In many of the largest food poisoning outbreaks in recent years, including the recent outbreak of salmonella in peanuts, food safety issue have gone undetected by private auditors.
In France, a checkout girl's memoir of working at a supermarket has become a bestseller, and there are plans to make it into a film, a musical comedy, and a comic-strip.
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Interest in the health benefits of wine is particularly American.
New instant-coffee products are trying to change the nasty reputation insta-joe has, but results are mixed.