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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.

Food Technology: The Neo Smart Jar connects wirelessly to your phone via an app to let you know if you're running low on pantry staples or other things you forgot you were running low on until it was time to cook.

Food Safety: Interpol reports that so, so very much of our food is counterfeit, tainted, mislabeled or otherwise unsafe. The biggest culprit? Booze, although shellfish and cheese are pretty bad offenders. And maybe buy your ground beef from a butcher.

Hard Cider: Angry Orchard, the country's best-selling hard cider, has released a bitter new brew with the mighty potency of Strisselspalt and Galaxy hops. Never had dry-hopped cider? Ooh boy, pick up a six-pack. 

Wine: Vegas wine drinkers can buy tickets to UNLVino, Sin City's "all wine all the time" weekend, featuring events like Bubble-Licious and Sake Fever, in addition to the Grand Tasting. 

Broadcast News: MSNBC announced the appointment of chef/activist Tom Colicchio as its first-ever food correspondent, part of its expansion of original reporting on broader news topics.