Listeria deaths linked to Colorado cantaloupe

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Wry Catcher, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Wry Catcher
    Offline

    Wry Catcher Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Messages:
    31,762
    Thanks Received:
    4,242
    Trophy Points:
    1,160
    Location:
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Ratings:
    +8,161
    Does anyone really care if the government shuts down?

    Michelle Bachmann wants the FDA eliminated (how does she feel about the CDC?).

    Discuss
     
  2. editec
    Offline

    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    41,427
    Thanks Received:
    5,598
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Maine
    Ratings:
    +5,617
    Tragic.
     
  3. Douger
    Offline

    Douger BANNED

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Messages:
    12,323
    Thanks Received:
    915
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Not fucking there !
    Ratings:
    +915
    Typical
     
  4. Douger
    Offline

    Douger BANNED

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Messages:
    12,323
    Thanks Received:
    915
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Not fucking there !
    Ratings:
    +915
  5. Douger
    Offline

    Douger BANNED

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Messages:
    12,323
    Thanks Received:
    915
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Not fucking there !
    Ratings:
    +915
  6. Quantum Windbag
    Offline

    Quantum Windbag Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2010
    Messages:
    58,308
    Thanks Received:
    5,014
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +5,221
    The last time there was a government shutdown it the media went out of its way to illustrate how it inconvenienced all the tourists. Since the Washington Monument is already shutdown indefinitely the media will be forced to talk about real news instead.
     
  7. freedombecki
    Offline

    freedombecki Let's go swimmin'! Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    23,690
    Thanks Received:
    5,924
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Location:
    My house
    Ratings:
    +5,933
  8. freedombecki
    Offline

    freedombecki Let's go swimmin'! Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    23,690
    Thanks Received:
    5,924
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Location:
    My house
    Ratings:
    +5,933
    Colorado Farm says Listeria Found in Cantaloupes:

    What a nightmare for the victims and their families. It is estimated that 500 people in the USA die of listeria every year and 2500 cases are reported. Those are just the diagnosed cases. Doctors who are 45 or more may never have had a course in nutrition pathology. Who knows how many more may have acquired this heinous disease? (me, speculating)

    Listeria Symptoms - Listeria food poisoning - Food Poisoning.com

    http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2011
  9. earlycuyler
    Offline

    earlycuyler Extra long Bad Ass Cut.

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2011
    Messages:
    6,689
    Thanks Received:
    1,169
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Location:
    Drivers seat.
    Ratings:
    +1,183
    Belgium has had no government for over a year and there food is fine. Where was the Ag, dept when all the diseased was sent from south of the border TWICE. To imply a govt shut down will some how let disease run rampant all over the country is just dishonest and hyperbolic. Both agencies have failed many times with full funding.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  10. DiAnna
    Offline

    DiAnna Political Half-Breed

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2011
    Messages:
    457
    Thanks Received:
    152
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Location:
    No Calif, in the Sierra Foothills
    Ratings:
    +155
    How in hell does a bacteria like that get inside a cantaloupe? Nobody eats the skin. Can it leech up from contaminated water? It's terrible that people have been sicked and died from eating what seems like a perfectly-safe fruit. :(
     

Share This Page