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  • Celebrity chef Todd English charged with DWI in NY

    August 31, 2014 6:38 PM

    SOUTHAMPTON, NY - Celebrity chef Todd English has been arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated in New York. Police in Southampton say the 54-year-old English was arrested at around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on a county road on Long Island. Authorities say he posted $1,500 bail at Southampton Town... more »
  • Ga. trial shows food safety relies on honor system

    August 9, 2014 12:41 PM

    ALBANY, Ga. - Jurors at the nation's first federal criminal trial stemming from a deadly outbreak of food-borne illness are learning a disconcerting fact: America's food safety largely depends on the honor system. Witnesses say Stewart Parnell and others at Peanut Corporation of America knowingly shipped salmonella-tainted products, and that... more »
  • Metabolic kitchens: The science behind food labels Play Video

    August 5, 2014 1:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metabolic kitchens help researchers get the information on food labels as precise as possible. We got an inside look at Pennington Biomedical Research Center's metabolic kitchen today on New 2 at Noon. It's one of the biggest in the country, cooking up more than 200 meals... more »
  • Recommendations proposed to combat food deserts

    July 28, 2014 9:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For some people, finding a fresh head of lettuce or an orange is not easy since parts of East Baton Rouge Parish lack grocery stores and have been labeled "food deserts." Monday night, The East Baton Rouge Food Access Policy Commission presented five recommendations to fix... more »
  • Line cook claims 'GOD' found in eggplant

    July 8, 2014 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A line cook at Gino's Restaurant claims he found "GOD" spelled out in his sliced eggplant. Jermarcus Brady said he was slicing eggplant, preparing for Monday's dinner rush, when he claimed he noticed the strange markings in the eggplant. "When I first saw it I... more »
  • FDA prepping long-awaited plan to reduce salt

    June 17, 2014 2:10 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty. It's a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke. The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to issue voluntary guidelines asking the... more »
  • Feeding the needy on Easter Sunday Play Video

    April 20, 2014 7:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Volunteers were making a difference by feeding the homeless at St. Vincent de Paul. People who were there say it makes them feel right at home. Michael Genoln, whose been in the Baton Rouge area for only five years, knows what it's like to miss... more »
  • FDA: Honey with any added sweeteners isn't honey

    April 8, 2014 11:22 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to ensure that shoppers who buy honey are getting the real deal. New guidance issued Tuesday would prevent food companies from adding sugar or other sweeteners to pure honey and still calling it "honey." The agency said enforcement action is... more »
  • AG: Fraud cases difficult in food stamp misuse

    February 28, 2014 3:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says it would be hard to prosecute fraud cases against Louisiana residents who overspent food stamp limits during a computer crash last October. Caldwell said Friday there's no evidence of who presented the food stamp card, and he says no stores complained about the... more »
  • Weights and comfort food for the snow day Play Video

    January 28, 2014 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Working out and buying comfort food was at the top of many people's list for Tuesday's snow day. Monday night's empty grocery store shelves were restocked the next morning. Many places were closed but lots of shoppers grabbed comfort food items at Calvin's Grocery Store. ... more »
  • Ribbon cutting for Food Bank facility

    January 14, 2014 11:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank cut the ribbon on its new facility Tuesday. The new location in the Fraenkel Center at 10600 South Choctaw gives the food bank three times the square footage of its previous home. The food bank moved from its warehouse... more »
  • Ciao! Eatery hopes 'Restaurant Impossible' will turn new leaf

    January 10, 2014 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Friday, the curtain was unveiled on a refreshed pizza restaurant that got the attention of reality TV producers. "Restaurant Impossible" spent the last two days at Mama Della's NYC Pizzeria on Jefferson Highway. The restaurant was losing as much as $18,000 until it was closed Thursday as... more »
  • Suspects wanted in fast food attempted robbery

