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Old 02-16-2007, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Here is a recent update on recalling Dole's cantaloupes; we also had a recall on peanut butter. Both appear to be carrying salmonella.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070216/ap_on_bi_ge/cantaloupes_salmonella (broken link)

The first symptoms are often severe stomach-ache!

Here's a link with full description.

http://www.about-salmonella.com/page3.htm
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Old 02-16-2007, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Here is a recent update on recalling Dole's cantaloupes; we also had a recall on peanut butter. Both appear to be carrying salmonella.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070216/ap_on_bi_ge/cantaloupes_salmonella (broken link)

The first symptoms are often severe stomach-ache!

Here's a link with full description.

http://www.about-salmonella.com/page3.htm

We have 2 jars of the peanut butter, 1 jar about two thirds already ate before the news came out. So far no problems yet.
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Old 02-16-2007, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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Dang, you scared me! I bought a cantaloupe on about the 8th here. When I read about the warning...I'm thinking...yikes, I already ate it! However, I went further than usual in preparing it this time. I normally give it a quick rinse then cut.
On this particular cantaloupe, it actually ran through my mind that if there was something on the skin, the knife blade would bring it into the fruit. So, I washed it with anti-bacterial liquid soap thoroughly, full suds, scrubbing, and long rinsing and all.
Then I cut it.
I just read your link and it said to be sure to thoroughly clean the outside to prevent contamination when cutting... Ironic that I did it far and above the normal this last time!!!! Maybe the psyche knew what I didn't that day?! And, it was delicious
I've been more careful lately with produce and melons/fruits ever since I cut into a head of lettuce and found bugs all through it, even in the tightest coiled parts of it. I'm still fighting the gag reflex on that one, but it spurred me to wash extra thoroughly as it was dark in the kitchen when I cut the lettuce in half and then made my salad. If I hadn't seen the bugs in the other half in the refrigerator light...I'd have eaten them in the part I cut up.
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Old 02-16-2007, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Yup, just saw that on the news as i was eating a fresh PB N J sandwhich with you guessed it, the peanutbutter theyre reacalling!
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Old 02-17-2007, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I posted the two warnings because some parasitic infections mimic viruses, colds, stomachaches and go undetected and undiagnosed.

I also posted because it appears somewhat unusual for both E. coli and salmonella to appear so frequently in packaged and unpacked food in this country.

I haven't followed the course of either outbreak but hope we'll get to the bottom of their origin.

Take care all!
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Old 02-17-2007, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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I always wash my cantaloupe with anti-bacterial soap and other fruit as well. Nowadays, one can never be too careful.

I bought two jars of the Peanut Pan peanut butter on recall for my dogs as I can't stand any PB other than natural. It's too sweet and made with hydrogenated oil.

Anyway, so far the dogs were only given about three tablespoons over a 10-day or so period as it's an infrequent treat I give them. They didn't get sick.
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