May 19, 2016
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Dishing out the latest and greatest in food news
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Yesterday federal prosecutors brought criminal charges against Thomas C. Davis, the former chairman of Dean Foods Company, the nation’s largest dairy processor and distributor, and William T. Walters; a businessman with a reputation as the most successful gambler in the country. Brands distributed by Dean Foods include Land O’Lakes, Lehigh Valley, Tuscan, Berkeley Farms, and DairyPure. Davis and Walters have been charged with insider trading as the result of a federal investigation that has been ongoing since at least 2014.
You ever pick up a quart of milk or a package of meat and think, “When am I supposed to eat this?” Between best by/sell by/ and “made on” dates, figuring out whether to eat it or toss it has never been more confusing. That’s why Congress wants to standardize expiration dates in an effort to minimize confusion and curtail food waste. Right now, there are 41 states with varying laws on expiration date labels, so federalization will be a giant leap for grocery store standards.
Back by popular demand this summer are Starbucks Japan’s frozen drink machines. Last summer, Japanese customers were introduced to one-serving-size frozen drink makers that could whip up almost any Frappuccino, smoothie, or iced coffee their little Starbucks-addicted hearts desired. Last year, the machines sold out quickly, and this summer they’re back for a limited time.
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