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  • Charlie Tuna, Longtime Los Angeles DJ, Dies at 71

    03/01/2016 7:59:22 AM PST · by bigbob · 12 replies
    Variety ^ | 2-29=16 | LAMARCO MCCLENDON
    Radio personality and TV announcer Charlie Tuna died Feb. 19 at his home in Tarzana, Calif. He was 71. According to his website, he died in his sleep. A fixture on Los Angeles radio starting in the late ’60s, Tuna was part of the legendary KHJ Boss Jock lineup and helped launch KROQ-AM and KIIS. He served as both program director and morning man for KIIS AM and FM. Tuna, whose real name was Art Ferguson, was a native of Kearney, Nebraska. He was said to have worked on more stations and formats than anyone in Los Angeles radio history....
  • Woman with pistol in vagina charged with unlawful carry

    09/09/2015 10:02:23 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 126 replies
    WFAA ^ | September 8, 2015 | Josh Davis
    WACO, Texas – Officers searching a woman after a traffic stop found a fully-loaded pistol in her vagina, Waco police said. Just before 11 p.m. Monday, officers stopped a 1998 Toyota Land Rover at 15th and Blair in north Waco for a traffic violation. During the stop, officers discovered the driver of the vehicle, Gabriel Garcia, 30, was allegedly had 2.7 grams of methamphetamine under his driver's seat. A further search of the car allegedly uncovered another 29.5 grams of meth and weighing scales in the purse of the female passenger, Ashley Cecilia Castaneda, 31. Because the traffic stop occurred...
  • Starkist Tuna Class Action Settlement Means Customers Get $25 In Cash Or $50 In Tuna

    08/25/2015 10:36:05 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 83 replies
    consumerist ^ | August 25, 2015 | Laura Northrup
    Two and a half years ago, a man who eats tuna filed a class action lawsuit against Starkist, a tuna company. His allegation was that the company was deliberately under-filling each can by a few tenths of an ounce. That might not make a difference to one consumer making one tuna salad, but would add up over millions of cans. While Starkist doesn’t admit fault, the case has been settled. If you’re a resident of the United States and bought at least one five-ounce can of any of these tunas from Starkist between February 19, 2009 and October 31, 2014,...
  • Bumble Bee Foods to Pay $6 Million in Death of Worker Killed in Industrial Oven

    08/12/2015 3:23:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 61 replies
    KTLA ^ | 12:56pm, August 12, 2015 | Melissa Pamer,
    The horrific death of Jose Melena of Wilmington occurred Oct. 11, 2012, when he entered a 35-foot cylindrical oven and became inadvertently trapped when coworkers loaded 12,000 pounds of canned tuna into the oven. Workers did not know Melena was inside, according to the DA’s office. During the two-hour heat sterilization process, the oven’s internal temperature rose to about 270 degrees, the DA’s office had previously said. Melena’s severely burned remains were discovered by a coworker. His family will get $1.5 million of the $6 million settlement payout. Under the plea agreement, San Diego-based Bumble Bee will also be required...
  • Tuna Company, 2 Employees Charged in Death of Worker in Oven

    Bumble Bee Foods and two employees were charged Monday with violating safety regulations in the death of a California worker who was cooked in an industrial oven with tons of tuna, prosecutors said.
  • Tuna Plant Charged After Worker Cooked to Death

    04/28/2015 10:04:30 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 67 replies
    Newser ^ | Apr 28, 2015 12:18 AM CDT | Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
    (Newser) – Felony charges have been filed more than two years after the horrific death of a worker at a California tuna plant. Bumble Bee Foods and two of its employees have been charged with willfully violating safety rules in the death of 62-year-old Jose Melena, who was cooked to death inside an industrial oven at the company's Santa Fe Springs plant, the Los Angeles Times reports.
  • The secret histories of 6 ubiquitous American foods

