Wednesday, July 27, 2011
A BAD FEW WEEKS FOR READY-TO-EAT FOODS
For instance, between July 5 and July 26 - a period of just three weeks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued 11 recalls for meat-containing ready-to-eat foods. Two of the product recalls were simply for mislabeling or undeclared allergens (which I do not blog) However, nine recalls are taking place because testing by USDA turned up pathogenic bacteria in the food. Of these, 7 (counting two expanded recalls) were due to Listeria monocytogenes bacteria being found . The other two were for Salmonella bacteria.
You can see why I keep saying that pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems should go easy on eating ready-to-eat foods.
To your good health,