Sino Agro Food, Inc. Applies for NASDAQ Listing
Insults dished out by food critic Anthony Bourdain on an episode of CNN’s “Parts Unknown” have stirred up outrage in New Mexico and now he acknowledges that he was wrong. The sharp-tongued chef and writer lashed into the “World Famous” Frito pies sold at Santa Fe’s Five & Dime General Store’s snack bar. The store is a tourist attraction and a mainstay in the city’s historic plaza. The dish, according to Bourdain, was made with canned Hormel Chili and a “day-glow orange cheese-like substance.” But Bourdain spokeswoman Karen Reynolds told The Associated Press on Monday that the writer was incorrect in his description of the chile used by Santa Fe’s Five & Dime General Store’s snack bar to make the Frito pies. “He admits that ‘we got it wrong’ about the chile,” Reynolds said in an email. “And we’ll try to correct it for future airings.” In his critique, Bourdain also said that the local favorite isn’t even a New Mexico meal, but rather a Texas creation. He said New Mexicans should leave the recipe to the Texans. “New Mexico, you have many wonderful things,” Bourdain said. “I think, let Texas have this one.” Mike Collins, store manager of the Five & Dime, says Bourdain was “completely wrong” on the store’s Frito pie. He said their version is homemade from chile grown in New Mexico and remains popular. “I don’t have any idea where he got that from,” Collins said.
Uplisting Sino Agro Food, Inc. is pleased to announce that on October 2, 2013 it applied to have its equity shares listed on NASDAQ’s Capital Market exchange. Under current conditions, and pertaining to NASDAQ-OMX guidelines, it appears that SIAF meets all listing requirements for the NASDAQ Capital Market except for the minimum closing price per share under each qualifying standard. In concert with the Company’s intent to cross-list on the Nordic Exchange, the Company will pursue the NASDAQ-OMX Fast Track process subject to its listing in the U.S.A. About Sino Agro Food, Inc. Sino Agro Food, Inc. (“SIAF”) ( http://www.sinoagrofood.com ) is an integrated, diversified agricultural technology and organic food company focused on developing, producing and distributing agricultural products in the Peoples Republic of China. The Company intends to focus on meeting the increasing demand of China’s rising middle class for gourmet and high-quality food items. Current lines of business include the manufacture and distribution of beef and lamb products, fish products, bioorganic fertilizer, stock feed and cash crops. Keep abreast of company developments by “liking” our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SinoAgroFoodInc Not a Broker/Dealer or Financial Advisor Sino Agro Food, Inc. is not a Registered Broker/Dealer nor a Financial Advisor, nor does it hold itself out to be a Registered Broker/Dealer or Financial Advisor. All material presented in this press release, on the Company’s website or other media is not to be regarded as investment advice and is only for informative purposes. Readers should verify all claims and conduct their own due diligence before investing in Sino Agro Food, Inc. Investing in small-cap, micro cap and penny stock securities is speculative and carries a high degree of risk.
Food Inspectors Cooling Their Heels at Home
3 2013 at 6:00 AM Flickr/ Donald Lee Pardue rotten tomatoes You don’t collect Social Security and you weren’t planning on going to Yosemite anyway. So what do you care about the government shutdown? Well you eat food, don’t you? We hope you have a nice canned-goods supply in the cupboard, because guess who just got furloughed? That’s right, the food safety inspectors. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, responsible for 80 percent of the food supply, has halted routine food inspections, Politico reports . Most of the experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the group that identifies and tracks foodborne illnesses, are also sitting at home watching Dr. Oz. The only food-safety people still on the job are the meat safety inspectors. “Make no mistake: The safety of our food supply will suffer if agreement is not reached on a continuing resolution that funds the government,” said Caroline Smith DeWaal , director of food safety at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a longtime food safety advocate.