Article Date 17/02/2021

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Is your butter harder than usual? A common feed ingredient could have something to do with it

Source The Chronicle Herald

Soft and creamy under the knife, good butter should spread. But in a collective occurrence, people have been reporting a lack of smooth spreadability on social media in past months. Even when left at room temperature, they say their butter fails to soften as it once did.

In December, Sylvain Charlebois tweeted: "Is it me or is #butter much harder now at room temperature?" The senior director of Dalhousie University's Agri-Food Analytics Lab followed up his observation with a Twitter poll on Feb. 9 in which 52.9 per cent of respondents said their butter was "no longer soft at room temperature since about August 2020."

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