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  • Fishing With Dynamite's Branding Iron flip a smart mix of beer, pisco

     Fishing With Dynamite's Branding Iron flip a smart mix of beer, pisco
    A flip is a class of cocktail that you may not be familiar with even though it dates back to the 17th century, when the term was used to describe a drink made with beer, rum and sugar. The concoction was then heated with a hot iron. That last part is...
  • Costco extends recall of chicken linked to salmonella outbreak

    Costco extends recall of chicken linked to salmonella outbreak
    Costco extended a recall of rotisserie chicken products Thursday from a South San Francisco store because of an outbreak of salmonella that has sickened at least 317 people nationwide. The recall targets 13,455 units of Kirkland Signature Foster Farms...
  • U.S. shutdown threatens senior meals, housing, L.A. council says

    U.S. shutdown threatens senior meals, housing, L.A. council says
    Los Angeles City Council members Friday blamed tea party Republicans in Congress for the continuing federal government shutdown and said that if it goes on much longer, seniors and low-income residents would be among those hurt. At a special session ...
  • Costco unsure how cooked chicken was tainted in salmonella outbreak

    Costco unsure how cooked chicken was tainted in salmonella outbreak
    Investigators are still unsure how cooked rotisserie chicken sold at a Costco store in South San Francisco was contaminated with a strain of salmonella involved in a national outbreak linked to Foster Farms brand poultry. At least one person was...
  • California Rep. Devin Nunes bucks GOP strategy

    California Rep. Devin Nunes bucks GOP strategy
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Devin Nunes was a low-profile Republican from California's Central Valley, perhaps best known for his battles with environmentalists over water, including once bringing a bowl of fish to a Capitol Hill hearing to argue that their...
  • Poultry plants linked to outbreak won't be closed

    Poultry plants linked to outbreak won't be closed
    For years, Foster Farms wanted consumers to know its poultry was farm fresh, all natural and, most important, safe to eat. But the ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to three of its central California processing plants is threatening to tarnish the...
  • USDA letter details unsanitary conditions at Foster Farm plants

    A U.S. Department of Agriculture letter to Foster Farms highlights a series of food safety violations that may have led to the recent outbreak of salmonella that has sickened nearly 300 people across the nation. Foster Farms was cited 12 times between...
  • USDA may close 3 California poultry plants in salmonella outbreak

    USDA may close 3 California poultry plants in salmonella outbreak
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is threatening to close three California poultry plants operated by Foster Farms blamed for an outbreak of salmonella poisoning that has sickened at least 278 people nationwide. In a letter sent Monday to Foster Farms,...
  • USDA threatens to shut down Foster Farms plants

    USDA threatens to shut down Foster Farms plants
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has threatened Foster Farms with shutting down the three plants involved in the recent salmonella outbreak, according to a NBC News report Wednesday. And Consumer Reports magazine said that it had tested samples of...
  • 'A pickle on every plate!' says canning and preserving teacher

    'A pickle on every plate!' says canning and preserving teacher
    “Pickling is amazing! A pickle on every plate!” the teacher exclaimed. Ernest Miller, who teaches the canning and preserving course that’s in its fourth week, does not necessarily mean cucumber discs or spears — though he finds...
  • Salmonella outbreak: 7 ways to protect yourself and your family

    Salmonella outbreak: 7 ways to protect yourself and your family
    A salmonella outbreak has been linked to chicken from three Foster Farms processing facilities in California, sickening nearly 300 people in multiple states and triggering a public health alert. Cooks everywhere should remember the steps to protect...