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									    D                                                                               include two certified Master Food Preserv-          tamination in the first place,” she added.
GRAN ING!                                                                           ers. Zane Grey Estate, 396 E. Mariposa St.,           About one in six Americans suffers from

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                                                                                    Altadena; Saturday, Jan. 12; $195, including       a foodborne illness each year, and about
                                                                                    lunch and supplies. instituteofdomestic            3,000 die, the FDA said.
                                                                                                                 The U.S. has had numerous outbreaks
                                                                                                                                       of foodborne illnesses tied to salmonella,
                                                                                    Essentials of Raw Cuisine                          E. coli and listeria bacteria contaminating
                                                                                      Learn to cook, or rather not cook, like          everything from mangos to lettuce, onions,
                                                                                    Matthew Kenney, the self-proclaimed                spinach, cantaloupe and peanut butter.
                                                                                    raw-food expert and chef of Santa Monica           That’s just in the last six months!
                                                                                    restaurant M.A.K.E. “Essentials of Raw                “We’re taking a big step for food safety
                                                RANT                                Cuisine” teaches the basic principles of           by proposing the standards that will help
                         KARAOKE, BAR AND RESTAU
                                                                                    raw-food preparation. Matthew Kenney               us prevent food-safety problems rather
                                                                                    Culinary School, 395 Santa Monica Place,           than just reacting to them,” Michael Taylor,
   Dining Karaoke / Private Karaoke Rooms Available                                 Suite 333; Saturday, Jan. 12-Sunday, Jan. 13,      FDA deputy commissioner for foods and
               Full Bar w/Special Tokyo Beat Cocktails                              10 a.m.-4 p.m.; $575. matthewkenneycuisine.        veterinary medicine, said.

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                                                                                    com/education/santa-monica/weekend-                   Under the new rules, makers of food to be

  KAR                                            Sukiyaki Sushi
                                                                                    intensives. —Daina Beth Solomon                    sold in the United States, whether produced
                                                                                                                                       here or abroad, must develop a formal plan
                                                                                                                                       for preventing their products from causing
                                                                                                                         FOOD SAFETY   foodborne illness. The new standard also
  NO COVER                                         Japanese Wagyu Beef                                                                 would require that they have plans for fix-
                                                                                                                                       ing any problems that arise.
  CHARGES                                         Sukiyaki Rolls, etc...
                                                                                    FDA Proposes Tough New
                                                                                    Food-Safety Rules
                                                                                                                                          Companies will be required to document

                                                                                                                                       their plans and keep records to verify that
                                                                                    The Food and Drug Administration on                they are preventing problems.
                                                                                    Friday proposed new food-safety rules                 Inspectors will be able to audit the

    Maki Sushi                 Tokyo style                            EE
                                                                                    aimed at preventing foodborne illnesses at
                                                                                    the source — food processors and farms, Re-
                                                                                    uters reports. The new rules are a require-
                                                                                                                                       program to enforce safety standards, which
                                                                                                                                       should “dramatically” improve the effec-
                                                                                                                                       tiveness of inspections, Taylor said.
                                 Ramen                             W/VALIDATION     ment of the Food Safety Modernization Act,
                                                                                    which President Barack Obama signed into
                                                                                                                                          The new rule sets requirements for “all
                                                                                                                                       firms across all commodities,” he added.

                               Appetizers                                           law two years ago.
                                                                                      “These proposed regulations are a sign
                                                                                                                                          A second rule proposes safety-standard
                                                                                                                                       requirements for farms that produce and
                                                                                    of progress,” said Caroline Smith DeWaal,          harvest fruits and vegetables.
                                                                                    food safety director at the Center for Sci-           Farms would be required to meet national
                                                                                    ence in the Public Interest, who has been          standards for the quality of water applied to
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                                                                                    a critic of the FDA. “The new law should           their crops. (Water is commonly a pathway
            319 E. 2nd St., #205, Los Angeles, CA 90012                             transform the FDA from an agency that              for pathogens.)
         (213)625-5708 • For Reservations: (213) 538-8084                           tracks down outbreaks after the fact to an            There will be 120 days for public com-
                                                                                    agency focused on preventing food con-             ment before the proposals are set in stone.

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