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Seventh Circuit takes up fight over butter grading

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CHICAGO (CN) – The Seventh Circuit heard oral arguments Thursday in an artisanal butter maker’s challenge to a Wisconsin law that requires all butter sold in the state to be graded on taste. Ohio-based Minerva Dairy makes artisanal, small-batch Amish butter and cheeses, but its butter does not qualify for Wisconsin’s highest butter grade –…

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Downtown Grocery reflects a strong community and commitment to healthy living

in Biz Briefs/Food

Herbivores, omnivores, localvores find groceries downtown   By Jeffrey Decker What’s in a name? It’s at Downtown Grocery, where we are what we eat and the world is what we make it. Healthy food and fresh ideas have business stronger than ever one year after their grand re-opening. In 2015 a passerby’s cigarette sparked a…

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Advisory: Popular weedkiller found in range of breakfast foods

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Significant levels of the weed-killing chemical glyphosate have been found in an array of popular breakfast cereals, oats and snack bars marketed to US children, a new study has found. Tests revealed glyphosate, the active ingredient in the popular weedkiller brand Roundup, present in all but two of the 45 oat-derived products that were sampled…

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Hiawatha to reopen in Wausau

in Biz Briefs/Food

By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU — A planned sale of the historic Hiawatha Lounge is off, and the owners plan to reopen the popular east-side bar and restaurant in the coming weeks. Chef Adam Jamgochian, who also owns and operates Michael’s Supper Club in Rib Mountain, made the announcement Tuesday on the Hiawatha Facebook page. “Well…

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USDA issues public health alert over possible contamination in wraps, salads

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert surrounding beef, pork and poultry salad and wrap products sold at a number of major grocery store chains amid concerns about contamination with Cyclospora. The products were distributed by Caito Foods LLC, an Indianapolis, Ind. establishment, and were produced…

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Video Food Review: The Wisconsin Valley Fair midway is packed with calories (but totally worth it)

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By Dan Newman It’s fair time in Wausau! This is the 150th anniversary of the Wisconsin Valley Fair, so this weekend should be hopping! Food is my little corner of the internet, so I couldn’t leave you hungry on the midway. Click the video for a rundown of a bunch of the culinary delights the…

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