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I've recently signed onto a new Canadian government website: Your latest Recalls and Safety Alerts from the Government of Canada.  Every day there is something.  This morning its undeclared gluten and wheat from a vegetarian ham product.  Every single day there is something.  It's almost unreal.  

 

And now palo posted about cleaning solution inadvertently put into juice pouches.  Sure glad it was 'inadvertent'.  

 

You really have to wonder why...  

Darienne

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Here.

Not quite a recall yet as the health department is still trying to track down it’s origin but this poisoned about a dozen people in Toronto last Friday. 

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Sort of like a food "place" recall - I hear they are re-opening tomorrow - I wonder if you will need reservations or have to book ahead to get a table? :( :( :(

 

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16 minutes ago, palo said:

Sort of like a food "place" recall - I hear they are re-opening tomorrow - I wonder if you will need reservations or have to book ahead to get a table? :( :( :(

 

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It is unfortunate. The restaurant is very popular. As I understand it the culprit was a seasoning medley and not poor restaurant practises. A similar thing occurred in B.C. In March. Here.

It will be interesting to see if the Toronto/Markham medley is the same. 

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This is what scares me about foraging. You are at the mercy of some guy who claims to know what he is doing.

 

This year we had an invasion of hemlock in the mid Atlantic. Toxic as hell. Was used to kill Socrates. New York state asks people to have the state take care of disposal. Its that bad. Looks like a nice salad green.

 

My field had about 20 plants.

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8 hours ago, gfweb said:

This is what scares me about foraging.

I don’t think this case had much to do with foraging. 
Health officials think they have tracked down the source of this poison. 
Here.

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1 hour ago, Anna N said:

I don’t think this case had much to do with foraging. 
Health officials think they have tracked down the source of this poison. 
Here.

 

No, foraging wasn't involved in this case.

 

But somebody who thought they knew what they were doing put that stuff in the spices.

 

And that's what scares me about foraging. People who don't know what they don't know.

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53 minutes ago, weinoo said:

So Mr. Right was wrong?

Once the health department is through with him he might not even be a Mr.

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3 minutes ago, Anna N said:

Once the health department is through with him he might not even be a Mr.

Are you suggesting his output might be "cut back?" 😈

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FoodSafetyNews has too many to post individually going back a couple pages. 

 

Monkshood is more that scary. I took mine out after Dad would take walks and bring in wildflowers for the kitchen table. At the base of the driveway he would grab a few monkshood being so pretty. I would cover the whole flower bunch with a grocery bag and take it to the garbage bin. I finally covered the entire plant with a big black 55gallon garbage bag, tied it at the base, and cut it with gloves on. The young plant before the flower heads develop, looks like frilly parsley. More like carrot tops. He thought I was being silly and alarmist. Andre Noble dies from monkshood Being early in the season he must have thought it was a wild salad green. 

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And then I signed onto another American-based food safety information website: Food Safety News.   It's almost more than I can stand.  The endlessness of the contamination of foods around the world is staggering. 

 

And now, even that beloved American staple, Krispy Kreme, has been fined a huge penalty for a sharp metal piece found in a donut.  

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Let’s see – – what would you rather? A little foreign matter or a little friendly frog?

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9 minutes ago, Senior Sea Kayaker said:

You're not mistaken. I've become hesitant, nae make that very reluctant, to buy them anymore.

 

The only thing I can say is at least enoki mushrooms are not fundamental to our well-being nor widely used in North America.  

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I tried Emoki mushrooms once.

 

they were at the Ranch88.

 

they looked very decorative 

 

but they had very little flavor 

 

via my palate. so once was enough for those reasons.

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As noted above, I now get a daily American source, Food Safety News, and the levels of contaminated foods in the industries and the allowable levels of contamination are staggering.  Today's outdid them all so far:

Here's contaminated baby food.  How on earth this situation can be permitted to exist is really beyond me.  :angry::angry:

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Oyster lovers, several brands are being recalled for salmonella. At this point they're only *known* to have been sold in Quebec and Ontario, but they may have been distributed elsewhere.

 

https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/en/alert-recall/various-brands-oysters-recalled-oyster-kings-inc-due-salmonella?utm_source=gc-notify&utm_medium=email&utm_content=en&utm_campaign=hc-sc-rsa-22-23&

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“Who loves a garden, loves a greenhouse too.” - William Cowper, The Task, Book Three

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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