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Unsanitary Vendor Banned from Festivals; Put Down the Papayas

• After being caught red-handed by the Tribune preparing food outside, Home Bakery and Festivals has been barred from all summer festivals until the city can “complete an investigation.” [Trib]

• A small food-poisoning outbreak is happening in Illinois. The cause: Mexican papayas. [Trib]

• KFC is looking for stories about Colonel Sanders so that the company may “reintroduce [the] chain’s founder to future generations.” Just what they need. [Official Press Release]

• Speaking of food-borne illness, some American officials are pushing to broaden the types of E. coli that are subject to federal regulation. [USAT]

• Get a load of what it’s like to be a judge at the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival. It actually doesn’t sound so bad. [Mercury News]

• A burglar who is being labeled “sloppy” by his victims is targeting restaurants in Tampa. He’s not too sloppy; he’s still on the loose. [WTSB]

Unsanitary Vendor Banned from Festivals; Put Down the Papayas