April 10, 1985 |
More than 2,200 persons in five Midwestern states have become ill in back-to-back outbreaks of salmonella food poisoning, setting off a massive search for the cause and forcing the metropolitan Chicago area's largest food retailer to pull all milk products except cheese from its shelves.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1985 |
A Knudsen dairy in East Los Angeles was sued Monday by the federal Equal Employment Opportunities Commission for allegedly refusing to hire women for other than clerical jobs. The lawsuit asks a federal judge to bar further discrimination, establish affirmative action programs and award back pay to women who were unjustly denied such jobs as sour cream filler and yogurt helper at the Knudsen plant at 231 East 23rd Street, attorney Carla Barboza said.
March 16, 1986
An amendment to keep the federal dairy program within the confines of the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings deficit-reduction law was rejected by the House on a vote of 120 for and 267 against. This cleared the way for House approval of a plan that cushions milk producers against the 4.3% cut in dairy price supports that took effect March 1 under Gramm-Rudman-Hollings. That cut lowered supports from $11.60 to $11.
April 4, 1996 |
Despite the flood of low- and no-fat foods on the market, flavor is what we look for at mealtime. No one says, "Wow! Did I have great-tasting low-sodium low-fat chicken broth for lunch." How else do we account for the fact that butter sales were up 10% last year? Supermarket dairy sections that used to offer two cream options--half and half and whipping cream--now include heavy whipping cream and imported and domestic versions of Devonshire cream, so thick a spoon stands in it.
April 18, 1996
We laugh when we hear that Central Asian nomads drink kumiss, a sort of wine made from fermented milk. Ho ho, we say, bet you can get really hammered on that yogurt beer. Well, some weeks ago the Swedish newspaper Expressen reported that a farmer opened his barn and found his 2,500 pigs staggering, fighting or passed out. Their feed, milk residue from a nearby dairy, had fermented into kumiss, more or less.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2006 |
New and expanding dairies that plan to add thousands of animals to their operations have prompted Fresno County officials to consider environmental screenings for large dairies. The county is the only one in the San Joaquin Valley without a screening process for new dairies, which create tons of manure and air pollution. The county officials didn't feel the need for such screenings in the past because it didn't have as many cows as other counties.
July 19, 2012 |
Mayor Bloomberg strikes again. In his latest move to curb obesity, New York's mayor has asked grocers in the Bronx, where 70% of the residents are obese or overweight , to push the sale of fruits and vegetables over junk food. Instead of chips and candy at the checkout counter, customers at 80 participating stores will find healthy snacks. Bloomberg's new initiative comes on the heels of banning super-sized sodas and trans-fats before that. Next, he'll launch an ad campaign targeted at people who shop with food stamps.
February 23, 2013 |
AVON PARK, Fla. -- A dairy operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There's always someone needed to herd and milk the cows, tend to sick animals and clean up after healthy ones. The work must be done in the heat of a Florida summer and the chill of the early morning hours. When the economy is strong, farmer Joe Wright says it's nearly impossible to fill jobs on a dairy. That's why he's a vocal supporter of immigration reform; he says he needs a steady supply of workers from overseas.
July 5, 2006 |
THE Times tasting panel met recently to compare brands of creme fraiche available in the Los Angeles area. Joining me on the panel were staff writers Corie Brown and Charles Perry, assistant food editor Betty Hallock, food editor Leslie Brenner and deputy features editor Michalene Busico. We tasted each creme fraiche plain, then we whipped them to see how they held up.