[Sca-cooks] Recall on spices and food safety
johnnae at mac.com
Sat May 16 12:49:04 PDT 2009
I suspect that we are going to see more testing and protocols under
this administration. In California you could monitor the Public Health
where they provide a list of food recalls at
I know that with your current budget crisis, this may suffer some in the
next few months
as people are laid off and furloughed from state government.
As to a solution, I still think Irradiation of spices might provide the
answer for spice imports in the long run.
Moramarsh at aol.com wrote:
> Hey, I'm on the west coast and there hasn't been any mention of this in our
> news. Since we sell spices, I called my broker, who said it was a limited
> outbreak due to improper customs inspection ( or lack of).
> He said the major companies require testing of product before they
> distribute it bulk or by retail.
> So feel free to use other brands.
> My question is: Since most seed pods and whole spices are flash heat
> pasteurized, how does the germs stay alive? Are we dealing with a lack of
> protocol? Or a lack of inspectors? Or has the whole quality vs price broken
> down all the respect for the food we eat?snipped
> I am more worried about the chili peppers grown locally and in North
> America. Some of the gardening and harvesting techniques haven't been improved
> since who knows when.
> In Beautiful Downtown Dreiburgen
> In a message dated 5/15/2009 2:10:35 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> johnnae at mac.com writes:
> It turns out Lian How Brand Spices and Uncle Chen’s Brand White Pepper
> and Black Pepper among other spices are being recalled due to Potential
> salmonella contamination.
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