Saturday, August 11, 2007
okay.....Egg Beaters professes to be REAL EGGS...just the BEST part they say......the eggwhite! Of course since the nutritious YOLK was removed they then doctor up the leftover eggwhites with lots of vitamins and nutritents, not to mention it has been pasteurized and homogenized.
Yeah.....well.....I LOVE eggs. They fill me up......give me lots of energy and have lots of wonderful protein which I crave. BUT......eating eggs every day and the yolks which I LOVE.....may not be the best choice.
SO lately I have switched to mostly eggwhites......with 1/2 a yolk added occasionally. I had heard about Egg Beaters and figured well in between the REAL EGGS to eat MORE eggs I could try them.
I wish I had saved my money. YUCK ...YUCK......YUCK!
They smelled good cooking up.....but when the egg-filled fork hit my tongue..... YIKES! I just about gagged. They have a SLICK/SLIME-LIKE consistency.......they taste greasy....almost like badly fried donuts in old grease when they leave a film of grease on the roof of your mouth!?
WELL....these did the same thing. NO taste......NO flavor. I was stunned....though not totally surprised. I am going to see if maybe my grandma wants the rest of these. IF NOT......they are getting dumped down the drain and I will continue eating the REAL THING....much more flavor and much better taste.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
The announcements were made on Wednesday and Thursday this week by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Lakeside Foods Inc of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, US, the producer of the affected product.
The food producer found food safety had been breached during a routine inspection: some cans may have been underprocessed (not enough heat) and some may have leaks, allowing possible contamination by dangerous organisms such as Clostridium botulinum which causes botulism, a potentially deadly form of food poisoning.
So far, none of the cans tested shows signs of botulinum toxin, and according to a statement from the FDA and the producer, the "company continues to test out of an abundance of caution".
The producer said in a prepared statement that it had "identified and corrected the condition that resulted in its decision to voluntarily recall the cans in question" and that none of its other products is affected.
Food poisoning from Clostridium botulinum can kill and starts with the following symptoms: general weakness or feeling of fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dry throat, headache, dizziness, double vision and difficulty speaking or swallowing. Other symptoms include trouble with breathing, muscle weakness, abdominal distention and constipation.
If you have these symptoms go and see a doctor. If you know anyone who has these symptoms, suggest they see a doctor.
If you have bought any of the products described here, throw it away, even if when you open the can it looks or smells OK.
The products affected are the "French Style Green Beans" in 14.5 oz cans and contain one of the following codes in the top line of the can code:
EAA5247, EAA5257, EAA5267, EAA5277, EAB5247, EAB5257, ECA5207, ECA5217, ECA5227, ECA5297, ECB5207, ECB5217, ECB5227 and ECB5307.
If you have any cans like this you should return them unopened to the place you bought them from.
The product is sold under the following labels:
HILL COUNTRY FARE
SHOP N SAVE
According to the FDA and food producer's statements, the cans were distributed in the following regions:
In the US (20 states): AL, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MO, MS, NC, NY, OH, OK, TN, TX, VA, WI.
In Canada: according to the CFIA, the product was also distributed in Ontario and the Western provinces.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-466-3834, Ext. 4090.
Contact Canadian Food Inspection Agency at at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).
Click here to keep up to date with this product recall (food producer's website).
Click here for more information on foodborne illnesses (Canadian Food Inspection Agency).
Click here for FDA (US).
As the hands of the clock approach the hour
My eyes gaze upon the flickering flames of a candle
My ears hear only what sounds like a million crickets
All chirping together in perfect rhythm outside my window
A breeze gently blows the curtains back across my naked skin
And the softness makes me catch my breath
My longing for you is intense tonight
It fills my eyes with stinging tears
It makes my throat tight and my heart heavy
How I wish I could turn around and crawl into bed with you
To lie beside you and softly speak about our day
How I wish these curtains caressing my skin
Were your hands
And the dripping wax from the flame of my candle
Our bodies melting and molding together as one
As we match the rhythm of the crickets outside my window
Sharing the secrets of each other's body
Until our eyes grow heavy with sleep
And our bodies give out from exhaustion
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