Short Order recently published part one of our interview with Bill Marler, attorney, blogger, and food safety advocate. He discussed food safety concerns and foodborne illness.We wrap up our interview today with Marler discussing his most difficult cases and lobbying Congress to pass the Food Modern ... More >>
There's no proof yet that Rudy Eugene, the "Miami Zombie," was actually on bath salts when he chewed off a man's face, but the high-profile case and its rumored connection to the synthetic cocaine-like substance certainly played a part in the Miami-Dade County Commission granting initial approval to ... More >>
ConAgra Foods is being sued over claims that their Hebrew National brand of hot dogs and deli meats are not kosher.A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota (Wallace et al v. ConAgra Foods Inc) alleges that the meat processing plant used by ConAgra, did not adhere to strict Ortho ... More >>
It's not news that Americans love buying cheap Chinese-made goods, but the disparity between how much we import from China and how much we export to the country has resulted in about 2.8 million American jobs being displaced to China between 2001 and 2010. Florida has been particularly hard hit, ... More >>
Banner Supply Company was ordered Tuesday to pay hundreds of Florida homeowners $55 million dollars for selling them Chinese drywall that emitted sulfurous gases, according to Reuters. The gas smells horrible and is believed to have damaged wiring and appliances and caused illnesses in the homes ... More >>
Watch out for Freddy Krueger! He'll kill you in your dreams! Or, apparently, rob your grocery store. Police are on the search for a man in a Freddy Krueger Halloween mask who pulled off an armed robbery at a Food Giant grocery store this weekend.
Michael's Genuine food cart is hitting the Design District again this weekend. This month the menu has a decidedly Asian flair to it. James Beard Award winner and Michael's Genuine proprietor Michael Schwartz will be serving banh mi with house-cured pork, pickled vegetables, torn herbs and sambal ai ... More >>
ABC News Nightline aired an exposé on the dairy industry last night that should outrage any human being with feelings. "Got Milk? Got Ethics? Animal Rights v. U.S. Dairy Industry," written by Brian Ross and Anna Schecter, included a video made inside a huge New York farm, Willet Dairy, milk from wh ... More >>
It takes more than just a sugar to hit my sweet spot, so I went in search of five new confections that have that added layer of oomph, coupled with some degree of hmm, and the power to make me cry, "Yowza!" Bye, bye Snickers bars and Sweet Tarts--I'm all about these new sugary sensations.Here's what ... More >>
If you want to know why American car companies are hurting, it's because they don't offer a free toy with every purchase. Hey, it works for Happy Meals.We snagged this photo off Ruben_I's flickr photostream, who took the pic at Matheson Hammock Park.
Yogen Früz, the Canada-based international frozen yogurt company, operates over 1,100 venues in 20 countries, but none in South Florida. Yet. The company is getting set to open their first such location in downtown Miami (100 South Biscayne Blvd). Some will be pleased that we'll finally have access ... More >>
Champagne and chocolates constitute the dynamic duo of no-brainers for Valentine's Day. Peterbrooke Chocolatier at 227 Aragon Ave. in Coral Gables has come up with a novel way to team the two: A chocolate-dipped champagne bottle. Now through February 14, customers can bring in their favorite bubbly ... More >>
Well, this is just not good news for anyone. Bob Norman at the Pulp got a hold of a Miami Herald memo announcing that there's more cuts coming to the paper, very soon. Publisher David Landsberg blames a decrease in ad revenue due to the hard luck of many local retailers and auto dealers. No word on ... More >>
If you're toy-giant Mattel, you win some and you lose some. After winning a legal battle that might see those icky little Bratz dolls (Barbie's number one competitor) permanently removed from toy-store shelves, the company and its subsidiary Fischer-Price are being fined for selling Chinese-mad ... More >>