The Daily Dish: November 26, 2015

Dishing out the latest and greatest in food news
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Ravi Bangaroo

Learn more about what is hot and trending in the world of food and drink. 

Today’s first course?

Costco Chicken Salad Linked to E. Coli Contamination Across 4 States

If you plan to eat chicken salad anytime soon – listen up! Leaders with Costco say, their rotisserie chicken salad has been linked to an E. coli infections that’s spread across four states – Washington, Colorado, Montana, and Utah, sickening a number of people. Customers who purchased the chicken salad, item number 37719, are advised to discard the product immediately.

Member of the CDC, along with the health departments of each of the four states, is currently working with Costco to determine the source of the contamination.

Proposed Food Labeling Act Aims to Clarify Vague Terms Like ‘All-Natural’ and Healthy

The FDA wants to fix the Nutrition Facts confusion. Let’s face it, food labels are not the most intuitive things on the face of the planet. Sure, you can comprehend the number of calories, but what exactly does all-natural, healthy, or reduced-fat actually mean to the average consumer? And why do suggested serving sizes rarely reflect our actual eating habits? House Democrats have introduced a new bill, called the Food Labeling Modernization Act. It would require all food labels to be more specific, consumer-friendly, and realistic. The bill would require specific guidelines for definitions of ambiguous terms like “all natural,” “health-conscious” and “made from whole grain.” Manufacturers would also be required to list the amount of sugar not naturally occurring in the product, as well as label any caffeine over 10 mg per serving.

Chocolate Factory Seeks Real-Life Willy Wonka for New Chocolate Taster Job

How does professional chocolate taster sound for a job title? Well it could be yours. Mackie’s of Scotland, a snack company in Scotland, is seeking the right chocolate lover to take on what’s arguably the most covetable job in the world. Leaders with the store, which will open a chocolate factory in April 2016, is looking to hire its own Willy Wonka, with a greater chocolate endurance than the average mortal. They’ve launched their own competition to find their Wonka, in which candidates are asked to submit their single most inventive idea for a new chocolate bar. If you think you have what it takes, hurry up and finish that turkey, because the deadline is 12 noon on December 3rd – that’s one week from today! 


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