Disney’s Master Sommelier Splits; Food Safety Costs Doubled for Leafy Greens Growers

• The master sommelier at Disney’s Napa Rose restaurant, Michael Jordan, is leaving the company to start his own winery named Word. [Daily Dish]

• Asiana Airlines will travel to Los Angeles to offer service management training to Korean restaurants. [The Korea Herald]

• The First African Methodist Episcopal Church has brought a new farmer’s market to South L.A., offering healthy, fresh food choices where they were recently rare. [Daily Dish]

• Food safety costs have more than doubled for California’s leafy green farmers, following an outbreak of E. coli in 2006. [Food Poison Journal]

• The Dolce Group is closing the Alabama location of Ketchup. [Luxist]

• By continuing to raise prices while lowering production costs, name-brand foods in the U.S are better competing with store brands. [Market Watch]

• Cadbury is pressuring Kraft Foods to make a better bid if it wants the two companies to merge. [WSJ]

• Somalia is facing its worst food crisis since a famine 18 years ago, thanks to a combination of drought and political instability. [AFP]

• A new study questions the idea that people turn to comfort foods in times of instability; showing instead that comforting foods tend to be eaten during comfortable times. [Science Daily]

• Organics purveyors in Britain are trying to find ways to revive recession-based, flagging sales. [BBC]

• Angered by a recent article, the New Zealand Fishing Industry sent an open letter to the New York Times “detailing a variety of omissions and distortions in its reporting that painted an erroneous picture of the nation’s fishing community.” [Gloucester Daily Times]

• A restaurant that opened in Moscow this summer has been forced to change its name from Anti-Soviet to Soviet to avoid offending veterans. [NYDN]

• Canada limits food companies to five possible advertising claims, while the U.S. allows around 27. [Calgary Herald]

Disney’s Master Sommelier Splits; Food Safety Costs Doubled for Leafy Greens