Tag: Food and drink

Amazon Go Store Is Checkout Free [VIDEO]

Amazon is testing a grocery store model in Seattle that works without checkout lines. Called Amazon Go, shoppers scan their Amazon app when they enter the store, and then sensors register items that shoppers pick up and automatically charge them to the Amazon app. If a shopper puts the item back they aren’t charged. The…

World Health Organization: Bacon and Sausage Cause Cancer [VIDEO]

A WHO study released Monday categorizes processed meats like sausage and bacon as “carcinogenic to humans,” along with asbestos and smoking. The study adds that red meat likely causes cancer, too. Though the 22-member panel behind the study was not unanimous, the research has raised alarms in the beef industry, which takes in some $95…

FDA Will Put Calorie Counts on Menus

Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets, and even eating a tub of popcorn at the movie theater. The Food and Drug Administration is announcing long-delayed calorie-labeling rules on Tuesday, requiring establishments…

Russia Shuts Down McDonald’s Franchises

In a move that has been widely seen as retaliatory, the Russian government has kicked off a series of random checks at McDonald’s around the country, and has already shut down four prime locations in Moscow. Government officials from Siberia to Sochi have announced they will be launching their own investigations. No information has been…

Food fight: Russia restricts imports from U.S., E.U., Australia, Canada, Norway

Moscow formally moved Thursday to impose a ban on imports of meat, fish, milk and fruit from the United States, European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway. The ban, effective immediately, is expected to last for one year. The diplomatic move, following a decree signed Wednesday by Russian President Vladimir Putin to “protect Russia’s security,” follows…

Coca-Cola reports 2nd-quarter earnings per share of $0.64

Coca-Cola reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts’ expectations on Tuesday. The company announced second-quarter earnings excluding items of 64 cents per share, up from 63 cents a share in the second quarter of 2013. Revenue slipped to $12.57 billion from $12.75 billion a year ago. Analysts had expected Coca-Cola to post earnings of 63 cents…

Starbucks to roll out wireless phone chargers in US

Starbucks announced it plans to install Powermat’s wireless charging stations at its coffee stores across the U.S., starting with the San Francisco Bay Area. The company says it will expand the service to major U.S. cities in 2015. The deal is a major victory for Powermat and the Power Matters Alliance, which remains embroiled in…

Hummus Recalled for Listeria Risk

Nearly 15,000 pounds of hummus and other dips from Hot Mama’s Foods that are sold at Trader Joe’s, Giant, and Target were recalled Friday due to worries about listeria contamination. The voluntary recall was triggered by contamination found during a test by the Texas Department of Health. Listeria usually affects young children and the elderly,…

Coca-Cola Removing Controversial Drinks Ingredient

Drinks giant Coca-Cola has said it will remove the controversial ingredient brominated vegetable oil from its drinks by 2015. Activists claim an element of the additive, also found in flame retardants, could damage your health. Coca-Cola stressed that the move was not an issue of safety and that drinks comply with safety regulations BBC

Sbarro Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Sbarro has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to a Bloomberg News report. The embattled pizza chain is in the process of closing 155 stores in an attempt to become more profitable. The closures were all company-owned stores in North America, not franchises, according to Bloomberg. Sbarro has more than 800 stores total. businessinsider.com

FDA proposes food label changes

The Food and Drug Administration is proposing the first changes to food nutrition labels in more than 20 years. If approved, the new labels would place a bigger emphasis on total calories, added sugars and certain nutrients, such as Vitamin D and potassium. The FDA is also proposing changes to serving size requirements in an…

Digusting Philly Steak and Cheese Hot Pockets recalled – MEAT UNFIT TO EAT

Nestlé USA has issued a recall of two varieties of Philly Steak and Cheese Hot Pockets because they may contain meat that has already been recalled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The two brands are Hot Pockets brand Philly Steak and Cheese in three different pack sizes, and Hot Pockets brand Croissant Crust Philly…

