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2008-07-01 12:00:46

By Misti Crane, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 1--Nebraska Beef of Omaha, Neb., is recalling about 531,707 pounds of meat used in ground beef because of possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The boxes of beef parts were shipped to wholesalers and processing plants in Colorado, Texas, Illinois, Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania. The shipping containers and product labels have the establishment number "EST. 19336" inside the U. S. Department of Agriculture mark of inspection. But...

2008-06-30 21:02:30

By Robert Warren COLUMBUS -- Please, before stuffing that fresh-off-the-grill burger down your gullet, take a few moments to make sure it's thoroughly cooked. I know, you like it a little pink. Heck, I like mine bloody red if I can get it. But now is not the time to partake of such red meat indulgences. By now, you've probably heard that there are a bunch of people in Ohio and that other state just north of here who inadvertently invited some E. coli to take up residence in their...

2008-06-26 21:02:25

By Misti Crane, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jun. 26--Central Ohio residents continue to be sickened in the E. coli outbreak, with the date of the start of symptoms now going as late as June 20. As of today, 18 cases have been reported in Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin and Union counties. Seven of the illnesses were in Columbus and eight people have been hospitalized in the string of virulent infections now connected to ground beef. In central Ohio, 15 of those cases have been...

2008-06-26 00:02:31

By Misti Crane and Monique Curet, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jun. 25--If you have Kroger ground beef sold between May 21 and June 8 with sell-by dates in the same time frame, don't eat it. The grocer issued a voluntary recall of ground beef sold at its stores in the Columbus and Toledo areas and in Michigan. If you have meat from that time period, throw it away or return it for a refund. Kroger's decision to recall its products does not end an investigation into the original source...

2008-06-25 12:00:00

By Misti Crane, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jun. 25--At least one Franklin County resident sickened in the E. coli outbreak ate tainted ground beef bought at the Kroger Marketplace in Gahanna. Ohio and federal officials wouldn't yet say where the meat at the Kroger came from and have not determined whether the bacteria in the meat is a match to a string of infections that have been linked in Ohio and Michigan. But the food-safety manager for the grocer's Columbus division confirmed a...

2008-06-21 06:00:00

The quest for the source of the E. coli 0157:H7 that has sickened dozens of people in Ohio and Michigan continues, and more signs point to ground beef. But neither the federal government nor local health officials had found a definitive link or announced any recalls as of yesterday. The number of central Ohio cases has reached 15, and 11 of those cases are genetically linked, pointing to a common source of infection. The cases also match two elsewhere in Ohio and nine in Michigan, where...

2007-03-19 06:00:20

Every day you're faced with hard decisions -- Democrat or Republican? "Grey's Anatomy" or "CSI"? Stuffed jalapenos or mozzarella cheese sticks? Whew, those are tough calls! While Jack in the Box® restaurants can't help you decide which political party to support or what TV show to watch, it does have the answer to your snack-food dilemma -- the Sampler Trio. Available now, Jack's Sampler Trio features three stuffed jalapenos, three mozzarella cheese sticks and...

2006-06-08 08:50:00

CHICAGO -- Wendy's International Inc. on Thursday said it would significantly cut trans fats from its menu, beating market leader McDonald's Corp., which still has not made good on its promise to remove the artery-clogging fats from french fries in the United States. Wendy's, the No. 3 U.S. burger chain, said its restaurants in the United States and Canada will switch to a new blend of corn and soy oil for french fries and breaded chicken items starting in August. The move will reduce trans...

2006-06-08 08:10:00

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wendy's International Inc. on Thursday said it would significantly cut trans fats from its menu, beating market leader McDonald's Corp., which still has not made good on its promise to remove the artery-clogging fats from french fries in the United States. Wendy's, the No. 3 U.S. burger chain, said its restaurants in the United States and Canada will switch to a new blend of corn and soy oil for french fries and breaded chicken items starting in August. The move will...

2005-11-30 19:15:23

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Healthy options available at fast food outlets are often not what they seem, containing unexpectedly large amounts of salt and fat, British consumer watchdog magazine Which? said on Thursday. However, companies' attempts to promote a better image seemed to be working as some children now believed fast food was healthy, the watchdog's research found. Which? said it had tested a range of products from four major fast food firms -- McDonald's,...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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