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Health Code Ratings

(9 days ago) LA County DHS ( health dept) has started using the letter grade system to generate fees. I have heard from several of LA's chefs at very well known restaurants that the inspector's work hard to find enough violations to issue a "B" since there is proof that a "B" will affect sales. Specially if it stays up for more than a few days.

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Teflon: Health and Safety

(4 days ago) In other cases involving chemical companies and health risks there is a bit of a pattern. Lack or regard for workers or the environment seems to be a recurring theme. You do have the factor of people looking to place blame to even out this little equation. Somewhere in the middle the truth lays rotting.

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Per Se gets horrible health department inspection report

(7 days ago) Culinary Culture. Restaurant Life. Per Se gets horrible health department inspection report. Bake a cake (or whatever) for Gully! Details here! Welcome to the eG Forums, a service of the eGullet Society for Culinary Arts & Letters. The Society is a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the culinary arts.

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I have just been poisoned!

(6 days ago) Then, the Health Dept for your area would have to investigate and empirically determine the source, i.e. violations or determination of "bad shellfish." As such, it is impt. that you let the establishment know about your concerns so they can be …

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How safe is food served at church potlucks

(2 days ago) The Health Department doesn't even check the temperature of commercial mayonnaise in supermarket kitchens anymore because it is shelf-stable. You can keep a jar of Hellman's in your cupboard. The quality will degrade more quickly than if you keep it refrigerated. It was the homemade mayo that gave mayonnaise it's bad reputation.

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How dangerous is oven cleaner

(Just Now) Protect my health! And any health issues i might have accumulate by doing the "could be dangerous" activities. 2. If i do find out it is truely unsafe, i will refuse to do it because it is the right thing to do.

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Julia Child--In Memoriam

(3 days ago) And health is all they get for it. How strange it is. It is like paying out your whole fortune for a cow that has gone dry." - Mark Twain "Please pass the bacon." - Me. Link to post Share on other sites. marlena spieler. Posted August 13, …

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Health Dept. Grading System in NYC

(4 days ago) The New York City Health Department now requires restaurants to display a summary of their inspection score (A, B, or C) in the front window.Today's Times ran an article on challenges to its fairness.Here's the health dept.'s page where you can search for current and past inspection details.I'd b

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Are olives poisonous before curing

(5 days ago) Welcome to the eG Forums, a service of the eGullet Society for Culinary Arts & Letters. The Society is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of …

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Green Mold on Dry-Cured Sausages

(3 days ago) Most people shy away from eating visibly mouldy food (with the possible exceptions of cheese and cured sausage), hence much of the health info relates to the effects of inhaling high concentrations of mould spores. However, as general advice goes, Nanny saying "Don't eat that, its mouldy", was pretty reasonable.

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Room Temperature Items for Baking Recipe

(1 days ago) The Health Department would be writing some reports. While no one* probably will get sick, your ingredients will loose some flavor and some nutrients especially the milk. It only takes a half hour to an hour to bring milk and eggs and butter and cream cheese to …

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Chicken fat vs. pork fat

(3 days ago) As for health, the nutritional components aren't terribly different, according to the USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory web site. Per 100 grams, chicken fat has some water (0.2g) vs. none for lard. Zinc is present in lard (0.6 mg vs. 0 for chicken), vitamin E more prevalent in schmaltz (2.7 mg vs. 0.6).

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Best cocktails of the decade

(9 days ago) Ginger syrup is one part ginger juice (a health food store should be able to provide it, it's pretty pricey though) to two parts sugar. The Q tonic is key as it is MUCH less sweet that normal tonic. Fever tree works as well. Edited May 7, 2013 by KD1191.

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Which Do You Prefer

(2 days ago) Tea certainly has a number of supposedly healthy compounds, but they're not exclusive to tea--they're found in fruits, vegetables, wine, chocolate, etc. Coffee consumption has also been correlated to a smattering of health benefits too, though the mechanism of these is more of a mystery. Both tea and coffee have potential health drawbacks too.

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Standing rib defrosting advice

(Just Now) Cook low and slow and don't bother to defrost, but use a thermometer and cook to a defined end temperature. ←. Fridge thawing is safer. If the frozen roast goes into a slow oven for several hours, some parts of the interior will thaw and …

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What's your favorite way to eat a wahoo

(8 days ago) You shouldn't eat grouse and woodcock, venison, a quail and dove pate, abalone and oysters, caviar, calf sweetbreads, kidneys, liver, and ducks all during the same week with several cases of wine. That's a health tip. Jim Harrison from "Off to the Side"

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Looking for Raw Milk in the Pittsburgh area

(3 days ago) However he is entertaining the possibility of investing in a bottling facility so he can deliver bottled raw milk to health oriented stores. Anyone interested in selling raw cow's. milk in their store can call (724) 258-6564 to let Frank know if a market exists for raw cows milk in the Western Pennsylvania area.

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Notice: The consumption of raw or undercooked eggs, meat

(7 days ago) Which means that state health departments don't have much choice but to hassle, you, the consumer, because they haven't got the funds or the political backing to push it back up the production chain. "I think it's a matter of principle that one should always try to avoid eating one's friends."--Doctor Dolittle.

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Depression and Food Service Workers

(6 days ago) In the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the source for this report, a major depressive episode is defined as a period of two weeks or longer during which there is depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure and at least four other symptoms that reflect a change in functioning, such as problems with sleep, eating, energy, concentration

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what are the rules about selling baked goods

(4 days ago) nj. the health department made a big distinction between wholesale (selling directly to restaurants and bakeries) vs. retail (selling directly to the public). either way, one needs to rent space in a commercial (licensed) kitchen. if one is going to be selling wholesale to restaurants, then one also needs some sort of license.

