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

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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]

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