Oscar Meyer Introduces Preservative-Free Line and More News

In today's Media Mix, Starbucks' surprising new board addition, plus investigations into food poisoning
Oscar Meyer Introduces Preservative-Free Line and More News
Arthur Bovino

The Daily Meal's Media Mix brings you the biggest news around the food world.

Oscar Meyer's Newest Line Is Preservative-Free: The hot dog and processed food giant Oscar Meyer has a new strategy to bring back customers looking to avoid preservatives and additives — a preservative-free line. [AdAge]

Robert Gates Added to Starbucks' Board: The former Secretary of Defense is the newest addition to the board of directors for the coffee chain, spurring talk of international growth. [Restaurant News]

Preventing Listeria Outbreak: A new look into the third-deadliest food poisoning incident, when 30 people died in 2011 after eating cantelope, shows it could have easily been prevented with better inspection practices. [CNN]

Crown Crust Pizza and International Fast Food: A look into Pizza Hut's most talked about menu item, a pizza with a cheeseburger-stuffed crust, shows it isn't that surprising to international customers. [NPR/ The Salt[

Two-Cent Tip: Another bad tipping story to add to the books: one customer literally left his "two cents" with some words of his advice for his waiter. [Huffington Post]