Food News Roundup

The number of New York City bars and clubs hit bucking the smoking ban was on the rise in 2008. Last year, 6.4% of inspected locales got hit with fines, on the rise from 3.5% in 2007.
[NY Post]

There's hope that Barack Obama could be the president to finally bring logic to food safety by creating a single food agency, but, dare we say it, he has some bigger fish to fry first.
[The New York Times]

There's not much left of Six Point's Hop Obama ale for Inauguration celebrating, so domestic sparkling wines might be your best bet.
[NY Daily News, WSJ]

Representatives from the two Japanese restaurants that paid $104,800 for a 128 kilogram bluefin tuna last week, the highest price for a bluefin in eight years, were a bit meh when they tasted the fish.
[WSJ]

King Nut Companies have issued a total recall of its peanut butter after a salmonella outbreak that has so far infected 399 people in 42 states.
[CNN]


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