Zlati Meyer, USA TODAY

Zlati Meyer


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Past articles by Zlati:

Holy mayo! Heinz's new condiment Mayochup includes a bad word

Heinz's Mayochup means something very different in a dialect of Cree spoken in Canada. It's not the first company to make a global branding boo-boo. → Read More

IHOP is changing names again over burgers, but not to IHOb this time

IHOP is highlighting its burgers again by launching three new ones – and calling them "pancakes." It's a reference to last year's IHOb stunt. → Read More

McDonald's to accept foreign currency in the U.S. – just for three hours on this one day

McDonald's will accept foreign currency on Thursday from 2-5 p.m. local time to mark the launch of its Worldwide Favorites Menu in the U.S. → Read More

'Stranger Things' ice cream is coming to Baskin-Robbins in June

"Stranger Things" ice cream is coming to Baskin-Robbins in June. Among the treats are the Upside Down Pralines flavor and the Demogorgon Sundae. → Read More

How plant-based stacks up versus animal-based meats

This grilling season, we take a look at your grilling options in the battle for a spot in your belly. So it's plant-based versus animal-based meat → Read More

Fake diamond alert: Don't call lab-made, synthetic gems real, FTC warns

Diamonds are mined and if they're lab-created or synthetic, you have to say as much, the FTC is warning jewelers. → Read More

Sorry, but you're grilling your burgers wrong, and it could kill you

Chances are, ground beef is in your fridge as you read this. Any one of the 400 animals it took to make your burger could have been contaminated. → Read More

Starbucks customers sue claiming exposure to potentially fatal pest-control chemicals

Starbucks is being sued by a group of New York City customers concerned about exposure to potentially-fatal pest-control chemicals. → Read More

New Coke is back after 34 years. Thank 'Stranger Things' season 3

New Coke returns on Thursday after 34 years. Coca-Cola resurrected the iconic drink as part of a tie-in with the Netflix show "Stranger Things." → Read More

McDonald's faces 25 new charges of sexual harassment in the workplace

McDonald's is facing a new wave of charges of sexual harassment in its restaurants and corporate offices. → Read More

Whole Foods eliminating plastic straws from US stores in July. Expect new chicken, too.

Whole Foods Market is eliminating disposable plastic straws from its stores in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom in July. → Read More

Whole Foods eliminating plastic straws from US stores in July. Expect new chicken, too.

Whole Foods Market is eliminating disposable plastic straws from its stores in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom in July. → Read More

Salmonella alert: Backyard chickens have caused 21-state outbreak, CDC says

Salmonella-linked to backyard poultry has sickened 52 people in 21 states, the CDC has announced. → Read More

Smoothie fans, take note: The FDA now tests frozen berries for hepatitis A, norovirus

The FDA has begun testing frozen berries for hepatitis A and norovirus. The U.S. had four frozen-berry-related outbreaks between 1997 and 2016. → Read More

E. coli outbreak: 196 people in 10 states now sick, linked to ground beef

The E. coli outbreak linked to ground beef has now sickened 196 people in 10 states, the CDC said Monday. Twenty-eight of them had to be hospitalized. → Read More

Oreo introduces 5 new flavors, including s'mores, latte and maple

Oreos is launching S'mores Oreos today, but four more flavors are coming this summer, including latte and maple. → Read More

Outsourced parenting: From toilet-training to baby stylists, there's any service you need

The rise of consultants from childproofing inspectors to gender-reveal party planners has turned this basic biological milestone into Mom & Dad, Inc. → Read More

8 people allegedly disfigured by exploding cans of cooking spray like Pam sue Conagra

Conagra has been sued by eight people across the U.S., who claim they were burned and disfigured by exploding cans of Pam and other cooking sprays. → Read More

Every county in the U.S. is home to people who can't afford food, study shows

All 3,142 counties in the U.S. are home to people who don't have enough money to buy healthy food, including many children, according to a new study. → Read More

Starbucks summer starts now: S'mores Frappuccino returns, plus new sandwiches, cake pops

Starbucks launches three new drinks, sandwiches and cake pops. Yes, there's chocolate, cheese and coconut milk involved. → Read More