The Morning Brew: Friday, 9/21

Both the House and the Senate have now passed a bill expanding the FDA's powers. Though most of these new powers relate to drug safety, there are some provisions for food safety. (AP)

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Some of the greens in the recent E. coli outbreak in Dole salad mix came from the same area of California where another E. coli outbreak began. (BusinessWeek)

Scientists believe a diet high in starchy foods could lead to a serious medical condition known as fatty liver. (Daily Telegraph)

Great. Just when the whole Atkins craze seemed like a distant memory.

A look at the pressure on food costs from the point of view of food producers. The upshot: The more expensive cereal is, the fewer boxes consumers buy. Economics 101, baby. (AP)

Finally, because it's the end of a long week, and we're scraping the bottom of the news barrel here: A restaurateur says Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado are the worst celebrity diners he's hosted. (San Francisco Chronicle)

-Ian Froeb

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