July 2007

AP reported today:

The parents of an Indiana toddler have sued the makers of Veggie Booty, claiming the recalled snack poisoned their child.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in New York by David and Ashlee Allen, of Valparaiso, Ind., says their 18-month-old son, Xavier, ate a bag of Veggie Booty on May 20. It

Information updated on CDC website as of July 3, 2007:

Public health officials in OutbreakNet (the network of epidemiologists and other public health officials, facilitated by CDC, who investigate outbreaks of foodborne, waterborne, and other enteric illnesses nationwide) are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Wandsworth infections. Salmonella Wandsworth is a rare strain of Salmonella.

I speculated yesterday morning that seasonings might be the source of the Salmonella Wandsworth outbreak might be tied to China.  (POST)

Later in the day it was confirmed that China is the source of the seasoning contaminated with Salmonella Wandsworth.  (POST)

And, Veggie Booty was confirmed by Minnesota Department of Agriculture to be contaminated with

Robert’s American Gourmet Inc. said it was recalling all lots and sizes of Super Veggie Tings Crunchy Corn Sticks Snack Food sold across the United States and Canada.  Company president and chief executive Robert Ehrlich said the recall was precautionary, since the product used the same seasoning as the Veggie Booty Snack Food recalled last