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Is Pectin Dangerous

(Just Now) At this point there is evidence that suggests there is a public health problem with these preservatives, but at the same time its an unavoidable substance in our daily diet, and while we should avoid the unnecessary consumption of these chemical preservatives, we shouldn't vacillate ourselves over uncertain public health concerns.

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Food safety when preparing & cooking vacuum seealed food

(5 days ago) Food safety when preparing & cooking vacuum seealed food. Welcome to the eG Forums, a service of the eGullet Society for Culinary Arts & Letters. The Society is a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the culinary arts. These advertising-free forums are provided free of charge through donations from Society members.

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"Service dogs" in supermarkets

(9 days ago) Local health codes can not be any more strict than to meet the requirements of the ADA. Typically, there are penalties for misrepresenting an animal as a service animal (or being trained for use as a service animal) if it is not.

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Eating big just before bedtime

(Just Now) Eating big just before bedtime. Welcome to the eG Forums, a service of the eGullet Society for Culinary Arts & Letters. The Society is a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the culinary arts. These advertising-free forums are provided free of charge through donations from Society members.

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No sugar, low carbs: GOOD cookbooks

(4 days ago) A friend has been put (permanently) on a no sugar, very low carb diet to deal with serious health issues. There are lots of cookbooks out there on this topic - but are there any in particular that produce really good food? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Freezing & refreezing duck livers

(2 days ago) Would I be putting my health at risk to thaw them in the fridge just enough to separate them to refreeze individually? Any input would be great. My husband is a HUGE hunter and we always save the livers and hearts out of ducks and geese (I …

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Ginger reduction for use in beverages

(8 days ago) 90g ginger (sliced thin) / 375ml water + 375mm brandy, cooked sous-vide 60°C for 4.5 hours. Then other seasonings added and steeped for 48 hours. I assumed cooking sv would keep all the arromatics in, but the differences between the methods aren't huge. Both are more heat than flavor.

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Young chefs opening a restaurant as cheaply as possible

(6 days ago) Health will want to know how you sanitize your equipment though, and may give a household d/w the "hairy eyeball", and I doubt many health dept's still allow the "three sink method" for a'la carte places. City may demand for a grease trap (aka grease interceptor)--again, every municipaity has different codes.

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Oven Mitts or Side Towels

(6 days ago) The health department here does not allow towels to be worn/carried as part of a uniform. They have to be either clean and in the supply container, or in a sanitation bucket with fresh sanitizer -meaning wet. So, it's oven mitts for me. At home, I also use oven mitts because I find I get more even protection.

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Taba ng Talangka

(6 days ago) The decadent and supposedly very-dangerous-to-your-health taba ng talangka (the roe of tiny shore crabs) is one of my favorite delicacies. With warm, fresh-steamed rice it is a meal in itself. Anyway, I was surfing the weekend's Philstar food column and found this interesting reference to a risot

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White Rice, Spam and Health in Hawaii

(6 days ago) White Rice, Spam and Health in Hawaii Welcome to the eG Forums, a service of the eGullet Society for Culinary Arts & Letters. The Society is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the culinary arts.

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Funny Cheese Names

(8 days ago) From the village of Jumilla in the Murcia region of Spain, Drunken Goat is a semi-soft artisan goat cheese with a smooth violet rind which has been soaked in Doble Pasta wine for 48-72 hrs. Aged about 75 days, it has a sweet, smooth flavor. This is a …

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Ordinary Acrylic: Food-safe for Molding

(9 days ago) Kitchen Consumer. Ordinary Acrylic: Food-safe for Molding? Welcome to the eG Forums, a service of the eGullet Society for Culinary Arts & Letters. The Society is a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the culinary arts. These advertising-free forums are provided free of charge through donations from Society members.

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Waiter Arrested For Serving Wrong Food to Allergic Diner

(7 days ago) Waiter Arrested For Serving Wrong Food to Allergic Diner. Bake a cake (or whatever) for Gully! Details here! Welcome to the eG Forums, a service of the eGullet Society for Culinary Arts & Letters. The Society is a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the culinary arts. These advertising-free forums are provided

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How do I successfully cook frozen veggies

(1 days ago) Frozen cut green beans braise well, I think. Try them in a saucepan with a can of undrained diced tomatoes, a couple of diced slices of bacon, a chopped onion, s&p, and some ground fennel. Add water as necessary until they are nearly covered. Simmer with the lid ajar for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Yum.

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SNAP (Food Stamp) soft drinks.

(8 days ago) While those who used food stamps bought slightly more junk food and fewer vegetables, both SNAP and non-SNAP households bought ample amounts of sweetened drinks, candy, ice cream and potato chips. Among non-SNAP households, for example, soft drinks ranked second on the list of food purchases, behind milk." 6. Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N".

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Pastry Chef compensation & pricing issues

(Just Now) Pastry Chef compensation & pricing issues. Welcome to the eG Forums, a service of the eGullet Society for Culinary Arts & Letters. The Society is a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the culinary arts. These advertising-free forums are provided free of charge through donations from Society members.

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Plastic Food Film plus oven = danger

(5 days ago) This is a quote from Rolf Halden, PhD, PE, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences and the Center for Water and Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health:

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