Feds Investigate Chipotle's Hiring Practices; Alfalfa Sprouts Recall Redux

Chipotle is being investigated by federal officials for its hiring practices. Earlier this year, the chain fired 450 workers following a sweep by immigration. [Nation's Restaurant News]

Classic Stage Company and New York Theater Workshop are among small theaters that have transformed their lobby concession stands into thriving cafés. [NY Times]

The forthcoming closure of Bronx peanut processing plant A.L. Bazzini Co. has been blamed on new federal food safety regulations that would require costly renovations. [NY Daily News]

Alfalfa sprouts distributed in New York and other states are being recalled after testing positive for signs of salmonella contamination. Sound familiar? [AboutLawsuits]

A new study has found that dieters are more likely than non-dieters to opt for unhealthy foods if they happen to be labeled with healthy-sounding words. [TopNews]

European salmon farmers are wary of America's genetically modified superfish, which could come to dominate the $107 billion-a-year aquaculture business. [Reuters]

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