April 7, 2011 |
TRENTON - Samples of milk, air, and rainwater in New Jersey show no sign of elevated radiation from the Japan nuclear disaster, the state's top environmental official said Wednesday. Preliminary air samples did show trace amounts of radioactivity, but at levels far below those considered hazardous to human health, Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin said. Samples of precipitation show traces of iodine-131, but not enough to cause concern, he added. "We're seeing virtually nothing right now. We've tested the water, we've tested the milk, and we're testing rainwater," Martin said.
April 1, 2011 |
When music-and-coffee entrepreneurs Jamie Lokoff and Tommy Joyner opened MilkBoy Coffee in the heart of Ardmore's commercial strip six years ago, they pictured a place where students from the Main Line's bustling college scene could hear a live band or just hang out. What they didn't anticipate was a crash course in the hardball world of union politics, Philadelphia style. Since November, MilkBoy's Ardmore customers have been greeted by a clutch of protesters bearing signs declaring "Shame on MilkBoy Coffee" and "MilkBoy Coffee Hurts Our Community.
March 20, 2011 |
FUKUSHIMA, Japan - In the first sign that contamination from Japan's stricken nuclear complex had seeped into the food chain, officials said Saturday that radiation levels in spinach and milk from farms near the tsunami-crippled facility exceeded government safety limits. Minuscule amounts of radioactive iodine also were found in tap water Friday in Tokyo and elsewhere in Japan - although experts said none of those tests showed any health risks. The Health Ministry also said that radioactive iodine slightly above government safety limits was found in drinking water at one point Thursday in a sampling from Fukushima prefecture, the site of the nuclear plant, but later tests showed the level had fallen again.
December 7, 2010 |
Lynn Heinisch says her infant son's life was saved by mothers' milk - other mothers' milk. Heinisch wasn't producing enough breast milk for Liam, and formula made him horribly sick. At 4 months, he weighed a skeletal eight pounds. So Heinisch, who lives in Croydon, turned to friends and the Internet, tapping a trend that proponents see as well-informed wet-nursing in a wired world - and public health officials call risky. "At first, my pediatrician was concerned.
October 19, 2010 |
A popular, newly elected Chester County sheriff had held the office just one day when he was fatally struck by a milk-delivery train on his way to Phoenixville to serve court orders. The county's law enforcement community wants to honor Benjamin F. Irey as one of nine officers killed in the line of duty, but has hit a snag. Finding his next of kin has proved challenging - because he was killed on Jan. 3, 1887. Irey is to be memorialized through the county's Hero Plaque program.
September 10, 2010
ALBANY, N.Y. - Milk sold in New Jersey and four other Northeastern states has been recalled because it might not have been properly pasteurized. The milk was marketed under the brand names Midland Farms, Corrado's Market, Jersey Dairy Farms, and Trade Fair Premium, according to New York regulators. The milk - from pints to gallons - also went to stores in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Inspectors found failed pasteurization equipment at the Midland Farm plant near Albany on Tuesday.
September 9, 2010 |
ALBANY, N.Y. - Some milk sold in New Jersey and four other Northeastern states has been recalled because it might not have been properly pasteurized. New York regulators say the milk was marketed under the brand names Midland Farms, Corrado's Market, Jersey Dairy Farms and Trade Fair Premium. It went in sizes from pints to gallons to stores in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island. Inspectors found failed pasteurization equipment at the Midlands Farm plant near Albany on Sept.
July 7, 2010
YORK, Pa. - Pennsylvania environmental officials say about 1,400 gallons of milk from a storage tank leaked into a central Pennsylvania creek. Department of Environmental Protection officials say the milk leaked from a storage tank at Rutter's Dairy in Manchester Township, York County, into a nearby stream on Monday. Department spokesman John Repetz said that no aquatic organisms were found dead in the waterway and that the milk dispersed by natural means. Repetz said a weld split open on a 30,000-gallon storage tank, and about 14,000 gallons got through foam insulation around the tank.
June 13, 2010 |
Five years ago, sales of organic milk were booming, but the industry was embroiled in controversy over big dairy operations in Western states that were flouting the spirit of federal organic rules by giving cows only limited access to pasture. Now, with growth in sales of organic dairy products soft for the first time since the U.S. Department of Agriculture's organic-food rules took effect in 2000, a new rule effective Thursday sets tough standards for how much of its food a dairy cow should get from grass during grazing season.
April 15, 2010
Want to make your own Greek yogurt? Tom Vasiliades, owner of South Street Souvlaki, describes the process. Boil whole milk. Vasiliades prepares a gallon at a time for himself and eight gallons a night for the restaurant. When milk rises, remove from heat. Let it cool to lukewarm. Vasiliades said you should be able to hold your pinkie finger in the milk for 10 seconds - that means it's lukewarm. Remove a cup of the cooled milk. Mix this with yogurt culture or yesterday's yogurt (2-3 commercial spoonfuls per 2 gallons of milk)