levels, Munt warns that our nation’s jam will merely resemble “gloopy sludge”.