The FDA Warns Food Corps Against Shady Health Claims; Italy to Ban Molecular Gastronomy


Vancouver-area restaurants cashed in during this Olympic season. The British Columbia Restaurant & Foodservices Association reports that restaurants in the downtown area — a.k.a. “Olympic Zone” — saw increases of 100 to 300 percent in sales throughout the games.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]

The FDA warned 16 food and drink makers against making certain product claims, including POM Wonderful for suggesting pomegranate drinks might slow prostate cancer.
[Wall Street Journal]

Italy has moved to ban certain chemicals and techniques used in molecular cooking, which comes as little surprise considering it boasts so many E.U.-protected foods.

Nate Appleman gave a few more clues about what to expect from the forthcoming Pulino’s: “We’re cutting [the pizza] in a very unique way.”

Kirstie Alley has launched an organic weight loss program called Organic Liaison after ballooning back up to 228 lbs since dropping out as the Jenny Craig spokesperson.

Weight Watchers has teamed up with McDonald’s in New Zealand to promote three different meals that each add up to 6.5 Weight Watchers’ points.

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