Michelle Obama To Appear on Iron Chef; Coke Comes Back to Costco

Iron Chef America will air an episode in January that involves a challenge with White House chef Cristeta Comerford, Mario Batali, Emeril Lagasse, and Bobby Flay using ingredients from the garden of The First Lady, who will make an appearance. [USNews]

&8226; Costco will again start stocking Coca-Cola, having settled the pricing issue that kept it off store shelves recently. [Money Central]

• China has arrested three people suspected of selling powdered milk laced with melamine. [NYT]

• In a move designed to put pressure on Israel, Great Britain has opened up supermarket labeling to allow for West Bank-produced produce from to be labeled as “Palestinian” or “Israeli Settlement” in origin. [UK Telegraph]

• The 99-Cent Chef details ways to save money while buying groceries this holiday season. [Good Bite]

• Customs officials at LAX are asking travelers to avoid packing “fruit, insects, seeds, ginseng, caviar, dried sea horses,” and other banned food items in their luggage. [Daily-Breeze]

• After a seven year presence, Wendy’s will close all 71 of its stores in Japan by the end of December. [Yahoo! Finance]

• The recession has led to grocery stores lowering their prices while spending large amounts on advertising and promotion. [Tribune]

• Customers who bring a toy worth ten dollars or more to Downtown’s Takami Sushi and Robata will get $25 off their check. [L.A. Downtown News]

• A Louisiana woman was arrested for pouring hot grits on her sleeping boyfriend after he broke up with her. [MSNBC]

• A Florida woman was arrested for hitting a man repeatedly with a raw steak. [Forbes]

Michelle Obama To Appear on Iron Chef; Coke Comes Back to Costco