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WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Surging coronavirus cases in many areas of the United States may make it unwise to hold large family gatherings at Thanksgiving this year, particularly if elderly relatives or out-of-state travel are involved, Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert, told “CBS Evening News” on Wednesday.

“You may have to bite the bullet and sacrifice that social gathering, unless you’re pretty certain that the people that you’re dealing with are not infected,” Fauci said, adding that his own three children will not be coming home for Thanksgiving because his age puts him at elevated risk.

It is estimated that 46 million turkeys are slaughtered each year during Thanksgiving, thanks to the age-old tradition of family dinners in which these birds are the main feature.

Each year, White House tradition also “pardons” a turkey or two, saving them from being killed.

Thanks to Covid-19 and Fauci’s advice to Americans, 46 million turkeys will have a well-deserved lease on life this year!

Pan De Sal Bakers Go On Nationwide Strike Amid Reno Liver Spread Ban

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Starting Friday at 5:00 a.m., Filipinos may not find any pan de sal in their favorite bakeries or neighborhood sari-sari stores.

The National Association of Pan de Sal Bakers (NAPSB) has announced that its more than 1 Million members will go on a nationwide strike, in protest of the Food and Drug Administration’s announcement that it was banning the sale, purchase and consumption of Reno liver spread.  FDA said the brand, which has been in existence for more than half a century, has not registered with the regulatory agency.

Reno liver spread has been a favorite of Filipino households, across all social classes, being a secret ingredient for popular dishes like kaldereta and adobo, as well as the choice spread for pan de sal, the inexpensive breakfast bun.

The NAPSB told The Adobo Chronicles that the nationwide strike will last until the FDA reverses its decision/announcement regarding this well-loved Filipino version of the paté.


Reno Liver Spread Files Quo Warranto Case Against FDA!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Reno liver spread has been a Filipino household favorite for over 50 years.  It was a default spread on pan de sal that school kids take for their recess.  It has also been the “secret” ingredient for some of the best Filipino dishes like adobo and kaldereta.

Now, the local Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public against selling, buying or consuming this biggest little can in the world for the reason that it has not been registered under this regulatory agency for food, drugs and supplements.

Today, the makers of Reno liver spread told The Adobo Chronicles that they are filing a quo warranto case against the FDA, claiming that their paté-like product has been grandfathered by default.

Reno liver spread has been enjoyed by Filipinos since 1958.  The FDA was founded only in 1966.

(Quo warranto is a special form of legal action used to resolve a dispute over whether a specific person has the legal right to hold the public office that he or she occupies.)

So the question is: Which came first? The chicken or the egg?