New York – Tainted Veggie Booty Found in New York.

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    New York – The state Health Department has confirmed a strain of salmonella in a some Veggie Booty snack food purchased in New York.

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    More than 60 people, mostly small children, including 15 New Yorkers, have been sickened after eating the snack made of puffed rice and corn with a vegetable coating.

    The state Health Department says it identified the bacteria in an opened Veggie Booty snack from an infected person, as well as in a sample from a separate, unopened bag.

    The department, like the FDA, has advised consumers not to eat any Veggie Booty and discard any packages at home.

    Veggie Booty is marketed by Robert’s American Gourmet of Sea Cliff, Long Island. The company stopped distributing Veggie Booty and initiated a voluntary nationwide recall, saying seasoning believed made with Chinese ingredients contained the salmonella.

    All of Robert’s American Gourmet snacks are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.


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    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    16 years ago

    The kashrus issue is:

    that giving a hechsher on a product that is made in China or part of it made in china, because you cant trust those chinese, how can the OU say its kosher?

    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    16 years ago

    937 this has nothing to do with kashrus

    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    16 years ago

    What’s the kashrus issue?
    When a cook in a yeshiva had hepatits was that a kashrus issue?
    A guy with a bacterial infection that touches food and passes it along How is this the OU fault.

    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    16 years ago

    this is a kashrus issue, and thats why the OU is here, NO?

    Scott
    Scott
    16 years ago

    To Anon 11:16 PM,

    What else can the OU do for you?

    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    16 years ago

    Here we go “Made In China” again

    BTW 1) does OU have mashgicim in China?

    2) If the Chinese can cheat on their own government, why can’t they cheat on the mashgichim? I would like the OU to stamp every package that has ingredients from china, “that some ing. are from China”, and I will know not to buy it!