Box lunch: Lead in licorice and 'gentleman's afternoon tea'
August 24th, 2012
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Sink your teeth into this week's top stories from around the globe.

  • Red Vines has issued a voluntary recall of its black licorice because of high lead levels. - Los Angeles Times

  • Robert Treboux, the restaurateur behind New York City's legendary Le Veau d’Or, has passed away at the age of 87. - New York Times

  • Paper or plastic? Say goodbye to cash and hello to the DipJar, the tip jar that accepts credit cards. - Bon Appétit

  • Please stop trying to make afternoon tea more manly. - Guardian

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  1. Private personal training

    There's lead in licorice? "Red Vines has issued a voluntary recall of its black licorice because of high lead levels." Go move!

    January 28, 2014 at 4:28 pm | Reply
  2. Thomas Paul Murphy

    How long has this been going on? Since I was kid 35 years ago?

    How did it get in there? Are they going to make up some hocus pocus reason or tell us the truth that some estranged person liked to poison children?

    Lead should be no where near a factory that produces food.

    August 24, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Reply

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