Whole Foods Recalls Farm Cheese; Plastic Bags Now Illegal in Samoa

Burger King is, in fact, being sold to private equity firm 3G Capital for some $3.26 billion. [Salon]

Whole Foods is not immune to food safety scandals. It's recalling farm cheese due to possible Listeria and Staphylococcus aureus contamination. [WireUpdate]

A new exhibition at MOMA, entitled "Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen," explores among other things the role women have played in kitchen design. [NY Times]

France's Muslim fast-food giant Quick is expanding its number of stores. However, one local Islamic group says its menu might not be 100 percent halal. [Time]

Apparently, New York's award-winning drinking water is filled with tiny shrimp-like crustaceans called copepods, making it not quite kosher. [FOXNews]

Plastic bags are now banned in the U.S. territory of American Samoa, with the exception of compostable and biodegradable plastic. [USA Today]

Plumpy'nut, an edible paste made of peanuts that's packed with calories and vitamins, could help end starvation in underdeveloped countries. [T Magazine]

Pinkberry is expanding the number of stores it has and rolling out takeout containers so customers can bring home their fro-yo in larger quantities. [Nation's Restaurant News]

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