By Monica Eng
Chicago Breaking News
City destroys fruit puree during kitchen inspection
City health inspectors used bleach to destroy hundreds of pounds of frozen fruit puree and threw out other food in a West Town kitchen on Thursday night, citing not safety violations but a lack of proper licensing.
The fruit — apples, plums, raspberries, pears, blueberries and peaches from local growers harvested and frozen last summer — belonged to pastry chef Flora Lazar, who valued it at thousands of dollars.
Lazar had rented space for her business, Flora Confections, at Kitchen Chicago, a shared cooking facility for small artisan bakers, candymakers and caterers. A second business, the caterer Sunday Dinner Club, said it lost more than $1,000 in discarded cassoulet, granola bars and baking supplies.
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