Rare E. Coli Strains Banned; Caramel Desserts to Rule the Fall


New food-safety regulations have been passed that include a ban on the sale of ground beef tainted with six rare toxic strains of E. coli bacteria.
[NY Times]

Meanwhile, inspectors are now using more sensitive tests to detect antibiotics in pork, the use of which is rampant in conventional farming.
[Wall Street Journal]

California and New York McDonald’s restaurants have started rolling out new Happy Meals that automatically include apple slices and fewer fries.

Sorry, chocolate. Caramel will be the sweet of choice this fall at chains around the country, including Dunkin’ Donuts, TCBY, and Dairy Queen.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]