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The Bustle in the Frozen Food Aisle

nytimes.com — SOLON, Ohio - The pizza arrived, mozzarella melting on a red crushed tomato blanket dotted with brilliant green spinach aboard a crispy, irregularly shaped crust dusted here and there with ash. The only hint that it had emerged from the freezer rather than the nearby wood-fired oven in the culinary kitchen at Nestlé's new research and development center here?
Sep 01, 2015

There's lots going on in those grocery freezer cases -- when was the last time you ate a frozen food? nyti.ms/1LPtlXV

Sep 01, 2015

Hey, @ssstrom, great story on a new breed of frozen foods. But how did they taste? nytimes.com/2015/09/01/bus…

Sep 01, 2015

Nestle and others are betting on a frozen food turnaround. Trends in the US not on their side. mobile.nytimes.com/2015/09/01/bus…

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NLRB expands standards for ‘joint employers’

seattletimes.com — The new standard is significant because corporations could be held liable for labor-law violations by subcontractors and could be forced to the bargaining table by unions seeking to organize the employees of a subcontractor or franchisee.

Burger King to McDonald’s: Let’s Make a ‘McWhopper’

cnbc.com — Burger King's mascot, "The Burger King," is seeking a truce, albeit temporary, with Ronald McDonald. In full-page ads running in The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune on Wednesday, Burger King, a perennial also-ran in the burger races, has asked McDonald's, its battered but still potent archrival, to join forces.
Aug 26, 2015

One version of the 'McWhopper' story, as "Burger King' calls truce with 'Ronald McDonald' in publicity-charity drive cnb.cx/1helPII

Burger King to McDonald’s: Let’s Make a ‘McWhopper’

nytimes.com — Burger King's mascot, "The Burger King," is seeking a truce, albeit temporary, with Ronald McDonald. In full-page ads running in The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune on Wednesday, Burger King, a perennial also-ran in the burger races, has asked McDonald's, its battered but still potent archrival, to join forces.
Aug 26, 2015

Burger King and golden-arch-rival — I apologize — to team up for a day. This feels like a This American Life episode. mobile.nytimes.com/2015/08/26/bus…

Aug 26, 2015

Burger King wants to collaborate with McDonalds on a McWhopper. Sounds twice as meh. nytimes.com/2015/08/26/bus…

Aug 26, 2015

Burger King wants to join forces with McDonald’s for one day -- make a ‘McWhopper’ nyti.ms/1KM4aj6

Aug 26, 2015

A burger truce: Burger King to McDonald's: Let's Make a "McWhopper" together nyti.ms/1V8N1ru

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F.D.A. Says Eggless Spread Violates Mayonnaise and Label Rules

nytimes.com — The Food and Drug Administration has told Hampton Creek, a tiny company selling plant-based replacements for proteins derived from animals, that some of its Just Mayo products violate federal regulations related to standards for mayonnaise and proper labeling. In a letter dated Aug.
Aug 26, 2015

Just Mayo Spread Violates Mayonnaise and Label Rules, F.D.A. Says, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2015/08/26/bus…

Aug 26, 2015

The French have rules about what fine bubbly can be sold as Champagne. We police mayo. Yup, mayo nyti.ms/1UcEWzr @ssstrom

Small Food Businesses Tap Into Changing Appetites

nytimes.com — Everyone knows someone who has dreamed of starting a food business. That next-door neighbor who thinks his chocolate chip cookies are better than Tate's Bake Shop's. The niece whose friends beg for her homemade hot sauce and who wonders how it would stack up against Trappey's or Texas Pete.
Aug 24, 2015

"This is a phenomenal time to be a food entrepreneur." nyti.ms/1Ia2Epe

Aug 25, 2015

RT @nytfood: There's never been a better time to be in the food biz, writes @ssstrom nyti.ms/1JRs8za

Aug 25, 2015

RT @nytfood: There's never been a better time to be in the food biz, writes @ssstrom nyti.ms/1JRs8za

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Coca-Cola to reveal spending on sugar research as health debate steps up

smh.com.au — Trying to steer public opinion? Coke has provided the seed money to the Global Energy Balance Network, a group that contends people worry too much about what they eat and not enough about how much they exercise. Photo: Jim Rice Coca-Cola says it will begin disclosing its investments in scientific research and advocacy about the impact sugary soft drinks have on public health.
Aug 20, 2015

Coca-Cola planning to continue spending big on sugary drink scientific research. #cokebleh #science smh.com.au/business/retai… via @smh

Coca-Cola to Disclose Its Spending on Research Into Soft Drinks and Health

nytimes.com — Coca-Cola says it will begin disclosing its investments in scientific research and advocacy about the impact sugary soft drinks have on public health. In an opinion article published online in The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, Muhtar Kent, chief executive of Coca-Cola, also said the company planned to assemble a committee of independent experts to advise it on its financial support for academic research.
Aug 21, 2015

RT @ssstrom: Will @CocaCola's decision to disclose it spending on research pressure other companies to do the same?, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2015/08/21/bus…

Aug 20, 2015

RT @nytimes: Coca-Cola to disclose its spending on research into soft drinks and health nyti.ms/1J8vDLJ

Aug 20, 2015

RT @annalappe: Great reporting @ssstrom on Coca-Cola: Latest: Corp to Disclose Its Spending on Research Into Soft Drinks and Health nyti.ms/1E86Kn1

Aug 20, 2015

Coca-Cola to Disclose Its Spending on Research Into Soft Drinks and Health nyti.ms/1E86Kn1

Aug 20, 2015

Coke says it will no disclose all of its spending on obesity science. Follows great @anahadoconnor piece on same. nyti.ms/1KypOY1

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Recalls of Organic Food on the Rise, Report Says

nytimes.com — New data collected by Stericycle, a company that handles recalls for businesses, shows a sharp jump in the number of recalls of organic food products. Organic food products accounted for 7 percent of all food units recalled so far this year, compared with 2 percent of those recalled last year, according to data from the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture that Stericycle uses to compile its quarterly report on recalls.
Aug 20, 2015

Recalls of Organic Food on the Rise, Report Says nyti.ms/1Poaf97 @bmarler quoted

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Peach, a Lunch Delivery Service, Plans Expansion

bits.blogs.nytimes.com — Peach, a growing lunch delivery service that operates in Seattle and San Diego, has secured $8 million from Madrona Venture Group and Vulcan Capital. The investment will allow Peach, which says it has delivered more than 400,000 lunches since it started in June 2014, to expand its operations to Boston and Washington.
Aug 18, 2015

Would love to have this in NYC -- Peach, a Lunch Delivery Service, Plans Expansion, via @nytimes bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/18/pea…

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Sep 01, 2015

@BedBathBeyond -- I'm desperately trying to reach someone in your customer service office. Can you help me out?

Sep 01, 2015

I wish Wall Street would just make up its mind whether its worried about China or not.

Sep 01, 2015

@moorehn Not really. Xtianity is all about forgiveness, though Catholic Church seems to have forgotten that in the past.

Sep 01, 2015

@BFFEIN Take a look at labels on reformulated versions. I think you'll be surprised.

Sep 01, 2015

@d_albersdg Suggest you read the labels on reformulations. I think you'll be surprised.

Sep 01, 2015

@TamarHaspel My kid gives the Vermont cheddar mac & cheese a thumb's up. CA Pizza Kitchen gluten-free was stunning. Stouffer's -- delish.

Sep 01, 2015

There's lots going on in those grocery freezer cases -- when was the last time you ate a frozen food? nyti.ms/1LPtlXV


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