McDonald’s employee site bashes fast food – Avoid burgers and fries – it’s risky for your health

McDonald’s employee resources website once again is giving out worker advice that doesn’t seem to fit. This time, it’s about the industry it helped make ubiquitous — fast food. “Fast foods are quick, reasonably priced, and readily available alternatives to home cooking. While convenient and economical for a busy lifestyle, fast foods are typically high…

Fast-Food Company To Grow Food Near Fukushima

A Japanese fast-food chain, Yoshinoya Holdings, announced it has plans to grow rice and vegetables just 60 miles from the Fukushima power plant. The chain, which sells stewed beef over rice, will grow onions, cabbage and rice in a joint-venture with local farmers in the area. “We will employ local people in the factory. We…

Chobani Recall 2013: Yogurt Cups Pulled From Stores Due To Mold Concerns

UPDATE: Chobani issued an official recall on some of the yogurt cups affected by mold on Thursday morning, after saying they would not be conducting a recall. On Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it was investigating the matter following days of complaints from customers who said that affected Chobani yogurt cups had…

Fast-Food Strike Set For Thursday

Customers may have to forgo the chalupas Thursday as fast-food workers are planning walkouts in dozens of cities to pressure chains like Taco Bell, McDonald’s, and Wendy’s to pay higher wages. Organizers claim Thursday’s strike will be the largest ever by fast-food workers. Employees are demanding $15 an hour, for a full-time-employee yearly salary of…

Burger King To Launch “French Fry Burger” On Sept. 1

Burger King says it will start offering a “French Fry Burger” for a buck, as it looks to fend off McDonald’s aggressive push with its Dollar Menu. The Miami-based chain says the burger will be available Sept. 1 through the fall, as it looks to drum up sales and customer interest with cheap new concoctions.…

Nigella Lawson’s Husband Announces Divorce Via Newspaper

Because he says his wife is no longer speaking to him, multimillionaire Charles Saatchi informed celebrity chef Nigella Lawson in a statement to the Daily Mail that he has begun divorce proceedings. Tension between the pair hit the tabloids after Saatchi was photographed with his hand around her neck in mid-June. Lawson and her children…

UK Police Looking Into Nigella Lawson Throat-Grab PHOTOS

British police are investigating newspaper photos that show art collector Charles Saatchi grasping the throat of his wife, celebrity chef Nigella Lawson. The pictures drew widespread condemnation after they were published by the Sunday People tabloid. The paper said the images were taken during an argument at a London restaurant on June 9. London police…

Ikea Stops Elk Lasagna Sales After Pork Discovery

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has stopped sales of elk lasagna across all its European stores after a batch tested positive for pork. An estimated 10,000 tons of lasagna stored in the furniture giant’s central warehouse and at its department stores have been blocked for sale after Belgian authorities discovered that the elk mince, produced by…

Sugary Drinks Tied To 180,000 Deaths Worldwide

Sugary Drinks Tied To 180,000 Deaths Worldwide Consumption of soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages may contribute to hundreds of thousands of deaths around the world, mainly due to type 2 diabetes, a new study says. The results show sugar-sweetened beverage consumption is linked to 180,000 deaths a year worldwide, including 25,000 deaths a year in…

Processed Meat Linked to Early Death

Processed Meat Linked to Early Death Looking for another excuse to start eating like a Mediterranean? Look no further than this new study from the medical journal BMC Medicine. Researchers followed people from 10 European countries over an average of 13 years and concluded that diets heavy in processed meats—bacon, ham, sausage, and the like…

Tax Fizzy Drinks And Ban Junk Food Ads, Say UK Doctors

Fizzy drinks should be heavily taxed and junk food adverts banished until after the watershed, doctors have said, in a call for action over obesity. The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, which represents nearly every doctor in the UK, said ballooning waistlines already constituted a “huge crisis”. Its report said current measures were failing and…