September 23, 2007 |
Dole Food Co., the world's largest producer of fresh vegetables, is voluntarily recalling salads sold in the U.S. and Canada labeled "Hearts Delight" because of possible E. coli contamination. The recall affects 4,530 packages in the U.S. and 528 in Canada, said Marty Ordman, a spokesman for Westlake Village-based Dole. No consumers have reported being sick, Dole said. The salads -- bearing a Sept.
February 7, 2011 |
Organic, raw and even gluten-free food choices aren't just for people anymore. These options are showing up at local pet shops that are looking to distinguish themselves from big-box competitors. After a slowdown in sales of premium-priced food during the recession, independent pet shops said the sector was recovering. At the Modern Dog, a boutique in a Venice bungalow, co-owner Lance Castro was looking to add two new brands of freeze-dried raw food and premium kibble to the seven he already sells.
July 7, 2004 |
Their recipes may be great but when it comes to preparing them with good hygiene in mind, the cooks on shows on the Canadian version of Food Network got failing grades from food-safety researchers at Canada's University of Guelph. As reported in the trade magazine Broadcasting & Cable, in about 80% of the 60 episodes reviewed, the chefs allowed raw meat to contaminate vegetables and other raw food.
January 4, 2008
Re "Choosing their lots in life," Column One, Dec. 31 I am dismayed by Steve Chawkins' assertion that homelessness and poverty are a choice. No one -- except perhaps the mentally ill or the wandering pseudo-hippie bohemians the author chose to feature as representative of the homeless auto dwellers -- is really happy with a "permanent berth on the asphalt." It is an anomaly to find any feasting on an "expensive raw-food diet" and wearing "all natural clothing." Chawkins puts the blame for homelessness all on the individual, "bad luck, bad choices, booze, drugs or mental illness," without a reproachful word for the economic system that actually creates the problem.
October 23, 1986 |
Here are 10 important food sanitation do's and don'ts, compiled from information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture: --Wash hands and utensils thoroughly before preparing food. --Don't leave food out for more than two hours. --Keep food hot (over 140 degrees) or cold (under 40 degrees). --Avoid cross-contamination by keeping raw food away from cooked food. For example, don't use a fork to turn raw or partially cooked chicken and then use the same fork on vegetables or other food.
January 10, 1991 |
When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reclassified eggs as a "potentially hazardous food" in 1990, producers initially recoiled at the news but then welcomed the change. The move meant public food operations must store, handle and prepare eggs with the same attention to proper cooking times and refrigeration temperatures as any raw animal food.
July 15, 1988 |
America's trade deficit expanded only slightly in May and inflation remained moderate in June, the government said today, although analysts saw cause for inflation worry in a steep, drought-induced climb in wholesale food prices. The trade report sent the dollar soaring. The Commerce Department said the trade deficit rose to $10.9 billion in May from a revised $10.3 billion in April, but the number was still the second smallest in almost three years and well within economists' expectations.
March 30, 2009 |
A sweetener made from the juice of a Mexican cactus is an increasingly common ingredient in bottled teas, energy drinks, nutrition bars and desserts from health food stores. In just the last few years, agave syrup's popularity has soared: The number of agave products on the market more than tripled between 2003 and 2007, according to market analysis firm Data Monitor. This year, a major food manufacturer -- McCormick & Co. -- placed the syrup on its list of top 10 flavors for 2009.
September 6, 2007
Imperialist Romans, according to the contemporary gourmand Apicius, adored their feasts of stuffed sow's womb and honeyed wine, sometimes followed by purging to make room for more. In our overabundant times, it's the opposite: We're obsessed with cutting back calories, fats, entire food groups -- or eliminating food altogether. Below, some memorable moments in zealous eating and not-eating.
June 7, 2011 |
And the winner is … the DASH diet! That eating plan, often recommended to help adults lower their blood pressure, topped more popular options in a ranking of 20 diets by U.S. News & World Report. The DASH diet, the magazine concluded, was the best overall. The magazine's panel of nutrition experts chose the government-approved Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension for, among other things, being nutritious, easy to follow and protecting against heart disease and perhaps diabetes.