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Danny Meyer's Groundbreaking Paid Parental Leave Plan; Starbucks' Snapchat Filter

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In today’s vital food news:

— Restaurateur Danny Meyer’s NYC-based restaurant group Union Square Hospitality has introduced a groundbreaking new parental leave plan, as Eater NY reports. Under the plan, which goes into effect next year, “all full time employees in the front and back of the house with more than one year of employment will be offered 100 percent of their base wages for the first four weeks after their child is born or adopted. After that, all employees will be offered 60 percent of their base wages for the next four weeks. This leave plan applies to all new parents — mothers, fathers, and committed domestic partners with babies or newly adopted children.” Even NYC’s mayor applauded the move.

— The FDA is still trying to nail down a definition for the word “healthy.” Have an opinion? Answer their questionnaire here.

— Alton Brown on the most important thing in a kitchen:

— Today in listicles and awards: The World’s 50 Best organization just announced this year’s Latin America’s 50 Best list. Chef Virgílio Martínez’s Central in Lima, Peru claimed the top spot. See the full list here.

— Finally, Starbucks just introduced a new Snapchat filter. Now anyone can be the Starbucks siren: