+

Food Laws and Regulations

Layout:

The Truth About (Wild) Turkeys

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 days ago

From the University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program --- " . . . What can you do if you see a wild turkey in your neighborhood? • Do not feed the turkeys. Many p...

NYC bans selling Foie Gras at restaurants & groceries!

g
by gutreactions 15 days ago

Mayor DeBlasio is set to sign a bill banning the sale of foie gras in New York City, a delicacy enjoyed at many high end restaurants, starting in 2022. Restaurateurs are expressing their outrage, n...

1

Cyprus farmers warn of halloumi shortages over EU protection plans

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

Enjoy your saganaki now. " . . . On one side is the Cypriot government, which is pushing for the island’s rubbery 'white gold' to be given an EU badge of authenticity known as Protected Designa...

Just a Platform? Instacart Workers Strike at the Gig Economy’s Favorite Lie

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 15 days ago

". . . The strike, which lasted three days, was about a lot more than tips. The larger issue, Bain said, is that Instacart is doing the classic tech-company move of pretending its employees aren’t ...

Food as medicine: Massachusetts bill would give Medicaid recipients fresh food and grocery money

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 16 days ago

" . . . The proposed pilot program in Massachusetts would include all of the following: pre-made meals, pre-selected groceries, and money for nutritious foods. The range speaks to the various and s...

Is peacock meat legal in CA/USA?

l
by Lynndsey Rigberg 8 years ago

Chowhounds, I recently ordered another peacock from Exoticmeats for a very special dinner party coming up (they need 14 days notice). When I told my dinner guests that I was serving peacock,...

California's Forage Wars

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 24 days ago

" . . . Renick and her friends and family routinely defy California laws and natural-resource management regulations they say obstruct their right to maintain these traditional practices. The stake...

Swiss Government Gets Roasted Over Coffee Stockpile Changes

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 22 days ago

" . . . If you as a Swiss company are importing coffee, you have to - there is some sort of fee that has to be paid. And with the fee, the companies themselves are paid for stockpiling. And the qua...

'Ending the War on Artisan Cheese'

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 30 days ago

" . . . The debate over the safety of raw milk cheese has fiercely divided American cheesemakers and government regulators, and outraged cheese lovers. Currently, certain cheeses can be legally man...

New California law makes it legal to cook up roadkill — and aims to save lives

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . Archuleta’s bill mandates a pilot program to track wildlife collisions in three parts of the state, which have yet to be determined. By Jan. 1, 2022, the California Fish and Game Commission...

California Ends School Lunch-shaming

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . The new legislation, authored by state Sen. Robert Hertzberg, makes it so schools are no longer allowed to serve cheaper, 'alternative' lunches to students whose parents are unable to pay. ...

OpenTable sharing personal data

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Many thanks to J. Kenji Lopez-Alt for surfacing the default settings on the updated Opentable app that enables sharing of diner data with 3rd parties. His IG post illustrates how to shut this down....

The Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Consortium reacts to pending tariffs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

PARMA, ITALY, October 7, 2019 — Following the World Trade Organization’s decision to grant permission to the Trump administration to impose an annual tax of $7.5 billion on European exports such ...

Culture: Your Crash Course on the EU Cheese Tariffs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"...'We hope that somebody is advising the White House that this action will hurt the US economy and put a number of jobs and companies at risk,' says Marfuggi. If the tariffs are imposed, small bu...

Helping low-income women afford healthier food may have reversed a rise in childhood obesity

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

" . . . In other words, the policy changes have resulted in physically and mentally healthier children—an outcome that, after all, is central to WIC’s mission. Established as part of the Child Nutr...

Bipartisan bill on food expiration labels could cut many tons of food waste

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . That would help reduce the staggering amount of safe-to-eat food that ends up in landfills. According to a June report by the Government Accountability Office, between 30 and 40 percent of ...

Buy your wine now

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

" . . . “This year, we’ve brought it forward. We have to get enough stock, at least six months, into the UK before the end of March. It’d just be dumb not to. There’s no Brexit that’ll be good for ...

ICE arrests 680 people in raids on food plants in Mississippi

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

A raid of seven poultry processing plants in six cities in Mississippi is believed to be the biggest single-state, one-day ICE operation in U.S. history. “This will affect the economy,” Maria I...

Taco Bell's San Francisco Liquor License Battle

patsully
by patsully 3 years ago

I'm very surprised that Taco Bell chose San Francisco as their second "Cantina" location. Perhaps the theory is that succeeding in a chain averse city would validate the concept for greater expansi...

U.S. farmers stalk fraudulent imports to save their markets

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

" . . . Sales of organic food have more than doubled in the United States in the past 10 years, to $48 billion a year, but U.S. acreage devoted to organic grain has not kept up. Less than 1% of row...