Plainview (New York)

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    Food For Thought 3.03.09

    "We did not know that they didn't have a state license for their processing facility. We were not aware that the state was not aware they were there." (Greg Ingham, Plainview city manager, on the Peanut Corporation of America plant closure following a salmonella outbreak. The state of Texas has no i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Food For Thought 2.23.09

    "When you order a recall and don't get a response, you've got to do something to protect the public." (Doug McBride of the Texas Department of State Health Services, noting that the Peanut Corporation of America plant in Plainview had not responded to an order to recall all products shipped from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Food For Thought 2.17.09

    "The burden is on the company to make sure they are complying with any local, state and federal regulations that apply to food manufacturing. Naturally, that's not reassuring to the public. But we don't have people driving up and down roads looking for places like this." (Doug McBride of the Texas D ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 3, 2008

    Bless Us, Oh Lard

    Damn fajitas and health-conscious eaters. They're killing traditional Tex-Mex.

  • News

    September 27, 2001


    The USDA backs off its tough new meat-inspection standards. That's a good thing, beef producers say.

  • News

    June 29, 2000

    Killing machine

    It is 6:07 p.m. John Albert Burks salutes the Oakland Raiders and says goodbye to his friends. Minutes later, he is a dead man. This year's 21st execution.