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The widow of top chef Benoit Violier, whose January 31 suicide shocked the culinary world, said she would take charge of her husband's celebrated restaurant, in an interview published Wednesday.

E. coli outbreak linked to Organic Pastures raw milk

A California dairy that sells USDA certified organic raw milk and other non-pasteurized dairy products is cooperating with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) in an investigation into an outbreak of E. coli linked to their products.

Woman posts photos of a 6-year-old Happy Meal

Jennifer Lovdahl, from Anchorage, Alaska, posted a Facebook status with a meal she bought from the fast food chain in 2010.

Participant in 12th annual Krispy Kreme Challenge passes away

A man passes away after suffering chest pains during the 12th annual Krispy Kreme Challenge race Saturday in North Carolina.

Restaurant Review: Oakes Grill at Hanbury Manor Special

Hanbury Manor in Hertfordshire, England, built in 1730, is a hotel, conference center and a place to play golf. It has two restaurants and a bar. Digital Journal sampled one of the venue's eating places.

Op-Ed: Chipotle's latest claim — Australian beef the cause of E. coli

Although the CDC officially declared the investigation into the Chipotle Mexican Grill E. coli outbreak over, stating that no source for the bacteria had been identified, the restaurant chain is apparently accusing Australian beef as the likely culprit.

'Traceability regulations' on seafood being proposed by NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) unveiled a new set of regulations Thursday aiming to crack down on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and seafood fraud from "catch to first landfall."

McDonald's kale salad is worse for you than a double Big Mac

McDonald's has been testing kale salads to try to attract more health-conscious diners. But this seemingly healthier alternative is actually worse for you than a double Big Mac, CBC reports.

Dole salads Listeria outbreak numbers increase in Canada

On Tuesday, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) issued an update on the status of the ongoing investigation into the Listeria outbreak associated with Dole packaged salads from its Springfield, Ohio plant.

Product recalls — What do they mean for the consumer? (Part 1)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is given the task of protecting the public from defective or potentially unsafe products before they reach the consumer. When a product is potentially dangerous or can cause illness, the FDA issues a recall.

Norovirus outbreak infects 600 at New Theater Restaurant

An outbreak of norovirus infections that has sickened more than 600 people who ate dinner at an Overland Park, Kansas dinner theater is the focus an intense investigation and a $40,000 cleanup.

Mercury in seafood not harmful to aging brain

Eating seafood may lead to higher levels of mercury in the brain, but a study out Tuesday found that increased mercury does not appear to raise the risk of dementia.

Wife reopens tragic chef's restaurant two days after death

The widow of top chef Benoit Violier reopened his acclaimed Swiss restaurant Tuesday, only two days after his apparent suicide sent shock waves through the culinary world, reports said.

Review: Maria's Mediterranean Seafood & Grill is a gem on Bell Boulevard Special

Maria's Mediterranean Seafood & Grill is an elegant restaurant in the heart of Bell Boulevard in Bayside, New York, which features fine foods, wine and catering.

Calories from alcoholic beverages too often overlooked

We’ve all heard, read, observed or lived horrific stories about alcoholism and how heavy drinking leads to everything from cirrhosis of the liver to brain death.

McDonald's vows to solve mystery of the missing mozzarella

McDonald's Corp. has responded to a wave of criticism on social media about a new appetizer offered as a replacement for its popular dollar menu.

Garden of Life recalls raw meal products over Salmonella outbreak

Garden of Life LLC is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal powdered mixes linked to multi-state Salmonella outbreak.

Review: Ooviña is an amazing restaurant and wine bar in Manhattan Special

On Jan. 29, Digital Journal was afforded the distinct pleasure to dive at Ooviña Latin Tapas and Wine Bar in New York City, and it was absolutely phenomenal in every way.

Review: Avli Tavern is a pleasant 'little Greek tavern' in Bayside Special

On January 28, Digital Journal was afforded the privilege to dine at Avli Tavern on 38-31 Bell Boulevard in Bayside, Queens.

EFSA to look at the cumulative risk from pesticides

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has started a new, year-long pilot study that will assess the cumulative risks from pesticides on the thyroid and nervous system.

