Here at Medgadget.com, we sort through a lot of health news, bringing you the best of what we find. When it comes to FDA recalls, for every medical device recall, there are 15 undeclared peanuts recalls we don’t tell you about. However, there’s a food recall we just can’t pass up: don’t eat the Veggie Booty!
State and federal public health officials warned consumers today not to eat Veggie Booty snack food. An ongoing investigation has identified Veggie Booty as the source of a multi-state outbreak of salmonellosis, with cases occurring as far back as early March.
The makers of Veggie Booty, Robert’s American Gourmet, today announced an immediate recall of all Veggie Booty products.
Oregon is one of 17 states to have received reports of salmonellosis cases linked to the outbreak, and has been involved in the investigation that identified the source. At least 51 cases have been identified nationally, almost all toddlers or infants.
Maybe this is some sort of cross-brand marketing scheme between Robert’s and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise…then again…maybe not.
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