Friday, June 29, 2007

Nationwide Veggie Booty Recall

Veggie Booty, also known as "crack for babies" made headlines today with the awful news that packages of Booty on the market may be contaminated by salmonella bacteria. We haven't bought Veggie Booty recently, but it's been a popular snack in our house over the years. I'm not sure why, it tastes like salty styrofoam. It's full of salt and fat and has no real nutritional value, but it's still fun to eat and is better than a lot of junk out there. Asher's teacher notified all the parents this morning about the recall.

United Press International Veggie Booty is Recalled:

Robert's American Gourmet Food Inc. of Sea Cliff, N.Y., initiated the recall because the food might be contaminated with salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

The FDA said 51 cases of salmonella across 17 states were related to the consumption of the Veggie Booty, predominately in children 3 years of age or younger.

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