Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Put Down That Dried Bream, Friend -- It Wants to Kill You

Posted By on Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 2:00 PM

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Albert Pujols will always play first base for the Cardinals. Today will always defeat Good Morning America in the ratings. Your dried bream will always be properly eviscerated and botulism-free.

No, it hasn't been a good year for the eternal verities.

Via the FDA comes an announcement from Euphoria Fancy Foods of Brooklyn, New York, that it's recalling dried bream imported from Russia (that's it pictured to the right there, but you know that because you can read Russian) because samples tested by inspectors hadn't been properly eviscerated.

Dried bream that hasn't been properly eviscerated could be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum spores, which could cause botulism, which could kill you -- yes, you, dear dried-bream-loving reader.

The dried bream in question is sold in a 7.5-ounce, vacuum-sealed package with the UPC code 7 930042 250954. It was distributed nationwide.

In other food-recall news from the FDA, Dole Fresh Vegetables has recalled bagged salads sold under the Wal Mart Marketside and Kroger Fresh Selections brands because of possible listeria contamination.

The bagged salads in question weren't distributed to Missouri or Illinois. However, we share the news with you because it gives us an excuse to link to this absolutely filthy post from Romensko.

Oh yes. If you find yourself in the Cumming Patch, you should absolutely toss salads.

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