Food Safety And Security Is Top Of Mind For Consumers

Torri Donley

In fact, according to a new study1 from the Mars Global Food Safety Center (GFSC) that surveyed more than 1,750 people in the U.S., U.K. and China, more than half of respondents (52 percent) feel food safety is a top three (3) global issue – and 77 percent think it’s a top 10 global issue. Food insecurity has only been exacerbated by COVID-19, and 73 percent of respondents believe the novel coronavirus will impact the viability of the global supply chain and 71 percent believe it will have impact on global access to food.  These consumers think about food safety and security as much as climate change (39 percent) and pollution (38 percent).

“New food safety threats, like those posed by COVID-19, are constantly emerging through a combination of factors including global warming, increased globalization of trade, as well as changes in agriculture practices and food production,” said

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Top drinks marketing campaigns and news: October

Torri Donley

US wine giant E&J Gallo signed the Black Eyed Peas for an augmented reality marketing stunt to promote its Barefoot wine brand.

The wine label has created an app that allows drinkers to see a virtual mini-performance courtesy of the band.

Consumers start by downloading an app directly or scanning the QR code on a Barefoot wine product. Then, consumers scan the iconic ‘foot’ on the Barefoot label to hear a new version of Black Eyed Peas’ single “VIDA LOCA” and see a 3D animated performance from the group. With each additional Barefoot product in the frame, more sections to the display will be added until the full song is playable.


Scotch distiller Glenmorangie has released a single malt whisky designed to be paired with cake.

Called A Tale of Cake, the whisky is finished in Tokaj wine casks, which is intended to help it develop flavours of honey, white

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As Top Ramen Turns 50, Nissin Still Believes Food Can Bring End to Wars on Cheddar

Torri Donley

Nissin Foods is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its staple product, Top Ramen, and CEO Mike Price said the company’s founding principles of bringing peace by combating hunger remain true after all those decades.

“I think we believe this today,” Price told Cheddar. “If there was food readily available around the world, there would be no more wars.”

Top Ramen first hit shelves in Japan following World War II as the destructive aftermath left a strain on the country’s food supply. A parallel to today as food insecurity is on the rise globally, particularly amid the coronavirus pandemic. While other industries have been stifled by the pandemic, Nissin contends it has been at its most productive.

“We’ve had no disruptions on the manufacturing side at all, and the reality is demand is at the highest we’ve ever seen it here in the United States,” Price said.

As more of its

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3 Top Restaurant Stocks to Watch in October

Torri Donley

With COVID-19 continuing to lurk in the U.S. and around the globe, and the uncertainties of colder weather arriving, restaurant companies remain on shaky ground more than seven months after the novel coronavirus debarked on America’s shores. Some restaurants have bounced back vigorously, however, while others are still mired in COVID’s fallout.

a slice of pizza sitting on top of a wooden cutting board: 3 Top Restaurant Stocks to Watch in October

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3 Top Restaurant Stocks to Watch in October

Those eateries that emerged relatively unscathed from COVID-19’s first wave seem most likely to survive, and rebound quickly from, a potential second round of outbreaks and lockdowns, too. Fools investing in consumer discretionary stocks this month may opt to give consideration to BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: BJRI), Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DNKN), and even, potentially, outlier Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (NASDAQ: CBRL).

BJ’s Restaurants

BJ’s Restaurants, a California-headquartered restaurant chain with locations in 28 states and the distinctive feature

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You gotta try this: More than 50 of Austin’s top drinks, food products – Food and Dining – Austin 360

Torri Donley

Trying new products is one of my favorite parts about being a food writer. For the past five years, I’ve hosted weekly taste test videos for, where I try new (and new-to-me) products, mostly from Austin-based food and drink companies.

I’ve always been a grocery store fanatic, stopping by bodegas, farmers markets, corner stores and supermarkets any chance I get, especially while traveling, and these weekly videos have encouraged me to think about my own city as a culinary amusement park. Whole Foods, Central Market and the farmers markets used to be the prime places to find new and trendy products, but now you’re just as likely to find those at H-E-B, Fresh Plus, Wheatsville, Natural Grocers, Sprouts and all those well-curated neighborhood convenience stores, including Thom’s, Royal Blue, Mosaic and the Bee Grocery.

