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Chocolate Lovers against Salmonella – it is time to fight for Food Safety – Pass S 510

If this does not galvanize everyone to lay down their rhetoric and pass food safety legislation, I do not know what will.

2345788032_43d0510a38.jpg Artisan Confections Company is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of its Dagoba Organic Chocolate new moon Rich Dark Chocolate 74% cacao 0.32 ounce squares because they may contain Salmonella. No other sizes or Dagoba items are involved in this recall.

The recall involves 33 cases of 0.32 oz squares that were sold nationwide online and through natural/specialty food retail outlets after October 27, 2010. The only affected products were sold from display boxes labeled with the code 37HLB11, UPC 10474-55509. There have been no consumer complaints or reports of illness associated with this product.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of a food contaminated with Salmonella may cause symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis. These symptoms could be serious and life-threatening in young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.

The item was produced at a third-party manufacturer. The recall was initiated after quality checks indicated the presence of salmonella in a single sample.

  • Bill Anderson

    Will Allen demolishes the Monsanto/agri-business myth that we need bio-tech, GMOs, and chemical intensive annual monocultures to feed a world of 6+ billion people.
    Witness this, how much food he is able to produce in 3 acres of land in inner-city Milwaukee, by using permacultural techniques.
    No, Bill Marler, this isn’t a fantasy land with Unicorns and rainbows. This is the real world. Permaculture is an imperative if we are going to feed 6 billion people. Monsanto’s GMOs will only guarantee starvation.
    Thank you once again for your hard work re-enforcing the industrial paradigm of food production.

  • Ouch. I just noticed an article at Grist which laid out quite plainly the dangers of S 510 for anyone who was ignorant of the inherent instability of chemical pharmaculture : which selects obscure variations of infectious agents while elements of commercial practice literally culture disease.
    Ensuring that ‘quality control’ focuses on disease prevention alone will gather you the results such unbalanced blindness deserves – nothing nutritious to eat. For that matter…nothing to eat whatsoever.
    Monoculture is not just filthy – it is biologically vulnerable to natural predation and disastrous failure.