International Harvest, Inc of Mount Vernon, NY is recalling 14,620 lbs. of bulk and 24,270 bags of Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
WTF Friday news Emerald® Nuts is initiating a voluntary recall for a limited amount of its 6.5oz Glazed Walnuts product, distributed nationwide, due to the potential presence of undeclared peanuts, almonds, cashews and pecans in the product. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product
Huge worldwide recall under way, but none of the tainted formula is believed to have made it to the U.S.
Pays to have rich friends who care nothing about public health or safety President Donald Trump commuted the prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, former CEO of defunct Agriprocessors, days before the Christmas holiday.
As a result of the Fresh-Pak Inc. recall, Meijer is announcing a voluntary recall of select Meijer brand packaged products due to sliced apples within the products being potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. To date, there have been no known illnesses reported in connection with this recall.
This illustrates the chief problem of industrialized agriculture – it can be trashed by fungus, virus or bacteria developed by nature to rebalance the natural system in reaction to over-population of a single species.
Ahhhh! Globalization and Industrialized Agriculture
The CDC tracking of the papaya outbreak continues, with a score of
All foodborne illness outbreaks are devastating for victims but fascinating for investigators, since each is different.
This investigation has traced the illness-causing Salmonella to one kind of papaya (Maridol, under Caribeña, Cavi, and Valery brands) to one Mexican farm (Carica de Campeche).
But four Salmonella strains have been found in papaya samples and in ill people:
The shift from one to another is evident in the epi curve:
- Don’t buy Maridol papayas.
- If you have one, throw it away (but be careful not to cross contaminate surfaces)
- If you don’t know where the papaya was grown, don’t eat it
If you are interested in the legal implications, check Bill Marler’s website.
Not sure what to do with millet? We’ve got lots of ideas for you!
We’re rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this week’s Potluck submissions, including Barbecue Lentil Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, easy vegan Tagalongs, and Sesame Cauliflower Wings.