Is Your Food Safe? USDA Gives Power Outage Refrigerator TipsIn the wake of multiple power shutoffs, the US Department of Agriculture is urging Californians to heed food safety warnings and not take any chances with food that may have been stored at warm temperatures in refrigerators during the blackouts.
FDA Confirms PFAS Chemicals In US Food Supply The US Food and Drug Administration confirmed that PFAS chemicals have made their way into the US food supply.
Restaurants Test Hand Scanner To Detect Germs Before They SpreadA food safety startup is ramping up pilot testing of a hand scanner that detects pathogens in restaurants.
California Grower Recalls Avocados Over Possible ListeriaHenry Avocado, a grower and distributor based near San Diego, is voluntarily recalling whole avocados over possible listeria contamination.
Tyson Frozen Chicken Recalled Due To Possible Plastic ContaminationMore than 3,000 pounds of frozen breaded chicken products are being recalled because there might be plastic in the breading.
Dairy Processors Differ When Setting Milk Shelf LifeIs the date on that carton of milk in your refrigerator sell-by or best-by? As KPIX consumer reporter Julie Watts found out, there's no single, standard way to rate milk shelf life.
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.