The Old Sniff and Poke

The Old Sniff and Poke

The Old Sniff and Poke

Testing your knowledge of what happened this week
Oct. 16 1998 3:30 AM

The Old Sniff and Poke

No. 124: "The Old Sniff and Poke"

By Randy Cohen

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A just-released report praises the federal government's new HACCP program, and the New York Times concurs, noting, "It is a definite step up from the old sniff-and-poke method." Method of doing what? by noon ET Thursday to e-mail your answer (newsquiz@slate.com).

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Randy Cohen used to write Slate's "News Quiz." His most recent book—oh, like you don't know.