[Sca-cooks] Recall on spices and food safety

Johnna Holloway 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.
> Mora
> In Beautiful Downtown Dreiburgen
> Caid
> snipped-
> 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.
> http://ww2.cdph.ca.gov/pubsforms/Documents/fdbFrUIFn.pdf
> Johnnae
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