Sunday, October 16

Examples of Why

Someone asked me the other day why I grow my own veggies and try to buy only meats and other foods that I know the 'history' behind. Where it came from, what is in it, etc.

All I can say is:

-- Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef because a family in Ohio fell ill after eating meat produced by the company that was contaminated with E. coli. The recall involves beef sold as Kroger brands at Kroger Co. supermarkets; Butcher's Beef at Food Lion supermarkets; and generic beef sold to SAV-A-LOT, Spectrum Foods, Supervalu and the Defense Commissary Agency.

-- Nine killed in an outbreak of salmonella-tainted peanut butter nearly three years ago.

-- In 1998, an outbreak of listeria in hot dogs and deli meat killed 21 people, according to CDC records.

-- "Rocky Ford" cantaloupes from Jensen Farms in Holly, Colo., were recalled earlier this month after state health officials found Listeria in cantaloupes taken from Colorado grocery stores and from a victim's home. Matching strains were also found on equipment at a nearby packing facility. So far, the outbreak has sickened 72 people and claimed 16 lives in 18 states - making it the country's deadliest outbreak of food-borne illness in more than 10 years.

-- September 22, 2011 - Pepperidge Farm, Incorporated is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of 10.2-ounce boxes of Baked Naturals Sesame Sticks as a precaution due to the possible presence of small, thin pieces of wire.

Enough said.

1 comment:

  1. It's amazing how people can turn their heads and continue to ingest this stuff isn't it? Unfortunately, it's usually until something serious happens to them or someone they love. Nicely written. Hope all is going well with the new baby and hope you're getting some sleep. :)