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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 04:25 PM
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Now there is a botulism related recall.
On top of the salmonella one.

OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- January 23, 2009 -- As a precautionary measure, Stonewall Kitchen of York, Maine is voluntarily recalling seven dessert sauces because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

Link for products:

http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/stonewall01_09.htm...
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 04:27 PM
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1. Honestly - we have to eliminate these bacterium
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 04:31 PM
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3. We aren't praying hard enough. : ( n/t
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 04:41 PM
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6. Old-fashioned sanitation and sterile techniques is how it's done, but Bush put us back 100 years...
... to the days before there were federal inspectors and federal standards. Upton Sinclair wrote "The Jungle" about conditions in the US meatpacking industry in 1906, leading directly to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act by Congress.

Hekate


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kimmerspixelated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:08 PM
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12. I remember that book!
I had to read it in HS and it was so gross!
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:37 PM
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13. Bushco never read it at all. nt
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 04:31 PM
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2. What if terrorists wanted to contaminate our food supply?
It would be an entry-level assignment.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 04:33 PM
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4. Has Obama named an FDA chief yet? n/t
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 04:42 PM
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7. No, but scientists have been telling him it needs reform.
The anti-science, anti-ethics Bush years weren't good.

Steven Nissen Gives Obama an Rx for FDA Reform

Barack Obama most definitely doesnt have time to read the journal Nature right now. But maybe can spare a minute for a quick read of the Health Blog? Well save him some time with the high points from some letters by prominent researchers about what he should do on a bunch of scientific and medical issues.

The one that really caught our eye comes from Steven Nissen, a Cleveland Clinic cardiologist whos in favor of significant reform of the FDA.

Nissen, himself a potential candidate for FDA commish and often viewed as an enemy of Big Pharma, sounds off in favor of a fixed six-year term for the FDA chief to make the agency less susceptible to political pressures.

He also wants reconsideration of the system in which the drug industry funds a lot of the FDAs budget through user fees: a system criticized by some for giving the industry too much sway over the agency.

http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2009/01/20/steven-nissen-gi...
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:46 PM
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14. Good. I'm still waiting for word on who will head FDA and FEMA.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:10 PM
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15. EPA is Lisa Jackson
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:23 PM
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16. Wikiiality out of date on confirmations.
Senate confirms N.J.'s Lisa Jackson to EPA post
by The Associated Press
Friday January 23, 2009, 9:57 AM

Admiral Dennis Blair confirmation hearing was...today? Friday? for DNC...I watched most
of it on C-span.

Wiliality comment about Rahm Emanuel well taken.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:55 PM
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17. So far, I'm the only one who's updated that page.
Wikiality is an open tube and anyone is welcome to fix my mistakes!

(I will add your info about EPA)

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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:47 PM
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18. Oh sweetie..you do not want me editing anything.
I can create invisible typos all day long.
Wouldn't even post here if spell checker and preview did not exist.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 04:01 PM
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19. Oh, but I do!
But, only if your balls (or Thatchers) so desire.

The wiki is basically an interactive, hyperlinked database with pictures, and the Truthiness Encyclopedia is a wiki with jokes.

There's lots of things you can do--I've saved some very good links about privatization on that page.

Oh, and all wikis have spell check and preview.

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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 04:39 PM
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5. Their stuff is terrific.........
Pricey, but really good, and they're just a small outfit.

Damn. This is terrible. This is the kind of thing that can put a small, less successful, business out of commission permanently.

Fortunately, I found some copycat recipes for some of their products.
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 04:45 PM
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8. No botulism was found - temps and pH did not meet the company's quality control
so as a precaution they initiated a recall - hats off to integrity in a company
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 04:54 PM
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9. Their integrity is going to cause panic among their loyal customers.
They should have found a better way to do it.
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 04:56 PM
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10. If they didn't catch it until it was shipped out - it was either recall it or keep quiet and hope
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 04:56 PM by dmordue
I'm more likely to buy from them now actually.
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:03 PM
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11. Thinking about it a little deeper, I now realize their only choice...
was to let the FDA do it for them. My concern is that the FDA doesn't have a very good reputation right now.
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