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More Than 700 Sick Due to Chipotle Foodborne Illness Outbreak in Ohio

Plus, Jason Alexander is the new celebrity Colonel Sanders, and more food news

A burrito, chips, and drink at chipotle Scott Olson/Getty Images
  • Chipotle’s latest food-safety nightmare is getting worse. More than 700 people are blaming the burrito chain for their illnesses, reports the Dayton Daily News. Tests for salmonella, shigella, E. coli, and norovirus have come back negative, and the reason why diners have been getting sick remains unknown. Another lawsuit related to the foodborne-illness outbreak has been filed against the company.
  • Country music singer, Nicole Kidman husband, and bad haircut owner Keith Urban must be having a hard time. On a recent trip to a Wawa convenience store in New Jersey, a woman stepped up and paid for Urban’s snacks, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. She reportedly performed the good deed because she thought Urban was “down on his luck and couldn’t pay for his Wawa snacks.”
  • Way back in the 1980s, before he was a movie star, Keanu Reeves starred in a bizarre Coca-Cola commercial. On the Late Late Show Monday evening, host James Corden forced Reeves to watch that ad.
  • TrendWatch: A new generation of chefs are changing how diners think of Polynesian food, reports the New York Times.
  • Vanity Fair takes a deep dive into the burgeoning edibles industry. The big takeaway: While cannabis-laced snacks are improving, fancy packaging does not always guarantee a quality product.
  • Netflix has launched a slew of cooking shows in recent years, and Grub Street wonders if the streaming platform will soon pose a threat to Food Network.
  • Tired: Big Dick Energy. Wired, per Metro: Big Mac Energy.
  • Alexa, that disembodied voice who lives inside the Amazon Echo, can now take orders for Whole Foods, according to a press release. Say, “Alexa, add [insert grocery item here] to my Whole Foods cart,” and the item will show up in the Prime app’s Whole Foods cart, available for two-hour delivery in participating markets.
  • Judging a wine by its label won’t reveal much, but it can offer clues about what’s inside. The Takeout explains what shoppers should look for to make the right purchase.
  • And, finally, Congratulations to Jason Alexander, better known as George Costanza, on landing a gig as the new celebrity Colonel Sanders in Kentucky Fried Chicken’s never-ending marketing campaign.

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