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Before You Take That Next Bite

FYI: I came across a site that puts out FDA food recall notices.

They were the source for the first recall for Massachusetts: Massachusetts Firm Recalls Chicken Due To Listeria

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2008 – DBC, Inc., doing business as World Class Canapes, Inc., a Wilmington, Mass., firm, is recalling approximately 285 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The following products are subject to recall: 80-ounce cases of “Progressive Gourmet Buffalo Chicken Roller Sandwich,” Each package bears the establishment number “EST. P-31566” inside the USDA mark of inspection, as well as a “SELL BY” date of “8/2/08” and Case Code of “8500WRAS.” 80-ounce cases of “Progressive Gourmet Chicken Caesar Roller Sandwich.” Each package bears the establishment number “EST. P-31566” inside the USDA mark of inspection, as well as a “SELL BY” date of “8/2/08” and Case Code of “8500WRCA.” 80-ounce cases of “Progressive Gourmet Honey Turkey w/Baby Spinach Roller Sandwich.” Each package bears the establishment number “EST. P-31566” inside the USDA mark of inspection, as well as a “SELL BY” date of “8/2/08” and Case Code of “8500WRTU.”


Then the International Herald Tribune tells us: Tyson Foods recalls 51,000 pounds of chicken

SPRINGDALE, Ark.: Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling more than 51,000 pounds of frozen raw chicken breast tenderloin over concerns it may contain soy.

The world’s largest meat processor said Thursday that soy, a known allergen, was not declared on the product’s label.

Finally, Jonathan Mummolo of the Washington Post tells about the California Company Recalls Beef After Va. E. Coli Outbreak

A California company is voluntarily recalling 153,630 pounds of frozen ground beef, some of which has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli bacteria that shut down a Boy Scout camp in Goshen, Va., this week, federal officials said.

S&S Foods of Azusa, Calif., is recalling 30-pound boxes of ground beef that went to distribution centers in Milwaukee and Allentown, Pa., on the recommendation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, agency spokeswoman Laura Reiser said today. The meat was sent to food-service companies and institutions only, and is not being sold on retail shelves, Reiser said.

You can’t buy it in a store, but it is being served in restaurants and chow halls.

5 comments

1 Steve Bates { 08.07.08 at 9:09 pm }

You might think I’d laugh and gloat, but these days, being a sprout-eater doesn’t save me. Just think of the salmonella scares in recent years. (That’s “scares,” plural.) When even jalapeños aren’t safe, you know things are bad. Eating an American diet of any kind has become more dangerous in the last few years.

2 Bryan { 08.07.08 at 9:20 pm }

Kosher or halal is the only way to go if you want to eat meat.

It’s the factory farming that does it.

3 Moi { 08.08.08 at 1:13 pm }

I was going to say “that’s what they get for eating frozen chemicals…” (aka make your own damn sandwich…), but then I remembered I live in Amish country, and that’s what they feed the animals here….

How else does raw chicken have soy as an **ingredient**????

4 cookie jill { 08.08.08 at 1:13 pm }

Wouldn’t be surprised if some of this stuff ended up being shipped to our troops…..

5 Bryan { 08.08.08 at 2:15 pm }

Moi, I would guess that the chicken was “enhanced” with extra protein to make it uniform when it was “formed” into tenderloins, from whatever bits that were laying around.

Jill, I would assume military mess halls and schools would be big customers.