The "&" is called an ampersand. The "&" is the HTML code for that symbol. There's a glitch in the system that is displaying the code instead of the symbol itself.
There's another glitch from the switchover to the new forum software with older posted recipes. Fractions have an Angstrom symbol "Å" attached to them. I've found that on my recipes, as well as other folk's recipes.
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