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Washington Post column that disparaged Indian food prompts backlash, a correction and an apology

The Washington Post this week published a correction and a rebuttal to a humor column after backlash over the writer’s take on Indian food as “the only ethnic food in the world based entirely on one spice.”

In his weekly column in The Washington Post Magazine, Gene Weingarten penned a list of foods he doesn’t like to sarcastically dispute criticism that he “like a toddler I seem to categorically dislike, and whine about, many foods.”

Along with Old Bay seasoning, balsamic vinegar, bleu cheese (“rhymes with ‘eeuuu cheese'”), he listed Indian food.

“The Indian subcontinent has vastly enriched the world,

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Study finds STEC in raw meat pet food

A study in Switzerland has identified feeding pets raw meat could be a potential source of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli for people and animals.

Giving domesticated animals raw meat-based diets (RMBDs) is becoming increasingly popular but can be the source of human Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infections.

Researchers evaluated the occurrence of STEC in commercially available RMBDs, also known as Biologically Appropriate Raw Food (BARF), in Switzerland. Findings were published in the journal Microorganisms.

Of 59 samples, 35 tested positive by real-time PCR for the presence of Shiga toxin genes stx1 and/or stx2. STECs were recovered from 24

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Video captures triple-shooting near Broward food truck where child was injured

WEST PARK, Fla. – Surveillance video from a nearby business captured the moment gunfire erupted early Sunday morning near a food truck off Hallandale Beach Boulevard.

Police say three people, including a child, were shot outside the Hachi Bachi Soul Food truck, which was parked directly across the street from The Playhouse Gentleman’s Club.

No arrests have been made as detectives try to determine the motive and search for a suspect.

The surveillance video shows a man suddenly stumbling behind the food truck. Then a person fumbles out of a car before the car takes off.

This video also shows

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Hellofood offers 13 different food vendors

Meow Wolf has announced more than a dozen partnering local food vendors for Denver’s Convergence Station ahead of its opening on Sept. 17.

The interactive art exhibit’s cafe will sell tacos, poke, coffee, desserts and more, with an emphasis on diversity of offerings and local ownership, according to a press release.

“The theme of Convergence Station as an interplanetary melting pot is inspired by the beautifully diverse melding of cultures of Sun Valley, where we’re located,” Brian Loo, Meow Wolf’s senior director of operations development, said in the release. “We called upon local restaurateurs, craft breweries, coffee roasters and bakeries

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Hurricane Ida power outages and food safety: How many hours until refrigerated food is unsafe

As families throughout the U.S. face power outages in the wake of Hurricane Ida, many might wonder what they should do with the food that’s in their fridge and freezer.

The USDA, FDA and CDC all agree that certain items need to be discarded after a few hours.

All three of these government agencies partnered with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to come up with a power outage food guide on FoodSafety.gov.

According to the guide, refrigerators can mainly keep food safe for up to four hours. Beyond that time, experts generally advise people to

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EU evaluates food irradiation rules as usage declines

An evaluation of food irradiation rules in Europe has found legislation is unlikely to have much impact on use because of a decline driven by industry and consumer fears, despite scientific evidence of its safety.

European Union directives on the topic came into force in 1999 and have not been amended much since. A roadmap was produced in 2017 followed by a study commissioned by DG Sante and public comments in 2020, which received 72 responses, mainly from EU citizens.

The evaluation found the directives had been inefficient at ensuring a level playing field between EU and non-EU countries and,

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Hungry? Oklahoma State Fair releases its food list for 2021 event

Oklahoma State Fair

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – In just a matter of weeks, visitors from across the state will head to the Oklahoma State Fair to enjoy all the festivities that celebrate the end of summer in the Sooner State.

The Oklahoma State Fair will be held at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City from Sept. 16 through Sept. 26.

While most people love the vendors, games and attractions, food always seems to be the star of the show

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FDA’s outbreak investigations ongoing; several foods, pathogens involved

The table below shows outbreak investigations being managed by FDA’s CORE Response Teams. The investigations are in a variety of stages. Some outbreaks have limited information with active investigations ongoing, others may be near completion or concluded. The table below has been abbreviated to show only active investigations.

The Food and Drug Administration will issue public health advisories for outbreak investigations that result in “specific, actionable steps for consumers — such as throwing out or avoiding specific foods — to take to protect themselves,” according to the outbreak table page.

Not all recalls and alerts result in an outbreak

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New ciders, a taco festival, and more Pittsburgh food news | Food | Pittsburgh

Photo: Courtesy of Threadbare Cider House & Meadery

Apples & Honey by Threadbare

Scratch & Co

1720 Lowrie St., Troy Hill. scratchcopgh.com
Scratch & Co has introduced a new, but familiar item to their menu: pierogies. Chef Brent Cable brings his grandmother’s pierogi recipe to the popular spot, and they look delicious. Made with dried cheese curd and served on a bed of onion and bacon, you’re sure to get your savory fix with this one.


Arsenal Cider x Girls Running Shit

300 39th St., Lawrenceville. arsenalciderhouse.com
The popular local

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Way Down Yonder to open a beignets shop; Hunan House closes

Openings & Announcements 

The team behind Way Down Yonder New Orleans Finest Restaurant (3847 S. High St.) plans to open a new spin-off business called Way Down Yonder Beignets & Coffee in Downtown Columbus, according to posts on the business’ social media accounts. The new spot is set to open in at 386 E. Main St. this fall, not far from Franklin University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Chef/owner Yonder Gordon has operated her Cajun and Creole family restaurant on the South Side since May 2019. You can read about chef Gordon’s journey here.  

Plans were unveiled last week for the

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