Abandoned Mercury Mine Tainting Russian River FishA KPIX 5 investigation into an abandoned mercury mine near Guerneville has revealed that the state plans to issue a serious health warning that certain fish in the Russian River are not safe to eat.
Trader Joe’s Warns Of Possible Listeria Tainted HummusTrader Joe’s has removed two brands of hummus from its shelves and issued a warning to customers after the manufacturer issued a recall because of possible contamination with the Listeria monocytogenes bacterium.
Genetically Modified Foods Declared Safe By Major Scientific Advisory BoardA major scientific advisory board has declared that genetically manipulated food remains generally safe for humans and the environment.
California Farm Use Of Oilfield Wastewater Prompts Food-Safety InquirySome popular California-grown fruits and nuts are irrigated with wastewater from oilfields. No one has been checking if the practice is actually safe -- until now.
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.