    12/29/2014 11:42:27 AM PST · by iowamark · 57 replies
    The Week ^ | December 26, 2014 | Therese Oneill
    In much the same way most American homes have different half-filled tubes of sunblock, off-sized batteries, and calculators that can't be thrown away, most American homes have the six following foods. We may not eat them often, or even like them, but we still keep them on hand. They're just part of what make a home a home — even if we forget why. Here, the largely forgotten histories of six American staples. 1. Tuna fish During the 20th century tuna fish was one America's most purchased proteins — but it didn't happen without a dash of ingenuity. In 1903,...
  • State: FDA study finds Alaska fish safe from Fukushima radiation

    06/27/2014 4:28:23 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 6-27-2014 | Alex DeMarban
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has found that Alaska seafood is safe from Fukushima radiation, but a citizen’s group plans to conduct a separate study of the water in lower Cook Inlet using a crowdsource funding site. “The (FDA) results confirm information from federal, state and international agencies that seafood in the North Pacific and Alaska waters poses no radiation related health concerns to those who consume it,” said a statement released by state health and environmental officials. The FDA review was based on a sampling plan developed by the departments of Environmental Conservation and Health and Social Services,...
  • Vanity: Is there a brand of canned tuna that isn't all mush?

    04/04/2014 12:01:58 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 93 replies
    Seriously, the cans say chunk light but it's all mush.
  • Is Fukushima Radiation Contaminating Tuna, Salmon and Herring On the West Coast of North America?

    08/26/2013 7:34:30 PM PDT · by Errant · 103 replies
    Zero Hege ^ | 26 August, 2013 | George Washington
    We've extensively documented that radioactivity from Fukushima is spreading to North America. More than a year ago, 15 out of 15 bluefin tuna tested in California waters were contaminated with radioactive cesium from Fukushima. Bluefin tuna are a wide-ranging fish, which can swim back and forth between Japan and North America in a year:
  • New Study Shows 59% of “Tuna” Sold in the U.S. Isn’t Tuna

    03/03/2013 12:05:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 134 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | March 2, 2013 | Michael Krieger
    This is just the latest revelation in the stealth inflation and food fraud theme I have written about frequently in recent months. The non-profit group Oceana took samples of 1,215 fish sold in the U.S. and genetic tests found that that 59% of those labeled tuna were mislabeled. It seems that “white tuna” should be avoided in particular as “84% of fish samples labeled 'white tuna' were actually escolar, a fish that can cause prolonged, uncontrollable, oily anal leakage.” Oh and if you live in my hometown of New York City, you should pay particular attention: Big Apple has big...
  • Is Fukushima radiation killing Americans?

    12/27/2012 8:01:20 AM PST · by darth · 52 replies
    Washington's Blog ^ | 5/29/2012 | Washington's Blog
    I'll bet no one else around here owns a calibrated radiation survey meter! I have posted this before, but it's worth repeating. A few months after the Fukushima meltdown, I took my survey meter to the grocery store. California veggies...fine. Fish display...fine. Canned tuna shelves....UH OH. I measured .05 rad/hour. That's over one rad/day. Since the tuna was in cans, the alpha and beta particles would not be detected, IIRC. If I remember my particle physics, my meter must have been detecting gammas or neutrons. If someone ingests the radioactive particles in the tuna, they will be irradiated from the...
  • The Most Frequently Mislabeled Fish

    12/11/2012 10:40:09 AM PST · by blam · 29 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-12-2012 | Dina Spector
    The Most Frequently Mislabeled Fish Dina SpectorDec. 11, 2012, 12:46 PMIf you live in New York, and buy or eat fish, then at some point you probably received something different than what thought you were getting, The New York Times' Elisabeth Rosenthal reports. A surprising number of mislabeled seafood items end up in grocery stores and restaurants, a new study by conservation group Ocenana revealed. More specifically, researchers found that 56, or 39 percent, of 142 fish samples DNA tested were were different from what they claimed to be. Fish labeled as white tuna often turned out be escolar (a...
  • Worker Dies After Being Cooked In Tuna Plant Oven

