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Finalists are announced for the 2012 James Beard Award, raw sprouts get pulled off menus and grocery store shelves, and Great Britain sees a renaissance in traditional cider making.

All this and more in today's Food News roundup!

The Most Sweeping Anti-Cruelty Policy in the Food Service Industry | The Atlantic
Traditional Cider Polishes Its Apples | The Guardian
Sproutrage 2012: Do Raw Sprouts Belong on the Menu? | Food Safety News
The 2012 Restaurant and Chef Awards Semifinalists | James Beard Blog