Tainted Cantaloupe Death Toll Up to 18; NYC Goes Gaga for Gluten-Free


Health officials are now saying that 18 people have died and at least 100 more are sick from eating cantaloupes contaminated with listeria.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has quietly launched an investigation into school lunch providers that have been illegally overcharging.
[NY Daily News]

The price of food and gasoline could drop by year end thanks to commodity speculators fleeing the energy and grain markets out of fear of a global recession.
[USA Today]

Goya Foods was honored by President Barack Obama for Hispanic Heritage Month as the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the country.

Lunch-box notes have become elaborate ordeals, with kids comparing whose mom or dad doodles best.
[Wall Street Journal]

New York City has gone gluten-free crazy, with “g-free” stores, beer, and tons of menu options. The new Zagat guide, out today, even has a new gluten-free category.
[NY Post]

Other highlights from the new Zagat guide? Ai Fiori is New York’s best new restaurant, and Le Bernardin still has top honors, also beating out Gramercy Tavern for most popular.