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5 08, 2018

San Francisco May Be The Next City to Ban Plastic Straws

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It is estimated that more than 500 million single-use plastic straws are used and thrown away every day in the United States San Francisco is the latest city to make the move towards banning the plastic straw. The Associated Press reports that on July 24, the city’s Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance that could forbid restaurants, bars,

5 08, 2018

What Blue Wine Tastes Like

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Gik’s blue wine has been around for a while now, but this is the year it was finally cleared to be sold in the United States. 3 pack of Gik blue wine, $48 on bluewine.us Image Courtesy of Gïk Live! When we first heard about Gik's blue-tinted wine last year, needless to say, we (and the world) had many questions.

5 08, 2018

Tainted McDonald’s and Grocery-Store Salads Linked to California Produce Company, FDA Says

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A parasite outbreak that involved McDonald's salads as well as packaged wraps and salads sold through Trader Joe's, Ralphs, Walmart and other retailers has been linked to Fresh Express, a produce company based in Salinas, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Tim Boyle / Getty Images) A California produce company has been linked

5 08, 2018

Aloha Poké Restaurant Chain Stirs Up Brouhaha in Hawaii

Categories: Industry News, Hawaii|

Aloha Poké has stirred up a hornet's nest of controversy. IMAGE COURTESY ALOHA POKÉ A Chicago poke restaurant chain has stirred up a hornet's nest of controversy in Hawaii. Chicago-based Aloha Poké Co., which has locations in six mainland states, ran into trouble for allegedly trying to enforce trademark protection on its name, including reportedly

30 07, 2018

Safeway Opening New Store in Former Hawaii Sports Authority Space

Categories: Industry News, Hawaii|

A Safeway store in Honolulu is seen in this file photo. Safeway plans to open a 50,000-square-foot store next year in a former Sports Authority space in Waikele Center, landlord American Assets Trust Inc. said. Image: Eugene Tanner via Pacific Business News Safeway plans to open a 50,000-square-foot store next year in a former Sports

22 07, 2018

Efforts to Curb Soda Consumption Bring Results on Both Coasts

Categories: Industry News, Foodservice|

Image: Restaurant Business via Pixabay Health advocates’ efforts to curb consumption of sugary soft drinks have brought results in high-profile battlegrounds on both coasts. In the East, Baltimore started enforcing a law on Wednesday that prohibits restaurants from offering sweetened drinks in their kids meals, while Philadelphia’s controversial tax on sodas was upheld by the

22 07, 2018

Starbucks is Banning Plastic Straws By 2020 For A Good Reason

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Its new designer lid is like a sippy cup for adults. It's the lid heard around the world. Image: Starbucks With the plastic-filled Great Pacific Garbage Patch growing like a monster and everyone from Seattle to the EU looking into or outright banning single-use plastics, global coffee company Starbucks saw the future. And it is plastic-strawless. Starbucks announced on Monday

22 07, 2018

Is Plant-Based Milk Really Milk? FDA Could Soon Determine

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Image: ABC News via Getty Images Almonds don't lactate. Neither do soybeans or coconuts for that matter. And that fact has some in the food industry foaming at the mouth and pushing the Food and Drug Administration to enforce "standards of identity" for such products and regulate the ability for non-dairy beverages to call themselves "milk." "An