Irish chocolatier Butlers Chocolates expects to open two boutiques in London this year, selling both coffee and chocolate. It plans to open eight more stores in the southeast of the U.K. in the next three years and might be looking toward the U.S. market.
Health officials are considering other sources of contamination as the outbreak of salmonella becomes more widespread. In addition to looking for tainted tomatoes, the government is double-checking other ingredients as well as packing sheds and warehouses.
The hot dog remains a perennial favorite at baseball games, with 63% of fans saying it's the one ballpark food they could not do without. An industry group reports Americans eat 7 billion hot dogs between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Flowers Foods has acquired ButterKrust Bakery in Lakeland, Fla., for about $90 million. All ButterKrust employees are expected to retain their jobs, with the company possibly hiring 20 to 30 more people.
Boutique chocolate shop L.A. Burdick is offering handmade chocolates with a political twist. The "Obama Assortment" includes Hawaiian pineapple and Kenyan coffee flavors, while the "McCain Assortment" includes Arizona citrus and hot pepper tequila.