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OWS Kitchen Staff Launch a Protest of Their Own; More Diners Ordering Tap Water

Wegmans recalls 5,000 pounds of Turkish pine nuts sold in its bulk, due to possible Salmonella contamination.
[Wall Street Journal]

Not surprisingly, consumers want to see health-inspection grades displayed prominently in restaurants.
[Main Street]

Napa Valley and New York City are the only places in the country where you will find the prestigious three-star rating from Michelin.
[Napa Valley Register]

Occupy Wall Street kitchen staff went on a temporary strike yesterday to protest fixing food for “professional homeless.”
[NY Post]

FoodFight is a new program taught at 15 New York City high schools meant to change the way teens think about food.
[NY Times]

The fastest-growing drink order at restaurants? Good old tap water, according to a recent study.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]

Espresso? There’s an app for that. New mobile software makes it easy to find a coffeehouse near you.
[NY Times]

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Jon Bon Jovi Launches Pay-What-You-Can Resto; Discover Authentic Mexican Food in Queens

The Institute of Medicine is calling for a law that requires food manufacturers to simplify the nutrition labels on their packaging.
[NY Times]

Bagged salad sold in New York and other states has been recalled due to salmonella concerns. No reported illnesses as of yet, says the FDA.
[NY Post]

After two years of planning, Jon Bon Jovi opens Soul Kitchen, a pay-what-you-can eatery in New Jersey.
[Wall Street Journal]

Don’t mess with Texas. Some Texas prisons are saying no to weekend lunches as a way to cut food costs, saving the state $2.8 million.
[NY Times]

The farm behind the tainted cantaloupes that have killed 25 people so far apparently passed its food-safety inspection with flying colors just one week before the first person fell ill.
[USA Today]

Two offbeat food tours of authentic Mexican and Central American food, described as “Mexican food made by Mexicans for Mexicans,” take place at night in Queens.
[Wall Street Journal]

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More Tainted Produce; Sandwiches from Around the Country Come to NYC

Killer cantaloupes are still a concern, and now you also have lettuce to worry about. A California lettuce grower has recalled 2,498 cartons of chopped or shredded romaine over more Listeria monocytogenes fears.
[CNN]

Alton Brown says that Good Eats 3 will be his last traditional cookbook. His next one will be an e-book.
[AP]

Anita Lo, Amanda Cohen, and other female chefs took part in “Skirt Steak: How (Women) Chefs Get the Job Done,” a panel discussion at the NYC Wine & Food Festival.
[Wall Street Journal]

Here’s some obvious advice: To find the next big restaurant, look for something new, rather than something already trendy. Also, see where chefs are eating.
[Wall Street Journal]

A roundup of regional sandwiches from around the country includes the Wreck from Chicago at Potbelly Sandwich Shop and the muffuletta from NOLA at Fort Defiance.
[NY Post]

Following the invasion of Tim Horton’s, another Canadian coffee chain — this one oddly named Timothy’s Coffee — is opening its first U.S. location in Boston.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]

Denmark has introduced what may be the world’s first fat food tax: a surcharge on foods with more than 2.3 percent saturated fats.
[ABC News]

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Government Subsidizes Junk Food; Ferran Adrià Goes from Molecular to Home Cooking

A new report has found that a significant chunk of federal subsidies for commodity crops goes toward supporting high-fructose corn syrup and three other common food additives used in junk food.
[LA Times]

Food donated for a nutrition program became contaminated with pesticides in Peru, poisoning 89 children and five adults. Three of the children died.
[MSNBC]

The city Housing Authority is considering selling ads on its buildings for everything from for booze and fast food.
[NY Daily News]

Ferran Adrià’s forthcoming cookbook, The Family Meal, will offer detailed instructions for building family meals at home.
[Wall Street Journal]

New mom Donatella Arpaia was reportedly overheard talking to Derek Axelrod about a new Midtown location of Teqa.
[NY Post]

A Brooklyn meat company is recalling some 11,000 pounds of chicken, beef, veal, and pork dumpling products because they may contain an undeclared allergen: milk.
[Food Consumer]

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Smoked Salmon Recalled; Donate Your Hurricane Panic Food

Macao Trading Co., Negril Village, and Smoke Jazz and Supper Club were among OpenTable’s top 50 late-night restaurants in the country.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]

A new study suggests that adding a bit of chocolate to your healthy diet plan can help you stick to it better. The study was funded by Hershey’s.
[Reuters]

A Chicago food company is recalling more than 8,000 packages of smoked salmon due to potential listeria contamination.
[NBC]

A study released Friday by City Harvest reveals that 25 percent of kids under 18 are “food insecure” in New York, with the worst rate in the Bronx.
[NY Daily News]

Did you stock up on food supplies in a panic on Friday? If you’re already suffering buyer’s remorse, donate your uneaten food to the Food Bank for New York City.
[Gothamist]

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That Tainted Turkey Is Still Out There; A Call for Global Salt Intake Reduction

That salmonella-tainted turkey that’s been going around? It’s sickened more people, at least 107 in 31 states by now.
[US News and World Report]

Kraft is promoting its new Velveeta Cheesy Skillets, a line of just-add-meat pasta dinner kits, with a series of ads that invite women to “use their stoves.” [NY Times]

Barbecue is still frowned upon throughout Europe, but the British BBQ Championship has helped it gain respect in the U.K.
[Wall Street Journal]

This doesn’t bode very well for the food-truck cause: A vendor in Atlanta ran over two children, killing one.
[WSB Atlanta]

Some airlines are trying to offer healthier in-flight food options, but maybe they should just focus on simple meals that refrigerate well.
[Wall Street Journal]

Does disposing of food waste using a garbage disposal system reduce the global warming potential? A study commissioned by a garbage disposal maker says yes.
[MarketWatch]

A new report calls for the U.N. to make reducing salt intake a global health priority, saying it could save 8.5 million lives around the world over the next decade.
[BBC]

The latest numbers show that nearly 25 percent of New York households with children don’t always have enough money to buy food.
[Ithica Journal]

 

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Tons of Turkey Recalled; Target Now a Grocery Store, Too

Cargill, one of the country’s largest meat producers, is recalling more than 35 million pounds of ground turkey in association with the salmonella poisonings that killed one and sickened 76.
[USA Today]

Really fancy kids can now get served puréed squash, organic chicken, and “babe-a-ccinos” (that’s coffee-free cappuccino) at certain restaurants.
[Wall Street Journal]

Rawesome, a raw-food shop in Venice Beach, was raided and its owner arraigned on charges of illegally making, labeling, and selling raw milk products.
[NY Times]

A new study shows that even though Americans know about functional foods — like salmon, whole grains, and dark leafy greens — they don’t eat enough of them.
[WebMD]

Target, like other big-box retailers and drugstore chains, is selling more groceries these days, with the aim of being a true “one-stop” shop.
[NY Daily News]

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McDonald’s to Add Fruit to Happy Meals; Now Even Our Dogs Have Fancy Butchers

McDonald’s is changing its Happy Meal to include a serving of fruit or vegetable and fewer french fries. The new meals will begin to be rolled out in September and should be implemented nationally by April.
[LA Times]

Dickson’s Farmstand is one of the high-end butchers providing grass-fed and locally raised meats to pet owners as dog food.
[NY Times]

The latest food recall is for papayas imported from Mexico that could be contaminated with salmonella.
[Chicago Tribune]

A recent study draws a link between eating meals that are prepared commercially outside the home and increased childhood obesity rates.
[Time]