July 23, 2013 |
The source of poison that killed 23 schoolchildren last week in the Indian state of Bihar was the vessel storing cooking oil used to prepare their lunch, an official said, citing a forensic report released Saturday. Monocrotophos, a highly toxic organophosphate insecticide, was found in the oil container, the food, and the utensil in which it was cooked, R. Lakshmanan, who runs the mid-day meals program in the state, said in a telephone interview. The chemical, which the United States stopped using in 1988, according to the Extension Toxicology Network website.
April 18, 2014 |
When Sage Piszek heard that the first barrel of used cooking oil was full, he was puzzled. Already? Maybe rain had somehow seeped in. But when he checked, it was full ... of oil. That told Piszek that the project in South Philadelphia's Indonesian community, the first of its kind in the region, was working. On Tuesday, officials - including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's regional administrator - and community members gathered for a ceremonial pump-out of that first barrel.
August 26, 2010
There are three general varieties of olive oil on American grocery-store shelves. Here's a guide. Extra virgin olive oil Made from fully ripened olives that are pressed right after harvest, this oil should have a robust, fruity flavor and rich, greenish-gold color. Use extra virgin olive oil when you want its flavor to shine through - on salads, in vegetable dishes, for bread dipping and to season marinades, sauces and soups. Olive oil All-purpose cooking oil, sometimes described as "pure olive oil," has a mild taste that can be a flavor-enhancer in various dishes.
March 7, 2012 |
IT TAKES only a day to turn a well-kept side street into a big, greasy pit. It's happened twice in the last month on Orianna Street in Northern Liberties, a local business owner named Christina tells us. One day Orianna looked fine. The next, there was a huge, sticky wet spot on the sidewalk. At first, Christina thought it was water. But it never dried up, and the stuff got all over her dog's paws. It also reeked of food. Christina guessed that it was used cooking oil. Before we keep going, we should tell you that one of the main reasons Orianna looks good at all is that Christina and her family keep it clean.
May 26, 1993 |
They know what it wasn't. It wasn't rancid food, chemical contamination, bad cooking oil or food preparation procedures. State health officials haven't figured out what it was - what caused 29 children to become ill after eating meals purchased last Wednesday at a McDonald's in Blackwood. A week after the incident, Health Department spokeswoman Darlene Weiner said the state was looking for "another common link among the kids" - a new clue to the mystery. The children, from St. Agnes School, Blackwood, became nauseated about 45 minutes after they ate lunches brought to the school by their parents from a McDonald's on Blackwood-Clementon Road.
November 2, 2004
Missing signs show up in school In reply to Mark Doorley's letter ("Stolen freedom," Oct. 26) regarding stolen Democratic campaign signs, I ask him to not automatically blame their disappearance on fellow voters who happen to belong to the other party. I attended Back to School Night at one of our local high schools recently. On entering one of the classrooms, I was surprised to see those lawn signs plastered all over the walls and the ceiling! The teacher had instructed his students to bring in as many campaign artifacts as they could, and, yes, they are taking the signs off people's lawns!
July 16, 2012 |
OIL VEY! A couple of greasy thieves have been charged with stealing 150 gallons of used cooking oil from an Old City restaurant Saturday morning, according to police. At 6:08 a.m., an employee of Waste Oil Recyclers Inc. reported that someone had stolen waste oil from one of the company's containers at the rear of Buddakan on Chestnut Street near 4th, police said. Authorities were able to obtain surveillance video of the theft that showed two men backing a white Ford van up to the waste-oil container.
November 17, 1993 |
Here are four mouth-watering ways to get your holiday guests in a dining mood: CHUTNEY DIP 1 cup light or cholesterol-free mayonnaise 1/4 cup mango chutney or other chutney 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger 1 teaspoon grated lime or lemon peel Combine the mayonnaise, chutney, ginger and lime or lemon peel. Cover and chill. Serve with cooked shrimp, sliced cucumbers, chicken nuggets or cut vegetables. Makes 10 servings. Per tablespoon: 97 calories, 8 grams fat, 5.9 grams carbohydrate, 142 grams sodium.
November 23, 1988 |
A California man won first prize of $25,000 for his " 7/8 Chili" at the recent 22d annual World's Championship Chili Cookoff in Rosamond, Calif. Yes, chili is still a burning national issue, as evidenced by the more than 80 entries submitted from each of the 50 states and the 20,000 people who came to Rosamond, some from as far as Australia. Kenton Stafford, 39, a construction worker from Fillmore, Calif., has been attending chili cookoffs for about five years and has entered about 20 of them.
September 20, 2011 |
TAMARA SEPE and her husband, Bill Curran, have lived in the Callowhill area for the past seven years. They each have their own businesses and are raising their 10-month-old son there. "We like the proximity to all the amenities of the city," Sepe said of the area, known as "the Loft District" to some and "Chinatown North" to others. "We also like the architecture and history of the neighborhood. We like the community, and we like its social history of being a community of immigrants.