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Man finds maggots on sandwich at Atlanta airport

ATLANTA (AP) — A restaurant executive said Wednesday that the company switched bread vendors after a customer found a cluster of maggots on his sandwich at Atlanta's airport.

Weekly traveler Joel Woloshuk told WSB-TV that he bought a sandwich from Café Intermezzo and realized the white specks on top of it were maggots — not parmesan — when they began writhing across the bun.

In a statement to WSB-TV, Café Intermezzo's president said the case was an isolated incident and the problem could not have originated at the restaurant. He said the restaurant switched bread vendors and "not a single crumb" from the original bakery remains.

Atlanta Department of Aviation officials do concessions inspections at the airport and said they're distributing ultraviolet lights to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport restaurants so they can better inspect food shipments.

The Clayton County Board of Health says it found no citable violation at the location that it inspected.

The television station reports the restaurant's bread vendor was Marietta, Ga.-based La Petite France bakery and a Department of Agriculture inspection report listed several critical violations.

Inspectors said the facility was not clean or in good physical shape when they visited and inspectors found that food processing areas were not kept free of insects, rodents and other pests.

The department lifted a recent cease and desist order that was issued in response to the inspection. The La Petite France company president told the television station the bakery has been cleared to distribute bread to other restaurants and the issue couldn't have originated at the bakery.

Officials in the Department of Agriculture's food safety division told the station they haven't determined exactly where the maggots came from.

Information from: WSB-TV.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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Pittsburgh's Warhol Bridge set for 'yarn bombing'

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Andy Warhol Bridge in Pittsburgh is set to close for nearly four days so volunteers can cover it with knitted blankets as part of an installation art "yarn bombing."

The bridge, one of several connecting downtown with the city's North Shore, will close from 6 p.m. Thursday until 6 a.m. Monday.

The Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh plans to use machine-knitted blankets to cover the bridge's towering superstructure while individual blankets knitted by more than 1,200 volunteers will cover the bridge's walkways.

The group plans to leave the blankets in place for several weeks, then wash the blankets so they can be distributed to homeless shelters, nursing homes and animal shelters.

Amanda Gross, the Pittsburgh artist leading the Knit-the-Bridge project, says, "The point is to knit stronger communities."

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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