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Sliced apples distributed to fast-food and grocery chains across the country are being recalled due to possible Listeria contamination. There have been no reported illnesses, however Listeria was discovered on processing equipment used by Missa Bay LLC, a division of Ready Pac Foods of New Jersey.
Among the items recalled were apple slices distributed to McDonald’s and Burger King in some states packaged fruit, veggies, salads and sandwiches containing apples distributed to Wawa convenience store and Wegman’s grocery chains, and various apple and fruit snacks with “Ready Pac” labels or “Safeway Farms” labels. Items recalled have use-by dates of July 8 through Aug. 20. Any items within the effected date should be discarded.
Symptoms in people besides pregnant women can include fever and muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions. Listeria is especially harmful to pregnant women, as it can lead to miscarriages.
I’m a sucker for all things typography. Helvetica rules! Delicious City Prints is a typographic poster series from Philadelphia-based designer Roni Lagin that celebrates worldwide regional foods. He’s got several cities covered so far, like Boston, London, New Orleans and more. There’s a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to produce the prints. Do make a pledge.
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You know how some people can take what’s seemingly garbage and make pretty things out of them? Yeah, artist Yuken Teruya is one of those people. The artist took a take-out bag from McDonald’s (an item which I imagine millions of are tossed each day) and sculpted some unbelievably beautiful trees out of them. Using the bag’s bright coloring for the tree, the bag itself is used as a frame for the sculptures.
Last year, Wendy’s both left the Japanese market – then relaunched the brand. Their re-entry to the Japanese market was heralded by the release of a foie gras hamburger. Things must have gone fairly well for the brand. They’re now back with a new Lobster Surf & Turf Burger and the Premium Caviar & Lobster sandwich.
Apparently there’s been a record haul for lobster this season, which has drastically reduced prices on the meat. Sensing a deal, Wendy’s is offering both of these sandwiches for ¥1,280 (which works out to a tad below $16.50.)
The Lobster & Caviar sandwich (seen on the left in the photo above) includes both claw meat and lobster salad, topped with a mustard mayonnaise and sprinkled with caviar! The Surf & Turf Burger is Wendy’s take on the classic dish: one of their square Wendy’s burgers topped with whole pieces of said cheap Canadian lobster. On an Atkins kick? There is also an Ocean Premium Salad, which contains both whole lobster chunks and lobster salad which will set you back ¥1,580 yen (a few pennies more than $20.)