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Sampler Platter: Grilled chicken wars, cheeseburgers & nutrition labeling [Updated]

June 12, 2009 |  5:09 pm

Calf's liver and onions balsamic. Credit: Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times

Catching up on end-of-the-week food news, from tapeworms in salmon to Coke Zero in Venezuela...

  • Venezuela bans Coke Zero. Will Hugo Chavez stop at nothing?! Los Angeles Times
  • Chain restaurants, senators agree on nutrition labeling law. Bloomberg
  • The grilled chicken wars continue. El Pollo Loco to KFC: There's beef in your chicken.  Los Angeles Times
  • Phoenix chef turns 5,000 pounds of liver into a supposedly tasty meal for prison inmates. ABC15
  • Ethiopian-born scientist and Purdue University Professor Gebisa Ejeta wins 2009 World Food Prize for his research on sorghum. Kansas City Info Zine
  • La Grande Orange Santa Monica has great cheeseburgers, says A Hamburger Today.
  • Even after all those food contamination scandals, the CDC says food-borne illnesses are still under-reported. WebMD

[Updated, 7:40 p.m.: This post – and its headline -- earlier referred to a Chicago Sun-Times story about a man who claimed a restaurant's undercooked salmon gave him a 9-foot tapeworm. It turns out that the story was from 2008 and  it is  unclear from follow-up reports what became of his claim.]

--Elina Shatkin

Photo: Calf's liver and onions balsamic. Credit: Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times

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