Posts tagged “taco bell”

Standards Shifting

Fresh and Clean International Food Safety Standards

When I took this picture (in Bangkok) I marveled at the fact that something as basic as food safety was advertised as a benefit to shoppers. What about taste? Value? Good times? Good friends? An interesting menu? Nope. Fresh. Clean. Safe.

Yet here in the U.S. we’ve got scallion problems at Taco Bell and recent problems with spinach. Am I having a Michael Pollan-induced panic or are we not as far ahead as we kid ourselves into believing?

yo something Taco Bell

news story

A San Mateo man accused of stealing a car with a bride sitting in the passenger seat in her wedding gown pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one count of carjacking and one count of being under the influence of a controlled substance, authorities said.

Alan Ticas-Soto, 21, allegedly stole the car from a Taco Bell parking lot in San Mateo at about 11 p.m. Oct. 29.

He is accused of jumping into the driver’s seat and backing up the car with bride Valerie Zahn seated inside.

Zahn, 22, was waiting for her new husband, Almanza Zahn, to return with takeout food.

The couple had stopped while on their way to a hotel in Burlingame following their wedding.

Responding to his wife’s cries for help, Almanza Zahn helped her escape, uninjured, from the car.

Wait – they had a wedding and went for Taco Bell aftewards? It was 11 pm, so presumably not a civil ceremony, presumably some sort of reception? Obviously the the crime is terrible anytime and terrifying in this instance, but as far as going to Taco Bell afterwards, I don’t know whether to feel bad, or disturbed.


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