Wednesday, May 18, 2011

"PURE" BOTTLED WATER, CHIVES AND MORE GRAPE TOMATOES RECALLED

(Here's another note I managed to forget to post a few days ago). You could have lunch on recalled food on a day like today: a "healthy" veggie plate with maybe Salmonella-contaminated tomatoes in it, chives with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria to sprinkle on top for extra flair and contaminated water to drink. Perhaps by the end of today we'll have some fish or meat product recalled as well. Welcome to industrialized food in the United States. Eat at your own risk!

Here are the facts.

Bottled Water - So you thought that "pure" bottled water was uncontaminated, and better than the stuff that comes out of the tap? Think again. And never trust labeling. Specific lots of Mountain Pure water are being recalled because of "biological contamination" (not spelled out..My guess, is that the bacterial count is too high, but I am checking further). If you have a weakened immune system avoid drinking 16.9 fl. oz. (506 ml.) size bottles, with Best By date of 2-27-2013 MPWA or 2-28-2013 MPWA. Healthy people should be OK, but you may want to play it safe.

Platters with grape tomatoes - I said the Six L Packing Company recall would spread even further. Here we go again. Mann Packing is voluntarily recalling certain vegetable platters and Snacks on the Go products because the grape tomatoes used in them came from the Six L lot that have been found to be contaminated with Salmonella. Ah yes..and as of today, that includes Safeway’s Eating Right Veggie Party Platter (see next post for specifics, and the earlier one on Safeway and Grape Tomatoes).

Chives - Goodness Gardens, Inc. of New Hampton, NY is voluntarily recalling Chives Lot # 0201111, because these chives may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Watch out pregnant women!

To your good health!

TSF

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