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Fast Food

Dunkin’ Donuts Rolls Out with New Bacon-Friendly Salad Wraps

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Apparently, salad wraps are today’s new go-to  breakfast option — with Chick-fil-A, McDonald’s and other mega fast food chains catching on the trend. Now, Dunkin’ Donuts — the spot you got to for piping hot coffee and iced-up donuts — is rolling out with their own line of health conscious items. Starting today, new Chicken Salad and Tuna Salad Wraps are now available at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide. Both wraps are served on on a warm, eight-inch tortilla with white cheddar cheese and bacon (nice move DD, we see what you did there).

The Chicken Salad and Tuna Salad Wraps are available any time of the day, in case you really have a hankering for this leafy trend. Just make sure to ask for extra bacon.

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Hit-Or-Miss

The Internet’s Attempt at Stained Glass Sushi

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If you haven’t seen the episode of Iron Chef America where Morimoto kicks ass (I’m just kidding, that’s basically every episode) with his “stained glass sushi”, stop what you’re doing and go find it now. It’s probably on YouTube, or tumblr, or in the World’s Greatest Hits Hall of Fame, or scrawled on the side of each and every Wonder of the World.

When you’re done with that, come back here and witness the internet’s humble attempt, via reddit. spoonfed425 may not be Morimoto, but that’s like saying any movie isn’t the Titanic. The next step in humanity should be everyone learning to make sushi like the new Leader of Men, spoonfed425.

H/T reddit/ PicThx imgur

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Hit-Or-Miss

Meet the ‘Candroid’ – Moving R2-D2 made of Canned Foods

If you’ve never heard of the annual San Francisco Canstruction competition… well, actually, then you’re probably in the majority. Nevertheless, it doesn’t mean that you aren’t missing out — because you are.

The event featured an actual moving R2-D2 “Candroid” made of tuna and corn. Pretty awesome, seeing as the last time we ever did something this cool with tuna and corn was… never.

The best part of this whole thing (aside from, you know, the charity portion where Canstruction donates all food used in the entered sculptures to local food banks) is that there were other entries, including a partially destroyed Death Star (stewed tomatoes, canned soup and tuna?)

You guys. Let’s overhaul that new Star Wars movie and make everything out of food.

H/T Incredible Things

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Health

Salmonella Outbreak in Sushi Rolls On

It might be a good idea to lay off the sushi for a while as it has been doing damage across the United States. As of May 2, a reported 258 people in 24 different states and the District of Columbia have gotten sick from two different strands of salmonella found in raw scraped tuna.

The sicknesses have been linked to the salmonella Bareilly strain and salmonella Nchanga infections. Reportedly, at least 247 have been linked to Bareilly and another 11 to Nchanga.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention first reported the outbreak on April 4 and is still investigating the outbreak.

The states affected, along with the number of those affected are: Alabama (2), Arkansas (1), California (2), Connecticut (9), District of Columbia (2), Florida (1), Georgia (10), Illinois (23), Louisiana (3), Maryland (24), Massachusetts (27), Mississippi (2), Missouri (4), Nebraska (1), New Jersey (25), New York (39), North Carolina (4), Pennsylvania (20), Rhode Island (6), South Carolina (3), Tennessee (2), Texas (4), Virginia (16), Vermont (1), and Wisconsin (16).

Luckily, no deaths have been reported, but 32 victims have been hospitalized.

Moon Marine U.S.A. Corp. was linked as the probable cause of the outbreak and in mid-April, it recalled 58,828 pounds of its frozen tuna product.

Two women from Wisconsin said they became ill after eating the tainted sushi and have filed lawsuits against Moon Marine. One of the women was comfortable enough to share that she suffered from bloody diarrhea.

The CDC estimated that for every salmonella infection detected, 29.3 cases go unreported. Using that multiplier, 7,559 people may have been affected so far by the tainted tuna outbreak.

Not only sushi, but Moon Marine tuna is usually used for sashimi and ceviche, as well as dishes in some restaurants and grocery stores.

Most symptoms of salmonella will usually occur within 12 to 72 hours. Symptoms include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps.

Illnesses that occurred after April 4 might not be reported yet. If you feel you have suffered any symptoms, it is suggested to contact a healthcare provider.

[Thx CDC, Vitals and NY Daily News]

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Packaged Food

Big Tuna Companies Jointly Tell Greenpeace to Buzz Off!

Canned tuna remains one of America’s most popular sources of seafood even after going under some serious fire about dolphin drama in the past. That’s not a main concern anymore, but big tuna companies are still getting some serious hate by environmental group Greenpeace over its fishing practices. Greenpeace recently released this video in an attempt to reveal “tuna secrets.”

So what do you think? We’re shocked… yet admittedly mildly entertained… But isn’t it a little over the top to be taken seriously? You’d think that Treehugger, a credible sustainability website would side with Greenpeace on the campaign, however even they say, “the video is violent and gross.”

Although Greenpeace attempts to “do-good” for the world, I think most of us can agree that they’re doing it all wrong. Being extreme gets you attention, but attention is lost easily when a clear message is not conveyed. The video doesn’t even explain, “Why is fishing tuna bad?”


As evident in the video, Greenpeace is targeting the giants: Bumble Bee, StarKist, and Chicken of the Sea. But there’s no way these big companies are going down without a fight! All three, released a joint statement saying that the whole campaign is not really about conservation, but more about raising funds by making “scary claims in the media.”

They suggest that Greenpeace is making a big fuss without doing anything about it, especially by “rejecting numerous offers to discuss the future of tuna fishing by joining the international Seafood Sustainability Foundation’s Environmental Stakeholder Committee” (gcaptain.com).

Many have also fired off cease and desist letters to Greenpeace about their “tasteless” use of their mascots (cnbc.com).

So who’s right and who’s wrong in this fishy controversy? The choice is really up to the consumer. On the one end, cheap tuna is great (it got me through college), on the other hand, over fishing is endangering tuna species and other sea life (this doesn’t appeal to my Berkeley ideals). But take into consideration that both sides are invested in the fate of tuna, and you’ll see why the conversation is so split.

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Food Trucks

Slapfish Truck’s Sloppy Wasabi Tuna Slider

Southern California-based SlapFish food truck is one of the few food trucks pushing the mobile-genre into the seafood segment of the service industry. Having personally tried their truck, it’s definitely one that has their game together, so when we saw they’re pushing this new Sloppy Wasabi Tuna Slider, we knew it had to be shared with all those food truck hunters out there.

Catch up with these guys on Twitter or on their website if you want a chance to try some of their grub!

 

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Packaged Food

StarKist Introduces New Autentico Canned Tuna

Starkist Autnetico Canned TunaStarKist is launching a new line of canned tuna products aimed specifically at the Hispanic palette. ‘Autentico‘ flavors include Light Tuna in Oil with Jalepenos, Sweet & Spicy Tuna in Oil with Peppers and Chunk Light Tuna in Oil with Vegetables. Autentico has combined a variety of vegetables and spices in this new line including: red bell peppers, sweet corn, carrots, green peas, chili peppers, tomatoes and jalepenos. The products will be available at Walmart stores nationwide and will retail for approximately $1.69 per can.

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Cravings Sweets

Miniature Meals

Talk about finger foods? I could eat this with my fingernail! Our home girl Jessica Hlavac from i’m so tiny is serving up everything miniature, from meals like Steak and Asparagus, to mini-desserts such as Lemon Meringue Pie! See if you can find these eye catching mini-meals!