Food Recalls and Safety Issues

I had read a blurb about the tomato recall and then was surprised by the sign at Chipotle explaining why they had pulled their tomato salsa. Being aware means being mindful. Here’s a round up of links to recalls and safety issues:

Tomatoes top the list in current recall notices

“The outbreak involves 57 cases of people sickened primarily in Texas and New Mexico. Seventeen persons have been hospitalized after consuming raw tomatoes and becoming infected with the uncommon Salmonella serotype Saintpaul. An additional 30 reports of illness in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, and Utah are currently being investigated to determine whether they are also linked to tomatoes.”

808 pounds of ground beef tainted with E. coli O157:H7

An “undetermined” amount of beef products were recalled on May 16, by JSM Meat Holdings Company, Inc., a Chicago, Ill.. “The meat may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The meat was distributed to establishments for further processing in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. With the involvement of several processing facilities in several states, this is going to be a tough recall to enforce. If you buy commercial beef at the grocery store, or eat out, be sure to follow some good safety tips.”

(HT Eat. Drink. Better. for the links and info)

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