New Food and Beverage Concepts Are Coming to the Latham Hotel; 8,000 Lbs. of Fully Cooked Angus Beef Patties Recalled

• Lobby, lounge and restaurants at the Latham are slated for major, multimillion dollar refurbishing. [Inquirer]

• Pet Salad is a brand of wheatgrass especially for animals; it’s particularly appealing to cats, owners say, though no felines were available for comment. [NYT]

• Among the many things revealed by WikiLeaks is that the Bush administration heavily lobbied European officials to loosen restrictions on genetically modified foods. Not even the pope was spared, though evidently Trojan’s lobbyists caught him in a better mood. [Atlantic]

• Concerned that foreigners are preparing sushi all wrong, a sushi restaurant group in Japan has launched a certification program for handlers of raw fish abroad. [ABC News]

• A food cart in Portland, Oregon, was stolen and then recovered heavily damaged, with taco sauce all over the walls. We don’t want to know what went on in there. [Fox 12]

• Sheep in the English countryside are also falling prey to theft; farm officials say the crime wave coincides with the recent spike in food prices. [WP]

• Wal-Mart has pledged $2 million to upgrade the energy efficiency of sixteen food banks across the U.S. We wish the corporation would stop making it hard for us to hate them quite as much. [Fast Company]

• If you thought you were safe buying Angus beef, think again: United Food Group is recalling nearly 8,000 pounds of fully cooked Angus patties that might contain Listeria bacteria. [Imperial Valley News]

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