According to the Japanese, a little radioactive meat won’t hurt ya:
A Japanese health official downplayed the dangers Tuesday after cesium contaminated meat from six Fukushima cows was delivered to Japanese markets and probably ingested.Goshi Hosono, state minister in charge of consumer affairs and food-safety, said he hoped to head off any overreactions.
“If we [...]
Don’t be stupid, folks: send those cribs back to the store:
More than 2 million cribs from seven companies were recalled Thursday amid concerns that babies can suffocate, become trapped or fall from the cribs.Most of the cribs were drop-sides, which have a side rail that moves up and down so parents can lift children [...]
E-Coli strikes again, folks. Don’t just sit there: throw out the Freshway and Imperial Sysco e-coli tainted romaine lettuce lurking in your refridgerator’s produce bin.
A food company is recalling lettuce sold in 23 states and the District of Columbia because of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 19 people, three of [...]
Fear! Be afraid! What you have been eating your whole life is just awful for you! That’s the message Yahoo’s so-called “Healthy Living” column wants you to think. They trot out one “expert” per food item and have them tell you that the food causes cancer or infertility or some other thing you don’t want [...]
A whopping 100 percent of all cash in Detroit has trace amounts of cocaine on it:
In the course of its average 20 months in circulation, U.S. currency gets whisked into ATMs, clutched, touched and traded perhaps thousands of times at coffee shops, convenience stores and newsstands. And every touch to every bill brings specks [...]
When the government responded to 9/11, they eventually created a Department of Homeland Security. Why? Because the seperate agencies designed to detect this problem and stop it from happening failed to do this job. Consolidation of the intelligence infrastructure under one department has helped to bring these disparate agencies together in a functional way.
Do YOU know where your peanut butter is? Well, if you do… THROW IT OUT! Get rid of all your peanuts! The PB Plague, the Great Peanut Salmonella Outbreak of the 21st Century is not over yet, folks:
The Food and Drug Administration said Peanut Corp of America would expand its recall to all peanut [...]
PB Plaugue roars across the homeland! The U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises all Americans not to eat anything with peanut butter in it:
WASHINGTON – People should avoid eating cookies, ice cream and similar products that contain peanut butter until the government knows more about possible salmonella contamination. But there is no indication [...]
It’s getting bad. Beware The PB Plague, the Peanut Butter Outbreak of ’09:
Cereal and snack maker Kellogg Co. has asked stores around the country to remove a variety of Austin- and Keebler-brand peanut butter crackers after a recall by a supplier involved in the samonella probe. Virginia-based Peanut Corp. of America is the Kellogg supplier that [...]
Bought at my local supermarket:
And a closeup of the “eagle:”
This is what we look like to our European betters:
Uncle Sam top hat wearing
Red, white and blue colored
I usually don’t post daily observations (it’s not that type of blog), but this struck me as humorous. I was in the metro (subway) today. There were many people waiting for the northbound train. Along comes a guy, looking slightly disheveled, chewing and walking and reading an opened wrapper of a candy bar (the candy [...]
About 143 MILLION lbs of beef recalled. Largest beef recall in U.S. history. Millions affected, no one yet proven infected. “Great majority” of beef eaten already:
A slaughterhouse that has been accused of mistreating cows agreed Sunday to recall 143 million pounds of beef in what federal officials called the largest beef recall in U.S. [...]
Check the fridge, folks:
A company voluntarily recalled nearly 96,000 pounds of ground beef products after two people were sickened, possibly by the E. coli bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Saturday. The beef products by American Foods Group include coarse and fine ground beef chuck, sirloin and chop [...]
Woman coughs up 10 lb hairball:
A previously healthy 18-year-old woman consulted a team of gastrointestinal specialists. She complained of a five-month history of pain and swelling in her abdomen, vomiting after eating and a 40-pound weight loss. After a scan of the woman’s abdomen showed a large mass, doctors lowered a scope through her esophagus.
Throw out the Cargill hamburgers, folks, because a thousand cows worth of beef has been recalled:
The giant agribusiness company Cargill Inc. said Saturday it is recalling more than 1 million pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The ground beef was produced October 8-11 at Cargill Meat Solutions’ plant in [...]