Today’s first course?
You might want to check on those prepackaged greens in your fridge. According to NBC News, health officials have finally traced the source of a listeria outbreak that hospitalized 12 and killed one to a Dole facility in Springfield, Ohio. The 12 cases were reported starting last July, however an investigation only began in September 2015 and the source of the outbreak wasn’t known until this month,after a laboratory result from a packaged salad collected at the Ohio facility linked the illnesses to this location. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that Dole has stopped all production at the processing facility in Springfield and that it is withdrawing all packaged salads currently on the market that were produced at the facility. Affected salads can be identified by the letter ‘A’ at the beginning of the manufacturing code on the package.
Buddy Valastro, otherwise known as New Jersey’s Cake Boss, will open an outpost of Carlo’s Bakery in Dallas in March. With the new opening, there will be 13 locations of Carlo’s Bakery nationwide, including bakeries in New York, Pennsylvania, and Florida. The Dallas bakery is currently under construction, and will span approximately 2,500 square feet. Carlo’s Bakery will be located at the Preston Center in Dallas’ University Park neighborhood. The bakery will offer a selection of classic Italian pastries like cannoli and lobster tails, as well as custom cake services.
This Valentine’s Day, Qdoba Mexican Grill invites customers to share the love with the return of its popular BOGO for a Kiss Valentine’s Day promotion. At participating restaurants on Valentine’s Day, customers will receive one free entrée of equal or lesser value of a purchased entrée by ‘sharing a kiss’ when it comes time to pay at the register. For those that don’t have a Valentine, Qdoba says the kisses can be creative. You’re allowed to kiss a picture of your favorite celebrity crush, your significant other, or even kiss yourself. It doesn’t matter - it all counts. New this year – the restaurant is also giving customers a chance to win $500 dollars. To find out how you can enter a chance to win – head on over to this story in the News in Brief section.