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No item is more essential to Mexican dinner tables than the corn tortilla. But the burst of inflation that is engulfing Latin America and the rest of the world means that people like Alicia García, a cleaner at a restaurant in Mexico City, have had to cut back.

The head of the Food and Drug Administration is facing congressional lawmakers for the first time over the national shortage of baby formula. The shortage has rattled parents in many parts of the U.S. and become another political headwind for President Joe Biden, who's invoked the Defense Production Act to speed domestic manufacturing. There are several reasons behind the baby formula supply problems, including the closure of the largest U.S. baby formula plant in February. The FDA faces intense scrutiny over what it could've done to head off the problems. The FDA has announced plans to reopen the Abbott factory in Michigan while also allowing more imports from overseas formula makers.

The World Health Organization has granted an emergency use authorization for the coronavirus vaccine made by China’s CanSino Biologics. It's the 11th coronavirus vaccine to receive WHO's green light. In a statement on Thursday, the U.N. health agency said the single-dose vaccine was found to be about 92% effective against severe COVID-19 and 64% effective in preventing people from getting symptoms. WHO’s expert vaccine group recommended the CanSino vaccine for everyone 18 and over. Last year, China’s top infectious diseases official acknowledged that the country’s vaccines offered low protection against COVID-19 and that mixing them with booster doses of messenger RNA vaccines might be needed.

Britain’s Metropolitan Police says it has concluded its investigation into breaches of COVID-19 regulations at British government offices, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s official residence, with a total of 126 fines issued over the offenses. Police said it issued fixed-penalty notices to 53 men and 73 women for gatherings that took place on eight dates between May 2020, at the height of the first wave of the pandemic, and April 2021. Some people received multiple fines. Johnson apologized last month after he revealed that he was among dozens of people who paid a police fine for attending lockdown-breaching parties and gatherings. The conclusion of the police investigation means that results from a separate probe by a senior civil servant can now be published.

TikTok creator @mxriyum added plenty of buffalo sauce to this grilled cheese sandwich recipe. Adding some shredded chicken also boosts the protein.

Who says you can’t get a serving of vegetables in while you eat your grilled cheese? TikTok creator @skinnytaste created a healthy broccoli and Havarti combination you need to try.

TikTok creator @chilipeppercooks created this delicious South Asian grilled cheese sandwich recipe fried in ghee and packed with red onion, cilantro, and Thai chili pepper.

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