“The potential for aflatoxin levels above the acceptable limit in these products was discovered by routine sampling performed by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry showing that a sample of a single 4-pound bag of one lot of the product contained elevated levels of aflatoxin,” said the FDA, which noted that no illnesses have occurred in connection to the recalled dog foods. … [Read more...] about Dog food recalled over high levels of mold byproduct: FDA
Eating your own dog food
Last fall, when my parents weren't at their house in Tahoma, a hungry bear ripped their back door off its hinges, walked inside their house and helped itself to the pantry and the fridge. There was flour everywhere — and that was the easy part of the cleanup. We boarded up the ground-floor windows and all the doors. The next evening, the bear tried to break in again and nearly ripped off the piece of plywood we had nailed over the door frame. … [Read more...] about ‘What have we done to our bears?’ Tahoe’s bear tensions are high this summer
But the issues chefs and business owners are wrestling with aren’t limited to the financial losses due to closed dining rooms. This year has also seen monumental social justice movements. And the fine dining industry — a sector where workers stand to earn more money than most other places in the restaurant world — has notoriously reflected inequities present elsewhere in the world. Many restaurant workers have publicly spoken out about discrimination they’ve faced, including at some of the Bay Area’s most esteemed Michelin-starred restaurants. According to a 2019 report by worker advocacy nonprofit Restaurant Opportunities Center United, the Bay Area has the widest wage gap between white workers and workers of color at upscale restaurants in the country. … [Read more...] about SF had the country’s premier fine dining scene. Do Michelin stars matter now?
“We all need to make time for ourselves and our research has shown how few really are," said Tanya Weller, director of Samsung Showcase KX. “It’s easy to get caught up in a piece of work, but people aren’t even giving themselves a moment to eat — let alone do anything else." … [Read more...] about Only 20% of workers prioritize lunch on ‘lunch break,’ UK survey finds
She later tweeted "I deleted my first tweet about the new rules for best movie OSCARS because I feel it was a poor analogy & misrepresented my viewpoint. I am 100% behind diversity inclusion & tolerance. I'm opposed to MANDATED ARBITRARY percentages relating to hiring human beings in any business." … [Read more...] about Paris Hilton reckons with her legacy — and so should we