Food and drink

October 06, 2017 - 4:56 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The parent company of Poland Spring water is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses it of providing water that's not actually from springs. The filing Friday says the matter was already litigated in 2003 in Illinois and that a federal court can't pre-empt a state...
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October 06, 2017 - 10:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kellogg is buying protein bar maker RXBar, just days after the cereal company hired a former vitamin executive as CEO. Kellogg, best known for Frosted Flakes and Pop-Tarts, has struggled to make its cereals and snacks more appealing to Americans who want to avoid sugary processed...
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October 06, 2017 - 9:54 am
TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) — Robert L. McKay, who designed the first Taco Bell restaurant and with founder Glenn Bell turned it from a quirky food stand into a fast-food empire, has died. He was 86. His son, Rob McKay, says McKay died last week from cancer. Bell opened his first Taco Bell in Downey,...
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In this Aug. 7, 2017 photo, Jesse Hulien, right, drinks a beer as Molly Hartman, left, looks on, at the Church Brew Works, a former church renovated into a brewery, in Pittsburgh. Breweries opening in renovated churches are winning fans but earning disapproval from clergy and worshippers across the U.S. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
October 06, 2017 - 9:16 am
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Ira Gerhart finally found a place last year to fulfill his yearslong dream of opening a brewery: a 1923 Presbyterian church. It was cheap, charming and just blocks from downtown Youngstown. But soon after Gerhart announced his plans, residents and a minister at a Baptist...
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In this Aug. 7, 2017 photo, Jesse Hulien, right, drinks a beer as Molly Hartman, left, looks on, at the Church Brew Works, a former church renovated into a brewery, in Pittsburgh. Breweries opening in renovated churches are winning fans but earning disapproval from clergy and worshippers across the U.S. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
October 06, 2017 - 9:16 am
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Ira Gerhart finally found a place last year to fulfill his yearslong dream of opening a brewery: a 1923 Presbyterian church. It was cheap, charming and just blocks from downtown Youngstown. But soon after Gerhart announced his plans, residents and a minister at a Baptist...
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October 04, 2017 - 4:23 pm
CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts bakery's granola may be made with love, but federal officials say it shouldn't be listed as an ingredient on the package. Nashoba Brook Bakery, in Concord, was taken to task by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for listing "love" as an ingredient on its...
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 photo, spaghetti with silkworm and cricket at Inspects in the Backyard restaurant, Bangkok, Thailand. Tucking into insects is nothing new in Thailand, where street vendors pushing carts of fried crickets and buttery silkworms have long fed locals and adventurous tourists alike. But bugs are now fine-dining at the Bangkok bistro aiming to revolutionize views of nature’s least-loved creatures and what you can do with them. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
October 03, 2017 - 9:36 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Ants and beetles in the kitchen? Normally that'd close down a restaurant immediately, but for a unique eatery in Bangkok, bugs in the beef ragu and pests in the pesto are the business plan. Tucking into insects is nothing new in Thailand, where street vendors pushing carts of fried...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2014 file photo, a caregiver points out the strength of an edible marijuana candy bar at a medical marijuana dispensary in Denver. Starting Oct. 1, Colorado is requiring that marijuana products have a bolder label highlighting the level of THC, the compound in marijuana that creates users’ “high” feeling. Although there’s little research about the effects of more potent marijuana, state officials hope it will give consumers more information before buying. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)
October 01, 2017 - 1:03 pm
DENVER (AP) — A ban on gummy bears and other edible marijuana products shaped like animals, people and fruit takes effect this month in Colorado - a change aimed at decreasing the likelihood small children will mistake them for a favorite treat. The switch is less dramatic for Colorado's cannabis...
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September 26, 2017 - 2:37 pm
EWING, N.J. (AP) — A convenience store chain is challenging a man's claim that he found maggots in a sandwich he ordered from a store in New Jersey. Chris Garcia tells The Trentonian ( http://bit.ly/2xufxRC ) he bought a buffalo chicken cheesesteak hoagie Saturday from a Wawa store in Ewing. He...
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In this photo taken Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, a barista pours steamed milk in a coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles. In a long-running court case playing out in a Los Angeles courtroom, a nonprofit has been presenting evidence to show that coffee companies should post ominous warning labels about a cancer-causing chemical in every cup. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
September 25, 2017 - 3:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A future cup of coffee in California could give you jitters before you even take a sip. A nonprofit group wants coffee manufacturers, distributors and retailers to post ominous warnings about a cancer-causing chemical stewing in every brew and has been presenting evidence in a...
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