As a Korean-American foodie who resides in West Oakland, I’m lucky that there’s a slew of fine eateries not too far from our home all along Telegraph Avenue in Temescal.
The California chicken producer has been dogged by food safety problems at its plants for months. But Foster Farms may also now be one of the country’s cleanest, safest sources of chicken products.
Fish can absorb toxic chemicals that have been dumped into waterways, but they can also get them from eating plastic. And there’s a lot of plastic in the open ocean, which scientists say can act like a sponge, soaking up the chemicals already out there.
Spices get dirty because of the way they’re grown, stored and harvested, according to the head spice buyer for McCormick & Company. Because there are so many small farmers and shippers worldwide, that end of the supply chain is hard to control. So spices need to be sterilized before they hit supermarket shelves.