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34,200 pounds of Beef Ravioli Recalled

January 25, 2016 by


Home Maid Ravioli Company, Inc., San Francisco, California, is recalling approximately 34,200 pounds of beef ravioli products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products contain whey, a known allergen, and pork, neither of which are declared on the product labels.  The products were also produced without the benefit of federal inspection. The Home Maid […]

Ventura CA county restaurant & foodservice closures

January 6, 2016 by


The Ventura CA county has posted the following food establishment closures for January 2016. Pookie’s Thai Westlake, 900 Hampshire Road, Thousand Oaks; Rodent infestation, leak through ceiling into food preparation area, unsanitary conditions; Date closed – 01/05/16; No reopen date Plaza Liquor, 1695 Royal Avenue, Simi Valley; Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions; Date closed – 01/05/16; […]

Toxic Algae Stalls Crab Season

December 15, 2015 by


It was quiet on Pier 45. Crab pots were stacked neatly in rows. Idled fishing vessels bobbed at their berths. One of the few dock workers present made small talk on his cellphone. Another puttered by on an empty forklift. It was just after dawn on a recent weekday. Larry Collins, a veteran of San […]

No apology, no refund after 61 sickened with noro, CA journos say bye-bye to Bali Hai

November 13, 2015 by


by Doug Powell Failing to apologize or make a refund, the Shelter Island restaurant hit with a major norovirus outbreak has been served notice: It won’t host a local journalism banquet again. The San Diego Society of Professional Journalists, which saw more than 60 people sickened in late July, has decided to find a new […]

98 sickened: Norovirus confirmed at Calif. Chipotle

September 4, 2015 by


by Doug Powell An investigation by the Ventura County Environmental Health Division (EHD) revealed that during the week of August 18, 2015, about 80 restaurant customers and 18 restaurant employees reported symptoms characteristic of a gastrointestinal illness. The restaurant, in conformance with its own corporate policy, voluntarily closed the facility, threw out all remaining food […]