When you're settling down to dinner can you be absolutely sure that you're eating what you think you've bought? Targeted tests by West Yorkshire Trading Standards revealed that more than a third of the foods they examined included instances of fraud, mislabelling and failure to meet published guidelines. There's the mozzarella that was only 50% cheese, the fake ham made from dyed meat emulsion, and 'minced beef' containing pork and poultry. Reports of labelling issues and alleged food fraud rose by more than 60% between 2010 and 2012, and that was before the horsemeat scandal broke. So with questions still being asked about the food we're consuming, why is the number of trading standards officers being reduced?
The Peppermint Trolley Company sang the themes of both Love, American Style and the first season of The Brady Bunch. They once performed in front of an audience of 120,000. In addition, the band from Redlands, California recorded one of the most essential but sadly overlooked L.A. soft psych studio offerings ever. Reissued here for the first time ever is their glorious self-titled 1968 album, reminiscent of The Left Banke, The Association, and Buffalo Springfield.