The Morning Brew: Friday, 9/21



Both the House and the Senate have now passed a bill expanding the FDA's powers. Though most of these new powers relate to drug safety, there are some provisions for food safety. (AP)

Some of the greens in the recent E. coli outbreak in Dole salad mix came from the same area of California where another E. coli outbreak began. (BusinessWeek)

Scientists believe a diet high in starchy foods could lead to a serious medical condition known as fatty liver. (Daily Telegraph)

Great. Just when the whole Atkins craze seemed like a distant memory.

A look at the pressure on food costs from the point of view of food producers. The upshot: The more expensive cereal is, the fewer boxes consumers buy. Economics 101, baby. (AP)

Finally, because it's the end of a long week, and we're scraping the bottom of the news barrel here: A restaurateur says Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado are the worst celebrity diners he's hosted. (San Francisco Chronicle)

-Ian Froeb

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.