    December 3, 2013 2:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are investigating an attempted robbery of a fast food restaurant in Baton Rouge. Police say two men walked into the McDonald's in the 5200 block of Florida Boulevard just after midnight with guns, and demanded personal items. The suspects then took off on foot before... more »
  • Fast food workers protest wages

    December 2, 2013 9:57 AM

    NEW YORK- Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job this Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay. The actions would build on a campaign that began about a year ago to call attention to the difficulties of... more »
  • Bellue's serving up essentials for Thanksgiving feast Play Video

    November 27, 2013 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For folks who aren't kitchen savvy or maybe don't want to tackle the task of cooking this Thanksgiving, Bellue's Fine Cajun Cuisine has the solution. You can have turkey, ham and all the fixing's ready to serve in under 30 minutes. Bellue's offers multiple entrees and... more »
  • DHH making changes in nutritional program

    November 25, 2013 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Health and Hospitals is making major changes to how it runs its supplemental nutrition program that provides food to poor women and children. It's in response to a new audit showing Louisiana's public health office has done a poor job in monitoring the... more »
  • DHH improves food inspection program Play Video

    November 21, 2013 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Department of Health and Hospitals is stepping up its game when it comes to food inspections. The department has overhauled the entire program including the amount of times restaurants are inspected. This comes after the program received backlash last year for letting some restaurants go... more »
  • DHH highlights changes to food inspection program

    November 21, 2013 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Health and Hospitals is highlighting major changes to its Retail Food Inspection Program. Program improvements over the last year have led to timely inspections of restaurants, grocery stores, cafeterias and other food vendors. Compliance orders can be tracked and survey results can... more »
  • Oyster prices up during shortage Play Video

    November 20, 2013 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It will cost more to put oyster dressing on your plate this holiday season with oyster prices increasing during a shortage. Bill Pizzolato with Tony's Seafood says prices have increased by around 20 percent in the past few weeks due to a shortage in Louisiana waters.... more »
  • Baton Rouge Food Tours invade downtown Play Video

    November 11, 2013 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Food Tours kicked off this month, and owner Kim Harper said the foodies are eating it up. Harper said it's a walking, guided tour which includes delicious tastings at local restaurants infused with fascinating historical and cultural stories. The tour is one mile... more »
  • Louisiana shrimp "red listed" by seafood program Play Video

    October 12, 2013 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A seafood watch program "red listed" Louisiana shrimp and recommends that people avoid the shrimp for now. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program recommends which seafood items are "best choices," "good alternatives" or items that people should "avoid." Shrimp caught and harvested in Louisiana... more »
  • LSU fans serve up gator Play Video

    October 11, 2013 9:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The night before the LSU-Florida game, tailgaters are narrowing in on tomorrow's menu, ready to start cooking early, in time for the 2:30 p.m. kickoff. The tiger bait of choice this weekend is alligator, and fans brought cooler after cooler of gator to their tailgate. ... more »
  • Seniors hope shutdown won't affect meals Play Video

    October 3, 2013 3:32 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Seniors in Port Allen are hoping the government shutdown won't lead to a cut in meals they get from senior centers. The Capital Area Agency on Aging feeds seniors daily balanced meals in 10 parishes around Baton Rouge. They also provide transportation to meal sites and... more »
  • Feds issue recall for ready-to-eat products

    September 25, 2013 8:46 PM

    WASHINGTON- Nearly 20,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products have been recalled due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes federal food testers said Wednesday. Included in the recall are: UPC, Pack/Size, Product, Product Code, Code Date 0 85239 24103, 5 12 oz, Market Pantry All White Meat... more »
  • Chef KD's cajun grits Play Video

    September 11, 2013 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Chef KD showed us how to make his recipe for cajun grits today on News 2 at 4. If you'd like the full recipe, or have questions about how he shops for his ingredients, send him an email . more »
  • Chef Kelley McCann cooks blackened tuna Play Video

