Shocking Food Lawsuits

Government shutdown stresses food inspections

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The foundation wants Williams-Sonoma to scrub the J.C. name and image from all its marketing and social-media, and stop using her name in promotional contests. Status: Still pending At Stake: The foundation says the real issue at stake is Julia Childs legacy, especially considering the chefs well-known stance against endorsing products, but its still in the midst of calculating how much money to ask for. Memorable Quote: Foundation spokesman Todd Schulkin: Given the value of todays food celebrities, the value will be in the millions of dollars. The Case of the Eleven-Inch Footlong At the beginning of this year, Subway came under fire when photos went viral of a customer rolling out a tape measure next to his supposedly foot-long Subway sandwich, and proving that his meal literally came up short. Lawsuits inevitably followed, with one lawyer estimating that the company essentially cheats its patrons of $142.5 million worth of food every year. Subway responded by pledging to tighten its standards and ensure that a foot equates to 12 inches in each of its more than 38,000 restaurants worldwide. Status: At the Subways request, the case was moved to the federal court system in May. At Stake: On Subways side, potentially hundreds of millions of dollars, and as-yet-uncalculated costs of instituting a new hoagie-measuring system. On the plaintiffs side, bigger sandwiches and, presumably, waistlines. Memorable Quote: Plaintiff Jason Leslie: They advertise in all these commercials, Footlong, Footlong, Footlong, and now I feel like an idiot. I cant believe I fell for that trick.

Sino Agro Food, Inc. Applies for NASDAQ Listing

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.

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( PHOTOS: 18 times the government has shut down ) The governments food safety functions are far more pressing than the unrealistic demands being made by petulant extremists in the House. The situation at FDA seems critical. The agency is maintaining 55 percent of its 14,779 employees while in shutdown mode, but this includes workers who focus on drugs, tobacco and other nonfood areas, many of which have budgets propped up by industry user fees. Remarkably, the shutdown plan is more generous than the outline floated in 2011, the last time the federal government was facing the brink. Under that plan, the administration deemed only 14 percent of FDAs workforce essential. Still, food safety advocates are very concerned about the direct hit to food safety. ( Also on POLITICO: Senate CR to strip Monsanto rider ) Ceasing routine food inspections is not ideal, experts say, especially because FDA is already so short-staffed compared with the size of its jurisdiction. During the 2012 fiscal year, the agency inspected about 10,000 of the 167,000 domestic food manufacturers. Overseas, it was able to get into 1,300 of the 254,000 food facilities registered with the agency. According to the plan released by the administration, FDA will be unable to support the majority of its food safety, nutrition, and cosmetics activities. That includes routine food manufacturer inspections, compliance and enforcement of food safety regulations and food import monitoring. When it comes to the CDC, which is operating with 32 percent of its 12,825 employees during the shutdown, health experts worry the disease surveillance system for detecting foodborne illness could be hampered by the loss of personnel. ( Also on POLITICO: Harvard, NRDC: Expire dates key to stopping food waste ) While the public learns of maybe only a dozen high-profile national foodborne illness outbreaks each year, at any given point there are dozens of clusters of illnesses tied to food and investigators try to pinpoint the cause. CDCs PulseNet a crucial part of the agency that tracks and monitors foodborne illnesses across the country has been hit hard by the shutdown. Each year, PulseNet monitors 250 clusters of foodborne disease and only 10 to 15 get high-profile media attention.

Vegetarian Food Porn That’ll Convert The Carnivores (PHOTOS)

