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Trader Joe's disagrees any of its ethic food brands are racist amid calls to change packaging
While Trader Joe's says it plans to change some of the names and packaging of several of its ethnic food brands, the grocer said it doesn't believe the names are racist.
The company says it has been labeling some of its ethnic foods with variations of "Joe" for decades, including Trader Ming’s, which is used to brand the chain’s Chinese foods, Trader José's for Mexican foods, "Arabian Joe” for Middle Eastern foods, “Trader Giotto’s” for Italian foods and “Trader Joe San” for Japanese cuisine.
Trader Joe's rebuffed reports that a small Change.org petition calling on the company to "removing racist packaging" was what prompted officials to take action.
"We want to be clear: we disagree that any of these labels are racist," the company said a new statement shared with USA TODAY on Tuesday. "We do not make decisions based on petitions. ... If we feel there is need for change, we do not hesitate to take action."
Coronavirus: The slow death of the American all-you-can-eat buffet
Buffets - from the humblest hotel breakfasts to the grandest casino banquets - are struggling to stay afloat as new health restrictions come into place and wary diners eschew the self-serve dining tradition.
The appeal of all-you-can-eat food, with no waiter there to judge your food pairings or quantity, led the Washington Post this month to describe buffets as an "offer [of] public gluttony at an affordable price".
As many buffets go out of business across the US, others are innovating and trying desperately to keep the business model relevant and appetising.
In March, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates food safety for the federal government, recommended "discontinuing self-service buffets and salad bars" until the pandemic subsides.
Los Angeles' elite are up in arms after photos emerge of the city's trendiest brunch spot storing buckets of MOLDY JAM which workers are told to simply 'scrape off' before serving to customers and selling in $14 jars
The Los Angeles' elite has been left up in arms after photos emerged of the city's trendiest brunch spot storing buckets of moldy jam which workers are told to simply 'scrape off' before serving to customers and selling in $14 jars.
Sqirl, the popular East Hollywood cafe famed for its Instagrammable Ricotta Toast topped with a hearty dollop of fresh jam, has been forced to go into damage control mode after allegations surfaced of unsanitary working conditions this weekend.
Several former workers have broken their silence over the alleged unsavory kitchen habits going on behind the scenes of the boujee hotspot, including quarter-inch thick mold on its signature jam and a rat-infested secondary kitchen hidden away from the eyes of food inspectors.
A shocking photo said to depict the offending jam shows a thick layer of mold across the surface that has been partly scraped by a spatula.
A YouTuber and her friend who got sick at Disney World's reopening are being criticized for ignoring medical advice to go to the hospital after 'violently vomiting'
Two Disney World fanatics who live-streamed their trip to the Orlando theme park's reopening over the weekend are receiving intense backlash for vacationing amid a pandemic and continuing to explore the park after one fell ill.
YouTuber Tonya Blakey, known as That Crazy Disney Lady to her 9,500 subscribers, streamed over 10 hours of footage of her trip to the Magic Kingdom on Friday and Saturday. In the videos, she and her friend, Robin, wandered the grounds, rode Splash Mountain, and experienced a brief health scare.
North Carolina Takeout Customer Refuses to Wear Mask, Invokes 'Trump 2020'
Shoppers are suing over mandatory mask rules, but doctors don’t buy it
Anti-mask activists rally in virus hotbed Florida
'People are dying, and you are doing nothing!' Florida governor Ron DeSantis is heckled as coronavirus cases soar and experts say Florida is the 'new' Wuhan
'No one is safe until everyone is safe': Vaccine nationalism threatens global coronavirus effort
Woman considers ending relationship over boyfriend’s ‘ludicrous’ request: 'I am concerned for his sanity'
A 25-year-old woman took to Reddit to seek relationship advice after her boyfriend became obsessed with a “ludicrous” business idea.
In a post written on the subreddit r/relationship_advice, user throwa_souptube explained how her boyfriend won’t stop asking her to invest in his “soup tube” business idea.
‘I couldn’t believe what I was hearing’
“The idea, if you can call it that, is to construct a series of tubes throughout the city that leads to centralized soup kitchens,” she explained. “For a monthly subscription, a customer can ‘subscribe to a tube of soup,’ and a tube extension would be built off the nearest mainline tube and directly into the customer apartment or home.”
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This Is America's Favorite Chain Restaurant, According to Report
Across America, cities are struggling with the realities of how to reopen dine-in restaurants during an ongoing pandemic. But back when “coronavirus” wasn’t quite part of our vocabularies, America was already on its way to crowning a new favorite sit-down restaurant chain—at least according to the American Consumer Satisfaction Index. ACSI has just released its annual look at major brands across the dining spectrum, and this year, LongHorn Steakhouse has topped the full-service list.
Last year, Texas Roadhouse claimed the top spot for the second year in a row, having knocked off the 2017 champ, Cracker Barrel. But this year, after significant drops from both Texas Roadhouse and Cracker Barrel...
Food and Wine
So long, salad bar: Grocers get creative, consider robots to revive prepared food amid pandemic
Grocery stores have shut down self-serve salad bars during the pandemic. They’ve taken away displays of fresh olives and dips. And they’ve replaced giant kettles of ready-to-ladle hot soup with sealed to-go containers.
The deli and prepared food areas that used to draw traffic to stores and differentiate grocers have fallen from favor as customers worry about the spread of the coronavirus, cook more from scratch and try to limit their time in stores.
Grocers are trying to revive those parts of the store with new approaches. At Publix, salad bars and hot bars have reopened, but employees dish out each item. Wegmans moved hummus, olives and more behind a counter where cheese shop employees fill orders. And at Texas-based H-E-B, some coolers carry prepared meals from local restaurants and a former food bar became an ice chest of beers.
