We admit that we don't typically spend a lot of time perusing the recall press releases on the Food and Drug Administration website, but in a quest to find an update on that whole egg mess (update: millions more eggs have been toss into the suspicious pile; here's the latest from the Arizona Department of Health Services) we happened upon a list of other items recalled this month. We thought you might be interested.
Among the offending items: potentially salmonella-infested products including alfalfa sprouts in Brooklyn, raw pistachios in Eugene, and pet treats in Amarillo. There were even a couple recalls (aside from the egg fiasco) this week that affect Arizona. So we thought we'd share.
1. Montalvan's Sales, Inc. of Ontario, California, pulled "La Nuestra" brand frozen mamey pulp off shelves in many states this week -- including Arizona! -- due to a potential health risk from, get this, Salmonella Typhi.
Okay, people, that's not the garden-variety salmonella afflicting the eggs. It's the kind that causes Typhoid Fever. To be honest, we weren't planning on trying mamey pulp anytime soon, but still, glad to have this information.
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2. If you've got a milk allergy, you'll want to chuck any Milton's Whole Grain Bread with an expiration date of August 26 or earlier. (Or spend more than what you paid for it in gas, we're betting, to get back to the store to fetch your refund.) Oopsie, the Carlsbad, California-based company failed to include milk on the packages of between 5,000 and 10,000 loaves of its bread sold in several states, including Arizona. The FDA has all the details.
3. Finally, this one doesn't exactly fall into the food category, but how could we leave it off the list? Glow Industries Inc. in Ohio is recalling a product called "Mr. Magic Male Enhancer from Don Wands." It's just what it sounds like -- an erectile dysfunction drug, with the motto, "Be a Rising Star" -- but according to the FDA, it is an "unapproved new drug," and therefore could be dangerous. So call (419) 350-2726, fellas, to find out what to do with any unused capsules. More info here.
As for us, we're going back to reading the surprisingly entertaining -- and appetite-suppressing -- recall press releases.