    10/14/2012 6:36:18 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    CBS Local L.A. ^ | 10-13-12 | Staff
    SANTA FE SPRINGS (AP) — Authorities say a 62-year-old employee was cooked to death at a Southern California seafood plant for tuna maker Bumble Bee Foods The Whittier Daily News reports Jose Melena was found Thursday shortly before 7 a.m. at the plant in Santa Fe Springs. California Division of Occupational Safety and Health spokeswoman Erika Monterroza says t’s unclear how the man ended up inside a cooking device called a “steamer machine.” The state department has launched an investigation into the accident. In a written statement, Bumble Bee Foods spokesman Pat Menke expressed condolences to Melena’s family and says...
  • Tests of tuna sold for school lunches reveal variations in mercury levels(OMG!)

    09/20/2012 5:47:55 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 19, 2012 | Ryan Jaslow
    Are kids' school lunches safe? A new report from the advocacy group Mercury Policy Project finds tuna served as school lunches in some states may contain levels of mercury that the organization deems toxic. Mercury is a naturally occurring neurotoxin in the environment that can be released into the air through industrial pollution. It builds up in water and streams and turns into methylmercury, a compound which is then absorbed by fish as they feed. The report, called "Tuna Surprise" is the first to test canned tuna sold to schools, according to its authors. "Most children are already consuming only...
  • Anglers' extraordinary find is no sea monster, but a giant squid

    06/05/2012 9:37:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Grind TV ^ | June 4, 2012 | Pete Thomas
    Al McGlashan, a prominent big-game fisherman in Australia, ventured to sea Friday in search of tuna and swordfish. The highlight, however, was the bizarre discovery of a fresh giant squid carcass.
  • Radioactive bluefin tuna crossed the Pacific to US

    05/28/2012 7:01:21 PM PDT · by thecodont · 42 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Monday, May 28, 2012 | ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer
    (05-28) 12:48 PDT LOS ANGELES, (AP) -- Across the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan's crippled nuclear plant to the shores of the United States 6,000 miles away — the first time a huge migrating fish has been shown to carry radioactivity such a distance. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2012/05/28/national/a120114D60.DTL#ixzz1wDhpH1BO
  • Is 'Tuna Scrape' the Next Pink Slime?

    04/22/2012 10:03:25 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 31 replies
    (Newser) – First came "pink slime," the processed beef too dubious even for McDonald's. Now "tuna scrape" might be poised to become the seafood equivalent. With a recent salmonella outbreak being linked to tuna scrape—ground backmeat scraped from the bones of the fish—people are asking whether this fish product is fit for human consumption, reports NPR. Raw meat, after all, is generally riskier than cooked, and ground products are at greater risk for contamination. "I don't think enough research has been done on these products," one food safety expert says. But others say the comparison is unfair. While tuna scrape...
  • 427.9-pound tuna disqualified from record

    04/21/2012 11:39:03 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies
    upi. ^ | April 20, 2012
    DANIA BEACH, Fla., -- The International Game Fish Association in Florida said a 427.9-pound yellowfin tuna is not a world record because someone else touched the angler's pole. The organization said the giant fish, caught by Robert Pedigo aboard the Journeyman off the coast of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Thursday, is not eligible for the world record because Danny Osuna, a captain working as a deckhand aboard the Journeyman, touched Pedigo's pole while he was struggling with the tuna, FoxNews.com reported Friday. IGFA rules state a world record fish must be caught without any help. "We have caught a lot of...
  • 100 Sickened By Tainted Tuna (Rotten stinking tuna from Cupertino. Nancy Pelosi has no comment.)

    04/16/2012 7:50:10 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 47 replies
    KMJ Radio ^ | April 16, 2012 | unatributed
    Tainted tuna is being blamed for a salmonella outbreak that's sickened more than 100 people in 20 states.