iPads Gain Popularity as POS; United Serves Healthiest Airline Food


The iPad is an increasingly popular tool restaurants employ as as part of their point-of-sale systems.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]

Kroger has recalled several brands of pet food in 19 states, because of possible aflatoxin contamination, which can cause sluggishness and diarrhea. [Bloomberg]

Some 75 percent of kids drinks caffeine, according to a new study. Tots as young as five to seven years old drink the equivalent of more than 16 ounces of Coke per day.
[NY Daily News]

The food pantry St. John’s Bread & Life has computers featuring touch-screens to select desired foods and card-swiping systems to deduct food-stamp points.
[NY Times]

Meanwhile, the number of people on food stamps increased 16 percent over the last year, with some 14 percent of the population now using the program.

A recent ranking of the healthfulness of airline food found that United Airlines had the healthiest food, followed by JetBlue Airways and American Airlines.
[USA Today]

Paula Deen’s former housekeeper accused of stealing jewelry from the Food Network star confessed in court to the charges and was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Food companies are pushing for more consumer-price inflation in the U.S., but consumers can’t absorb the cost and so discounts persist.
[Wall Street Journal]