Happy Monday! Here's all the vital food world news you ought to know to kick off the week, including an essential tip on how to not food-poison yourself today.
— Beware that bagged salad lingering in your crisper drawer. Dole is pulling all packaged salads that originated from a Springfield, Ohio production facility from store shelves. The products, which were sold in 23 U.S. states, have been linked to a listeria outbreak that has killed one person and landed 12 in the hospital.
— Thoroughly self-tanned presidential candidate Donald Trump is currently campaigning in Iowa, and he's being welcomed with open arms — by Ronald McDonald, anyway:
Despite his billions of dollars, Trump is a noted fast food diner: He even once visited a Burger King drive-thru, although the food was served onboard his private Boeing 757. In other tangentially related Trump news, the New York Times spoke to an Iowa barber who compared his (in)famous hairstyle to "a cinnamon bun."
— Speaking of McDonald's, locations on the central coast of California will celebrate the inventor of the Egg McMuffin tomorrow. The iconic breakfast sandwich was created more than four decades ago by late franchisee Herb Peterson, and Santa Barbara stores will herald Peterson's contribution by slinging $2 sandwiches on Tuesday.
— Shake Shack is preparing to hit Los Angeles, and it will fully embrace the city's culinary history: The soon-to-open West Hollywood location will serve a burger inspired by the city's most famous sandwich, said to have been invented in L.A. sometime in the early 1900s.
— New York City's Grand Central Terminal is about to get a lot more New Nordic flavor: Claus Meyer, who co-founded Copenhagen sensation Noma, is inching closer to opening a restaurant inside the bustling transportation hub. The restaurant, which will be headed up by famed Icelandic chef Gunnar Gislason, is currently searching for a manager. It promises to "express the principles of the New Nordic Cuisine manifesto in a New York context" and will also be accompanied by a Scandinavian-themed food hall.