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
Beginning today, producers can begin dosing fresh greens: iceberg lettuce and spinach with a hint of radiation designed to reduce the amount of salmonella, E. Coli and listeria hiding amongst the leafy goodness. AP Story: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iA5hZT7HxWkBxoW1U2IS-nAOoq-wD92MPDG81 Please note, that is reduce, not 100% eliminate. Growers and packagers are still expected to follow the FDA’s other… Continue reading Popeye: Super Strength and now with added glow-in-the dark
I’m not going to pickle these but it sure is nice not to have to worry about creepy crawly bugs- I know exactly where these peppers came from- my own patio! Organic too.
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