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Cincinnati’s Asian Food Fest has announced a record-breaking lineup of food vendors for its 2023 festival.

In its 12th year, Cincinnati Asian Food Fest will feature a record 39 restaurants and food trucks. The festival’s “Secret Menu” will expand to 10, making for a total of 49 food vendors representing 15 countries.

“Asian Food Fest is becoming known as a cultural destination,” said Rob Weidle, lead event manager for Asian Food Fest. “We are seeing attendees from across the country come to the Cincinnati region to indulge in some amazing food and experience

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P.E.I. school food program hitting record service levels

Halfway through its second year, the P.E.I. School Food Program is seeing big growth.

The non-profit group is serving 14 per cent more meals than it did at this time last year, and in its last ordering cycle received orders for 37,906 meals. That covers two weeks, and is a new record.

“We’re always excited to see growth and to see our meal numbers increasing. This means that more Island students are consuming a nutritious lunch, which is really what our organization is all about,” said executive director Katelyn MacLean.

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European food safety regulators record spike in year-on-year foodborne outbreaks

13 Dec 2022 — EU regulators have warned of an overall increase in reported cases of zoonotic diseases and foodborne outbreaks compared to the previous year, while adding that levels are still “well below” those of the pre-pandemic years. 

These findings were revealed in the latest annual EU One Health zoonosis report, released by European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

“The general drop compared to pre-pandemic years in reported cases and outbreaks is probably linked to COVID-19 control measures, which were still in place in 2021,” highlights the organization. 

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European Central Bank Keeps Interest Rates at Record Lows

Even as Europe’s economic outlook is rapidly improving, European Central Bank policymakers decided on Thursday to maintain their “very accommodative” monetary stance.

Governments are lifting lockdown restrictions and the vaccine rollout has sped up, which has led to a bounce in the services industry and “ongoing dynamism” in manufacturing, Christine Lagarde, president of the central bank, told reporters at a news conference in Frankfurt.

“We expect economic activity to accelerate in the second half of this year as further containment measures are lifted,” she said.

But Ms. Lagarde stressed thatlots of support was still needed and that policymakers were giving

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