Recall Of Frozen Fruits And Vegetables

One of the best ways to buy fruits and vegetables when they’re out of season is to hit the frozen food aisle at your local market. Unfortunately, if you buy your produce in that form, then this massive frozen vegetable recall probably affects you.

Yet again, a listeria outbreak in a food processing plant has caused a recall of frozen food, much of it organic. (Has anyone else noticed that these seem to beoccurring a lot more frequently of late?)  

What is listeria?

Listeria is a bacterium that causes an infection called listeriosis. It is most commonly contracted when a person eats food that has been contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes.  Most at risk for illness are the elderly, pregnant women, babies, and those with a compromised immune system.

A healthy person who contracts listeria will be sick for a few days with symptoms like:

  • high fever
  • severe headache
  • stiffness
  • nausea
  • abdominal pain
  • diarrhea

However in pregnant women, a listeria infection can result in stillbirth or miscarriage, and the baby can be born with the infection.

More serious cases can escalate to bacteremia and meningitis, sometimes resulting in death. Approximately 300 people per year die from a listeria infection.

Why does this keep happening?

If you’ve been paying attention lately, it seems like listeria has been in the news more often than ever before, and most of it is coming from “ready-to-eat” foods such as bagged lettuce and frozen food.

An article in Food Poison Journal explains why:

The prevalence of Listeria in ready-to-eat meats has not proven difficult to explain. [26, 29] As one expert in another much-cited article has noted:

The centralized production of prepared ready-to-eat food products…increases the risk of higher levels of contamination, since it requires that foods be stored for long periods at refrigerated temperatures that favour the growth of Listeria. During the preparation, transportation and storage of prepared foods, the organism can multiply to reach a threshold needed to cause infection.

It would be great if we could test products ourselves, but unfortunately, the price of a listeria test prevents that for basically everyone.

These fruits and vegetables have been recalled

In what seems to be a recurring nightmare for the packaged food industry, an absolutely massive recall has been announced for frozen fruits and vegetables. It seems that most of our fruits and vegetables are coming from one company: CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington. Where it can get confusing is that the company simply private labels the same food for many different companies, who then distribute it under their own banners.

This recall goes back to foods that were packaged as of May 1, 2014 to the present and includes:…

http://www.fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/warning-this-massive-frozen-vegetable-recall-probably-affects-you/159511

 

 

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TTIP Risks

The controversial trade deal between the EU and the US could affect public health, people’s rights, internet privacy and the environment badly, Greenpeace says, citing leaked negotiation texts. The US is pressuring the EU over the deal, a report on the texts alleges.

The 248 pages of classified negotiation papers on The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) were released by Greenpeace Netherlands on Monday.

“This treaty is threatening to have far-reaching implications for the environment and the lives of more than 800 million citizens in the EU and US,” a Greenpeace statement says.

The TTIP is “about a huge transfer of power from people to big business,” according to the group.

Greenpeace says the papers’ authenticity is confirmed by an investigative research team consisting of Rechercheverbund NDR, WDR und Süddeutsche Zeitung media outlets.

Washington is blocking European car exports into the US to force the EU to buy more environmentally risky US farm produce, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported after analyzing the documents.

The US Trade Representative’s office has shrugged off the allegations, declining to comment on the “validity of alleged leaks,” a spokesperson said, adding, “the interpretations being given to these texts appear to be misleading at best and flat-out wrong at worst,” Reuters reported.

The deal will result in abandoning long-standing environmental protections, Greenpeace says.

“The US demand for a ‘risk based’ approach that aims to manage hazardous substances rather than avoid them, finds its way into various chapters. This approach undermines the ability of regulators to take preventive measures, for example regarding controversial substances like hormone disrupting chemicals,” the statement reads.

Greenpeace has been worried that the negotiation papers do not mention General Exceptions rules, which would allow nations to regulate trade “to protect human, animal and plant life or health” or for “the conservation of exhaustible natural resources.”

“The omission of this regulation suggests both sides are creating a regime that places profit ahead of human, animal and plant life and health,” Greenpeace says…

https://willyloman.wordpress.com/2016/05/02/ttip-risks-to-health-environment-us-pressure-on-eu-revealed-in-secret-docs-leaked-by-greenpeace/

And Obama and the Republicans want this because…

 

Court Takes Child From Mother After She Mentions Chemtrails At School

Could this development be any more Orwellian?

A Boulder, Colorado judge has removed a child from her mother’s care because the mother believes chemtrails are being sprayed into the atmosphere, court documents reveal.

Boulder Judge D.D. Mallard told Becca Vandb that ‘99% of people would know those are just contrails,’ and said that she is ‘so immersed in a fringe subculture’ that ‘she is a danger to her daughter.’ …

http://www.blacklistednews.com/Court_Takes_Child_From_Mother_After_She_Mentions_Chemtrails_At_School/50872/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Recall:

http://www.jamesrgrangerjr.com/2016/04/25/pilots-doctors-and-scientists-tell-the-truth-about-chemtrails/