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Rare E. Coli Strains Banned; Caramel Desserts to Rule the Fall

New food-safety regulations have been passed that include a ban on the sale of ground beef tainted with six rare toxic strains of E. coli bacteria. [NY Times]

Meanwhile, inspectors are now using more sensitive tests to detect antibiotics in pork, the use of which is rampant in conventional farming. [Wall Street Journal]

California and New York McDonald's restaurants have started rolling out new Happy Meals that automatically include apple slices and fewer fries. [NACS]

Sorry, chocolate. Caramel will be the sweet of choice this fall at chains around the country, including Dunkin' Donuts, TCBY, and Dairy Queen. [Nation's Restaurant News]

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