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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Food In The News

I've been noticing a current trend of food related stories in the news recently. First, there was this McDonald's employee who was jailed for over-salting a burger. After eating this over-salted burger, an officer felt sick and charged the employee with "assalt". Bud dum dum.

Eaten at the Great China Buffet in Nanuet, NY lately? Well, apparently an employee was caught in a photo stomping a bowl of garlic with his boots.

"The health department does not consider a person's shoe or boot a proper instrument to use in food preparation, senior public health sanitarian John Stoughton said Tuesday."

Oh really? What if the shoe or boot has never been worn? Sometimes it's difficult to locate the garlic press... I can totally understand.

And lastly... Good 'ole Starbucks is at it again. It looks as though they may start targeting children. Let's get kids hooked on mocha frappa lappa chinos at an early age. In fact, who needs breast milk. Why don't they start making baby food?

"Analyst John Owens of Morningstar said it is pretty clear that teens have become part of Starbucks’ regular customer base. He also admits that even his 3-year-old recognizes the company’s logo from frequent trips there with adults. At his local Starbucks, he said, the baristas refer to steamed milk as a “babyccino.”

Okay, now that's scary. Did you know that Starbucks is named after the first mate in Herman Melville's Moby Dick??

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