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Massive snack-food recall on horizon

Thanks to Karen Selick for the heads up on this latest affront to the vast majority of North Americans who wager their personal health on the safety of processed foods. Here’s an excerpt from this National Post/Canwest news story.

“Canadian consumers could be facing an avalanche of food recalls after an ingredient used in thousands of processed foods was found to be contaminated with salmonella, government investigators said yesterday. The popular flavour enhancer hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP) is added to a wide range of processed foods, including dips, salad dressings, chips, sauces, hotdogs, soups and frozen dinners. Already, 56 products in the United States and two in Canada — chips and veggie dips — were recalled this week after salmonella was detected in the flavouring ingredient produced by a Nevada company….”

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Ontario farmer to develop volunteer guidelines for raw-milk production — according to the Montreal Gazette

La Belle Province is very much a land of farmers and foodies, so it’s no surprise that the Michael Schmidt raw milk story is getting ink in Quebec papers. This story by Linda Nguyen, is from the Montreal Gazette, a Canwest publication:

Michael Schmidt, shown here in a 2009 file photograph, was acquitted in an Ontario court of 19 charges of distributing raw milk and raw milk products. Photograph by: Brett Gundlock, National Post

“TORONTO — An Ontario raw-milk farmer, acquitted of all charges in a 16-year legal battle for running a cow-share program last month, will help establish voluntary guidelines for other farmers interested in the controversial industry. Continue reading

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