House of Blues Evacuated; Meat Stinks Up Dorchester Building


Firefighters ordered an evacuation of House of Blues on Friday night, after inspectors found exits blocked off with beer kegs. [Globe]

A Fields Corner resident's forgotten package of hamburger meat stunk up her entire apartment complex. [Herald]

The "typical" American eater is a thing of the past. [NRN]

The maker of Lay's and Cheetos is developing a "designer salt" with crystals shaped in a way that will allow consumers to ingest less sodium. [WSJ]

China is producing more high-end wines than ever, but clear labeling is still a major problem. [WSJ]

After leaving a McDonald's Happy Meal on a shelf for a full year, a Denver nutritionist was shocked to find that the food did not decompose. [NYP]

The Department of Agriculture will soon begin spot checking organic produce for illegal traces of pesticide. [NYT]

An anonymous Midwestern public school teacher is eating school lunch every day and blogging about it. [NYDN]

In an effort to keep hungry animals out of shelters, animal rights organizations are setting up pet food banks. [NYT]