March 21, 2013 |
With strawberries showing up in the market now, how do you know what to look for? Here are some tips on choosing, storing and using berries, courtesy of Food Editor Russ Parsons: Choose the best berries by aroma, not color or size. The flavor of strawberries is complex; only by sniffing around will you be able to get the best. Once you've found the ones that smell the sweetest, check the underside of the box to make sure there's no spoilage. Store strawberries at room temperature for as long as possible.
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July 7, 1988
An orange juice carton that had been tampered with was found on a west San Fernando Valley supermarket shelf for the third time in as many days. In the cases this week, 64-ounce cartons of orange juice were found with notes indicating that their contents may have been contaminated. The notes were attached to the cartons with needles from hypodermic syringes, Los Angeles police said.
June 8, 1989
Easy Pork Chop Saute can be made in just minutes and slices of sauteed bananas make it irresistible. Cooking bananas lightly in a hot skillet gives them an entirely new character. Combining with chops that were simmered in a curry powder, cumin and orange juice mixture, adds an exotic touch. Choose firm bananas with a hint of green at the tip for cooking. They will hold their texture and are not too sweet. Store ripe bananas in the refrigerator for a week or slightly more. The peels may darken, but inside, the fruit is good and fresh.
October 5, 1990 |
Kirin Brewery said today it will establish a joint venture with Tropicana Products to market orange juice and frozen fruit products in Japan. Kirin, Japan's leading brewer, said the new company will begin marketing Tropicana 100% orange juice and frozen items in the Tokyo metropolitan area in March. The company tentatively is called Kirin-Tropicana. Florida-based Tropicana, the largest U.S. orange juice maker, will be an equal partner in the venture. The deal will enable Kirin to add U.S.
September 22, 1992 |
Procter & Gamble's decision to discontinue its Citrus Hill Orange Juice brand won't affect employment at the company's Oxnard plant, spokesman Henry J. Racine said. Some employees at the paper products unit in Oxnard processed the juice, but these workers will be transferred to other jobs in the same plant, he said. Procter & Gamble announced last week that it will drop its orange juice brand to concentrate on Hawaiian Punch and other juice mixes.
July 6, 1988 |
Tropicana Products Inc. has sued the Coca-Cola Co. over labeling and advertising claims for its "premium choice" pasteurized Minute Maid orange juice. Tropicana contends that the description on the side panel of the Minute Maid container and ads depicting the juice as "100% pure Florida orange juice straight from the orange" are false and deceptive under an appellate ruling in a 6-year-old case. Coca-Cola representatives did not immediately return calls seeking comment.
May 1, 2013 |
It sounds like a bizarre story line straight out of an episode of "CSI. " A woman was arrested after allegedly planting tainted bottles of orange juice in a Starbucks refrigerator in San Jose. Witnesses said they saw the woman walk into a Starbucks in the 6000 block of Snell Avenue and take two bottles of orange juice out of her purse. The woman then put the orange juice bottles in a refrigerator with other purchasable items, reported the Mercury News . Those bottles of O.J. were tainted with rubbing alcohol.