Welcome to the afternoon roundup! If it happened in food today, it's news to us. Here are a few stories that have caught our attention.
Fast Food: McDonald’s in Japan reported its first operating loss since it listed its shares in 2001. What to blame? The chain suffered a number of food scandals over the past year, including selling products made with expired meat and foreign objects found inside products.
California: To force feed or not to force feed? That is the question in California, where the Attorney General has appealed last month’s ruling that barred enforcement of a ban on selling fatty goose or duck liver produced out of state. Chefs and restaurants are currently allowed to serve the delicacy as papers are filed.
Ice Cream: Frozen treat giant Breyers is going artificial growth hormone-free. Following the lead of brands like Haagen Dazs and Ben & Jerry's, the ice cream company is planning for most of its products to be rBST-free by March. Its other ice cream brands, including Good Humor, Klondike, Magnum and Popsicle, are expected to follow suit soon.
Junk Food: Behold, the Pop Tart-stuffed doughnut. In today's hybrid heart attack item-obsessed food world, it was only a matter of time before this creation became a reality. Coined the "big poppa tart," the monstrosity is now available to order at OC Donut Bar in Fountain Valley, California.