August 25, 2008


Listeria

This thing is getting bigger and scarier by the minute. As I type this, we have 12 deaths. This morning, there were 4.

Maple Leaf Foods has all hands on deck - there has been no back pedalling, no coy wording, just honest acceptance of their role in this. Small comfort for those affected, and this bacteria has a wicked ability to survive where most never could. We could be hearing far into the future of exposures - this thing can incubate for up to 70 days after consumption.

Here's a link to the recalled products. But I'll warn you - the list is growing by the minute. I'm chucking or returning anything under any of the listed brand names. Any maybe it's a warning to all of us to pay closer attention to ingredient lists - forget the processed stuff, take the extra steps, cook extra chicken or beef and make your own stuff for sandwiches. School starts next week - please clear out your fridges.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lorraine: You are right. Maple Leaf Foods never tried too dodge the bullet, sucked it up and came right out with the truth. Something to be said for their business ethic. With the mass production of food, is there any wonder? I am really surprised that this doesn't happen more often, I don't care who the food processor is. On the other side of this coin, I wonder what the Teacher's Pension Plan thinks of this one? The class action law suit and a spokeperson I heard yesterday quoted that the insurance would not cover this large a law suit. It will be in the millions. I just hope everyone gets well and quick. To hell with the money for now...

You are great on Live...Look out Donna...

R...

August 26, 2008 9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. Who knew that Schneider's, Bittner's, Shopsy's and some of those other brands were Maple Leaf.

scary stuff.

p.s. I think you were great on Live at 5 too.

August 26, 2008 9:18 AM  

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