9/4/08

Not the cheese!

If you're living in Canada (that big country north of the 49th for our friends in the USA), you're FULLY aware of the Maple Leaf Foods listeria hysteria. I won't go into it much but will provide the Google news search link for your reading (dis)pleasure. This really hasn't affected me because I have the great, good fortune of having a food sensitivity to processed meats/luncheon meats. Sammiches are a rarity for me and if I ever have one, it's plain ol' turkey for me and nothing else. But now this craziness has reached new levels of nutters. They're going after what is most precious to me... CHEESE! Torontoist and CBC reported last week that Toronto Health was cracking down on some of TO's finest cheese shops, fining them for varying degrees of violations and giving them conditional passes (based on our food safety/health inspection regs) in the wake of this crisis. But NOW there is a recall on Ivanho Cheese, which includes different types of cheddar, marble, asiago, havarti, gouda, parmesan, swiss, feta, colby and mozarella sold at grocery stores and deli counters across Ontario. So. Not. IMPRESSED. I just find it weird that in an an age where we're trying to avoid all that is processed and eat healthy, you folks can't get your crap together and perhaps make it so you don't recall our spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, meat and cheese every three months? ESPECIALLY the cheese. kplzthx!

6 comments:

Amy said...

Just wait... now you're going to get a flood of comments on how you can't get it, you're healthy ya-di-ya da. :)

marie said...

Hmm...never said I was going to get it.

I just asked them to stay away from my cheese.

Sara said...

and mushrooms too. And now they are talking about putting our food through radiation to make sure this doesn't happen again. Mmmm didn't know radiation was good for you.

Shrunk said...

I'm eating cheese as I read this :OP

Crabby McSlacker said...

"Listeria hysteria," that's a great start for an epic poem...

I'm with you--the processed meat recalls never affect me much, but when it starts being a produce/cheese issue it just doesn't seem fair!

Fortunately, in the U.S. there are so many different sources for stuff that it never seems to be my particular batch of anything that's affected. But things have gotten very lax over here in terms of food inspection & regulation since the Bushies took over.

Mandy said...

I know Mouse! SO infuriating! They should tighten up the screening standards before the food leaves the plant, that's what I say! I hate that we never know if we're eating something deadly or not - seems in this day and age the FDA should have better control over that!!! I can rant on this one for hours. Makes me SO mad!!!

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