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Veggie Booty snack food recall

These "healthy" snacks are being recalled for salmonella, in case anyone has some.

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Fri. Jun 29, 4:05pm

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I used to live on this stuff. I can't believe it.

Friday, June 29, 2007, 4:58 PM

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Yeah, me too. Ate whole bags of it!

Monday, July 02, 2007, 3:26 PM

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wake up. america is only now starting to question the ingredients used in the production and preservation of food products being imported from other countries. even countries, ie China, that are known to have questionable chemicals, some of which were responsible for many (infant) deaths as recently as four years ago. and we also have an ill system for food safety assurance in this country and although our tracking systems for meat and poultry are better than some other countries, most inspections are carried out based on site alone (if the cows aren't tipping over and the meat's not a funky color, it's okay). our agricultural and pharmicuetical industries have few answers with regard to the origins of many of the ingredients used to produce/grow/manufacture such products. shop locally, act locally, impact the world.

Monday, July 02, 2007, 3:54 PM

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did you know that prior to the whole pet-food-poisoning the US only "spot-inspected" imported foods? that amounted to about 2% of all foreing-handled food and food-products being checked out for potentially dangerous or illegal substances. did you know that the US sends salmon from alaskan fishing farms over to china to be cleaned and processed, then we pay to import the very same fish !?

Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 9:01 AM

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Pirate Booty is imported. I thought they sold it at Trader Joe's I thought it was a Ntural food. Am I wrong

Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 10:40 AM

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Any food, domestic or imported, natural or processed, can have salmonella in it. Some, like chicken and eggs, are more likely than others. But I once got a terrible, weeklong bout of salmonella from eating canteloupe melon! (This was part of a CDC-documented outbreak in the state of Washington in the early 1990's -- I'm not making it up!)

Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 10:44 AM

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the melon should be washed before slicing into it. any residules from the fertilizers or pesticides can linger on the outside of the melon and then transfer to the fruit by cutting through it. the same is true for other melons, not just canteloupes.

the recent awareness of bacteria, pesticides, pharmacueticals and other toxins in imported foods has brought into light the poor quality of the US's own food saftey program / procedures. although the pirate booty in question may actually be a domestically produced snack food, the regulations for inspecting for any viruses or toxins are still not in place.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 11:26 AM

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Local markets

That is why there is such a growth in the popularity of farmers markets. When you meet the farmer and you know they eat their own produce, it gives you a little more confidence in what you are putting on your table. You can google farmers markets in your state and get contact info.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 9:32 PM

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INTERESTING

Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 11:18 PM

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INTERESTING

Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 11:19 PM

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also, by consuming locally grown produce, you are directly helping the economy in your area and you can build up immunities to some of the local allergens. the more i look into the state of affairs with regard to the agriculture industry in the US, the less important other issues become. this is our food, our sustanence, our energy. when did it take a back seat? the new alternative-fuel-boom is going to cause further problems with all of the land that was once dedicated to several crops being converted to corn fields.

some of the ingredients used in US distributed products, such as snack foods, are imported. that's how the pet-food disaster came about. it was not imported pet food, but an ingredeint in domestically manufactured pet food that caused so much illness and death. imported wheat gluten. and apparently, we import wheat gluten to be included in many more products than pet food. read the package!! some food label will say, "made in the USA" or "assembled/packaged in the USA" see the difference?

Thursday, July 05, 2007, 9:42 AM

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At $3 per tomato at my local farmer's market, I'll say I'm helping the local economy!

no thanks!

Thursday, July 05, 2007, 10:19 AM

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tomatoes are actually a really easy plant to grow at home. on the porch or in the garden, you can reap the delightful fruits of summer very cheaply.

Thursday, July 05, 2007, 10:26 AM

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i look at it like this: $3 for a tomatoe may seem like a lot, but you typically don't have to drive as far or take as much time to visit a farm stand as you do when going to a supermarket. there is less auto-pollution given off in the atmosphere from farm stand produce because it does not have to travel as far. the farm may become a mall or another sprawling housing tract if we don't support their efforts. what sounds more costly to you?

Thursday, July 05, 2007, 10:34 AM

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story about tainted seasonings imported from china being cause of snack food recall...

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Thursday, July 05, 2007, 1:41 PM

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scary, eye-opening stuff!

Friday, July 06, 2007, 9:20 AM

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Food that is promoted as healthy or "organic" that is manufactured from a wide range of "food stuffs," is simply that...stuff that is called food. If you read an ingredients list and there is a long list of chemicals or food parts put it back on the shelf.

One great rule of thumb I have also heard is this...if your great, great grandparents never heard of the food...put it back. That would include most of the grocery store. Another good recommendation is to perimeter shop regular grocery stores...in other words skip the isles in the middle of the store with all the manufactured food.

Also, support your local farmers by going to farmer's markets or joining a CSA (community sponsored agriculture...you buy shares in the years crop of a local farm).

Friday, July 06, 2007, 10:26 AM

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well, it's a basic idea, but my great-grandparents never heard of tofu (i'm sure) or wheat-free bread or kimchee and i'm not giving them up!!

Friday, July 06, 2007, 10:34 AM

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