Things have been pretty quiet on the US of A lately, the tomato-pepper salmonella outbreak seems to be wrapping up although there is still lots of finger-pointing and grumbling about the investigation. There is a minor recall in the Northwest involving alfalfa sprouts grown by Sprouters Northwest of Oregon. The sprouts have been linked with… Continue reading Food Bug Updates
Not a question. A statement. I’m doing some research for another post and I come across this little tidbit in a USDA report, U.S. Per Capita Food Supply Trends: More Calories, Refined Carbohydrates, and Fats: Iceberg Lettuce, Frozen Potatoes (Mainly French Fries), and Potato Chips Constituted a Third of Total Daily Vegetable Servings in… Continue reading What is wrong with Americans.
The big news, its another beef recall due to E. coli. And not just any ole’ bug, but the O157:H7 variety of E. coli. From the linked article: The U.S. Agriculture Department on Friday said Omaha meat packing company Nebraska Beef Ltd is recalling 1.2 million pounds of beef because it may be contaminated with… Continue reading E. coli for everyone!
From an article in the San Francisco Chronicle about the Salmonella mystery The agency has found, for example, that tomatoes from Mexico have been shipped to Florida, repacked and sold with tomatoes from Florida. Similarly, tomatoes from the United States are sent to Mexico, where they are repacked and shipped to the United States as… Continue reading More Mad
We went camping this weekend- kind of a last minute trip. Much like summer means fresh meaty tomatoes- camping means campfire which means S’mores. Chris and I picked up a box of graham crackers, packages of marshmallows and Hershey’s chocolate bars. We also found some higher quality chocolate but I couldn’t bring myself to not… Continue reading S’mores and Blue #1