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Food Laws and Regulations

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Buy your wine now

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month 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 ...

Street Food Legalized in Los Angeles

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

At long last, the estimated 10,000 street food vendors in Los Angeles have a pathway to legitimacy. "That means the fight is far from over, but today marks the first time in the city’s history t...

American Indian Traditional Foods In USDA School Meals Programs: A Wisconsin Farm to School Toolkit

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Sharing this announcement: Greetings, The American Indian Traditional Foods In USDA School Meals Programs: A Wisconsin Farm to School Toolkit is a new resource to help source, menu, credit, a...

Pink Slime Is Back as "Ground Beef"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . Though ABC made the term 'pink slime' famous, the network didn’t actually coin it. The term originated with a USDA microbiologist, David Zirnstein, who used it in a 2002 email to agency sta...

Government shutdown curtails FDA food safety inspections

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . FDA inspectors are not looking for salmonella in breakfast cereal, E. coli in romaine lettuce, or listeria in ice cream. Companies can still make their own checks, of course, and the FDA is...

Florida - Personal Garden Bill Clears First Hurdle

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . 'I think when one thinks about the idea of a code-enforcement officer going onto a property that you own and requiring you — under threat of fine — to tear up a garden that you have prepare...

Belgium bans Jewish kosher and Muslim halal slaughter

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . But slaughter by Muslim halal and Jewish kosher rules requires that an animal be in perfect health — which religious authorities say rules out stunning it first — and be killed with a singl...

State(s) with the Lowest Liquor Taxes / Prices?

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by signofthefourwinds 7 years ago

Because individual States apply various state and local taxes, I'm wondering if anyone has a source that compares the 50 States and indicates what State(s) have the overall lowest costs for spirits...

Eating NAFTA

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

" . . . NAFTA’s health impacts include a rise in caloric intake in Canada, but its effects have been especially significant in Mexico. Even in renegotiations today, big food companies are lobbying ...

USPS Scratch-and-Sniff Stamps

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

"The U.S. Postal Service’s first scratch-and-sniff stamps will add the sweet scent of summer to letters of love, friendship, party invitations and other mailings when the Postal Service introduces ...

Santa Barbara bans plastic straws

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

Whoa. Penalties for repeat plastic straw-distribution offenders in Santa Barbara include up to six months in jail.

La Taqueria to pay $500,000 in labor settlement

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

" . . . The five former employees alleged, among other claims, that they had been forced to work 10-hour days without overtime pay, and were denied sick leave. Their accusations led to an investiga...

Banning new soda taxes by California cities

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

Big Soda/Big Tobacco/Big Oil banded together to prevent more California cities from passing local soda tax measures by presenting a lesser of two evils deal. It passed the legislature today and is ...

...and here's another reason to get rid of tipping!!

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by ChefMikeinBurlington 9 months ago

It's almost as bad in Canada too, except of our higher minimum wages

Federal Menu Labeling Rules Ushered in Today

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

" . . . The rules, which are among the final pieces of the 2010 Affordable Care Act to be implemented, require restaurants to list calories on all menus and menu boards. Restaurants will also have ...

Cottage and Laws in California for homemade hotsauces/candies

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by wellsfargo 2 years ago

I was just wondering if anyone had any information on making hot sauces at home and selling online? Is there a limit how much money you can make? Is it legal to make it at home in the state of Cali...

The sad end of the Camembert wars

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

This feels like last rites for real Camembert. " . . . Last week’s compromise might bring the conflict to an end, but it is a stunning victory for Lactalis. All of the pasteurised cheese wil...

Is peacock meat legal in CA/USA?

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by Lynndsey Rigberg 7 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,...

BYOB Coming to Boston

BostonBestEats
by BostonBestEats 3 years ago

Or at least outlying parts of it, and only if you are really tiny and can't afford a liquor license: http://www.bostonherald.com/lifestyle/food_beverage/2016/04/byob_program_coming_to_boston_res...