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2008-10-01 06:00:40

By Elizabeth Weise Coming soon to an apple, a pound of hamburger or a head of lettuce near you will be a label that says what country the item came from. The labeling has been a long time coming. It predates by years concerns about domestic and imported foods after E. coli outbreaks and chemical contamination. First proposed in 2002, the country-of-origin legislation finally took effect in full on Tuesday. All meats, fish, and fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables must be identified...

2008-09-18 06:00:26

By Heidi Knapp Rinella The good news: We may have solved the mystery of the whereabouts of hot dog buns like Woolworth's used to serve, which are being sought by Sandra Ashenmil. Mike O'Brien noted that they were the New England-style split-top buns so many readers are searching for, "grilled on both sides and then the hot dog was served in it." Noting that they're not sold in local supermarkets, he recommended the "excellent" version at More Than Bread Sanborn Bakery, 5230 S. Valley View...

2008-09-13 06:00:20

By Eric Kurhi HAYWARD At Wednesday's annual Healthy Aging Fair at Centennial Hall, there definitely was such a thing as a free lunch, and was it ever popular. A half-hour before the doors to the dining hall opened, the line of senior citizens was 75 deep and growing rapidly. They snaked down the hall of the bustling convention center, with shorter lines forming in the peripheries for the free health screenings, which are the real point of the event. "It's like a job fair, but better,"...

2008-09-03 15:00:42

LEWISTON - The 100 Pine Street Wellness and Recovery Center will hold its third annual Block Party and Wellness Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. The end of Pierce Street between Pine and Ash will be blocked off for the event. The center is a nonprofit agency that works with adults 18 and over who have a mental disability of some sort. The day will include a dunk tank, craft table, bake sale table, yard sale and games for the kids, as well as pizza, sandwiches, hot dogs and...

2008-08-26 09:00:55

Denny's (NASDAQ:DENN) introduces a new line-up of chefs in their kitchen with the launch of the Rockstar menu. Top musicians, such as the All-American Rejects, Taking Back Sunday, Plain White T's, and the Eagles of Death Metal join Denny's to create the new Denny's Rockstar Menu presented by Dr Pepper. "We teamed up with popular bands in an out-of-the-box way to develop a menu by rock stars for our rock star guests," said Mark Chmiel, chief marketing and innovation officer for Denny's....

2008-08-25 12:01:00

With more time-strapped Americans eating on the go, quick-serve snacks have become increasingly popular. In response to this growing trend, Jack in the Box(R) restaurants today debut Pita Snacks - a new product platform of snack-sized, wrap-style sandwiches - in several of its markets, primarily in the west. The quick-serve chain plans to complete its systemwide roll out of the new sandwiches by the end of September. Jack's new Pita Snacks feature a choice of grilled or crispy chicken...

2008-08-21 18:00:39

MANHATTAN, Kan., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A research team headed by Kansas State University E. coli O157:H7 expert T.G. Nagaraja has been tapped by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study both the connection between feeding distillers' grains and E. coli 0157:H7 in cattle and several strategies to reduce the presence of the naturally occurring pathogen in the animals. The group has received a $939,220 National Research Initiative in Food Safety grant. Nagaraja, a university...

2008-08-06 12:00:05

By Denise Richardson, The Daily Star, Oneonta, N.Y. Aug. 6--Fast-food meals from chain eateries aren't all that kids eat, several area parents said Tuesday, a day after a national study criticized restaurants for offering foods lacking nutritional value. Instead, eat-out meals are a treat or an alternative when time is too short for meals at home, the parents said, agreeing that they influence their children's food choices. "You have to train them what to eat," said Tom McCabe, of...

2008-08-04 12:01:03

By Hal Walter, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Aug. 4--French food philosopher Anthelme Brillat-Savarin wrote in 1825: "Tell me what you eat, and I shall tell you what you are." In 2008, Brillat-Savarin might peer into the depths of our shopping carts, shake his head, and tell us that what we are is broke. He might also note that many in our society are overweight and unhealthy, primarily the result of eating too many highly processed foods. To be sure, food prices are up, along with fuel...

2008-08-04 03:00:15

By Anonymous Ruth's Diner, a destination restaurant in Emigration Canyon since 1930, is scheduled to close for approximately two-and-a-half months beginning this fall to accommodate a renovation. Erik Nelson, who with wife Tracy bought the historic eatery last year, said plans call for Ruth's to be closed from Sept. 15 to approximately Dec. 1 to make way for a roughly 1,000 square foot expansion and modernization of the kitchen, improvements to the dining area and the installation of...