Kosher Meatpacker in Trouble With PETA; Swedish Food Mag Gives Readers Nutmeg Poisoning


Agriprocessors, the nation's largest meatpacking company, is under fire from PETA after one of the animal-rights group's representatives witnessed and recorded inhumane slaughter techniques in the Iowa plant. [NYT]

A Swedish food magazine had to be recalled this week after it was revealed that one of its cake recipes incorrectly called for twenty whole nutmeg nuts instead of two pinches and at least four readers were hospitalized. [Freakonomics/NYT]

National Geographic has launched a food site that allows readers to browse articles, recipes, blogs, and interactive maps relating to specific regions of the world. [Foods of the World]

It's not clear yet how Starbucks' new breakfast offerings will fare with humans, but one cat seems to give their oatmeal a ringing endorsement, which is kind of frightening. [Consumerist]

Who knew that, one of the leading sites for professional chefs and those who follow them, is run by a former Wall Streeter? [NYDN]