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Thursday Food News- CRU-Fish Taco, Fish Farms, food safety, 13 Weird Fruits, National Nutrition Month, North Carolina BBQ.

Posted by chefmax on March 19, 2009

fip_logo_hiresThe new shopping list function is now working and we are testing all of the functionality. I am being told soft launch this weekend. Breath held…

Thursdays food news,

Fish Tacos- From the NewYork Times, Yum. I spent a big chunk of my life in San Diego and discovered fish tacos there. This article does a good job describing the technique and options. No real recipe though. I will have to post one later.

From Reuters, Kellogg’s CEO faces congress on food safety. He says he is for annual inspections of plants. Only once a year?? If this worked like it should the plants would have the same schedules as restaurants and be unscheduled. 

13 Weird Fruits and Vegetables from ABCNEWS, These are not that weird but if you miss theme, here is an overview.

Fish Farms, good or bad? From the Chicago Tribune, This is a positive article that states that fish farms can and should be a very good thing. They say that the farms will get better and our a very positive way to develop seafood. Waiting to see…

March is National Nutrition Month– From StewatHoustontimes.com,

North Carolina BBQ– Yum, yum, and more yum. From the Christian Science Monitor, If you have not had NC BBQ you are missing something. Good overview of this culinary treasure.

Have a great Thursday,

Chef Max 3-19-09

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Monday Food News-Food safety, Mushrooms and green tea, the right to good food, rating package foods, can’t live without tools, and using the checkout technology for recalls.

Posted by chefmax on March 16, 2009

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Should good food be a right? Alice Waters thinks so. From CBS News. I do think she is right, especially  if our tax dollars are underwriting the corporate food structure. 

A cool rating site that is a database for rating package foods. From SFGATE, They have an iPhone app that is very helpful.

Rising star Chefs in SF and what they can not live without in the kitchen. From SFGATE

Food safety with our President. From The Washington Post. The cleanup continues for the new President, or as Rachel Maddow say’s “wash, rinse, repeat.” Good start.

Mushrooms and green tea may lower breast cancer. From Reuters

Using the checkout technology to help with recalls. From LATIMES, this seems like it should already be in place. Why are they only thinking of this now? At least they are now thinking about doing it…

Hope you have a great week,

Chef Max 3-16-09

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Peanut butter salmonella, mercury laden high fructose corn syrup, MRSA in pigs…oh my

Posted by chefmax on January 29, 2009

 

It has been a bad year for food safety so far. This article from the American Prospect covers the problems so far. I am hopeful the the USDA and FDA will go back to watching these issues and doing something before it becomes an outbreak. The Peanut plant has a horrible track record, but thats ok, allot of the peanut-butter was going to schools and retirement homes. Who has been watch the store????

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