Update: Veggie Booty Recall

There is a bit of news on the Veggie Booty recall front. It seems that the “Veggie Seasoning” is the ingredient suspected to contain the salmonella that was discovered. Last month, Veggie Booty caused 61 food-bourne illnesses in 19 states.

Here’s my favorite part.

According to Robert’s American Gourmet, Inc., the makers of Veggie Booty, the Food and Drug Administration ’suggested’ that the company voluntarily pull Veggie Booty from shelves until it was determined what was causing individuals to fall ill

I bet you can’t guess where the “Veggie Seasoning” came from? *Hint* think pet food and toothpaste.

Now, we are not accepting food from China and they are not accepting food from us (yesterday’s story). This is a great way to keep things local, right!? Too bad it takes poisoning the food system to reduce the “food miles” for both countries. Ok, that may be oversimplified, but it’s nice to dream.

Here are a couple of links to the story.

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Comment by Jessica Schessler
2007-07-20 07:45:48

So glad to see that the FDA is working on protecting the consumer. /end sarcasm

Comment by eric
2007-07-20 12:43:55

Only the best for our citizens! The part where the FDA “suggested” that this product be pulled from the shelves just blew me away. I thought they would have learned from the pet food/melamine disaster that “suggestions” are not working…forcing companies to comply is the role of the FDA, not asking them.

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