Four Indicted in Mexican Cheese Contamination and More News

In today's Weekly Media Mix, Taco Bell's Doritos Locos Taco a hit, plus aspiring New York chef killed

The Daily Meal's Weekly Media Mix rounds up the week's big food stories.

Industry

The USDA's new decision to let poultry producers self-inspect chickens as they come down the line is under fire from public health advocates; the move comes as the USDA tries to save $85 million and cut nearly 1,000 jobs. [ABC News]

Restaurants

Caribou Coffee will offer free coffee to any customer with a reusable mug in honor of Earth Day — get in line now. [PR Newswire]

Shame of the Week

Four producers were indicted by the government for ignoring the USDA warning and selling 111,000 pounds of imported Mexican cheese contaminated with E. coli, salmonella, and other harmful bacteria. [CBS]

Products

Taco Bell credits its Doritos Locos taco for busting the fast-food chain out a year-long financial slump. Insiders said the taco has been "hugely successful" since its arrival on menus in March. [Huffington Post]

World News

London bakers are uniting to fight against the "pasty tax," an increased tax on hot foods (including the English treat), by marching down Downing Street next week. [Guardian]

Chefs and Personalities

Thomas Keller revives WWII-era recipes from legendary chef Fernand Point. [New York Times]

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