Danny Glover Gets Arrested Protesting Food Corp.; Ed Burns' Favorite Places to Eat in NYC

Stop & Shop has voluntarily recalled its frozen artichoke and spinach dips due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause a serious and even fatal infection in babies, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems. [BusinessWeek]

Danny Glover was arrested for participating in a protest against Sodexo, a Maryland food company that has been accused of paying low wages and violating employees' civil rights. [News Record]

A CDC report shows that cases of six common food poisoning bugs have dropped since the 1990s, but salmonella and E. coli 0157 infections are up. [Reuters]

Apparently, poorer countries worsen their water shortages by producing food and goods for export to wealthier nations. [BBC]

Kristen Gillibrand's new pet project is to bring fresh foods to food deserts, despite having never visited many of the neighborhoods she claims have no access to fresh foods. [NY Post]

Fake versions of expensive civet coffee, made from beans that have been pooped out by catlike animals in southeast Asia, are flooding the market. [NY Times]

Four food chains that are likely to be the targets in the next big buyout are Jamba, Morton's, Red Robin Gourmet Burger, and McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant. [Nation's Restaurant News]

Ed Burns' favorite places to eat in New York include Nobu, Bubby's Pie Co., and Max Restaurant for the "best lasagna in the city." [NY Post]

Boys' nights out have gone upscale with BYOB wine tastings of rare bottlings from their own collections replacing beer-and-poker nights. [NY Post]

A roundup of the city's best places for rooftop drinking includes the new Press at the Ink48 Hotel, Hudson Terrace, and Aretsky's Patroon. [NY Post]

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