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Ravi Bangaroo

The Daily Dish: May 5, 2016

Dishing out the latest and greatest in food news
The Daily Dish 5.5.16

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Earlier this week, we reported on the anonymous man who was spotted sprinkling an unidentified substance onto the prepared foods bar at a Whole Foods in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Thanks to security footage and eyewitnesses, the FBI has finally nabbed the suspect, who was confirmed to be contaminating produce with “a liquid mixture of hand sanitizer, water, and Tomcat mice poison.” He is believed to have contaminated products in several other stores in the area. The unidentified man has been arrested and even admitted to police that he did the deed multiple times over the course of two weeks at more than a dozen other supermarkets. To see the list of stores possibly infected, check out this story in the Eat/Dine section on the Daily Meal.
 
According to a new report from the FDA, The Dole Food Company,was aware of a listeria problem at one of its salad plants for a year and a half before the plant was shut down. Dole’s plant in Springfield, Ohio, tested positive for listeria at least nine times before the FDA stepped in to do a random test at the plant in January of this year, revealing evidence of listeria yet again. The U.S. Department of Justice has confirmed that a criminal investigation, regarding Dole’s role in compromising the health of its consumers, is underway.
 
New research from scientists at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana found that mood and sexual health were improved in conjunction with moderate calorie restriction. The two-year study analyzed impact of calorie restriction on 218 healthy adults, most of whom were women. Two-thirds of the participants cut their calorie intake by 25 percent and one-third did not change their eating habits. As a result, by the end of two years, the restriction group’s body mass index was smack-dab in the middle of the normal/average range. Those who did not change their eating habits found their BMIs either stayed the same or increased, and that their moods were the same or worse. Overall, the calorie restriction group also reported better sexual health and drive, and the men had higher testosterone levels.             
 
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