CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1988 |
Armed with tape measures, state Fish and Game investigators this summer descended upon three cold storage facilities in Los Angeles and sized up 15,973 California spiny lobsters. Their measurements led to the filing of criminal charges Monday by the Los Angeles city attorney's office against three seafood importers and nine other firms for purchasing, possessing or selling undersize baby lobsters.
January 8, 1987 |
Question: In this column on Oct. 9 you answered a query about calamari steaks. You said they are filleted and tenderized squid. Could you possibly expand on this? I have never seen a squid large enough to make one of the calamari steaks sold in the supermarkets. Are they some kind of special squid, or is the process similar to the one where they make the imitation crab? Many thanks for any additional light you can throw on this subject.
August 3, 1989 |
The seafood industry's first national advertising campaign was previewed in a pep rally-like atmosphere in downtown Los Angeles last week. The 200 processors, wholesalers and retailers present at the Biltmore Hotel for the event enthusiastically applauded a screening of the television commercials that will urge Americans to eat more seafood. The campaign, conceived by the National Fish and Seafood Promotional Council, was warmly received by the audience.
July 31, 1991 |
Federal laboratories are preparing to test produce and seafood imported from Mexico for cholera following confirmation that 27 people came down with the potentially fatal disease in central Mexico. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the tests in an internal communication issued last Friday, which also announced expanded monitoring of domestic raw and processed seafood from the Gulf of Mexico.