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.
Look in your cabinet, if you have this product, get rid of it! All lots and sizes of Veggie Booty Snack Food have been recalled, following a report of 51 cases of salmonella poisoning that may be associated with the product.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Other symptoms include uncontrollable gambling, mind bending euphoria, sex, a desire to get drunk and eat donuts. (oh wait, those latter examples are from my last weekend, (kidding of course, as there isn’t a decent donut shop around where I live)).
Robert’s American Gourmet has asked consumers who purchased Veggie Booty and still have the product in their homes to discard the contents and contact the company at 1-800-626-7557 for reimbursement.