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Veggie Booty snack food recall

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


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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