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ChowNow Raises $10 million; Amy's Kitchen Recall; More

Plus, a dinner to benefit the Southern Foodways Alliance.

APPS ChowNow, an online ordering and marketing platform, has announced that it has raised $10 million in a new round of fundraising. ChowNow, which focuses more on the restaurant side of the business than GrubHub or Seamless, which take aim directly at consumers, will use the capital to expand its product offerings and offer support for catering. The L.A.-based service is expanding to serve restaurants throughout North America.

CARTERSVILLE, GA The New South Family Supper returns to Cartersville, Ga. this April 12 at Summerland Farm. Ticket-holders will be bused from Atlanta to the annual feast, which benefits the Southern Foodways Alliance. Tickets are a hefty $250, but come with a promise of "...ham. And biscuits. And fresh vegetables. And cold libations." Kathleen Blake (The Rusty Spoon, Orlando), Corbin Evans (Oxford Canteen, Oxford, Miss.), Todd Richards (The Pig & The Pearl, Atlanta), and nearly a dozen others will create the menu. Tickets can be purchased and more information can be found here.

RECALLS If you've recently purchased anything that contains spinach from the Amy's Kitchen brand of prepared foods, you will want to read this. One of the company's suppliers of organic spinach has revealed that some of its product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that causes Listeriosis. The disease, which attacks the central nervous system, is particularly dangerous to the young and the elderly, as well as those with weak immune systems. Amy's Kitchen claims no illnesses have been reported, but that they are recalling their products "out of an abundance of caution."

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