Are fancy potato chips the new pretzel bun? It’s possible: the fried potato slices first showed up in a few Taco Bell test locations as a base for nachos, and now Arby’s is joining the tater party with their own line of garlic and Parmesan-coated chips. Will fast-food customers accept fresh chips as an alternative to French fries? [More]
Four major potato chip makers have agreed to use less of the carcinogen Acrylamide under a settlement with the California Attorney General’s office. Frito-Lay, Heinz, Kettle Foods, and Lance Inc. also agreed to pay a $3 million fine for flouting state laws that require companies to place warning labels on products with carcinogens.