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Keep it, scrap it or cook it: What to do with old food

Here’s a primer, along with some simple ways to keep food waste to a minimum.


McDonald’s U.S. sales rise for third straight quarter

McDonald’s sales rose 5.4 percent at established U.S. locations in the first quarter, marking the third straight increase as the chain fights to stage a comeback.


Populations of salmon, flounder added to overfishing list

The federal government has added several populations of economically important food fish, including stocks of salmon and flounder, to its list of fish stocks that are being subjected to overfishing.


The new look for Coke … more of the same

Coca-Cola wants Diet Coke fans to feel more like they’re drinking “the real thing.”


Hickory Farms founder dies at 96

An Ohio businessman who started specialty food company Hickory Farms that sells sausage sticks and cheese trays has died. Richard Ransom was 96.


Second Harvest teams up with Coeur d’Alene church, school to feed families

More than 1,200 pounds of fresh and healthy food rolled up to Coeur d’Alene Assembly Church on Wednesday as volunteers prepared to open the church food pantry to the public …


Cookbook review: A practical homage to salmon

Elevate your salmon game with this new go-to guide


School spends nearly $350,000 to get rats out of cafeteria

It has taken a month and nearly $350,000 to remove the rats from the Snohomish High School cafeteria. Everett school officials say the building is expected to reopen next week …


Subway posting calories nationally as regulation lags

Subway is moving ahead and posting calorie counts on menu boards nationally despite another delay in a federal rule requiring the information.


Will obesity reverse life span gains made over decades of health triumphs?

New statistics on death rates in the United States appear to confirm a grim prediction – that obesity is reversing decades of steady expansion in Americans’ life spans, according to …


Global warming making U.S. sick, report says

The federal government says man-made global warming is making America sicker and it’s only going to get worse.


$2.13 an hour for dish-washing? Servers sue over side work

Ask any restaurant server or bartender about side work and you are liable to get an earful. Sweeping floors, washing dishes, making salad? These are tasks that should pay minimum …


Benihana founder’s widow loses bid for part of his fortune

The widow of Benihana’s founder has lost her bid for part of his fortune after a yearslong dispute with his children and grandchildren over his will.


McDonald’s adding 1,500 outlets in China, South Korea, Hong Kong

McDonald’s Corp. said Thursday it plans to open 1,500 new restaurants in China, South Korea and Hong Kong as it looks to faster-growing markets to help drive a global turnaround.


Chipotle files trademark for ‘Better Burger’

Chipotle apparently has burgers on its mind. The Denver-based chain applied for a trademark for “Better Burger” earlier this month.


Trader Joe’s settles cookie lawsuit with Pepperidge Farm

A clash over chocolate-filled cookies has culminated in Trader Joe’s settling a lawsuit filed by Pepperidge Farm.


Oregon farm regulators eye ‘stop work’ authority

Food manufacturers and pesticide applicators could be subject to “stop work” orders under new regulatory authority being considered by Oregon’s farm regulators.


Peace Corps volunteers bring back recipes from around the world

Returned Peace Corps volunteers share tastes from the time they served overseas


Big Maple: Demand for new sweeteners brings boom in Vermont

SANDGATE, Vt. (AP) – Once a side venture that helped farmers pay their taxes, Vermont maple syrup is becoming big business, with corporations buying up thousands of acres of trees …


Chipotle using freebies to fight eeriness of empty stores

Chipotle is giving away free burritos to combat the eeriness of empty stores and to convince people that its food is safe.


Kellogg: Investigation under way after graphic video

A criminal investigation is under way after a video surfaced online showing a man urinating on a Kellogg factory assembly line, the company said.


Hamas burns 15 tons of Snickers bars following recall

Fifteen tons of Snickers chocolate bars have met a sticky end in Gaza.


Massachusetts Chipotle store closed on norovirus fears

Chipotle store in Massachusetts was closed Wednesday after the local health board said an employee there tested positive for norovirus.


Online reviews of businesses are protected speech, Oregon Supreme Court affirms

The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that a lower court was correct to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by the owner of a wedding venue that received a negative review …


Maine seafood, buoyed by lobsters, broke value record in ‘15

Maine officials say the state’s lifeblood commercial fishing industry once again broke records for the value of marine species at the dock in 2015.


Groups sue EPA for not finalizing ‘fish consumption’ rule

Several environmental groups have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for not updating Washington’s water-quality rules partly tied to how much fish people eat.


Fresh Sheet: Dine Out to Feed Spokane

This week’s Fresh Sheet: a round-up of food-related news


GMO food labeling case ruling sought by attorney general

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is asking a judge to find that an Iowa-based group violated state campaign disclosure laws as it backed a 2013 food labeling initiative.


Botulism confirmed in two Grant County deaths

Health officials have confirmed that botulism toxin was the cause of death of two elderly Grant County residents in early February.


Subway to ensure ‘Footlongs’ measure up after lawsuit

Subway customers can finally rest assured that their “Footlong” sandwiches will be as long as promised.