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Popeye’s CEO Lashes Out at Calorie Counts; New App Foretells Food Allergens

• Popeye’s CEO Cheryl Bachelder on federally-mandated calorie counts: “They are trying to tell us what to eat and how much. That’s just un-American.” [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

• The downturn in the global economy has a host franchisees and franchisers in and out of court fighting each other. [CNN Money]

• The mBerry, which makes sour taste sweet, could help ease hunger issues by making unpalatable vegetation taste better. [BusinessWire]

• A new Smartphone app scans barcodes to discern potential food allergens. [Los Angeles News Today]

• Domino’s new ad campaign specifically targets three men who haven’t tried the chain’s new pizza. [Slice]

• The White House is pressuring Japan to resume imports of U.S. beef, halted because of mad cow scares in 2006. [NYT]

Elle publisher Carol Smith is the new vice president and publishing director for Bon Appetit. [Crain’s]

• Pizza Hut’s “You don’t have to settle” ad campaign heads a list of the top ten restaurant commercials of the first quarter of 2010. [NRN]

Popeye’s CEO Lashes Out at Calorie Counts; New App Foretells Food Allergens