Hindu Mommy

October 8, 2006

Now spinach is good….BUT carrot juice and lettuce are bad

Filed under: Food/Health Related,Parenting — hindumommy @ 9:00 pm

 …so when can we start eating again without worrying about falling sick?

Maybe we just start feeding our kids french fries and Cheetos (atleast we can be sure they are free of trans-fats) followed by chocolate (which is high in anti-oxidants) 😀

Green leaf lettuce packed under the Foxy brand has been recalled from stores and distributors in California and several other Western states, according to the grower, the Salinas-based Nunes Co. 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about carrot juice from a California processor that could be contaminated.

There are three cases of botulism in the state of Georgia associated with pasteurized carrot juice that may have been due to the product not being properly refrigerated

Botulism is a rare but serious paralytic illness caused by botulinum toxin, a nerve poison that under certain conditions is produced by Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium commonly found in soil. Botulism can be fatal and is considered a medical emergency. Foodborne botulism is not common in the United States; an average of 24 cases are reported each year. Botulinum poisoning can result in the following symptoms: double-vision, droopy eyelids and altered voice or trouble with speaking or swallowing, and paralysis on both sides of the body that progresses from the neck down, possibly followed by difficulty in breathing. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

Read more about the consumer warning on the FDA site

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