SoCal Supermarket Strike Looming; Where to Find E. Coli

• A turbulent supermarket strike (not to be confused with the madcap Supermarket Sweep) is looming for employees at Albertson’s, Ralph’s, and Von’s, with labor officials opposed to the companies’ multi-billion dollar profits coinciding with proposals to make employees pay $7,500 a year for health benefits. [NBC]

• For your morning dose of fear-mongering, here are the foods most likely to carry E. coli. Top culprits: undercooked meat and eggs — also, salads! [Discovery News]

• Here’s the thing: If animals are being raised properly and humanely, you’re very unlikely to get E. coli or salmonella from the meat, and the animals won’t need antibiotics on a regular basis, either. [HuffPo]

• Papaya King Hollywood says it is importing all of its ingredients from New York, while some transplant from Brooklyn won’t even drive 45 minute for a great bowl of pho. Doesn’t that kinda say it all? [Metro]

• On your mark, get set, lunch! Midday formal dining is speeding up around the country. [WSJ]

• Bakery chain Au Bon Pain is redesigning its restaurants. It’s hoping the changes will bring in more bread. [NRN]

• Looking for a green grocery in L.A. that doesn’t start with Whole and end with Foods? Huff Post has five to consider. [Huffington Post]

• Your chance at work at Downtown’s historic Clifton’s Cafeteria arrives tomorrow and Friday as interviews for staff positions start. [L.A. Downtown News]

SoCal Supermarket Strike Looming; Where to Find E. Coli