Bobby Flay Won't Join 'Dancing with the Stars' and More News

In today's Weekly Media Mix, red wine to help hearing, plus classic cocktails on the rise

The Daily Meal brings you the biggest news from the food world.

Crime
A mother is being accused of pouring hot sauce into her son's eyes as punishment. [AP]

Recalls
Smithfield Packing Company is recalling 38,000 pounds of sausage for fear that they contain small bits of plastic, probably from plastic gloves. [CNN]

Politics
A federal grand jury has indicted four officials from the Peanut Butter Corporation of America for "conspiracy, wire fraud, obstruction of justice, and other offenses related to contaminated or misbranded food," four years after the peanut butter salmonella scare that sickened 500 people and killed eight in 2009. [Food Politics]

Humor
Here's how people are prepping for the end of the world: hoarding 50,000 pounds of food. [Men's Journal]

Cocktails
The classic cocktail is reportedly coming back, especially with gin. [WSJ]

Chefs and Celebrities
Among the lineup for Dancing with the Stars' 16th season: Bachelor Sean Lowe, gymnast Aly Raisman, and celeb chef Bobby Flay. [Hollywood Life] UPDATE: Flay has sadly squashed the rumor at South Beach Wine and Food Festival, saying, "My wife told me that she would divorce me if I did it." [Zagat]

Health
Apparently red wine can also help reduce hearing damage from loud noises. Moshing punk rockers should swap the straight shots of Jack for glasses of red, then. [Daily Mail]

Scandal
Government officials asked a Quebec Italian restaurant to change certain menu item words to French. [CBC News]

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