Saturday, June 16, 2007

Maybe it's just a sneaky plot to make us lose weight

But it sounds more and more like I'm going to have to go chew on plants in my backyard...
Washington D.C. (AHN) - A study has cautioned consumers against vacuum-packed foods like cheeses and lunchmeat, as they can be a friendly home for bugs and bacteria that cause food poisoning.

Research shows that such vacuum-packed foods do not have oxygen in them to help keep them fresh and boost their shelf life. The condition can harbor Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium responsible for a kind of food poisoning that kills 25 percent of the people it infects.

Update: And those chocolates you had?

Via Cookie Jill at skippy the bush kangaroo:
cadbury schweppes plc pleaded guilty friday to three violations of food and hygiene regulations after some of its chocolates were found to be contaminated with salmonella.

the charges alleged that cadbury put contaminated chocolates on the market between jan. 19 and march 10. 2006; that it failed to promptly notify authorities; and that it failed to identify the hazards posed by salmonella contamination.- ap

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