Froot Loops Recalled; Kids Say Food in Shrek Packaging Tastes Better


Kellogg’s has voluntarily recalled millions of boxes of Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops, and Honey Smacks breakfast cereals following reports of “an uncharacteristic off-flavor and smell” from the box liners. [Reuters]

A number of New Yorkers have started ordering their bagels with the inside “scooped out” in order to reduce the carbs in their breakfasts. [NY Post]

Panera Bread, Toronto-based Freshii’s, and German-based Vapiano, are among the restaurant chains opening new locations in Manhattan. [Wall Street Journal]

A new E.U. law would ban the sale of foods in supermarkets by numerical units in favor of a system based on weight, meaning an end to eggs by the dozen. [Telegraph]

The Albany bar owner accused of hiring a man to beat up the food critic for a newspaper was arraigned and is out on a $5,000 bail. [AP]

Specialty foods companies participating in the Fancy Food show tried to reduce the focus on salt, which is vital to many of their products’ recipes. [NY Daily News]

Reusable grocery bags may be better for the environment, but they are crawling with bacteria, according to a recent report. Best to wash them out after using them. [Washington Post]

The FDA could soon approve a genetically engineered salmon that can grow at twice the rate of normal salmon. [NY Times]

A new study reveals that kids find food tastes better if it has characters like Dora the Explorer, Scooby-Doo, or Shrek on the packaging. [Boston Globe]