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Food Roundup: Lipton Recalls Tea, Yum Adds Calorie Counts to Menu, and More

Lipton Milk Tea recalled in Chinese melamine scare -- After discovering traces of melamine in samples of its powdered Lipton Milk Tea, Unilever recalled four batches of the beverage that were sold in Hong Kong and Macau. [Source: CNN]

Yum Brands adding calorie information to menus -- As part of a larger health and wellness program, company-owned Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut, and other restaurants will begin adding single-serving calorie counts to menu boards this year. Yum hopes to complete the updates by January1, 2011. [Source: Business First of Louisville]

California's "trash and trinkets" bill signed into law -- Opposed by small brewers and supported by Anheuser-Busch, the law, signed yesterday by Gov. Schwarzenegger, allows breweries to give away promotional items worth up to $3, a significant increase from the previous 25 cent limit, to help them compete better with hard liquor promoters, which can give away items worth up to $5. [Source: San Francisco Chronicle]

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