The local consumer package good, or CPG, industry continues to grow, even amid the coronavirus

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This Is Ree Drummond’s Top Tips for Beginner Cooks

Torri Donley

It’s every foodie’s dream to interview Ree Drummond! Not too long ago, we had the opportunity to sit down with the Pioneer Woman herself recently to chat about all things home cooking (including the best ways to use canned pumpkin).

Ree Drummond holding a sign posing for the camera

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The most important question we asked her, though, was, “How can beginner cooks get started in the kitchen?” It can be intimidating to cook dinner from scratch for the first time. Here are Ree’s top tips for the novice home chef.

Don’t Overthink It

Ree compares cooking to any other hobby, like writing or photography—everyone starts out as a beginner and the only way to get better is by just doing it. “You have to do it and do it and do it,” she says. “And you’ll mess up a lot and it won’t turn out exactly right. But then one day you’ll just make like

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These Are the 3 Hot Drinks a Top Dietitian Always Orders at Starbucks

Torri Donley

With cooler weather comes hot drinks…here’s what a top dietitian loves to order at Starbucks.

I attribute my ability to semi-function during this apocalyptic year to three things: therapy, Harry Styles’s outfits, and copious amounts of caffeine. Since fall is somehow already here, many of us are swapping cold brew for hot drinks. But given that the Starbucks menu is so extensive (there are 23 different kinds of clover-brewed coffee alone!) sometimes it’s helpful to have a pro help you whittle things down when you know you need a caffeine boost, but aren’t quite in the mood for a PSL.  Thankfully Tracy Lockwood Beckerman, RD, shares some of the best hot drinks from Starbucks she likes to order in an episode of Well+Good’s YouTube series You Versus Food.

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best hot drinks from starbucks

Unsurprisingly, Beckerman is a big fan of the classic black

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Inmates cook up a storm in Changi catering kitchen as part of training, rehab programme, Courts & Crime News & Top Stories

Torri Donley

SINGAPORE – When father-of-two Faruk was sentenced to seven years and 10 months’ jail in 2017 for drug-related offences, he did not expect to find a passion for decorating cakes or learning how to fold pastries while behind bars.

The 38-year-old, who declined to give his full name, spends six days a week in a kitchen as part of his work programme during his incarceration in the Changi Prison Complex.

While his family has yet to try his creations, the former mechanic hopes to make his sons, aged 12 and 13, their favourite strawberry cheesecake, when he is released.

“My family was surprised that I could bake cakes. I could see from their faces that they are happy I’m learning because I have never done this kind of thing before,” said Faruk in a phone interview on Wednesday (Oct 7). “(In the kitchen,) I learnt how to be patient, relax,

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Grandma’s Molasses recipe delivers on its crinkle top promise for these molasses cookies

Torri Donley

A reader email asked: “How do I get a nice fluffy, cracked top molasses cookie?”

a bunch of food on a table: I suspect using shortening instead of butter creates fluffier molasses cookies with more cracked tops.

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I suspect using shortening instead of butter creates fluffier molasses cookies with more cracked tops.

Frustrated with molasses cookies that “come out very flat” even after adding a teaspoon of baking powder to the recipe, the reader wants “a nice cracked top molasses cookie. Like my grandma used to make.”

Well dear reader, while I’ve never tasted your grandma’s molasses cookies, you’ve asked the right home-cook hack with a weekly cooking column. I love molasses cookies and was waiting for the right time to give the No Budget Cooking Series treatment to Grandma’s Molasses recipe for Molasses Crinkle Cookies. 

The company has grandma in its name. While crinkle doesn’t pop up in a thesaurus search of cracked, I think we’re after the same top-of-the-cookie esthetic. With those two factors

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It’s been a while between drinks … but ‘the top pub’ is back at Corryong | The Border Mail

Torri Donley

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After a six-month hiatus, Corryong’s “top pub” is open again. The Corryong Courthouse Hotel closed its doors for the immediate future at the start of April, only re-opening last Thursday. Publican Donna Cadman was welcomed back to work with a bouquet of flowers from some of her regulars. “They were just happy to be able to come out for lunch again,” she said. “We’re only doing the five days to ease our way back into it. “It’s a matter of people coming back to us.” Ms Cadman said it felt strange being back after six months. “It just would not have been worth our while [operating]; it would have cost more to be open,” she said. IN OTHER NEWS: “My biggest belief was the community needed it – it’s a social outing. “Tourism is a big thing here, especially with the warmer months.” Ms Cadman hopes to see

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