    September 4, 2013 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - On News 2 at 4, Galatoire's chef Kelley McCann cooked blackened tuna over rainbow Swiss chard with soy and cane syrup reduction. Chef McCann starts the dish off with the most important part: four tuna steaks. ---- Blackened Tuna over Rainbow Swiss Chard with... more »
  • Jay Ducote shows off cheesy grits with rabbit Play Video

    August 16, 2013 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local food blogger Jay Ducote showed us how to make a cheesy grits plate with Welsh Rarebit, or rabbit. You can find the full recipe below, and check out his Bite & Booze blog for more recipes and events happening around the area. Cheese Grit... more »
  • House GOP considers food stamp work requirements

    July 24, 2013 4:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - About 47 million Americans received food stamps last year, but only a relative few are required to work or look for a job as a condition of receiving the aid. Now, House Republicans are considering whether the work requirement should be strengthened as they seek cuts to the... more »
  • Tips for Independence Day grilling Play Video

    July 3, 2013 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local food blogger Jay Ducote gives us tips and tricks for holding a fantastic Independence Day cookout. One thing he focused on was remembering to keep company satisfied and be a good host, starting with planning the right food and how to prepare it. You... more »
  • California company acquiring Richard's

    July 1, 2013 2:42 PM

    CHURCH POINT - Richard's Cajun Foods will be acquired by Altamont Capital Partners, a San Francisco area private investment firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, The Advocate reports. The company had been owned by Atlantic Premium Brands. Richard's which has operated since 1981, produces smoked sausage, frozen Cajun... more »
  • Landmark restaurant closed, future uncertain

    June 28, 2013 1:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Brennan's, a French Quarter dining landmark, has unexpectedly closed and its future is uncertain - the latest development in a longtime family feud. Owen "Pip" Brennan, a son of the founder and until recently a manager of the restaurant, is involved in complex state and federal legal... more »
  • House votes to cut food stamps

    June 19, 2013 5:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House has voted to cut food stamps by $2 billion a year. The chamber rejected 234-188 a Democratic amendment to a wide-ranging farm bill that would have maintained current spending on food stamps and cut farm subsidies instead. The bill cuts the $80 billion-a-year program by about... more »
  • Residents urged to pre-apply for disaster food aid

    June 1, 2013 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - With the start of the 2013 hurricane season, Louisiana officials are urging residents to pre-apply online for disaster food benefits. The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called disaster food stamps, provides food assistance for eligible households that do not get regular benefits and need help... more »
  • La. donates food to Oklahoma tornado survivors

    May 31, 2013 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State agriculture officials say Louisiana companies are donating food and supplies to a food bank in Oklahoma following a tornado that wiped out much of the town of Moore. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says Louisiana has received much help in the past from other parts of the... more »
  • Chef from Baton Rouge feeds the Zac Brown Band Play Video

    May 27, 2013 5:11 PM

    Chef Rusty Hamlin travels with the Zac Brown Band and prepares food for "Eat and Greets." It's a way for the fans to meet the band members and enjoy some Louisiana cuisne. He talked with News 2's Brittany Weiss about his work with the Zac Brown Band. For... more »
  • Louisiana seafood gets special certification Play Video

    May 14, 2013 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Seafood tagged its first package of "Certified Authentic Louisiana Wild Seafood" today. It's a brand that's intended to ensure consumers they're getting the best product available. The "Vermillion Bay Sweet White Shrimp" got the honor of being the first to be labeled authentic. "Our... more »
  • Lawyer: Man's pressure cooker for food, not bombs

    May 14, 2013 3:00 PM

    DETROIT- A lawyer for a Saudi man arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Airport say federal agents accused him of lying about why he was traveling with a pressure cooker. Defense attorney James Howarth says his client, Hussain Al Khawahir (HOO'-sayn ahl kah-WAH'-heer), brought the pressure cooker at the request of... more »
  • State leaders unveil "Louisiana Seafood" label

