Food

63 people charged over Brazil meat scandal

RIO DE JANEIRO–Brazil’s Federal Police said Sunday they charged 63 people for taking part in a corruption scheme that sold expired or adulterated meat, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. The scandal led at least 25 countries to temporarily suspend imports of Brazilian meat. Among the charges are falsifying medical records and certificates, tampering with food …

Sushi stress: Fishermen not catching many baby eels

PORTLAND –The chilly rivers of Maine are causing trouble in the world of sushi. The state’s brief, annual season for baby eels is off to a slow start because of a cold spring that has prevented the fish from running in rivers. The baby eels, called elvers, are an important piece of the worldwide sushi …

‘Nose-to-tail’ cooking in PHL urged

MANILA—Nose-to-tail cooking which refers to using an entire animal to avoid food wastage, is an emerging food trend worldwide but has been done in the Philippines and other countries for the longest time. During the second day of culinary event Madrid Fusion Manila (MFM), several chefs demonstrated cooking several nose-to-tail dishes and urged visiting guests …

What do Panera and Krispy Kreme have in common?

St. LOUIS –Panera is being acquired by Europe’s JAB Holding Co. for more than $7 billion, the second largest restaurant deal made in North America in at least decades. Americans are likely more familiar with JAB than they know. The Luxembourg investment fund has controlling interests in Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Caribou Coffee Co., Stumptown …

Paula Deen plans new seafood restaurant in Savannah area

SAVANNAH–Paula Deen is opening a new seafood restaurant on the same waterfront property outside Savannah where an eatery she co-owned with her brother closed three years ago. Local media outlets report the celebrity cook plans to open Paula Deen’s Creek House in June on Whitemarsh Island. A press release said the menu will feature fried …

FDA approves more drugs, and faster, than Europe, study says

WASHINGTON –Contrary to some political claims, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved more drugs, and two to three months faster on average, than European regulators did in recent years, new research shows. “It’s an urban myth” that the FDA is slower than other countries to clear promising treatments for patients, said the agency’s longtime …

Possible E. coli concerns prompt national recall of bags of Robin Hood flour

Concerns about people getting ill from possible E. coli contamination have triggered a national food recall warning about a popular brand of flour. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says 10,000, 10-kilogram bags of Robin Hood Original All Purpose Flour are being recalled by Smucker Foods of Canada. “The risk is defined high enough that we …

This strawberry season, make a dessert inspired by cannoli

I developed this recipe to take advantage of strawberry season. Some of you are naturally scratching your head. “Strawberry season? Name a time of year that isn’t strawberry season.” And it certainly can feel that way. Strawberries are grown in all 50 states and, depending on the state, the season can be as short as …

FDA warns on consumption of 6 ‘unregistered’ food products

MANILA–The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Sunday warned the public against the purchase and consumption of six food products found to be unregistered. In an FDA Advisories Nos. 2017-070 and 2017-071, it identified the following unregistered products as: Tesorio Banana Crackers w/ Honey, Heredero’s Best Palawan Spicy Dilis, Tropical Herbal Syrup, Real’s Food Products …

For an elevated banana split, try this nutty pan

“Dessert” is not French for “butter, sugar, and cream,” but as far as most people are concerned, it could be. For centuries, the word itself conjured images of sweet macarons, decadent custards, buttery cakes, and picture-perfect pies. But there must be a healthier way to make dessert, right? With its sweet, salty, and creamy components, …