All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Food’

FDA Issues Imported Food Safety Rule Proposals

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today proposed two rules meant to make sure imported foods meet the same safety requirements as food produced in the U.S. The rules would implement provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which was passed in early 2011. One of the new rules would hold importers accountable for ensuring that their suppliers …

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Chipotle’s Twitter Hack Was Fake and I Ain’t Even Mad

In retrospect, we should’ve seen this coming. Earlier this week, the official Twitter account for Chipotle spent about an hour making some pretty odd tweets. “Find avocado store,” read ond tweet. “Mittens13 password leave,” read another. Here’s a screencap of the strange tweets: Shortly after, Chipotle tweeted out that they “had a little problem” with their account, but they’ve resolved …

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Facebook Chef Josef Desimone Dies in Motorcycle Accident

Facebook’s executive chef, Josef Desimone, died in a tragic motorcycle accident on Monday. CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared the sad news on Facebook Monday night, saying that Desimone was crucial in defining Facebook’s culture in the early years, and that the company will soon find a way to permanently honor Desimone’s legacy. I have some very sad news to share. This …

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Subway Employees Instagram Penis on Bread, Frozen Pee in a Bottle

Two Subway employees who posted incredibly gross photos of themselves on Instagram have been terminated. One photo shows an employee holding a bottle of frozen urine alongside the caption “Today at work I froze my pee.” And the other photo shows another employee putting his penis on an unbaked loaf of Subway bread. The photos have since been deleted, but …

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Arsenic in Apple Juice Limits Proposed by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today confirmed the safety of apple juice in the U.S. while also proposing limits on how much arsenic should be allowed in the beverage. The FDA has proposed a limit of 10 parts per billion for inorganic arsenic in apple juice – the same level the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set …

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Chipotle Launches ‘Online Treasure Hunt’ and You Should Care Because the Prize Is Free Burritos for 20 Years

Here’s the number of the day (at least if you’re a fan of burritos): 20. Chipotle is turning 20 years old, and in honor of that the company is launching a contest to give 20 grand prize winners free burritos for 20 years. The contest will take place over 20 days and will involve a series of 20 online puzzles. …

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Particularly Lazy Ways to Burn 200 Calories [VIDEO]

Last month, the simply delightful animators over at AsapSCIENCE showed us what 200 calories looks like (you know, different portion sizes of various foods). The takeaway: fill yourself up with a plateful of broccoli instead of a Oliver Twistian sliver of pepperoni pizza. But we all knew that, right? But let’s say you’ve consumed a few too many calories in …

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Free Slurpee Day! Syrupy Brain Freezes for All!

Today is July 11th – or 7/11. And in honor of this hot, summer day, convenience store chain 7-Eleven is giving everyone a free Slurpee (as long as supplies last, of course). Free Slurpee Day is just about to begin – kicking off at 11 am and running until 7 pm. If you visit a 7-Eleven store in that time …

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Yelp’s New Focus on ‘Transactions’ Starts with Food Delivery

Yelp, one of the leading places online to find both quick information and reviews for a variety of business types, wants you to be able to do more without leaving its cozy confines. To that end the company has just unveiled Yelp Platform, which they say will make transactions easy – and performed directly through Yelp. The first step in …

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Golden Corral Can Thank Reddit for This Bad PR Buffet [UPDATED]

Today’s going to be a long day for the public relations team for the Golden Corral restaurant chain. Thanks to some front page prominence on Monday morning’s reddit news cycle, the company is going to have to deal with some pretty disgusting sanitation issues depicted in a few YouTube videos and a series of images posted to the site. Posted …

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Eaten in the U.S., but Banned in Other Countries

In a recent book written by a husband and wife nutritionist team, a list of foods and food ingredients that we commonly eat in the U.S., but that are banned in other countries, was published. Rich Food, Poor Food: The Ultimate Grocery Purchasing System, written by Jayson and Mira Calton, highlighted these ingredients as a way to help people keep …

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Walmart Drops Paula Deen: Embattled Chef Loses Another Brand

Embattled TV chef Paula Deen has lost yet another corporate deal in the wake of revelations regarding her use of racial slurs. The retail giant announced today that it would not be ordering any more of Deen’s branded merchandise beyond orders that have already been placed. Once the merchandise that Walmart has already committed to is sold, they will not …

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