Update: Food Recalls, Farm Aid, My iPod Playlist

Romaine, Cookie Dough Recalls

We have a new recall to report: romaine lettuce from Salinas, Calif.-based Tanimura & Antle. The company sells artisan lettuces and specialty vegetables.

As for the Nestle cookie dough recall, the Associated Press reveals that the company had refused to supply reports to the FDA over the last 5 years—not illegal, but certainly noteworthy as U.S. food-safety incidents pile up.

As consumers, we need to put pressure on mainstream and organic companies to comply with FDA inspectors’ requests—even the voluntary ones.

Farm Aid Adds Artists

Farm Aid has signed new artists for its Oct. 4 concert.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming Jason Mraz and Phosphorescent to the Farm Aid family, and having Wilco and Jamey Johnson back to Farm Aid this year,” says Carolyn Mugar, executive director. “Every year, artists and bands donate their time to perform on the Farm Aid stage, raising funds and awareness about the critical contributions family farmers make to our country.”

Farm Aid seeks to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America.

What’s on My iPod?

I can’t get enough of Jason Mraz’s We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things—and not just because he’s supporting Farm Aid.

Science geek that I am, I’m finishing up Mary Roach’s audiobook Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. It’s also available in paperback. Great info about the human body, but not recommended for those with queasy stomachs!

Photo courtesy of Tanimura & Antle

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  • Christine  July 26, 2009 at 10:39 am

    It’s amazing the amount of recalls that we are seeing over the past few years. Soon we are going to be overly worried on what we can eat compared to what we can’t. Good choice with the Jason Mraz as well. Absolutely love him!

  • Rachael  July 27, 2009 at 11:02 am

    When I hear about recalls I get so worried. It always seems to happen I just did tons of groceries and of course, Recall! I just wish these companies would get control of themselves and stop distributing deadly items.

  • Amy  June 6, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Very interesting article..Thanks for the share.

  • Carrie  June 24, 2010 at 2:07 am

    Great piece for work,your sentence structure is perfect which makes me to understnad easily about what you said ,thanx for sharing.

  • Rock  June 24, 2010 at 8:03 am

    Very Nice…

  • Becky  September 21, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    I just wish these companies would get control of themselves and stop distributing deadly items, thanx for sharing.

  • Becky  September 21, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    I just did tons of groceries and of course, Recall, thanx for the post.

  • Sadie  October 18, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    I just wish these companies would get control of themselves and stop distributing deadly items, thanx for sharing.

  • Sadie  October 19, 2010 at 3:48 am

    Well, It always seems to happen I just did tons of groceries and of course, Recall!

  • Barbara Feiner  October 19, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Hi, Sadie:

    This post is more than a year old, and the products cited are no longer involved in a recall. Hope this helps!

    Best,
    Barbara Feiner
    Contributing Editor

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