'Chinese Restaurant Syndrome' - what is it and is it racist?

Now Ajinomoto has launched a campaign to recover MSG's reputation by taking on an unlikely target - Merriam-Webster's Dictionary.The publisher is being pressed to change "Chinese Restaurant Syndrome".

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Why is kosher food soaring in popularity?

5 million people, a study by the Quartz business news website found that 41% of all packaged food in the US is certified kosher.Explanations for this include a perception that kosher food is cleaner or healthier, or people's desire for assurance than a product does not include potential allergens such as shellfish.

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Pigeon infestation at Waverley Mall shopping centre's food court

The inspectors will meet managers at Waverley Mall in Princes Street to assess the mall's pigeon control plans.As many as eight birds have been seen in the court at one time with some even being seen flying at table height.

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How to make your packed lunch healthier

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About half of primary school children in the UK have a packed lunch.And a new study from Leeds University found 98 in every 100 packed lunches eaten by children at primary school failed to meet nutritional standards.

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Chinese takeaway owner jailed for 'unspeakably dirty' kitchen

Zhi Zhao, 62 operated the Grace Chinese takeaway on High Street, Cilgerran, despite being banned from running a food business in 2009.Following an inspection in January 2018, council officials found he had been banned by Maidstone council in 2009 from being involved in food businesses.

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LNER criticised for Lincolnshire sausages made in Yorkshire

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LNER's Yorkshire-made banger has been criticised by butchers in Lincolnshire



A rail firm has come in for a grilling for serving Lincolnshire sausages made by a butcher in Yorkshire.According to LNER, Ripon-based butcher Taste Tradition has created "a great tasting Lincolnshire sausage using an authentic recipe".

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ASK restaurant fined over 'misleading' lobster dish

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The Italian restaurant chain ASK has been fined for misleading customers about a lobster dish.The Aragosta e Gamberoni (lobster and king prawns) dish contained a mixture of 35% lobster and 34% white fish, plus other ingredients, formed to look like lobster meat, an investigation found.

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What To Eat When You Have A Cold

Yogurt is a great source of probiotics that keep your gut healthy and reduce inflammation, which in turn helps alleviate severe cold symptoms.Add blueberries for an antioxidant boost or sliced banana to up your potassium, which is often depleted when you're running a fever.

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Food 'made from air' could compete with soya

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Finnish scientists producing a protein "from thin air" say it will compete with soya on price within the decade.The researchers say if the electricity comes from solar and wind power, the food can be grown with near-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

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Greggs staff to get £300 bonus after 'phenomenal year'

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Greggs said its vegan sausage roll had helped boost sales



Thousands of Greggs staff are set to get a £300 one-off payment after a "phenomenal year", the firm said.Sales growth had been helped by strong demand for its traditional snacks and Greggs' "now iconic" vegan sausage rolls, the bakery chain said.

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My Money: 'Both my stomach and wallet are very happy'

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My Money is a new series looking at how people spend their money - and the sometimes tough decisions they have to make.Here, Chelsea Thomas from California records her spending over a week and shares tips for saving.

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CES 2020: Pork made from plants launched by Impossible Foods

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Media captionWATCH: Putting Impossible Food's new plant-based "pork" to the test
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Dim Sum with pork that isn't pork



The new products are designed to comply with kosher and halal rules followed by some observers of the Jewish and Islamic faiths.

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Christmas pudding sales slump in challenging festive period

Are the days of families tucking into a Christmas pudding after their festive dinner slowly coming to an end?The figures come as Morrisons said its sales fell over the Christmas period amid "challenging" trading conditions.

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Burger King: New plant-based burger 'not for vegans'

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Burger King has launched its first plant-based burger in the UK - but it is not suitable for vegans and vegetarians.Sam Calvert, head of communications at the Vegan Society, said that not making the new burger fully vegan "seems a missed opportunity".

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Lidl to ditch cartoons on cereals

It hopes that the rebranded packaging, to be introduced in the spring, will alleviate the pressure of children's "pester power".A group of MPs has previously recommended a ban on cartoons on unhealthy foods.

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The tobacco farmers chasing a sweeter crop

His power of persuasion worked, as 150 farmers each contributed €500 ($557; £422) towards setting up the Stevia Hellas Co-operative.However, this still puts stevia's size well below that of artificial sweeteners such as aspartame or sucralose, which are expected to be worth $2.

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Veganism: Why are vegan diets on the rise?

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Across Britain, people are spending more money on vegan products, and plant-based diets are trending online.Interest in vegetarian and vegan products shows no sign of slowing down, as retail sales are expected to increase to £658m by 2021.

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Marc Veyrat, celebrity chef, loses court case over removed Michelin star

The Michelin Guide is a restaurant guide book, and its three-starred restaurants are often considered to be among the finest in the world.Marc Veyrat lost his top rating after only one year, and sued Michelin, demanding a full explanation.

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Bedford foodbank promotes 'reverse advent calendar' for January

The Bedford Foodbank is asking for donations such as tinned fruit, saucepans and tea bags in the New Year.Sarah Broughton, project manager, said January could be a "bleak month" as many people had spent their money.

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Sriracha hot sauce recall over 'exploding' bottle fears

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Sriracha Hot Chilli sauce has been recalled in Australia and New Zealand over fears bottles could "explode" when opened.The product is sold widely in supermarkets and Asian grocery stores across Australia and New Zealand.

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