    May 14, 2013 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Seafood promoters and industry leaders will join state officials today to unveil the new "Louisiana Seafood" certification. The certification label will be on all seafood which comes out of the Louisiana Gulf. State officials created the label to help boost confidence and recognition for Louisiana-specific seafood.... more »
  • Looking hot now and 10 years from now Play Video

    May 13, 2013 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Z continued her series today on "How to look hot now and 10 years from now." She talked about the importance of using retinol, and reminded people that you are what you eat, so what you put in your body shows on your skin. ... more »
  • 2 Your Health stories for May 10 Play Video

    May 10, 2013 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Here are the 2 Your Health stories for May 10, 2013. Americans love to eat out, but cooking your own meals is better for waistlines. "It is the easiest thing you can do to improve your health," said Michael Pollan, author of the new book... more »
  • Report: Felons, prisoners and overpayments in SNAP Play Video

    May 6, 2013 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Nearly 2,000 prisoners and drug felons received more than $1 million in food stamp payments during 2011 and 2012, according to a report from the Louisiana Auditor's office. The state food stamp program, now known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), gave 1,761 incarcerated participants $1,107,740,... more »
  • Boy keeps dad alive

    March 4, 2013 7:23 PM

    LINCOLN, Neb.- A boy helped keep his father alive for more than a week after the man slipped on a wet floor at their home and hit his head. First-responders went to the house only after the boy's principal and said he hadn't been at school for four days. The... more »
  • Hostess sale of Wonder bread nears completion

    February 27, 2013 11:02 AM

    NEW YORK- Wonder bread is one step closer to getting a new owner. A person familiar with the situation who requested anonymity because the auction process is private says there will be no competing offers Thursday to a bid by Flowers Foods to buy several bread brands from Hostess. The... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 21, 2013 Play Video

    February 21, 2013 6:18 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 21, 2013 - There's now biological evidence that women talk more than men. Previous studies show women average about 20,000 words per day, compared to men who say 7,000 words a day. New research shows a... more »
  • FDA issues sweeping new food safety rules

    January 4, 2013 3:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is proposing the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and leafy greens. The long-overdue rules are aimed at reducing the estimated 3,000 deaths a... more »
  • Brain image study: Fructose may spur overeating

    January 1, 2013 3:51 PM

    UNDATED - Scientists are using imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating. Fructose is a sugar that saturates the American diet. Researchers have found that after drinking a fructose beverage, the brain doesn't resister the feeling of being... more »
  • 2 women plead guilty to SNAP fraud

    December 7, 2012 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials say an investigation by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services' Fraud and Recovery Unit has led to two women pleading guilty to receiving nearly $30,000 in ineligible Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. Officials say Katrina Howard of Winnsboro illegally obtained benefits from April 2008... more »
  • FDA halts operations at peanut butter plant

    November 26, 2012 4:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration has halted operations of the country's largest organic peanut butter processor, cracking down on salmonella poisoning for the first time with a new enforcement authority the agency gained in a 2011 food safety law. FDA officials found salmonella all over Sunland Inc.'s New... more »
  • Audit: Restaurant inspections don't ensure safety

    November 26, 2012 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit says Louisiana's Office of Public Health has fallen short in its inspections of restaurants and other retail establishments that serve food, failing to ensure the meals are safe. The audit says the state issued permits to restaurants that didn't correct past violations, rarely assessed... more »
  • BRPD: Armed fast-food robbers left empty-handed

    November 26, 2012 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said two men with a gun broke into a fast-food place in Baton Rouge last night, but left empty-handed. Baton Rouge Police said the robbers were stumped by an employee who told them they didn't know where the manager was. It happened around 12:24... more »
  • Families spending hundreds for Thanksgiving meal Play Video

