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Day: April 13, 2021

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For most of her life, Andrea Carbone, a 51-year-old paralegal living in Florida, wasn’t a big drinker. But when the pandemic struck, she worried constantly about her job, her health and the safety of her children.

While many people were able to work from home last year, Ms. Carbone was required to go into the office. Some mornings she would cry in her car as she drove along deserted roads and highways to get to her office in downtown Tampa, which looked, she said, “like a ghost town.”

As her stress levels soared, so did her alcohol intake. Before the

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As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters often are not issued until a company has been given months to years to correct problems. The FDA frequently redacts parts of warning letters posted for public view.


IMAD International LLC
Bronx, NY

An import company in New York is on notice from the FDA for not having FSVPs for a number

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A lot of Spanish food sold in the city appears in dainty servings that are called tapas, even when a Spaniard might not recognize them as such. New Yorkified tapas are not what you eat at Ernesto’s, a year-old Lower East Side restaurant where the cooking is under the sway of Basque cuisine.

A few small plates are available, but they are called pintxos, for one, as they are in and around San Sebastián. They are also true bar snacks: txistorras, thumb-size sausages glowing red from paprika; a warm and almost puddinglike potato and egg tortilla; gildas, the tart

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Self-care includes not getting sick, a variable that one advocate sees as a big obstacle to re-entry. “What is not sufficiently spoken about is the rate of vaccines of hospitality workers, especially when the restaurants don’t provide healthcare,” said Dr. Sekou Siby, executive director of Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, a nonprofit that seeks to improve conditions for the industry’s lowest-paid employees.

In many parts of the country, indoor dining restrictions were loosened or lifted months before restaurant workers were eligible to be vaccinated. States have prioritized vaccine access for people over 65, but the average foodservice worker was 28.9

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As the “sober curious” craze continues to spill over to bars and restaurants across the country, Columbus residents are partaking in the rise of nonalcoholic offerings. 

With local establishments such as DEMARK, VASO Rooftop Lounge, Watershed Kitchen & Bar and others adding alcohol-free options, patrons are basking in the growing shift to zero-proof spirits and prime “mocktails.”

“For me, the trend overall rounds out the offering of hospitality on the scope of the restaurant and bar industry,” said Joshua Gandee, beverage director at Watershed. “I feel like it was a part that was missing for a long time, so now

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Nordic Waffles coming to Wisconsin grocery stores

The Minnesota-based Nordic Waffles sandwich is expanding into the Wisconsin grocery market later this month. The “all day” breakfast sandwich is made with sausage or bacon provided by the Jones Dairy Farm of Fort Atkinson, as well as Wisconsin cheddar cheese, egg, and a heart-shaped waffle. The waffle uses a Scandinavian style batter of eggs, flour, cardamom, whole milk, vanilla sugar, butter and sour cream, and then is folded to make a handheld sandwich.

The waffles are sold two in a pack for a suggested retail price of $6.49 in the frozen food

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