Food safety

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Bartenders Pouring Political Pressure On Law Requiring Rubber Gloves

The gloves are off for bartenders, bakers and sushi chefs and they hope to keep it that way as state lawmakers are attempting to pass an emergency measure repealing a new state law that requires those who handle raw food to wear disposable gloves and change them between transactions.

02/25/2014

Mojitos require the use of several "ready-to-eat" food items. (Sophia's Thai Kitchen)

Bartenders: Would You Like Latex With Your Lime? Glove Law Impacts Drinks, Food

A newly-implemented California law has chefs steaming over protocol requiring them to wear gloves while preparing certain foods, but it could shake things up even more for bartenders in the golden state.

01/15/2014

Blazing-Hot Chef Competition 2013

Santa Clara County Lists Restaurants With Major Food Safety Violations

The city that topped the list with the most major violations per restaurant was Santa Clara.

12/30/2013

Some of the products made by Richmond-based Glass Onion Catering which have been recalled. (USDA)

Richmond Company Recalls Prepackaged Salad, Sandwiches

More than 90 tons of prepackaged salads and sandwiches by a Bay Area catering company are being recalled because a bacterial strain of E. coli has been linked to its products.

11/10/2013

A food truck in the region. (CBS/ Getty Images)

Random Food Inspections Recommended For South Bay Food Trucks

A new report by the Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury calls for more oversight of food truck operations and finds their regulations to be insufficient.

06/27/2013

Ikea

China Finds Excessive Levels Of Coliform Bacteria In IKEA Chocolate Cake

Chinese authorities say they have destroyed nearly two tons of chocolate cake imported by Sweden’s Ikea for violating food quality standards.

03/06/2013

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Berkeley-Based Annie’s Recalls Frozen Pizzas That May Contain Metal Fragments

A Berkeley-based company is recalling frozen pizzas that may contain metal fragments.

01/24/2013

Customers line up at a food truck. (Fred Dufour/AFP/GettyImages)

KCBS Cover Story: Watching What You Eat – Part 4

Restaurant owners throughout the Bay Area have complained that food trucks get to play by a different set of rules when it comes to health inspections.

10/25/2012

A frame from an undercover video from animal rights group Compassion Over Killing shows a worker at Central Valley Meat Company slaughterhouse using an electric prod on a cow to get it to stand up. (Compassion Over Killing/YouTube)

Central Valley Slaughterhouse Repoens After Cruelty, Food Safety Allegations

A Central Valley slaughterhouse shut down because of cruelty and food safety allegations can reopen, according to federal regulators.

08/27/2012

Narsai David (CBS)

Narsai David Book Review: Why Calories Count – From Science To Politics

Nutritionists Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim cover a lot of ground very accessibly in Why Calories Count: From Science To Politics. They begin with a basic scientific definition of what a calorie really is before exploring the food industry’s influence on nutrition and how politics plays into food safety, including pet food.

06/29/2012

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