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An Update on Japan from the Perishable Pundit

This really relates to the food situation generally as a result of the earthquake and tsunami, but it was so comprehensive and well-written about the food supply situation it seemed worth linking to.  And making a donation to Second Harvest Japan. … Continue Reading

Bad Guys Disguised As Good Guys: Labeling and Sourcing Issues at Farmers Markets

One of the first scenes in IFC’s comedy “Portlandia’ involves a couple asking their waitress for the provenance of the chicken they are considering ordering. She comes back with a photograph of “Colin”, the actual chicken, and describes the conditions under which he lived before he died for their meal. Unsatisfied with her answer, they ask … Continue Reading

Consumers and Gulf Shrimp: Watch What We Do, Not What We Say

The quote, "Watch what we do, not what we say," is attributed to John Mitchell, Nixon’s first attorney general.  It can apply, however, to the behavior of consumers with respect to shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico, and that will be watched carefully everyone from shrimp fishers to the owners of your local fish market.  The FDA … Continue Reading

Jim Prevor’s Traceability Answers

We recently asked for comments on Jim Prevor’s story about traceability.  While there was a loud silence in our comments in box (still happy to take them), today we got a long response from Jim himself in his latest Perishable Pundit.  I commend it to you.  And feel free to comment to Jim directly or, … Continue Reading

A Traceability Story: Request for Comments

Jim Prevor has an intriguing story in one of his latest Perishable Pundits, updated here and here, that frankly has me wondering.  According to Jim, Freshway Foods discovered E.Coil 0145 in some romaine and, using tracking numbers, was able to trace it to a specific lot supplied by a grower in Yuma, Arizona.  It then … Continue Reading

Bagged Salads: Consumers Union Weighs In, Perishable Pundit Replies

The motto of Consumers Union, the publisher of Consumer Reports, is "working for a fair, just and safe marketplace for all."  The motto of Jim Prevor’s Perishable Pundit is "where the subject may be perishable but the insight isn’t."  When Consumer Reports publishes a report, it nearly always becomes widespread news.  When Jim Prevor publishes … Continue Reading

Jim Prevor Deconstructs CSPI’s List of “Ten Riskiest Foods”

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has released its list of "Ten Riskiest Foods Regulated by the FDA."  The list has gotten a lot of publicity, particularly because some unexpected foods like potatoes made the list.  Our friend Jim Prevor, the Perishable Pundit, has written a Special Edition of his newsletter that pretty … Continue Reading

Nolan v. Ocean Spray Verdict: The PACA Angle

Jim Prevor, the author of the Perishable Pundit blog and a man who has probably forgotten more about the produce industry and its practices than many will learn in a lifetime, has been blogging constantly about the lawsuit brought by Theresa Nolan, her company The Nolan Network and her late husband Jim against Ocean Spray … Continue Reading
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