The Morning Brew: Thursday, 2.7



The USDA shuts down the California meatpacking plant where the Humane Society recently videotaped inhumane practices -- but big questions about the USDA's oversight of meatpackers remain. (Los Angeles Times)

The FDA warns of the risk of ciguatera food poisoning from fish in the northern Gulf of Mexico. (AP)

How does a chocolatier deal with people giving up chocolate for Lent? The Post-Dispatch asks the folks at Bissinger's.

-Ian Froeb