Thursday, August 19, 2010
I happened to pick up a dozen eggs last week only to find out that they were on the recall list. Some 380 million eggs! Finding out that they're not safe to eat after you've already eaten eight of them is not heartening news. I'm usually up on my recalls but this one seemed to come late. I think I'll hard boil the rest of them just to be safe. Or should I live dangerously and cook them over easy? In the last three years there's been recall after recall and it seems to be getting worse. There was fish, chicken, ground beef, beef with mad cow, tomatoes, peppers, spinach, salads and peanuts. Not to mention underprocessed canned foods like chili, spaghettos, and cereals. I know you must assume meats can be loaded with e-coli or salmonella and cook them properly but there isn't much you can do about veggies. So like that wonderful Russian game we take a gamble and eat dinner and hope it wasn't on the recall list. Only had food poisoning once as a kid from some bad milk that was undetectable.
You can go to the CDC website to see which ones are bad.