Good Gravy! Foreign Matter in Your Food?
There’s nothing better than a generous helping of gravy over potatoes or biscuits…unless, of course, your gravy happens to be contaminated with unidentifiable dangers. Minnesota’s Fairmont Foods, Inc. sent out a massive recall this week for multiple pork and beef gravy products, all of which allegedly contained pliable plastic.
See the USDA’s tweet below for an easy link to the recall information:
— USDA Food Safety (@USDAFoodSafety) July 10, 2019
Have this product in your home? The USDA advises you to return it to the manufacturer or throw it away. Don’t eat it, even if you check it carefully for contaminants, as some of the particles may be too small to see.
Don’t Put This Bun in the Oven — It Might be Toxic!
Flowers Foods, a national provider of food for WalMart, Aldi and Sam’s Club, is feeling a little “toasted” right now after being forced to recall over 50 brands of buns. As with Fairmont’s recall, manufacturers believe the products have been contaminated by hard plastic.
The USDA reports that most of the products involved are hot dog and hamburger buns, but you can find full product codes and return info here.
What the heck is going on with this trend?? Either manufacturers are being extremely lazy, or there is something going on in our food production right across the board. It’s almost enough to make you wonder whether someone — or some company — is being purposefully malicious.
Grower’s Express Puts the Public’s Health At Risk
There’s a Giant problem at the Grower’s Express factory in Maine…and it just might have you feeling a little green around the gills about your last meal. It seems the company has been forced to recall a long list of fruit and vegetable products after discovering that some, or potentially all, were contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Grower’s Express processes foods for brands like Green Giant Fresh, Growers Express, Signature Farms and Trader Joe’s. According to the FDA, this recall mostly affects butternut squash, cauliflower, zucchini and butternut squash based veggie bowl products.
Recall Alert – Growers Express recalled certain veggie products, including those sold in VT stores under Green Giant Fresh, Growers Express, Signature Farms & Trader Joe’s, due to potential contamination w/ Listeria. If you have any, throw them out. https://t.co/yPh5gNxFQz
— VT Dept of Health (@healthvermont) July 3, 2019
In humans, Listeria causes extreme gastrointestinal distress, including vomiting and diarrhea. While it is dangerous for even the average healthy person, it poses a much greater risk to seniors, pregnant women, and anyone with a weakened immune system.
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