Hey pescatarians, take note. The California Department of Public Health is warning hungry people not to eat harvested mussels, clams, or whole scallops that come from Marin County where dangerous levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins have been detected in this region. Specifically, the to ... More >>
If you're regularly in the practice of harvesting and cooking your own mussels from the waters of Marin county ... stop doing it for now. (Also, can we join you next time?) The California Department of Public Health issued a statement this morning warning consumers not to eat recreationally harvest ... More >>
Haters of black licorice have even more reason to hate: A recent recall of black licorice twists from American Licorice Co. (of Red Vines fame) has been expanded to include more types of the company's black licorice. On Friday the California Department of Public Health warned consumers not to eat R ... More >>
Consumers should avoid eating certain shucked and in-shell raw oysters from Drakes Bay Oyster Company, warned the California Department of Public Health on Saturday. The oysters may be contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a bacteria that can cause vomiting, cramps, headache, chills, and other ... More >>
UCSF Medical Center and San Francisco General Hospital have both been fined tens of thousands of dollars for operating-room mishaps, the California Department of Public Health announced today.The two are among 14 major hospitals against which state health officials issued sanctions, including top ... More >>
Drug Policy AllianceThat's the ideaCan Protections for Medical Patients Help Succeed Where Proposition 19 Failed?Cannabis advocates promised they'd be back at the California ballot following marijuana legalization measure Proposition 19's historic failure in November 2010 (the measure received mo ... More >>
Marge BakeryMegan Gordon.Part five of a series in which SFoodie asks the question: With the Underground Market now shut down, what would it take for San Francisco's aspiring food microventures to go legit? The shelves at grocery stores like Rainbow, Bi-Rite, and Canyon Market are packed with loc ... More >>
An Outer Mission convalescent home's shoddy oversight of its employees led to the death of an 87-year-old resident last year, according to a new report issued by state health inspectors.The report, prepared by the California Department of Public Health, resulted in a severe "AA" citation for the ... More >>
This guy will have a hard time quitting aloneLast month, San Francisco's score on keeping the city smoke-free was elevated from average to slightly above average, thanks to Supervisor Eric Mar and his passion for nanny government.But here is an even better, less obtrusive way for the government t ... More >>
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