Food and Drink

Whole Foods Selling Fish It Sort of Doesn’t Want You to Buy

The Whole Foods grocery chain has reportedly begun putting warning labels on some of the seafood it sells suggesting that customers may not want to buy it. Not because there is any risk to consumers, apparently, but because that species…


Convicted Terrorist’s Demand for High-Fiber Diet is Rejected

Let's all shed a tear, shall we, for Terry Nichols, who is not only serving a life sentence for conspiracy and manslaughter in the Oklahoma City bombing but is also subjected to a diet unconstitutionally low in fiber. That's what Nichols argued, at…


Kansas Man’s 0.57 BAC Impressive, But Not a Record

According to the Wichita Eagle, a man who was treated at a local hospital for an injury to the back of his head was found to have a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.57.  That is seven times the legal limit for driving,…



Hopefully Safer Pint Glasses Entering Test Phase in Britain

Last September I alerted you to the fact that the British government was considering redesigning or banning the traditional pint glass, in an effort to keep British people from trying to kill each other with them.  As one report put it, "British…


NY Bill Would Ban the Use of Salt in Restaurant Cooking

New York Assemblyman Felix Ortiz (D-Brooklyn) has introduced a bill that would prohibit restaurants in the state from using salt when preparing any dish to be served to customers. You will be pleased to know that, at least for now,…


Fourth Circuit Reinstates Exploding-Sandwich Lawsuit

More sandwich news today: the Fourth Circuit has reinstated a lawsuit filed by a Florida carnival operator who claimed that his face and lips were burned by hot grease that exploded out of a McDonald's fried-chicken sandwich when he bit…


Sandwiches Not Sufficiently Meaty, Lawsuit Claims

Saying that certain Blimpie's sandwiches do not live up to advertising claims, Ronald Williams and Jennifer Clayton have sued the chain's owner in Madison County, Illinois, on behalf of a class of similarly situated consumers.  (If any.)  Plaintiffs claim that…


Rat Planter Pleads No Contest to Extortion Charges

Debbie Miller pleaded no contest on Tuesday to charges stemming from a failed attempt to extort money from a Wisconsin restaurant by planting a dead rat in her lunch.  The report did not say what kind of lunch Miller had,…


Jell-O Shots Are “Alcoholic Beverages,” Judge Rules

A valiant legal effort came to nothing this week after an administrative-law judge in Iowa ruled that a "Jell-O shot" containing vodka does indeed qualify as an "alcoholic beverage" and so cannot be legally sold to minors.  Owners of the…