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Salmonella In Watermelon

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susieice

The CDC has issued a warning about pre-cut watermelon. Sixty people have come down sick and 31 were hospitalized, which they say in a high percentage. Here we go again!

https://foodpoisoningbulletin.com/2018/cdc-salmonella-adelaide-outbreak-pre-cut-melon-lawyer/

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pallidin

Thanks for the warning.

It seems increasingly important that we, as food consumer's, pay attention and take note of deleterious health reports before we, ourselves, become victims of contamination.

 

 

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Piney

I don't buy any pre-cut fruit. You don't know how it's stored or what country it was grown in. In South and Central America they fertilize with raw sewerage and still use DDT.

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Lilly

First romaine lettuce now watermelon...my favorite summer dishes are being affected by this. :(

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Piney
34 minutes ago, Lilly said:

First romaine lettuce now watermelon...my favorite summer dishes are being affected by this. :(

Not if you buy local. 

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Lilly
28 minutes ago, Piney said:

Not if you buy local. 

There are no watermelons 'local' this early where I live. 

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Piney
1 minute ago, Lilly said:

There are no watermelons 'local' this early where I live. 

Me neither but it's worth the wait. :tu:

Rather than eat those chemical ripened surgical sponges........

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rashore

I always find it interesting that only some recalls actually make the news. There's recalls pretty much weekly for various problems. Allergens, mislabeling, debris of various kinds in the food, pathogens other than salmonella..

Great link for folks to keep up on: https://www.foodsafety.gov/recalls/recent/index.html

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GlitterRose
5 hours ago, Piney said:

I don't buy any pre-cut fruit. You don't know how it's stored or what country it was grown in. In South and Central America they fertilize with raw sewerage and still use DDT.

Yeah, me neither.

It's just cheaper if you buy it whole and cut it yourself.

I thought I was just being frugal and here I was saving us from salmonella. 

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freetoroam

How the contamination with all the health and safety regulations nowadays? 

Are they closing Caito Foods of Indianapolis, India,  down until a full investigation has been made, or are they able to keep supplying other things too? 

 

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Piney
19 minutes ago, freetoroam said:

How the contamination with all the health and safety regulations nowadays? 

Are they closing Caito Foods of Indianapolis, India,  down until a full investigation has been made, or are they able to keep supplying other things too? 

 

They'll keep supplying other things.:mellow:

This is the States we are talking about. Corrupt as crap when it comes to any corporation......

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GlitterRose
20 minutes ago, freetoroam said:

How the contamination with all the health and safety regulations nowadays? 

Are they closing Caito Foods of Indianapolis, India,  down until a full investigation has been made, or are they able to keep supplying other things too? 

 

Well, we used to have health and safety regulations.

I'm pretty sure they're being whittled away now. 

http://www.newsweek.com/pruitt-trump-asbestos-chemicals-trump-962703

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freetoroam
15 hours ago, ChaosRose said:

Well, we used to have health and safety regulations.

I'm pretty sure they're being whittled away now. 

http://www.newsweek.com/pruitt-trump-asbestos-chemicals-trump-962703

So these "new" amendments, does it only apply if the company chooses to follow it?

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new amendments made to the Toxic Substances Control Act in 2016. 

Seems some are not. Whos checking these companies, or do they just say "here are the new amendments, now be a good chap and follow them"  and thats the end of it? 

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susieice

Here's another recall due to possible Salmonella contamination. This time, it's Honey Smacks cereal. Reports are saying at least 20 people have been affected.

http://6abc.com/food/honey-smacks-cereal-recalled-for-possible-salmonella/3605698/?sf191936423=1

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pallidin
6 hours ago, susieice said:

Here's another recall due to possible Salmonella contamination. This time, it's Honey Smacks cereal. Reports are saying at least 20 people have been affected.

http://6abc.com/food/honey-smacks-cereal-recalled-for-possible-salmonella/3605698/?sf191936423=1

Yeah something more robust needs to change regarding food-safety inspections.

I don't mind paying a dime more on a product to support legitimate food-safety experts.

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kartikg

Won't washing the fruit or lettuce get rid of this? 

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susieice
1 hour ago, kartikg said:

Won't washing the fruit or lettuce get rid of this? 

Sometimes. You can't wash breakfast cereal. Notification to the public is poor unless you happen to see it online. Eating in restaurants can be iffy.

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susieice

Be careful handling raw turkey. Wash your hands and clean all surfaces when your preparation is done. Seems alright after it's cooked.

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2018/07/multidrug-resistant-raw-turkey-salmonella-outbreak-90-ill-26-states

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susieice

Now it's Goldfish crackers. It seems a company that produces whey powder has notified the companies that use it of a potential for Salmonella bacteria being present.

http://www.fox29.com/news/pepperidge-farm-announces-voluntary-recall

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