Even temporary outdoor restaurant areas are stretching skyward in Manhattan — with an East Village eatery getting busted Friday trying to build a duplex dining shed.

“What the actual f***? A 2 Floor shed being built!” tweeted downtown community group LES Dwellers along with photos of the elaborate-looking wooden sidewalk setup being built outside The Izakaya NYC on East 4th Street.

LES Dwellers confirmed that an official complaint had been lodged, and it also got the attention of at least one city council member.

“This is insane,” tweeted Margaret Chin, whose district is further downtown than the eatery, with

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MISSOULA — This time last year, Iron Horse Brew Pub scaled back operations due to the pandemic.

But even as the world bounces back from shutdowns, General Manager Todd Engel told MTN News that the restaurant continues to face hardships.

“We did anything extra we could. We were making pickles and cookies and selling anything that we could on the side just to make sure that we could get through what was going on and it was difficult, but at times it was easier than what we’re dealing with now,” Engel said.

Unemployment in Missoula is trending down. The U.S.

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European countries are facing more ethylene oxide related recalls after the substance was detected in a food additive used in a range of products.

Belgium first raised the alarm in September 2020 about ethylene oxide in products from India with sesame seeds. These related recalls are still continuing with thousands of conventional and organic items with long shelf life dates such as cereals, chocolate, biscuits, bread, crackers, spices and bagels affected.

The substance was used to reduce or eliminate microbiological contamination with Salmonella. The use of ethylene oxide for disinfection of food is not permitted in Europe.

Expanded problem
Ethylene

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The United Kingdom’s supermarkets, wholesalers and hauliers are struggling to ensure stable food and fuel supplies after an official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate themselves after contact with someone with COVID-19.

On Thursday, newspapers carried front-page pictures of empty shelves in supermarkets, while shoppers also took to social media to highlight shortages of certain products in stores across the country.

The Reuters news agency reported food items were widely available in shops in the capital, London, although there were some shortages of bottled water, soft drinks and some salad and meat products.

The UK’s second-largest

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The European Commission held a ‘high level celebratory event’ to mark the launch of the EU Code of Conduct for responsible food business and marketing this morning.

“The Code is one of the first deliverables of the Farm to Fork Strategy. It could significantly help the transition towards a sustainable food system. And it does not come a day too early,”​ European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides said in her prepared remarks.

This Code is part of the EU’s efforts to increase the availability and affordability of healthy and sustainable food options. It shows signatories –

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Ask any Puerto Rican what island life has been like over the past year and a response you might get is that Puerto Rico always bounces back. “We Puerto Ricans are known for our tenacity,” says Nicole Olmeda, a Puerto Rico native and communication coordinator at Discover Puerto Rico. “No matter what is thrown our way, we know how to handle it and move forward.” This sentiment is something many visitors can feel, now more than ever—in the arts, through budding mural projects like Yaucromatic, in entrepreneurship, with collaborative efforts like Brands of Puerto Rico designed to band local

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