Chipotle is pulling quite a fast food ouroboros with its latest efforts: even though it’s already serving up burritos in its Mexican-themed food business, the company is testing out how burritos might do at its Asian-inspired chain as well. [More]
What exactly constitutes a “100% natural” food is a matter of much debate, but four new lawsuits argue that granola shouldn’t claim to be 100% natural because if contain small amounts of a common pesticide.
It can be frustrating for both customers and fast food employees alike when something about an order isn’t right, but that’s no excuse for chucking things at each other. One such tense situation is why a Burger King manager was arrested recently, after allegedly throwing sauce at an unhappy customer. [More]
Here in the U.S., we have food safety regulations — a lot of them. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for making sure foods (and a bunch of other stuff) adhere to some basic health and safety rules to reduce the likelihood these products will hit store shelves and make a million people sick. So far, so good… but there’s a major food safety system that the FDA uses that, it turns out, is neither standard nor safe — despite its name.
When it comes to food, humans aren’t the only ones trending toward a slightly more premium product: J.M. Smucker Co. said today that its pet food sales in the U.S. fell more than 6% because picky pet owners just aren’t choosing Kibbles ’n Bits as much. [More]
If there was ever a time that the joke, “Is that an eel in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?” could work, it would’ve been in Brooklyn recently, when cops said they busted three men who allegedly tried to sell $500,000 worth of stolen, frozen eels on a street corner. [More]
In the future, instead of throwing away plastic packaging and film covering our food, we might just eat it. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Agriculture are working on a few alternatives to plastic wrap, including an edible film that’s also biodegradable. [More]
Even though officials with the Hawaii Department of Health shut down sushi restaurants in the state that served frozen scallops linked to a recent Hepatitis A outbreak, new cases could still pop up, authorities said. [More]
Since the Rio Olympics opened, calorie-seeking athletes have been gorging themselves on free food from McDonald’s, but there’s only so much gratis grub the Golden Arches is willing to give away. [More]
When you think of Hawaii, seafood may come to mind, considering the state is surrounded by water. But hungry folks looking for sushi have a few less options right now, after the state’s department of health ordered several restaurants closed amid an ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak. [More]
The good news: you can get a free burger at Shake Shack today. The bad news: you’ll have to get there quickly because they’re only offering the freebies to the first 100 customers at each location. [More]
If you’re the kind of person who just can’t be bothered to pull out the deep fryer every time you want to eat a Twinkie, well, Hostess thinks maybe it’s got something for you: “deep fried Twinkies” that can be found in the freezer aisle of the grocery store. [More]
When I imagine a world without pizza delivery– wait, stop. I don’t want to go there. I don’t even want to think about where a Florida man is right now, living a pizzaless existence after a judge banned him from ordering pies from any of his local pizzerias. [More]
Someone at Xavier University in Cincinnati must have a direct line to the gods of pizza (who rule our desires from atop their throne of cheese on Mount Pepperoni) because the Cincinnati place of higher learning is getting the country’s very first pizza ATM. [More]
Corporate drama and intrigue are not things that one normally associates with the condiment aisle at the grocery store, but that’s what has been happening since Hampton Creek’s eggless product Just Mayo hit the market back in 2014. Now there’s a new accusation against the company: that it dispatched undercover agents to retail stores to buy up mayonnaise and ask stores to carry it, increasing sales and buzz. [More]
Last, the president signed into law a fast-tracked piece of legislation that both overturned existing state laws about labeling of food with genetically modified ingredients and established a vague timeline for eventually putting this information on barcodes that customers can scan with their phones. The question is: Will anyone actually do this? [More]