- House committee subpoenas California meatpacking company: A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee voted to subpoena testimony from the president of Hallmark/Westland, the California meat-packing company linked to the recent meat recall scandal. [Reuters]
- EU announces largest-ever food aid package: The EU's humanitarian aid has allocated 160 million euros ($243 million), the largest funding decision of its kind in aid, for its aid effort directed to Africa, Asia and the Middle East. [AFP]
- Stop & Shop recalls chicken products: Stop & Shop Supermarkets is pulling all prepared chicken products from shelves due to potential Listeria contamination. No illnesses have been reported. [Reuters]
- Italian officials tacke fraud olive oil trade: Police in Italy arrested 23 people and confiscated 85 farms involved in the fraudulent olive oil business, which imports oil from Tunisia, Greece and Spain and re-labels it as Italian oil, or re-sells inferior oil claiming it to be extra-virgin olive oil. [Telegraph]
- Ethiopia wins trademark rights for coffee brand: Ethiopia won trademark rights in the U.S. for its specialty coffee Sidamo, after disputing over the use of the name with Starbucks last year. [Reuters]
- Aspiring cooks turn to cooking videos on YouTube: More people are relying less on cookbooks and Food Network and are instead turning to cooking videos posted on YouTube, where chefs interact with viewers by sharing recipes and tips. [Chicago Sun-Times]
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