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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Las Vegas Origin of World-Wide Food Recall

baisicfoodflavors.jpgThe side yard of Basic Food Flavors in North Las Vegas isn't pretty and neither is the FDA's description of the facilities after they inspected it with standing water and residues throughout the facility. Most alarming is the FDA's announcement that the company knew its product was contaminated with salmonella. It's illegal to produce and distribute contaminated food. On March 5, the same day this picture was taken, the company had a section of its website dedicated to the recall of approximately 250 of its products. The list however doesn't include the final processed food products that include its hydrolyzed vegetable protein. I tried to get an interview to understand what the product is and went into the lobby. There I spoke to an employee who declined an on-camera interview, but I asked what I was smelling in the lobby and what they were producing. The employee said it was basically soy sauce. Knowing that soy sauce is pretty salty, I said "basically salt?" and the employee said yes. In additional research I found that the product is used similar to MSG. The product is used in many health foods as well as snack foods like some flavors of Pringles. While no one has been sickened apparently, this story raises the question of what is Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein and how widely is it used. Also, why are "flavor enhancers" such as this necessary in todays food?
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Nation's First Cold War Memorial Groundbreaking & Book Signing

The Forest Service members of the CIA and workers from Area 51 were at Mt. Charleston outside Las Vegas for the groundbreaking of the nation's first Cold War Memorial on Saturday, November 17. This will enhance the regions international recognition for its role in America's victory in the Cold War. The Atomic Testing museum with its hands-on exhibits, the atomic test site with its bomb-ravaged structures and now the cold war memorial honoring America's heroes who lost their lives in America's longest war. Vistors can get a signed first-edition copy of Silent Heroes of the Cold War (Stephen's Press 2008) and learn more at this first public event on a multi-million dollar Forest Service project in the area.

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Tax Fraud Publisher Jailed (NPR)

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