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James Brave

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Public health officials continue to investigate a suspected outbreak of foodborne illnesses related to a Jimmy John’s restaurant in Illinois. Many of those sickened are athletes at Illinois State University.

A statement issued by Jimmy John’s officials says the restaurant was temporarily closed, according to The Pantagraph newspaper. The implicated restaurant is on West Market Street in Bloomington, IL, which is under the jurisdiction of the McLean County Health Department. The restaurant statement said the closure was taken as a cautionary move and not because a definitive connection between the store, the food, or Illinois State University had been made.

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Cream cheese adds an all too familiar thick, creamy, rich tang to the cut sides of bagels, in between layers of carrot cake, in bowls of flavorful party dips, and more. But what if you’re halfway into a recipe only to realize that someone used your cream cheese to slather on their cinnamon raisin bread this morning, leaving you several tablespoons short?

While it’s hard to replicate the exact flavor and texture of cream cheese (especially all at once), there are some good substitutes available. Some can be used as is with pleasing results, and others need a few tweaks;

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BRANSON, Mo. (KY3) – After a unanimous vote during the April 14 Branson Board of Alderman meeting, city leaders voted to repeal the mask mandate beginning April 16.

Despite the mandate being lifted, some businesses and restaurants are still requiring their employees to wear masks.

Thai Thai Cuisine restaurant manager, Kyle Jennings said his staff is still planning to wear masks. He thinks the mandate might have been lifted a little early.

“I think it’s a good thing to keep the masks, I think they lifted it early, but it was a good idea to keep wearing our masks as

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Scientists from India and Russia have created edible food wrap for packaging produce, bakery, poultry, meat, and seafood.

Micheile Henderson

Designed to replace one of the most un-recycled materials on the planet, the wrap consists of natural ingredients that are safe for the environment and humans.

The research, which was published in the Journal of Food Engineering, describes three types of food films based on the well-known naturally occurring seaweed biopolymer sodium alginate—a compound found within the cell walls of brown algae.

“Its molecules have film-forming properties,” said Rammohan Aluru, senior researcher at the organic synthesis laboratory at Ural Federal

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LIHU‘E — The driver deliberately avoided the gaze of the traffic monitor, and instead of exiting turned back into the line of cars waiting to claim food packages Thursday at Vidinha Stadium.

“They didn’t listen,” said kumu hula Leina‘ala Pavao-Jardin, who was volunteering at Na Ho‘omaka Hou food distribution. “It’s only one. I only missed one in all that line of cars claiming their share of the 500 food packages. Whenever I volunteer, they assign me to where I need to say ‘mahalo’ and ‘aloha.’”

Wes Perreira, the director of the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i Branch, simply smiled.

“This is not

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Bao Bao Dumpling House is the latest of businesses to be selected as part of the Vans Foot the Bill Initiative

PORTLAND, Maine — It’s been 13 months since customers last sat inside of the dining room at Bao Bao Dumpling House in Portland. Owner Cara Stadler opted to do whatever she could to limit her employees exposure to COVID-19. 

Stadler’s business, like so many other small businesses is in Maine, is still feeling the impacts of the pandemic. 

“We’re just thankful for any and all help that we can get,” said Stadler. 

That help is coming in the way

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