Black chefs on the tradition of Juneteenth and need for diversity in the food industry
Ahead of Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating the end of slavery in America, Black-owned restaurants and services are highlighting the underrepresented tradition of Black cooking and advocating for increased diversity in restaurant kitchens.
Picky eating linked to demanding parents who limit foods, study says
Frustrated with your child's picky eating? If you're trying to fix the problem by becoming the food police, you're probably making your child's habit of picky eating worse, according to a new study that followed more than 300 parent-and-child pairs for five years.
The study found no difference among children due to socioeconomic demographics, but did find higher rates of picky eating among children who had problems regulating their emotions. Those children were more prone to exaggerated changes in mood with possible heightened irritability or temper.
One of the best practices for parents dealing with picky eaters is to expose your child to the food multiple times, experts said, and always without stress.
Is your family's chewing and slurping driving you insane? Here's what to do
Many of us know the experience of feeling enraged while sitting with a friend or a family member who's eating a little loudly and that sound makes you want to scream.
Now we're spending all of our time quarantined with the same family or friends, and every bite, chew, crunch and slurp is so LOUD.
For some of us, it's worse than for others, and the subtle, seemingly irrational reaction can actually be heightened among people we know well.
It's called "misophonia," said Zachary Rosenthal, a psychology professor at Duke University. That term means "hatred of sound." We can all be bothered by annoying or gross-seeming sounds, he said, but some people actually experience an abnormal fight-or-flight response.
'It's taking us out': Oprah Winfrey warns coronavirus is 'ravaging' the black community and reveals concern for her own health after battling pneumonia six months ago
Oprah Winfrey has warned African Americans to take the coronavirus outbreak seriously because it is 'ravaging our community' and 'taking us out'.
The TV mogul said the coronavirus outbreak continued to have a devastating impact on black communities across the United States but that people weren't getting the message about the risk of asymptomatic carriers.
Speaking to CBS This Morning on Tuesday, Winfrey said it was important for black people to understand that pre-existing conditions including diabetes and asthma put them at greater risk if they contracted the virus.
She also voiced concerns for her own health, saying she was staying indoors because she suffered from pneumonia last year and that her 'lungs never really fully cleared'.
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Is It Ethically Okay to Get Food Delivered Right Now?
Unless you produce your own food, some combination of you and other humans has to transport it from wherever it’s made to your stomach. In normal circumstances, most people don’t dwell much on that fact, but during a pandemic, it makes deciding just how to procure sustenance highly fraught: Because every option comes with potential negative consequences for you and others—cashiers, shelf stockers, delivery people, restaurant workers, and so on—it can seem like there’s no right way to get dinner.
For example, is it better to cook at home or get food from a restaurant? Getting takeout means leaving the house and potentially spreading or catching the coronavirus (and ordering delivery means shifting that risk onto someone else). Meanwhile, sticking to your own kitchen is safer for everyone involved—but it means not financially supporting workers and businesses that may desperately need the money. And if you cook, you still have to get groceries somehow, which again means either you or someone else going outside to transport the food.
People Are Coughing on Food and Pretending to Have Coronavirus—Why Would Someone Do That?
In New Jersey, a man coughed on a Wegmans employee and then claimed he had the novel coronavirus; he was arrested and charged with making a terrorist threat. In Pennsylvania, a woman walked into a local grocery store and coughed on $35,000 worth of fresh foods like produce, bakery goods, and meats. In North Carolina, a man who was arrested for claiming to have COVID-19 while filming a Facebook Live inside of a Walmart. And in California, a woman was in police custody after she entered a grocery store and licked a variety of items in the store, including meat, sparking panic among shoppers.
These are seemingly not isolated incidents. More and more reports have surfaced of people claiming to have COVID-19 or intentionally spreading germs in public areas, where others would obviously be alarmed—especially amid the pandemic. But why?
The answer could be a complicated one, Frank Farley, PhD, a psychology professor at Temple University in Philadelphia and a former president of the American Psychological Association (APA), tells Health. “This behavior hasn’t been much studied,” he says. “It is more embedded in this pandemic concept. It’s a threat you can’t see, can’t stomp it under your foot. You don’t know exactly what it is, but it seems to be almost overwhelming.”
How to Safely Store Different Kinds of Meat—and Make It Last
Buying meat is often expensive, so when you do pick some up for a recipe, you don't want any to go to waste. In order to ensure it stays fresh, there are a lot of food safety factors to keep in mind. Store it safely in the refrigerator or freezer before you cook it, and you can keep your kitchen well-stocked for days, weeks, and even months to come.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has specific recommended timeframes for storing different kinds of meat, from raw poultry and steaks to bacon and corned beef. It's divided into refrigeration and freezer guidelines, so you know exactly how long you can keep that ham you bought. We combined those parameters with storage tips from the Food & Wine Test Kitchen—read on for the full breakdown of how to store meat.
Food and Wine
Should Homeless Shelters Serve Only Vegan Food?
Serving plant-based meals in shelters would alleviate health concerns about serving animal products to vulnerable people. Evidence is growing for the many health benefits of plant-based diets, and organizations like schools and hospitals are making the switch (and making the news for it). Last year, New York passed a law requiring that all state hospitals offer a plant-based option at every meal. The American College of Cardiology is encouraging every hospital in the country to follow suit. A shelter’s decision about what types of meals to serve should be made by consensus, one that includes the members of society who require the shelter’s services. Food-insecure people are especially vulnerable to adverse health effects; it’s important that they, too, have access to nutritious fare.