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Throw out that milk: A guide to food expiration dates

Jun 8, 2012
You buy food, it sits in your fridge, and you wonder what to throw out when. Finally, here's a definitive guide to expiration dates that goes beyond what's printed on the carton.
Posted In: Food, safety

'Corn sugar' loses to 'high fructose corn syrup'

May 31, 2012
The FDA has rejected a bid to rename the controversial sweetener known as high fructose corn syrup “corn sugar” on nutrition labels.
Posted In: corn syrup, FDA

Mayor Bloomberg seeks ban on sugary beverage sales

May 31, 2012
The mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, says he plans to propose a municipal ban on sales of large-size sugary beverages at restaurants, delis and movie theaters.
Posted In: soda, New York City, sugary drinks

Serving up jobs to ex-cons

May 30, 2012
It's tough to get employment if you've been convicted of a felony. But some companies in the Chicago area hire only ex-cons.
Posted In: Jobs, ex-convicts, Food

Restaurant chains increase appetite for food trucks

May 29, 2012
The food truck scene was a trendy diversion. Now it's a normal part of city life. Sizzler and other national chains hope to take advantage.
Posted In: Food, Food trucks, Sizzler

Omaha steakhouse owner on what Warren Buffett does for business

May 4, 2012
People are arriving in Omaha now for that "Woodstock of Capitalism," the annual meeting of Berkshire Hathaway, billionaire Warren Buffett's conglomerate. The official materials recommend two steakhouses for visiting shareholders.
Posted In: Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, steak, restaurants

Energy drinks a fast-growing beverage sector

May 1, 2012
So-called 'energy drinks' are one of the fastest-growing sectors of the drinks business. And now the Wall Street Journal reports that Coca-Cola toyed with spending $14 billion for one brand -- Monster Energy. Coke denies any deal.
Posted In: energy drink, beverages

Whole Foods bans red-rated fish from its stores

Apr 19, 2012
On Sunday -- Earth Day -- Whole Foods will stop selling wild seafood that's either overfished or caught in a harmful way, according to ratings from the Blue Ocean Institute and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Posted In: fish, Whole Foods, supermarket

California court rules lunch optional for workers

Apr 13, 2012
The California Supreme Court has ruled that while employers have to offer workers a lunch break, they don't have to make sure employees actually take a lunch break.
Posted In: workplace, lunch, workers, california

Gov. Terry Branstad: The case for 'pink slime'

Apr 11, 2012
The Republican governor of Iowa defends lean finely textured beef -- otherwise known as pink slime -- and worries about what all the negative press could do to the beef industry.
Posted In: Terry Branstad, pink slime, beef

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