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.