    November 21, 2012 4:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, to feed a family of 10 this Thanksgiving, all you will need is a $50 bill. That only includes the necessities: a 16 lb. turkey, carrots, rolls, whipping cream, stuffing, whole milk, sweet potatoes, canned pumpkin, pie crusts, fresh... more »
  • TV chef Art Ginsburg, "Mr. Food", dies at 81

    November 21, 2012 10:19 AM

    MIAMI, Fla. - Art Ginsburg, the delightfully dorky television chef known as Mr. Food, has died at his home in Weston, Fla. Ginsburg, who was 81, enticed viewers for decades with a can-do focus on easy weeknight cooking and the tagline "Ooh! It's so good!" He was diagnosed with... more »
  • Minnesota couple accused of starving adopted son

    November 7, 2012 12:46 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Authorities say a Minnesota couple starved their 8-year-old adopted son so severely his bones protruded and his brain atrophied. A criminal complaint filed last week charges Mona Hauer and Russell Hauer of North Mankato with six felonies, including neglect and malicious punishment of a child. The complaint says... more »
  • Tailgaters ready to go Play Video

    November 2, 2012 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tent skeletons line the streets and campus around LSU. Family, friends and students began claiming their tailgating ground as early as Wednesday this week. "It's basically real estate of prime value right now," said Aaron Crousillac. For Cody and Lance Chiasson, tomorrow's game is a... more »
  • LSU Concessions stocked to sell thousands Play Video

    October 31, 2012 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Tiger Stadium crews spend days in advance preparing for the thousands of fans expected to pour into Death Valley and their appetites. LSU Concessions will spend the week checking supplies and restocking everything from burgers, hot dogs and catfish leading up to the big game. "We're... more »
  • Suit: Mentally ill prisoner denied drugs, food

    October 22, 2012 4:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A lawsuit accuses Tangipahoa Parish jail officials of routinely withholding prescription drugs and food from a prisoner for nearly two years while he suffered from severe mental illnesses. A federal suit filed Monday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana claims 33-year-old Dennis Bargher Jr. lost... more »
  • WBRZ kicks off Feed A Family 2012

    October 17, 2012 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - In response to the increasing need to feed the hungry in our viewing area, WBRZ is conducting its 28th annual "Feed-A-Family" food drive. With the aid of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, and the Baton Rouge Clinic, WBRZ will place food collection barrels with the... more »
  • EBR DSNAP locations only open five days

    September 24, 2012 2:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People applying for disaster food aid in East Baton Rouge Parish have fewer days to do so than other parishes. According to the Department of Children and Family Services, DSNAP locations in the parish will only be open for five days this week. Other parishes have... more »
  • Disaster food aid sites open in Felicianas

    September 20, 2012 1:06 PM

    CLINTON - Sites opened today for people in East and West Feliciana parishes who were affected by Hurricane Isaac to apply for or receive disaster food aid. The sites will be open for the next seven days, and will help people get Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, formerly disaster food... more »
  • Disaster food aid sites to open in Felicianas

    September 20, 2012 8:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents in East Feliciana and West Feliciana parishes who were affected by Hurricane Isaac have seven days, beginning Thursday, to apply for disaster food benefits. State officials say they're opening sites at the East Feliciana Early Learning Center in Clinton and the Independence Community Center in... more »
  • NYC bans big, sugary drinks at eateries, theaters

    September 13, 2012 10:21 AM

    NEW YORK - New York City's health board has passed a rule banning super-sized, sugary drinks at restaurants, concession stands and other eateries. The regulation passed Thursday puts a 16-ounce size limit on cups and bottles of non-diet soda, sweetened teas and other calorie-packed beverages. The ban will apply in... more »
  • Hours extended to apply for food assistance

    September 12, 2012 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials say hours have been extended in Orleans and Jefferson parishes for residents seeking disaster food assistance following Hurricane Isaac. Suzy Sonnier, secretary of the Department of Children and Family Services, says both UNO's Lakefront Arena in Orleans Parish and the Alario Center in Jefferson... more »
  • Red Cross, food banks asking for donations

