V.19 No.50 | 12/16/2010
By Marisa Demarco [ Tue Dec 14 2010 2:23 PM ]
The Food and Drug Administration ordered the seizure of chile products from a warehouse in Derry, N.M.
U.S. Marshals confiscated the chile from Duran and Sons. (I’ve got a call in to the FDA to find out how much was seized, and how this chile is usually distributed.) According to the complaint filed by the FDA, inspectors discovered:
• “Widespread insect and rodent infestation”
• Rodent excreta pellets on and around the food
• Stains that looked like rodent urine
• “Investigators observed and photographed rodent nesting material on finished product.”
• Cats and birds
• Insects, larvae and moths
According to this 2007 High Country News article, Duran and Sons grows 140 acres of chile and processes 600,000 pounds every year.
There was no answer yesterday or today when the Alibi called the chile company. Owner Carl Duran told the Associated Press that he’d been cooperating with the FDA, and the raid was a surprise. He also said the seized chile was slated for destruction anyway.
V.19 No.45 | 11/11/2010
The Pink Panther in Repose
V.19 No.43 |
Where are all the sand hill cranes?
In the mean time...
By John Bear [ Sun Oct 31 2010 8:24 PM ]
What can I say, I have a fairly unhealthy fixation on birds the last year or two, in particular, sand hill cranes.
For the last month I have been impatiently awaiting the arrival of the ancient ones to Central New Mexico. I have seen huge flocks of birds flying high above the Rio Grande in recent weeks, coming in for the winter.
They blot out the sky. Some of them look like cranes. I love cranes.
Unfortunately, I am always going 80 mph on the freeway and can’t look too long. For this reason, I cannot confirm whether or not I’ve seen one yet. This is probably how I’m going to die, staring up at the sky trying to identify migrating bird species. I can think of worse ways to go.
I don’t want to say I’ve seen them until I’m sure I’ve seen them. Speculating will get you into trouble fast in this business. For this reason, I’m waiting until the three-foot-tall, dinosaur-like creatures are standing on the ground in a field somewhere, the crimson feathers on their heads plainly visible.
I can’t wait.
In the mean time, here is a picture of some pelicans in Chile, graciously sent by Mr. Paul Rust of Lawton, Okla. Thanks, Paul. You are tiding me over.
V.19 No.41 |
The Daily Word 10.14.10: Chilean miners rescued, Lobos No. 1, Cheney won't apologize
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Oct 14 2010 10:13 AM ]
Albuquerque's Chilean community celebrates the miners' rescue.
Martinez ditches a campaign contribution from a rape joke-making Texan guv candidate.
Is this teen the ninja bandit?
14,000 abandoned mines punched into New Mexico.
Killer pens an apology letter 10 years later.
The Lobos rank No. 1 … on ESPN's Bottom 10 list.
The city will refile charges against a man charged with feeding homeless people Downtown without a permit.
Cheney never apologized to the dude he shot in the face.
Rapper T.I. saves a man threatening to jump from a skyscraper.
Darryl Strawberry sells chicken wings in Queens.
The world's new shortest man.
The McRib is coming back on election day.
Life-sized Lego models.
V.19 No.40 | 10/7/2010
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