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Chinese Police Arrest More Than 100 People for Selling Contaminated Pork

  More than 110 people have been arrested in China for selling pork from diseased animals. The Public Security Ministry said more than 1,000 tons of contaminated pork and 48 tons of cooking oil produced from the meat have been seized across 11 provinces. The investigation reportedly began at the end of 2013 into producers […]

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The World’s Largest Fast-Food Chain Is Floundering

In a brand-new McDonald’s outlet near its headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, customers do not have to queue at the counter. They can go to a touch screen and build their own burger by choosing a bun, toppings and sauces from a list of more than 20 “premium” ingredients, including grilled mushrooms, guacamole and caramelised […]

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Updated Food Recall Warning – Granny Smith Apples and Gala Apples from Bidart Bros. recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Recall date: January 9, 2015 Reason for recall: Microbiological – Listeria Hazard classification: Class 1 Company / Firm: Beauvais Ltee., Courchesne Larose, Fruits et Légumes Gaétan Bono Inc., Coosemans Montreal Inc. Distribution: New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec Extent of the distribution: Retail Contents Recall details Ottawa, January 9, […]

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DO YOU FEEL SORRY FOR McDonald’s YET?

Plastic Reported in Chicken Nuggets From McDonald’s Outlet in Japan McDonald’s Japan and Cargill Inc., one of the fast-food company’s chicken suppliers in Asia, are apologizing and trying to reassure the public after a customer at a McDonald’s outlet in Misawa, Japan, reportedly found a 1.5-inch strip of vinyl in an order of chicken nuggets […]

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IRS Changes Rules on How Restaurants Tax Tips

By Kevin Hardy   The days of servers banking on large groups as a sure thing for a tip are gone—or at least will be soon. In 2012, the IRS redefined how restaurants must classify automatic gratuities, often charged on parties of six, eight, or larger. But implementation of the change was delayed, with full […]

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GEE. McDonald’s JUST CANT WIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Photo: Fernando Llano/AP “Would you like a side of yuca with your Big Mac?” is the question McDonald’s patrons are being asked in Venezuela’s more than 100 McDonald’s franchises. McDonald’s in Venezuela has run out of potatoes, and the chain is offering yuca (or cassava) fries and arepas as a substitute. McDonald’s is blaming a contract dispute […]

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Consumer-Funded Test Finds 11 of 12 Pet Foods Contaminated

By James Andrews A number of pet food brands are contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria and other contaminants that could cause negative health effects to humans and their pets, according to a testing project funded by a group of pet owners and coordinated by the Association for Truth in Pet Food. The project is the […]

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Chicken Wing Prices on an Upswing Heading Toward Super Bowl

High chicken wing prices and low feed costs are causing a disparity in the market at, perhaps, the worst possible time for restaurant operators: the five weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, when demand is highest for chicken wings. Typically, when feed prices are low, poultry farmers can purchase more feed and fatten their […]

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Failure to Finalize Rules Delays Labels on Mechanically Tenderized Beef

By James Andrews | January 5, 2015 For at least another three years, consumers shopping for steak and other whole cuts of beef will continue to be left in the dark about beef treated with mechanical tenderization, a processing technique that softens up meat but can drive potentially harmful pathogens below the surface. The U.S. […]

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Three Stars (2010)

The feature doc takes a look behind the scenes at top-class restaurants and offers exclusive interviews with celebrity chefs from France, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, the USA and Japan   By Mark Solomons An interesting movie about some of the Michelin Star restaurants around the world.  It is a bit choppy and long in […]

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