Cheesecake Factory Ranked Consumer Fave, Again; Only 2% of Food Imports Inspected

Kraft is recalling three flavors of Velveeta Shells & Cheese single-serve microwavable cups due to possible thin wire bristle pieces in the cups. [Chicago Tribune]

In a widespread market survey, consumers ranked the Cheesecake Factory their favorite casual-dining restaurant for the second year in a row. [Nation's Restaurant News]

Millions of shipments of food are imported into the U.S. each year, but only about 2 percent are inspected. [MSNBC]

Dole has settled lawsuits filed by banana-farm workers claiming injuries from the agricultural chemical DBCP, paying out some $907.5 million. [Reuters]

A coalition of 300 companies, organizations, and doctors have filed a petition with the USDA to require that all genetically modified foods be labeled. [USA Today]

While there are healthy snacks offered at high schools, vending machines that sell junk food make more money. [NY Times]

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