A New Law Is Adding This Popular Food To List of “Major Allergens”

It’s a food that’s found everywhere, from an old-fashioned hamburger to Italian restaurants and hummus. Now a new federal act insists that this unexpected food allergen must be labeled clearly as the ninth food that triggers allergies, with its ability to cause over a million Americans to react with difficulty breathing, hives, and more.

Last week, President Joe Biden signed the FASTER Act—standing for Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education and Research. The Washington Post says the bill received bipartisan support when it was introduced in the Senate and the House of Representatives earlier this year. The FASTER Act was developed

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Popular food truck adding first brick-and-mortar in Irondale

By Erica Thomas, managing editor

IRONDALE — Eat at Panoptic, a full-service food truck that operates in the Birmingham-metro, is moving into its first brick-and-mortar building.

The new restaurant will be in the location of the former Green Acres Cafe, at 1819 Crestwood Blvd, in Irondale. The building has been renovated inside and out.

Executive Chef Raquel Ervin has had a lifelong passion for food, according to the Eat at Panoptic website.

“Eat at Panoptic prides itself with offering premier culinary services and southern hospitality to its clients,” the website states.

The business will now offer cafe eating, food

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Costco Reopening Food Courts, Adding Back Menu Items

  • Costco is adding seating back to food courts as restrictions are lifted.
  • The food courts pared down offerings during the pandemic.
  • Costco execs say the food court is key to drawing customers in.
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Costco has plans to reopen seating in food courts soon, CNN reported.

In March of 2020, Costco closed down seating areas at food courts and cut back menus. Early in the pandemic, members could only buy hot dogs and pizzas to-go. Now, things are finally getting back to normal. Ice cream, smoothies, and churros are back on the menu, and

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