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FoodBlogCT Headlines Week 17 2012

Posted by Marvin (admin) on Apr 22 2012
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FoodBlogCT Headlines Week 17 2012

News compiled by Marvin Leugering

You can also follow me @MarvinLeug

Founder of FoodBlogCT; Arsenal & Dortmund fan; B.Bus.Sci - Marketing graduate from UCT; currently completing my masters thesis on social media, consumer behaviour & tourism.

Tuesday, the 24th of April

#FoodFact: There are over 500 different types of bananas

US Study: Discrimination in Restaurants by Waiters

Survey results showed that 38.5 percent of servers reported that customers' race informed their level of service at least some of the time, often resulting in providing inferior service to African-American customers. [read more]

One in seven people in the U.S. gets food stamps

Forty-five million people – that's one in seven living in the United States – received food stamps last year. That's a 70% increase from 2007, according to a shocking new report by the Congressional Budget Office. [read more]

KFC sued over dodgy chicken

An Australian girl who suffered severe brain damage and was left paralysed by food poisoning won a court case against fast food giant Kentucky Fried Chicken, in a judgment published on Saturday. [read more]

Food poisoning at Eastern Cape School

Ambulances were bringing 67 children with suspected food poisoning from Chintsa to medical facilities in East London on Saturday afternoon, Eastern Cape health authorities said. [read more]

Monday, the 23rd of April

#FoodFact: The apples from one tree can fill 20 boxes every year.

Jamie Oliver attacks Education Secretary over school meals

Jamie Oliver has aimed a stinging attack at Education Secretary Michael Gove's flagship academy programme, claiming the schools are lowering nutrition levels among pupils and profiteering from junk food vending machines. [read more]

US Restaurant serves Alcohol to 10 year old

In today's kids-drinking-alcohol-in-restaurants news, an Indianapolis Olive Garden allegedly served a rum cocktail to a 10-year-old boy. [read more]

Mother Dies From 2-Gallon-A-Day Coca-Cola Habit

Experts say a New Zealand woman's 2-gallon-a-day Coca-Cola habit probably contributed to her death, a conclusion that led the soft-drink giant to note that even water can be deadly in excessive amounts. [read more]

8 Hoaxes To Look Out For At The Grocery Store

Most consumers know to ignore emails alerting them to foreign lottery winnings and to steer clear of "designer" bags sold on street corners. But experts say even scam-savvy shoppers may be falling prey to fraud at a surprising place: the grocery store. [read more]


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