    September 7, 2012 11:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Red Cross chapters and food banks across Louisiana have been busy helping people out after Hurricane Isaac, and now they're asking for help as well. FEMA said the organizations are asking for donations to help replenish supplies they've used giving relief to people affected by the... more »
  • Tasty Tuesday: Shrimp Grits Play Video

    September 4, 2012 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Chef KD shared a delicious recipe with WBRZ's Rosa Flores on this Tasty Tuesday. Making this Shrimp Grits recipe is easy, and the dish can delight appetites at any hour of the day. Check out the video for more on how to make this meal! more »
  • Isaac: Federal cards can buy hot food during Sept.

    September 4, 2012 10:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Because of Hurricane Isaac, people on what used to be the food stamp program may use their cards to buy ready-to-eat hot foods during September. The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services says it got a federal waiver because many people had to evacuate and continuing... more »
  • Veggie pasta salad Play Video

    August 14, 2012 5:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Chef KD was back in the kitchen today at WBRZ. He shared his veggie pasta salad disc with Rosa today. Check out the video for more on how to make this dish. If you'd like the recipe, email Chef KD at chefkd@eatel.net. more »
  • Midwest drought and low Mississippi River to increase food prices Play Video

    August 13, 2012 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The cost to do business for farmers could trickle down to the consumer as early as the end of this year. Drought conditions in the Midwest and transportations issues on the Mississippi River are making it difficult to grow and ship product. The Mississippi River... more »
  • Eggplant Acadiana Play Video

    July 10, 2012 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Chef KD helped anchor Rosa Flores make his Eggplant Acadian dish today on News 2 at 4. Here's how you can make the dish too: EGGPLANT ACADIANA · One or two medium Eggplants peeled and sliced into ½ inch slices · Prepare eggwash and double... more »
  • New steps to combat food stamp fraud

    May 24, 2012 11:47 AM

    WASHINGTON- The government is trying to crack down on food stamp recipients who are ripping off taxpayers by illegally selling their benefit cards for cash. The Agriculture Department wants to curb the practice by giving states more power to investigate people who repeatedly claim to lose their benefit cards and... more »
  • Gov't taking new steps to combat food stamp fraud

    May 24, 2012 7:30 AM

    WASHINGTON - The government is trying to crack down on food stamp recipients who are ripping off taxpayers by illegally selling their benefit cards for cash. The Agriculture Department wants to curb the practice by giving states more power to investigate people who repeatedly claim to lose their benefit cards... more »
  • Checking Out: Food Stamp Fraud airs tonight at 10 Play Video

    May 10, 2012 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The State Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) says millions of your tax dollars are being wasted on people abusing food stamp cards. "These food stamps that are meant to buy food for families and children are being used to buy alcohol and tobacco," said... more »
  • Farmers markets getting money to take food stamps

    May 9, 2012 7:55 AM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - The federal government is spending $4 million to help hook up farmers and low-income customers. Currently, fewer than a quarter of the nation's roughly 7,100 farmers markets are set up to use the Electronic Benefit Transfer system, or food stamps. But Kathleen Merrigan, deputy secretary of agriculture,... more »
  • Yummy ride; elevator has lickable walls

    April 17, 2012 4:29 PM

    LONDON- Don't know what to do while riding an elevator up and down to your desired floor? Try eating the walls. That's one option in the UK where a communications company installed some tasty wall paper in an office elevator. 1,325 Jaffa Cakes were installed in the elevator that... more »
  • Winning lottery ticket sold at BR store unclaimed

    April 3, 2012 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A winning ticket sold at a Baton Rouge convenience store remains unclaimed Tuesday leaving the quarter of a million dollar prize up for grabs. Jeff's Food Mart on Jefferson Highway sold the ticket. The ticket matched the five white balls in last Friday's Mega Millions... more »
  • Police investigate robbery at fast food restaurant

