Food Recalls and Food, Inc.
As a service to my (5) readers, I’m posting a couple food recalls that may be of interest. Just another horrific entry in my Diary of the Unsafe US Food Supply (informaiton courtesy www.recalls.gov):
- Unilever United States, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Knorr® Kosher Soup Mix – Chicken Vegetable Flavor with Pasta imported from Israelbecause it contains undeclared egg. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing egg was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of egg. The company is placing a notification on the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) web site www.foodallergy.org and notifying FAAN’s individual members. No other Knorr products are affected by this recall.
Speaking of our unsafe food supply, it’s worth noting that last weekend saw the limited release of Food, Inc., a new documentary film that exposes the seamy underbelly of our nation’s food industry. It features Michael Pollan (one of may favorite authors: The Omnivore’s Dilemma; In Defense of Food) and Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation). This movie promises that “you’ll never look at dinner the same way again”. It’s a call to action: demand better food for yourself and your family! It’s terrible how bad things have gotten (see food recalls above!). I’m a little disturbed that it’s not showing anywhere NEAR me, but I plan on seeing it as soon as it gets anywhere close. Enjoy the trailer below, and check out the website to see how you can join the fight for better food.