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Other States Mull Shark Fin Bans; Shooting Near Fisherman’s Wharf In-N-Out

• Taking a cue from California, both New York State and Maryland are currently considering bills to ban the sale of shark fins. [Grub Street NY, HuffPo]

• There was a shooting last night that left one man injured near the Fisherman’s Wharf In-N-Out, around 10 p.m. Two men are already in custody. [Appeal]

• During the fourth quarter of 2011, when retail businesses tend to make the most money, Safeway’s profits shrank. They still say overall sales were high, but the news has sent their stock tumbling. [Contra Costa Times]

• Panda Express cares more than you would think: They chop twenty fresh vegetables in-house daily and test hundreds of recipes that are never used. Now expect the chain to start emerging from mall basements to stand-alone restaurants.[Salt/NPR]

• That pay-what-you-want Panera is not only surviving, but the chain is planning to add more pay-optional locations in more cities. [USAT]

• Connecticut lawmakers are attempting to pass a bill that would require labeling all genetically engineered foods — but it could be a long fight. [WSJ]

• Re-creating long-lost family recipes takes a bit of detective work, including recalling the flavor profile of the dish, and then thinking about the cook’s culture and means. [WSJ]

Other States Mull Shark Fin Bans; Shooting Near Fisherman’s Wharf In-N-Out