    March 23, 2012 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are investigating an armed robbery at a fast food restaurant in Baton Rouge Friday morning. Authorities say two men armed with a gun robbed Raising Cane's on the corner of Government Street and Foster. No one was hurt during the robbery. Police say the... more »
  • Crawfish season underway

    February 24, 2012 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE- As the Lenten season begins, the unofficial kickoff of crawfish season is well underway. Hundreds of people, especially Catholics, traditionally purchase the Louisiana specialty on Fridays in lieu of meat. This season, though, consumers will see some of the highest prices for mudbugs in years. News... more »
  • Lawmakers delay hearing on school trans fat ban

    February 2, 2012 12:39 PM

    DENVER - The nation's leanest state is taking its time as it considers a proposal aimed at getting junk food out of schools. A Colorado House committee was expected to discuss a bill that could become the nation's toughest regulation meant to keep trans fat away from students, but lawmakers... more »
  • Oklahoma senator wants ban on human fetuses in food

    January 25, 2012 1:04 PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - A Republican state senator from Oklahoma City has introduced a bill that would ban the use of aborted human fetuses in food, though there's no indication that this is a concern. Freshman Sen. Ralph Shortey said Tuesday that Internet research he has conducted led him to believe... more »
  • LSU fans wear and eat purple & gold Play Video

    January 6, 2012 5:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - You've heard the phrase "Love purple, live gold." Now fans are eating purple and munching on gold. LSU food is flying off shelves of local bakeries. One of the hottest items is LSU Fleur de lis cakes, made at Baum's Fine Pastries and Chocolates. They also... more »
  • More La. residents relying on food stamps

    December 23, 2011 3:23 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - The face of Louisianians on food stamps has changed and broadened with the worsened economy in a state mired in poverty and repeatedly hit by disasters. Recipients now include college graduates, two-parent households, elderly residents with growing medical bills and the working poor. For hundreds of... more »
  • Metro Council deciding on bars opening Sundays

    October 12, 2011 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle wants to lower the food sales requirements of bars and restaurants in order to stay open on Sundays. Currently food sales must meet 60 percent of a restaurants total monthly sales. Marcelle wants to lower that number to 55 percent in the... more »
  • Deadliest listeria outbreak in 25 years

    October 12, 2011 4:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - An outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe is now linked to 23 deaths in the U.S., making it the deadliest known outbreak of food-borne illness in more than 25 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that 116 people have been sickened in the outbreak,... more »
  • L'Auberge donates $5K to Baton Rouge food bank

    October 12, 2011 3:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Answering the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank's call for donations, L'Auberge Baton Rouge Hotel & Casino today donated $5,000 to help fill the emptying shelves of the food bank's warehouse. The donation from L'Auberge Baton Rouge will provide approximately 35,000 meals to people in need... more »
  • La. conglomerate buys Ga. food distributor

    September 12, 2011 2:11 PM

    HARAHAN, La. - John Georges says Georges Enterprises has bought a Georgia food distributor that services more than 1,000 convenience stores, supermarkets, and drug stores in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Florida. A news release says Clifford D. Fite Co. of Cedartown, Ga., will be a division of Imperial... more »
  • Drought may make food scarce for deer

    August 27, 2011 11:25 AM

    BOSSIER CITY, La.- Natural food for deer may be scarce this fall because the drought affecting much of Louisiana is causing acorns to drop early and wild hogs are competing for the nuts. LSU AgCenter wildlife specialist Don Reed said rural Louisianians interested in providing food for deer should... more »
  • Restaurant owner John Mosca dies

    July 14, 2011 3:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - John Mosca, whose two-room roadhouse near New Orleans serves only big platters of food and has fans as far as Paris and Italy, is dead at age 86. His daughter, Lisa Mosca, says her father died Wednesday night at his home in Harahan. She says he... more »

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