Welcome to The Daily Meal’s Daily Dish, where we highlight what’s hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink.
Today’s first course?
Oscar Mayer recalled more than 2 million pounds of turkey bacon due to a mislabeled sell-by date.Their bacon made between May 31 and August 6 may spoil before stated “use-by” dates. In other recall news, salmonella was identified in chocolate wafer bars manufactured in the Netherlands and distributed in 20 countries. Companies distributing the affected products initiated recalls, and production has been shut down.
American farm incomes are expected to drop 36 percent, the lowest in nearly a decade. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack praised farmers for remaining ‘resilient in the face of the worst animal disease outbreak” in American history “and while the western United States remains gripped by drought.”
In honor of International Day of Peace on September 21, Burger King used a full-page ad in the New York Times to propose a pop-up with rival McDonald’s to create a blend of the Big Mac and the Whopper: the McWhopper. “Let’s end the beef, with beef,” Burger King suggested. It was probably a lose-lose situation for McDonald’s, which wasn’t amused, and they responded in the least fun way possible. CEO Steve Easterbrook suggested on Facebook the brands could do “something bigger to make a difference,” admonishing Burger King for comparing business to war, and condescendingly ended with “P.S. A simple phone call will do next time.” Reactions online were predictably anti-Ronald. Score one for the King.
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