Food safety

Health Officials Warn Consumers Of Toxic Seafood From Central California CoastThe California Department of Public Health is warning of domoic acid poisoning from seafood caught in Monterey, Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara counties.
Customer Finds Live Beetle At Bottom Of Half-Eaten Starbucks SaladA Starbucks salad packed a little extra protein for a woman who opened her plastic-enclosed lunch and ate several bites before finding something black with six legs and a hard exoskeleton wriggling below the broccoli florets.
Bartenders Pouring Political Pressure On Law Requiring Rubber GlovesThe 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.
Bartenders: Would You Like Latex With Your Lime? Glove Law Impacts Drinks, FoodA 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.
Santa Clara County Lists Restaurants With Major Food Safety ViolationsThe city that topped the list with the most major violations per restaurant was Santa Clara.
Richmond Company Recalls Prepackaged Salad, SandwichesMore 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.
Random Food Inspections Recommended For South Bay Food TrucksA 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.
China Finds Excessive Levels Of Coliform Bacteria In IKEA Chocolate CakeChinese authorities say they have destroyed nearly two tons of chocolate cake imported by Sweden’s Ikea for violating food quality standards.
Berkeley-Based Annie's Recalls Frozen Pizzas That May Contain Metal FragmentsA Berkeley-based company is recalling frozen pizzas that may contain metal fragments.
KCBS Cover Story: Watching What You Eat – Part 4Restaurant 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.
Central Valley Slaughterhouse Repoens After Cruelty, Food Safety AllegationsA Central Valley slaughterhouse shut down because of cruelty and food safety allegations can reopen, according to federal regulators.
Narsai David Book Review: Why Calories Count - From Science To PoliticsNutritionists 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.
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