Tag: Food

7 States Hit With E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Costco Chicken Salad [VIDEO]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that 19 people across seven states have been sickened from an E. Coli contamination that officials have linked to chicken salad purchased at Costco. People who bought chicken salad at U.S. Costco stores on or before Friday were directed to throw it away. Though the strain…

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…

WOW! Olive Garden To Launch Breadstick Sandwiches [VIDEO]

Would you like some breadsticks with your breadsticks? Olive Garden’s plan to use its breadsticks for chicken parmigiana and meatball sandwiches starting June 1. The addition of the breadstick sandwiches are just the latest attempt to revamp Olive Garden’s menu and marketing as sales have declined for the past three of its fiscal years. Justin…

Chris Christie has a Massive Food Expense Budget of 300k

According to a records analysis by New Jersey Watchdog, $300,000 of his $360,000 from the expense budget, went toward consumption of food, groceries and booze. That includes $82,594 being shelled out over the course of 58 visits to the concessions operator at MetLife Stadium during the 2010 and 2011 football seasons. Besides the $82,594 on…

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…

Fast Food Workers Strike In 150 Cities

Fast food workers plan to walk off the job in an estimated 150 cities on Thursday, with employees in many locations planning nonviolent civil disobedience. Organizers say the strike—with potentially widespread arrests of workers—marks an intensification of a two-year campaign to raise hourly pay in the industry to $15 and to win workers’ right to…

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…

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,…

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…

Fed-up restaurateurs setting ground rules as customers make outlandish demands

“The customer is always right’ is kind of a crazy concept in my mind” In more and more restaurants these days, the customer is not always right. With patrons’ expectations reaching ever higher, while their manners can descend to new depths, a rising number of service staff are willing to make their displeasure known. A…

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.…

Caesars Drops Disgraced Paula Deen, Closes Her Restaurants

In yet another blow to Paula Deen, Caesars Entertainment Corporation announced Wednesday that it will be ending its relationship with the embattled celebrity chef. Caesars (CZR, Fortune 500) operates Paula Deen-themed restaurants at four of its casinos: Horseshoe Southern Indiana, Harrah’s Tunica in Mississippi, Harrah’s Joliet in Illinois and Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina. “While…

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…