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If you’ve got something blissfully caffeinated in your hand right now, you may want to hang onto it tightly. A new report has revealed a shortage in the world’s caffeine supply. Here’s what you need to know.

The global caffeine shortage apparently first started to turn heads within the beverage industry last fall. At that point, it seemed like the pandemic was a factor that made it tough for some countries to keep their soda supplies stocked. Beneath the surface, another critical influence was brewing.

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China is said to be the

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While having food safety policies that include hand washing, use of gloves and sanitation of surfaces is critical in combating norovirus outbreaks at restaurants, implementing a food safety management system that oversees and documents those policies is the best course of action.

Norovirus experts detailed best practices for restaurants today during an online panel, “Restaurant Policies and Practices Related to Norovirus Outbreak Size and Duration,” at the 2021 Food Safety Summit.

Lee Ann Jaykus, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences at North Carolina State University, said norovirus has been referred to as

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An odd pasta video got Twitter users all twisted like fusilli.

But the video’s creator, Josh Flom, told HuffPost he just wants “to make cooking fun, and something everyone can enjoy.”

On Tuesday, Twitter user and YouTuber Jarvis Johnson tweeted a now-deleted video to his over 133,000 followers that showed a woman demonstrating “the easiest way to make spaghetti for a crowd.”

Johnson captioned the video: “what a normal and ultimate spaghetti hack!”

The video, which originated on a Facebook page called “Josh and Lisa” and is titled “ULTIMATE SPAGHETTI TRICK!!” shows a woman pouring uncooked Prego pasta

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I remember visiting a very nice Dallas restaurant for my wedding anniversary while I was pregnant, about 8 years ago. I asked for a non-alcoholic cocktail. The waitstaff was flustered but kind, and they really took the time to pull something together for me. But it was a smoothie, topped with lots of wonderful fruit. It was a delicious smoothie, but not exactly what I had in mind.

These days, non-alcoholic drinks are getting more sophisticated. Bolstered by wellness trends and lower alcohol consumption by younger generations, the beverage industry is adapting to this new demand. Now, longtime alcohol brands

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The Connecticut Restaurant Association and Gov. Ned Lamont announced in late April its Drinks on Us push. Starting on May 19, diners that have received at least their first COVID vaccine are eligible for a free drink at participating restaurants. And so far, foodies ready to kick back and sip a cold one are eligible to do so at at least 17 restaurants in the city.

Patrons must purchase food in order to participate in the program and are required to show proof of the vaccine to qualify.


“I kind of just wanted to give back and say, ‘Hey, we

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In a few minutes of legislative fun during the lingering pandemic, the state House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill that would proclaim pizza the “State Food.”

The appetizing legislation would place the popular lunch or dinner — or cold breakfast — in the State Register & Manual along side the State Bird (American Robin), the State Mammal (sperm whale), the State Insect (Praying Mantis), the State Hero (Nathan Hale) and the State Heroine (Prudence Crandall).

“In light of the difficult year the state has suffered and experienced, this bill can hopefully bring some levity to all of our

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