EFSA’s expert panel on nutrition has completed its provisional assessment of the safety of dietary sugars following a comprehensive scientific review.

Valeriu Curtui, head of EFSA’s Nutrition Unit, said: “This has been a hugely challenging work so far, involving the evaluation of over 30,000 publications. Our experts and staff have made an immense effort to reach this point and applied the highest standards of scientific rigour throughout.”

A public consultation starting today will run until 30 September and EFSA will hold a public meeting to discuss the draft opinion on 21 September.

Scientific advice, not policy recommendations or dietary guidelines

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A soul food stall, a superfood and smoothie bar, and a stall serving comfort food are opening later this fall at Chattahoochee Food Works, the northwest Atlanta food hall located on the edge of the Underwood Hills neighborhood.

The first 13 restaurant stalls and a central bar are now open at the sprawling 31-stall market and test kitchen, backed by celebrity chef and Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern and Robert Montwaid — the man behind Gansevoort Market in New York City.

The new stalls

Owned by Juan Felipe Segura, Selvasana will serve acai bowls, smoothies, juices and sparkling fruit-blended

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There are a surplus of Chinese takeout restaurants in Pensacola and quite a few more Chinese buffets, but coming up at the end of June, a slightly elevated, sit-down Chinese restaurant will become an option for foodies, courtesy of a well-established local chef and business owner. 

Chuck Nippon, the owner of Nippon Sushi at Cordova Mall, will hit on another one of his entrepreneurial goals when he opens Taipei Asian Cuisine this summer on North Davis Highway. 

“There’s really no nice Chinese dining restaurants here,” Nippon explained Thursday morning. “I wanted to have a really nice, clean and classic Asian

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South 21 Drive-In moved to its Independence Boulevard location in 1959.

South 21 Drive-In moved to its Independence Boulevard location in 1959.


Charlotte’s oldest restaurants are quickly becoming relics. When deciding where to eat, how do we balance the excitement of new restaurant arrivals with our support of its classic establishments?

In a 2017 article, The Charlotte Observer’s Kathleen Purvis listed Charlotte’s 11 oldest restaurants. Four years later, only seven of those places to eat are still open. With so many of our city’s classic restaurants closing, including several during COVID-19, which of our longtime favorites remain?

Here are the 17 oldest restaurants in Charlotte (from youngest to

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GILBERT, AZ — Tucson-based eegee’s is expected to open its first restaurant in the Valley in Gilbert in July. A specific opening date has not yet been announced.

Ahead of the anticipated opening, the fast-food joint known for its fruit-flavored drinks, called eegee’s, is looking to fill some 60 positions, including cashiers, team members, cooks, and managers.

A job fair will be held at the Gilbert location, which is currently under construction near Val Vista Drive and Baseline Road, on Saturday and Sunday, June 12 and 13, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. People can also apply online, here.


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The former Burton menswear premises at Middlegate, Penrith, is set to become an Eastern European food shop.

Extensive work is under way at the site, which is being turned into a new outlet for Polish grocery franchise, Food Plus, ahead of its opening at the end of this month.

Warren Ryan, of Penrith, who owns the business, already has the Food Plus store across the road, as well as shops in Kendal and Dumfries.

He said: “I really need the space. I’ve been looking for somewhere for the last two years and so when it became available, I leapt at

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