A bill introduced in the House of Representatives would give the FDA more power to enforce food safety. It would also make growers, producers and food handlers responsible for identifying contamination risks and documenting steps taken to prevent them.
Tom Thumb and Randalls, both Safeway supermarket chains, are offering coupons that shoppers can view and select through their computers or mobile devices. The coupons are registered on their loyalty cards, and deductions are automatic when the card is swiped at checkout.
Berkeley Bowl, a gourmet grocery in the San Francisco Bay Area, will unveil its second location next week. The $30 million store will include an expanded kitchen, more prepared foods and underground parking.