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UMass Amherst sets world record

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Chefs at the University of Massachusetts Amherst set a Guinness World Record with a 15,000-pound fruit salad. 

The salad was made during their Back to School Barbecue. It sat in a re-enforced 15-foot diameter swimming pool, which helped hold the record recipe.

The record fruit salad was the work of a team of culinary experts including celebrity chef Jet Tila of the Food Network, Willie Sng, UMass Amherst's executive chef, and Oliver de Volpi, head chef at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, who set the previous record of 11,197 pounds of fruit salad last year.

They had help from the award-winning UMass Amherst Dining Services team, UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy and a small army of 500 student volunteers, administrators and staff.

The giant salad incorporated locally grown produce.

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