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Trying to find cornmeal in L.A.

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Thorn Nov 10, 2006 07:44 PM

All the major markets in Studio City, Gelson's, Ralph's etc. said all cornmeal brands like Albers were pulled because of insect infestation. I haven't been able to find anything about this or find cornmeal for sale! Is this all over L.A. or just Stud City?

  1. SilverlakeGirl Jan 6, 2007 05:12 AM

    I had this problem during Thanksgiving when I planned to make my favorite Lee Bailey's Cornbread.

    I was told by the manager that all cornmeal would be difficult to impossible to find while they dealth with the infestation. Von's had no cornmeal at all.

    Eventually, I bought a better brand, Arrowhead Mills, at Whole Foods.

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      LMS1108 Jan 6, 2007 04:53 AM

      While I am not in the market for cornmeal per se, I have been very disappointed to find that Trader Joe's has been out of the cornmeal pizza crust for months. No one at TJ's could even explain to me "why" other than to say "oh, yeah, I guess we haven't had it for a while". Anyway, as of today, still out.

      Oh, and another thing: The gyoza company TJs uses has gone belly up. My world is falling apart, people. Falling apart.

      1. t
        T chick Nov 15, 2006 07:37 PM

        No wonder I couldn't find any. My local grocery has been out for weeks.

        I've bought corn meal at Whole Foods - in the package, not from the bin - and I found it was actually too coarse a grind for my purposes. Is the stuff in the bin any better?

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          WINDELLA Nov 11, 2006 12:36 AM

          On 10-26-2006 I posted the same question here is the answer I received from Albers.com
          ADM and Nestlé initiated an investigation after Nestlé heard from consumers who reported finding insects in their ALBERS products. The products affected are ALBERS Yellow Corn Meal in 20 oz. cartons, 40 oz. cartons and 5 lb. bags, ALBERS White Corn Meal in 20 oz. cartons and 40 oz. cartons, and ALBERS Quick Grits in 20 oz. cartons, 40 oz. cartons and 5 lb. bags.

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            ostudio Nov 10, 2006 11:58 PM

            You can also buy as much as you need at the bulk bins at Whole Foods markets.

            1. DanaB Nov 10, 2006 07:46 PM

              I don't know about an insect infestation, but in the recent thread on Surfas, cornmeal was a particular item that people recommended getting there.

              Here's a link to the thread:

              http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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