Jan 8, 2015

Foie gras back on menu in California

Californians will be able to legally eat foie gras again after a judge Wednesday overturned a ban on sales of the delicacy, outlawed in the U.S. state for the past 18 months. One restaurateur who has fought the ban said he would begin serving ...

Jan 7, 2015

Cricket found in package of baby food in Tochigi

A woman in Tochigi prefecture found a cricket in packaged meat and potatoes for babies last month, Asahi Group Holdings, which owns baby food giant Wakodo, admitted on Wednesday. The woman purchased the product, which was packaged in a retort-pouch style, in a drug ...

McDonald's runs out of French fries in Venezuela

Jan 7, 2015

McDonald's runs out of French fries in Venezuela

How about a side of yuca with that Big Mac? Venezuela’s more than 100 McDonald’s franchises have run out of potatoes and are serving alternatives like deep-fried “arepa” flatbreads or yuca, a starchy staple of traditional South American cooking. McDonald’s is blaming a contract ...

Jan 5, 2015

McDonald's Japan hit by more nugget woes

McDonald’s Japan said Monday it was facing more chicken nugget woes after a customer found a piece of vinyl inside the popular menu item. The company said the foreign object was discovered at an outlet in Misawa, Aomori Prefecture, in a nugget sourced from ...

Jan 3, 2015

Not all obese people prone to poor health: study

U.S. scientists encouraged 20 obese people to eat extra fast food for several months, and found that about a quarter stayed in good health despite the additional pounds they gained. The study in the Jan. 2 edition of the Journal of Clinical Investigation was ...