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Trader Joe’s and Kroger Salads Are Being Recalled Because of an Intestinal Parasite

Plus, Donald Trump thinks ID is required to purchase groceries, and more food news

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  • Bad news for Trader Joe’s, Kroger, and Walgreens: A selection of salads and wraps sold by the grocery chains are being recalled due to possible contamination with an intestinal parasite, reports USA Today. Symptoms from the parasite, officially known as Cyclospora cayetanesis, include diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps or pain, nausea, fatigue and flu-like symptoms. This is the same parasite that caused fast-food behemoth McDonald’s to recall salads from 3,000 locations last month. The USDA has a complete list of the products that fall under the recall.
  • Making the argument for voter-ID laws, which, studies have shown, disproportionately affect minorities, Donald Trump pointed out people already need IDs to buy groceries anyway, per The Slot. Donald Trump has obviously never shopped for his own groceries. Like Lucille Bluth, he wonders what one banana could cost, $10?
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  • As part of its push against discrimination, Yelp has announced a new “open to all” badge restaurants can apply to their profiles on the amateur review platform.
  • One bold businessman in France is attempting to sell blue wine, but traditionalist locals are having a hard time accepting the new varietal, reports the Telegraph.
  • In other wine news, Pearl Jam fans must be getting older, because Billboard reports the iconic grunge band’s custom wine just sold out in 12 minutes.
  • Kaniela Ing, Hawai’i’s cultural affairs director, responds to legal action taken by the owner of Aloha Poke Co. The Chicago-based restaurant chain is attempting to claim the word “aloha,” a Hawai’ian word, as its intellectual property.
  • Shouty chef Gordon Ramsay is temporarily closing his Bread Street Kitchen location in Hong Kong, according to Style. The restaurant’s building is being redeveloped, and Ramsay plans to reopen Bread Street in a new location.
  • Small, local grocery stores are serving niche groups and advancing causes that the larger supermarket chains ignore, reports the New York Times.
  • For Afar magazine, New Yorker food reporter and Eater alum Helen Rosner explains how waiting in long lines for ramen leads to life-changing meals in Tokyo.
  • The summer of pickle-flavored foodstuffs continues with new “intense pickle” Doritos. Unfortunately, according to Extra Crispy, the chips are available only in Canada.
  • Hating on plastic straws is old news; now it’s time to spurn plastic ketchup packets. Kraft Heinz is attempting to make over the tiny condiment containers to make them recyclable, reports Bloomberg.
  • And, finally, here is a good tweet from actress and comedian Alyssa Limperis.