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“Bad Booty Baskets” – Wellbaskets.com Is Alerting Customers of foodpoisoning of Veggie Booty by Robert’s American Gourmet

Veggie Booty has been voluntarily recalled by the “manufacturer” Robert’s American Gourmet due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recently recalled product, Veggie Booty, was also a component of many gift baskets created by www.wellbaskets.com.  Interesting statement on the Well Basket site:

Well Baskets specializes in healthy get well baskets for the basic cold to the serious illness and healthy, all-natural & organic gift baskets for birthdays, holidays, and special occasions. Healthy gift baskets are all we do, and we cater to the health conscious gourmet as well as to those new to the world of healthful eating. Make a healthy choice for the well-being of your friends and family by sending a well basket today!

Although Robert’s American Gourmet is a “manufacturer” under the law, it is a bit unclear who actually puffed/cooked the Veggie Booty – Ingredients: Corn Meal, Rice, Organic Soy Flour, Rice and/or Sunflower Oil, Spinach, Kale, Cabbage, Carrot, Broccoli, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Parsley and Sea Salt and a dash of Salmonella Wandsworth.  So far Robert’s American Gourmet has refused to name names.  However, it has been announced that the “spices” came from China and were allegedly contaminated.  A few questions for Robert’s American Gourmet:

1.  Why were you buying spices from China?

2.  Who made the booty?

3.  Where was the booty made?