Ravi Bangaroo

The Daily Dish: August 27, 2015

Dishing out the latest and greatest in food news
The Daily Dish 8.27.15

Welcome to The Daily Dish, where we highlight whats hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink.

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 Recalls More Than 2 Million Pounds of Turkey Bacon

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.

Salmonella Identified in Chocolate Bars Distributed to at Least 20 Countries

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.”

McDonald’s Refuses to Create the McWhopper with Burger King

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.

Burger King Wants to Make Peace with McDonald’s for 1 Day to Create the McWhopper

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