Food in the News: Cantaloupe Contamination Warning
It’s time for me to keep you updated on food in the news. Whether it’s customer service winning out over self-checkout lines or the listeria-contaminated cantaloupe warnings, Chew on That is bringing you the latest food news after the jump!
Let’s first address the most pressing news: Cantaloupes have been contaminated with listeria, and over 600 pounds of cantaloupe has been recalled. The death toll has already risen to 8 people and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) wants everyone to be aware of this important food safety issue.
Have you ever rushed to the self-checkout line at the grocery store and ended up waiting longer than you would have in a typical check-out line due to a system error, broken change dispenser or while waiting for someone to check your I.D. for your alcohol purchase? It turns out that many Americans prefer the interaction they have with the check-out cashier and believe it usually saves them time, too!
You may think street food in NYC is all about steamed hot dogs and salty pretzels, but the best street food is actually more like gourmet cuisine served street side. Who are the winners? Korean BBQ, shaved ice and tasty tacos came out on top!
Want to see the silver fox that is Anderson Cooper argue with comedian Jerry Seinfeld about food? Look no further!
Did you have to toss out any cantaloupe purchases? Did you buy them in the self-checkout line? What are your experiences with street food? Let us know in the COMMENTS!