Burger King Hosts Damien Hirst Painting and More News

In today’s Media Mix, SPAM celebrates 75 years, plus poison found in German eggs
Media Mix
Arthur Bovino

• Artist Damien Hirst plans to display his work "Flame Grilles" at the Leicester Square Burger King in hopes to lure tourists in town for the Olympics. [Brand Republic]

• The iconic canned meat, SPAM, will celebrate its 75th birthday with a "spamtastic" event July 28 in Austin, Minn., hosted by founding company Hormel Foods Corp. and headlined by The Temptations. [Food Safety News]

• Celebrity chef Anthony Sedlak, 29, was found dead in his Vancouver apartment over the weekend. The host of Food Network Canada’s The Main, died from a reported undiagnosed medical condition. [Market Wire]

• Chef and owner of City Bakery, Maury Rubin, plans to open a new juice bar. Customers of City Bakery will be treated to fresh juices, many of which are made from local greenmarket produce. [Grub Street]

• The chef and owner of Wafu restaurant in Sydney closed her restaurant, citing the "inconsiderate, greedy people" as the reason. [Eater]

Food Safety
• High levels of the poisonous chemical dioxin were found in eggs from a German farm. This is the eighth find of high chemical levels in produce at German farms since April. [Reuters]

• Romaine lettuce is recalled from Vons and Pavilions stores in Nevada and California for potential salmonella contamination. The recall includes 19 cases of bulk romaine, which were sold in the days prior to July 4. [Food Safety News]