Being a vegetarian doesn’t mean that all you eat is tofu, quinoa and salad. It also means you get to eat oozing poached eggs, cheesy sauces, crunchy fried potatoes, and EVERYTHING EXCEPT MEAT. We all know that most meat is just a vehicle for soaking up other flavors, but guess what can also do that? The grains, starches and vegetables that comprise most of the vegetarian diet. Below we’ve collected just a smidgeon of our very favorite vegetarian foods that EVERYONE can appreciate. Let’s see how many carnivores we can convert to the green side … Want to read more from HuffPost Taste? Follow us on Twitter , Facebook , Pinterest and Tumblr . Fried Avocado Tacos with Sesame and Lime James Ransom/Food52 The only ingredient in this recipe is “greatness.” White Pizza Dip Get the White Pizza Dip by How Sweet It Is Tomato, Peach & Burrata Salad Get the Tomato, Peach & Burrata Salad Recipe by Two Peas & Their Pod Stuffed Pasilla Peppers Get the Stuffed Pasilla Peppers Recipe by FoodieCrush Spanish Roasted Potato Salad Get the Spanish Roasted Potato Salad Recipe by MySocialChef/Food52 Smoky Black Bean Chili Get the Smoky Black Bean Chili Recipe by Gimme Some Oven Squash Based Eggs Get the Squash Baked Eggs Recipe by Macheesmo Butternut Squash Lasagna Get the Butternut Squash Lasagna Recipe by FoodieCrush Red Cabbage, Onion and Walnut Tart Manger Get the Baked Macaroni Cheese Recipe by Verses from my Kitchen Springtime Veggie Skillet Lasagna Get the Springtime Veggie Skillet Lasagna Recipe by How Sweet It Is Crispy Salt and Pepper French Toast Sarah Shatz/Food52 Get the Zucchini Ricotta Galette Recipe by Always With Butter Fontina Polenta and Easy Marinara FoodieCrush Roast Carrot, Lentil and Avocado Salad Verses from my Kitchen Get the Roast Carrot, Lentil and Avocado Salad Recipe by Verses from my Kitchen Related on HuffPost: Loading Slideshow Grilled English Peas Get the Grilled English Peas recipe from Simply Recipes Grilled Halloumi And Peaches With Dukkah Get the Grilled Halloumi and Peaches with Dukkah recipe from My New Roots Maple Grilled Tempeh Get the Maple Grilled Tempeh recipe from 101 Cookbooks Grilled Tomato and Scallions Get the Grilled Tomato and Scallions recipe Grilled Okra With Sriracha Lime Salt Get the Grilled Okra with Sriracha Lime Salt recipe from Food52 Open-Faced Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches Get the Open-Faced Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches recipe Broccoli Marrow With Pecan, Garlic Butter Get the Broccoli Marrow with Pecan, Garlic Butter recipe from Food52 This is BRILLIANCE. Grilled Artichokes With Green Olive Dip Get the Grilled Artichokes with Green Olive Dip recipe Honey-Grilled Watermelon Caprese Salads Get the Honey-Grilled Watermelon Caprese Salads recipe from How Sweet It Is Grilled Avocado With Cherry Tomatoes And Herbs Get the Grilled Avocado with Cherry Tomatoes and Herbs recipe from Food52 Cheese-Stuffed Grilled Peppers Get the Cheese-Stuffed Grilled Peppers recipe Crispy Buffalo Style Quinoa Sliders With Sweet Corn And Scallions Get the Crispy Buffalo Style Quinoa Sliders with Sweet Corn and Scallions recipe from How Sweet It Is Grilled Tofu Steaks With Piquillo Salsa Verde Get the Grilled Tofu Steaks with Piquillo Salsa Verde recipe Grilled Brussels Sprout Salad With Goat Cheese Get the Grilled Brussels Sprout Salad with Goat Cheese recipe Grilled Corn & Barley Salad With Tomato Vinaigrette Get the Grilled Corn & Barley Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette recipe from Food52 Grilled Maitake Mushrooms Get the Grilled Maitake Mushrooms recipe from The Culinary Chase Grilled Corn On The Cob With Parsley And Garlic Get the Grilled Corn on the Cob with Parsley and Garlic recipe Savory White Bean Burger (Gluten-Free) Get the Savory White Bean Burger recipe from Food52 Grilled Romaine With Black And White Sauces Get the Grilled Romaine with Black and White Sauces recipe from Food52 Grilled Zucchini Alfredo With Mushroom And Eggplant Steaks Get the Grilled Zucchini Alfredo with Mushroom and Eggplant Steaks recipe from Food52 Barley And Grilled Vegetable Salad Get the Barley and Grilled Vegetable Salad recipe Mediterranean Grilled Pizza Get the Mediterranean Grilled Pizza recipe Sweet And Spicy Grilled Tofu With Cabbage-Carrot Slaw Get the Sweet and Spicy Grilled Tofu with Cabbage-Carrot Slaw recipe Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwich Get the Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwich recipe Grilled Zucchini And Summer Squash With Avocado Get the Grilled Zucchini and Summer Squash with Avocado recipe Grilled Apricot, Arugula And Goat Cheese Salad Get the Grilled Apricot, Arugula and Goat Cheese Salad recipe Grilled fruit isn’t just for dessert. In this recipe grilled apricots play the main part, balanced by tangy goat cheese, peppery arugula and all topped with a toasted pine nut dressing. Grilled Gruyere And Zucchini Sandwiches With Smoky Pesto Get the Grilled Gruyere and Zucchini Sandwiches with Smoky Pesto recipe Grilled Asparagus With Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette Get the Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette recipe Grilled Beet Salad With Balsamic And Goat Cheese Get the Grilled Beet Salad With Balsamic And Goat Cheese recipe Outdoor Grilled Cheese Sandwich Get the Outdoor Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe Grilled Eggplant Cannelloni Get the Grilled Eggplant Cannelloni recipe Grilled Pizza With Pesto, Tomatoes And Feta Get the Grilled Pizza with Pesto, Tomatoes and Feta recipe Grilled Quesadillas Get the Grilled Quesadilla recipe Seared Tofu with Baby Asian Green Salad Get the Seared Tofu with Baby Asian Green Salad recipe Grilled Vegetable Sandwiches

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