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Hot Coffee Once Again Lands McDonald’s in Hot Water Hot Coffee Once Again Lands McDonald’s in Hot Water
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Nearly 20 years after Stella Liebeck won compensatory and punitive damages from McDonald’s after spilling hot coffee in her lap and sustaining serious injury, another woman is suing the fast food giant over a similar injury. Los Angeles resident Paulette …

Pizza Hut Is Actually Selling a Bunch of Pizzas via Xbox App Pizza Hut Is Actually Selling a Bunch of Pizzas via Xbox App

When Pizza Hut first announced that they had created a pizza-ordering app for the Xbox 360, it was hard to say that it wasn’t at least an interesting idea. What goes good with gaming? Pizza. What goes good with 12-hour …

Velveeta Shortage Is a Temporary Concern Velveeta Shortage Is a Temporary Concern
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Super Bowl revelers hoping to enjoy Velveeta cheese as part of a dip or entree during the big day may have to find other options this year. According to reports, there is a shortage of the tasty cheese. Advertising Age …

CheeriosTo Become GMO-Free, A Big Business Decision For General Mills CheeriosTo Become GMO-Free, A Big Business Decision For General Mills
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With all of the controversy surrounding GMOs and the way they are used in food, some companies are starting to take notice, and are altering their products as a result, which should be able to help their business. People all …

Wal-Mart Recalls Tainted Donkey Meat In China Wal-Mart Recalls Tainted Donkey Meat In China
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Wal-Mart is recalling donkey meat at some of its stores in China. Donkey meat may not appeal to some Western palates, but in China they eat donkey. Tests revealed that donkey meat which was sold to Chinese consumers contained DNA …

Social Factors Heavily Influence Food Habits, Shows Study Social Factors Heavily Influence Food Habits, Shows Study
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It’s often pointed out anecdotally that food portion sizes in the U.S. are larger than those in other countries, which could contribute to the country’s increasing obesity epidemic. Now a new study has shown that this and other social factors …

Hottest Pepper on Earth Grown in South Carolina Hottest Pepper on Earth Grown in South Carolina

Last month the Guinness Book of World Records deemed the Fort Mill, South Carolina-grown Carolina Reaper pepper to be the hottest on earth, ending a 4-year debate on the matter. The bumpy, oily, bright red fruit, which resembles the shape …

FDA to Require Food Supply Protections FDA to Require Food Supply Protections

Most food scares in the U.S. are caused by negligence or accidents, not someone intentionally poisoning a large amount of food. The latter scenario might seem more like the scheme of a comic book villain, but the U.S. Food and …

Almost All Chicken Breasts Shown to Contain Harmful Bacteria Almost All Chicken Breasts Shown to Contain Harmful Bacteria

Chicken is one of the most widely eaten meats in the U.S. and around the world, but it could also be one of the most dangerous. Consumer Reports this week revealed the results of its recent tests of meat and …

Razor Blade Croissant, A Not-So Delicious Discovery Razor Blade Croissant, A Not-So Delicious Discovery

Imagine you’re enjoying a tasty Dunkin Donuts croissant when suddenly you notice it tastes funny. That “funny taste” is a combination of pain and blood. The croissant you just bit into? It turns out to be filled jagged bits of …

FDA to Tackle Antibiotic Use in Food Animals FDA to Tackle Antibiotic Use in Food Animals
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The practice of using antibiotics in farm animals has been debated for decades now. Farms will often put antimicrobials into the feed or water of animals bound for the dinner table to enable faster growth using less feed. Critics have …

David Chang: Let’s Raise $6B on Kickstarter and Buy the Redskins David Chang: Let’s Raise $6B on Kickstarter and Buy the Redskins
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Could the Washington Redskins’ name controversy, front office troubles, and generally horrendous football woes be solved with a new, crowdsourced owner? World-famous chef and successful restaurateur David Chang (of Momofuku Noodle Bar, Má Pêche, Milk Bar, Momofuku Ko, and many …

Aspartame is Deemed Safe in Colas By Europe Aspartame is Deemed Safe in Colas By Europe
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After Coca-Cola America president Steve Cahillane acknowledged that Diet Coke sales were down because of artificial sweeteners back in October, the European Food Safety Authority (ESFA) has announced that the use of aspartame to sweeten Diet Coke and other colas …

Cannibal Sandwiches Are Slammed by Health Officials Cannibal Sandwiches Are Slammed by Health Officials

After a Wisconsin holiday tradition of eating “cannibal sandwiches” was linked to an E. coli outbreak last year, health officials are begging people to refrain from eating the sandwiches. Before you get too grossed out, the cannibal sandwiches are made …

Restaurant Offers Insane Discount If People Just Turn Off Their Damn Phones Restaurant Offers Insane Discount If People Just Turn Off Their Damn Phones
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One restaurant owner in Abu Ghosh, just outside of Jerusalem, is taking a stand against distracted eating. In “wow that’s great, but aren’t you running a business?” news, the owner of Abu Ghosh is offering anyone who completely shuts down …

You Can Now Eat Your Instagram Photos, Thank God You Can Now Eat Your Instagram Photos, Thank God

At its core, Instagram takes an analog process and places it firmly in the digital realm. To then take those filtered images and put them on something tangible, that you can hold in your hand, may seem odd to some …

Time Magazine’s Controversial Covers Time Magazine’s Controversial Covers
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It seems that we have an issue about an issue (or two). Time Magazine is attracting some angry readers (and a few lazy skimmers) about their issue entitled The Gods of Food, and another issue entitled The Elephant in the …

FDA: Trans Fats Unsafe, to be Banned in Foods FDA: Trans Fats Unsafe, to be Banned in Foods
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced its intention to classify trans fats known as partially hydrogenated oils as not “generally recognized as safe” for use in food. The classification is set to go into effect after 60 …

Ben & Jerry’s Honors Ron Burgundy with New Scotchy Scotch Scotch Flavor Ben & Jerry’s Honors Ron Burgundy with New Scotchy Scotch Scotch Flavor

Here’s something you may have missed on Twitter. Ben & Jerry’s just unveiled their newest ice cream flavor – and it’s an Anchorman tie-in. That doesn’t mean it’s bad or anything. In fact, this is awesome. Coming soon, in honor …

Chipotle Eyes Price Increase in Quest to Remove GMOs Chipotle Eyes Price Increase in Quest to Remove GMOs
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The cost of a burrito at Chipotle may be going up in the near future. The company just reported their Q3 earnings, and in the earnings call CEO and Founder Steve Ells said that a 3-5% price increase could be …

Chicken Nuggets Are Only 50 Per Cent Meat Chicken Nuggets Are Only 50 Per Cent Meat
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  What do you consider meat on a chicken? It usually comes from the thighs, wings or  breasts, right? Do you consider fat, blood vessels, nerves and cartilage to be meat? On September 12th, researchers at the University of Mississippi published …