In this rough-and-tumble political season, there is a lot of debate on how much government we need in our lives. As somebody once said, “A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.”*
One area of agreement, however, seems to be that somebody, in some agency somewhere, needs to make sure that the food we eat is safe.
So, when I see headlines like the ones below, I take comfort that somebody is at the safety wheel. I feel bad for the 104 people who got flu-like symptoms from eating that thing at that place, but it can always be worse!
So here are links to some of the latest recalls – largely food related – along with instructions to follow if you think you have been affected.
- Nestlé Recalls 3M Frozen Foods, Says Consumers Found Glass: Affects DiGiorno’s, Lean Cuisine and Stouffers. Contact Nestle at (800) 681-1676.
- Applegate Farms Chicken Nuggets May Contain Bits of Plastic: Boxes of 18-pc nuggets were shipped to retail distribution centers in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, and Texas.
- Starbucks Sausage, Egg & Cheese Muffin Recalled for Listeria Concerns: 250 Starbucks stores in Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma received the potentially tainted sandwiches. Contact Starbuck’s at (800) 224-7630
- Whole Foods Recalls Maytag Blue Cheese over Possible Listeria Contamination: Sell-by dates between 1/20/2016 and 3/21/16. Call 512-477-5566.
- Federal Court Enters Injunction Against Grower of Listeria-Laden Sprouts: I’m sorry, I know they’re yummy, but with all these headlines, is it a good idea to eat raw sprouts?
- Potential Glass Bits in Bottles of Corona Beer: I prefer glass to aluminum, myself. But not IN the beer! Go to Corona.com/Recall.
Finally, here’s a recent non-food recall…
- Target Recalls Valentine’s Day-Themed Mugs that Pose Fire Hazard: I’m just a dude, but the first time I ever used a microwave, back in the early 80s, I already had the “don’t put metal in there” thing figured out. That includes metallic paint. It doesn’t help that the mugs in question were stamped “Microwave Safe.”
So, check your cupboards! Any suspect items in there? Let us know over at the MindField Online Facebook page, and have a safe, listeria-free weekend!
*Quote from PJ O’Rourke