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    Staten Island mom sues baby food companies that reportedly have ‘dangerous levels’ of heavy metals in their products

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A Staten Island mom has sued five companies that appeared on a government report’s list of baby food businesses recently found to have “dangerous levels” of heavy metals in their products. Michelle Walls filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Eastern District of New York this week against Beech-Nut, Hain, Nurture, Gerber and Plum after the U.S. House of Representatives released a report that found the five companies, along with two others, were producing foods with high levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury, the complaint indicates. Walls has been almost exclusively feeding her son, identified in   Read More

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    Staten Island’s chefs: How we learned to cook | Pamela’s Food Service Diary

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — If the pandemic taught us one thing it was to fend for ourselves in the kitchen under quarantine. But how did some of us learn how to cook in our youth? Mike Cappucci and his late grandmother, Veronica Facella, who taught the chef how to cook at a young age. (Courtesy of Mike Cappucci) We caught chef Chef Mike Cappucci of Castleton Corners’ The Local shopping in Lidl at the Staten Island Mall recently and asked where he first learned to cook. Cappucci credits his grandmother for food schooling in his early years. She lived Upstate   Read More

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