Op-Ed: Kalamaki GR is the best Greek restaurant in Queens, New York

After being afforded the privilege to review many Greek restaurants in the borough of Queens, New York, it is quite evident that Kalamaki GR is the best Greek restaurant.

Beer made from discarded bread launched

The London based Hackney Brewery, together with a food waste charity called Feedback, have launched a pale ale made from surplus loaves of bread.

McDonald's reports menu changes boosted restaurant sales

McDonald's Corp. reported Monday that introduction of all-day breakfast and other menu changes helped sales rise nearly 6 percent in the fourth quarter last year.

Restaurant profile: Room 55 in Glendale, New York

Room 55 is Vinny Accardi's very first restaurant in Glendale in Queens, New York. It serves modern American cuisine in a sophisticated, neighborhood atmosphere.

Update: Seven Canadian provinces affected by Dole recall

Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc., is recalling various pre-packaged chopped salads, salad blends and kits, and leafy green products from the marketplace in seven Canadian provinces due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

'Secret ingredient' used in some Chinese restaurants illegal drug

China's Food and Drug Agency busted 35 restaurants across the country for using an illegal drug as seasoning in their food. No, the seasoning wasn't contaminated with bacteria or allergens. It was powder from opium poppies.

Ooviña Latin Tapas and Wine Bar‏ in New York City

Ooviña Latin Tapas and Wine Bar is a restaurant in New York City with authentic Latin food and wines from all of the world.

Dole salads recall affects 23 states and three Canadian provinces

Since September 2015, the CDC has been collaborating with the FDA and several state health departments in investigating a multi-state outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections.

Trader Joe's recalls raw cashew pieces over salmonella risk

Trader Joe's is known for its unique foods and snacks. But one of those popular snacks — raw cashew pieces — has now been recalled, according to a recent release from the retailer.

North Korea invents 'hangover-free alcohol'

North Korea claims it has invented hangover-free alcohol. The reclusive dictatorship says it has perfected a liquor that doesn't cause nasty after-effects.

Interview: Pizza owner Dan Romano talks 'Pay It Forward' Project Special

Farmingdale pizza owner Dan Romano sat down and chatted with Digital Journal about his latest philanthropic effort to help the community.

Review: Rare whiskies and fun at the Harrow Whisky Festival Special

The inaugural Harrow Whisky Festival took place across January 15 and 16, 2016. The event included good food, entertainment, and a selection of fascinating whiskies from around the world.

Op-Ed: Quinoa is one of the stars at Winter Fancy Foods Show Special

Among the thousands of specialty food items and companies featured at the Winter Fancy Foods Show this weekend at Moscone Center is quinoa.

Op-Ed: Winter Fancy Food Show at Moscone Center features the unique Special

Moscone Center is gearing up for the annual Winter Fancy Food Show opening this Saturday, January 17. Sponsored by the Speciality Food Association, this is the largest specialty food trade event on the West Coast.

Yet another food product has been approved by the FDA

The Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday that a potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine is as safe as any potato on the market.

Meat thefts out of control as Canadian food prices soar

As food prices continue to rise across Canada, meats are flying off grocery store shelves and moving straight out the doors, as thieves rush to make profits on stolen goods.

Deadly salmon virus found in British Columbia waters

Based on a study of farm-raised salmon, a European variant of a deadly disease called infectious salmon anemia virus (ISAV) has now arrived in British Columbia.

Blue Bell reassures customers over finding of Listeria at plant

Brenham, Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued an update on its enhanced procedures and the current conditions at its production facilities Thursday night, and the information is not what consumers wanted to hear.

Sizzling steaks at The Bull: Review Special

The Bull in Wheathampstead is renowned for its hand-cut, 30-day aged British steaks. The pub is located in a picturesque English village.

Two food companies recall products — No USDA inspections

Instead of meat products being recalled because of contamination with "extraneous matter" or pathogenic bacteria, the public now has to contend with companies selling food products without the benefit of inspection.

Review: The French Workshop is a wonderful bakery in Bayside Special

On Jan. 6, Digital Journal was afforded the privilege to review the brand new bakery, The French Workshop, in Bayside, Queens.