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  1. health concerns
    Japanese City Activates Emergency Alert System After Store Sells Deadly BlowfishFive packages went out, and so far three have been recovered.
  2. puff piece
    Japanese Company Claims It’s Developed Nonlethal Puffer FishIt argues a farmed species means laws regulating the dangerous dish can be relaxed.
  3. Awful Things
    Some Toxic Puffer Fish Liver Sent 5 People to the HospitalFugu strikes again.
  4. Fugu
    Kim Jong-il’s Former Sushi Chef Says Go Easy on Kim Jong-unKenji Fujimoto says it must have been some kind of setup.
  5. Deadliest Catch
    Japanese Fugu Chefs Say Newly Relaxed Laws Totally BlowNew laws are taking effect that would allow almost anybody to slice and serve the poisonous delicacy.
  6. Superlatives
    What Does Jonathan Gold Want You to Try Before You Die?The L.A. Weekly will publish a new food issue this week.
  7. Health Concerns
    Sushi Buyer BewareBlowfish isn’t the only potentially toxic thing on Sushi Zen’s menu.
  8. Mediavore
    Food Network at Home; Scores Screenplay in the WorksPlus: P&G prepares to move, and where to feast on fugu, all in our morning news roundup.
  9. NewsFeed
    Don’t Tell Adam Platt, But Fugu Is Safe NowIf fugu were safe to eat, would anybody even want to?
  10. In the Magazine
    Platt’s Deadliest CatchPlatt goes on a fugu hunt in Japan, the Robs tell of a spate of Village openings, and Commerce gets reviewed in this week’s issue.
  11. What to Eat Tonight
    Eat Bar Masa’s Fried Fugu — We Double-Dog Dare YouFugu, or the flesh of the blowfish, can be deadly if prepared the wrong way, as anyone who has seen the Simpsons episode where Homer is given 24 hours to live after having it served to him by an inexperienced chef can attest. (Actually, he’s given 22 — says Dr. Hibbert: “I’m sorry I kept you waiting so long.”)