The Morning Brew: Thursday, 8.14

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A follow-up to yesterday's item: Officials in China now say the death of its leading food-safety official was an accident. Yesterday's report cited suicide. (AP)

Food costs help cause the greatest increase in U.S. inflation in 17 years. (Guardian)

Add Pizzeria Uno to the list of chain restaurants facing financial troubles. (Wall Street Journal)

- Ian Froeb

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