Sampler Platter: Grilled chicken wars, cheeseburgers & nutrition labeling [Updated]
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.]
Photo: Calf's liver and onions balsamic. Credit: Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times