Japan Concerned Over Radioactive Food; Lean Cuisine Recalls Spaghetti & Meatballs


Following the massive earthquake in Japan that damaged a major nuclear plant, radioactivity may be seeping into the country’s food and water resources, a cancer risk for children and unborn babies. [Reuters]

Florida has quietly adopted a McDonald’s-backed measure to prevent cities from passing laws that ban toy giveaways by fast-food restaurants. [Kansas City]

Some 10,000 pounds of Lean Cuisine frozen spaghetti and meatballs are being recalled after customer complaints of plastic found in the food surfaced. [KY Post]

The Dutch are also trying to get people to think of insects as food. The store Sligro recently offered bug samples to shoppers. [NY Times]

Patrons of Luke’s Bar and Grill have raised $11,000 for the longtime food runner who lost both his legs in a subway accident. [NY Times]

A month after Mario Batali bought space for a restaurant nearby, Westport, Connecticut, is gearing up for its first Shake Shack outpost. [Westport News]