All “Veggie Booty” has been recalled for possible salmonella contamination

veggie-booty.jpgThe Food and Drug Administration just sent out an alert that Veggie Booty Snack Food in all lots and sizes, in both the U.S. and Canada, is being recalled by the manufacturer, Robert’s American Gourmet Food, because of potential contamination with salmonella.

Food products get recalled practically every day in this country, but I’m posting about this one because I know lots of Ethicurean-ish parents who feed Veggie Booty — a blend of spinach, kale, cabbage, carrots and broccoli, plus puffed rice and corn — to their young’uns as a healthy snack food, and a lot of vegetarians who eat it.

Salmonella poisoning is extremely dangerous in children. The recall notice states that the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have connected 51 cases of salmonella across 17 states to Veggie Booty, predominately in children of three years of age or younger. No details appear available yet as to the source of the bacterial contamination.

Robert’s has posted a recall notice on its website and withdrawn Veggie Booty from its online store already. A PDF says the company recommends “you destroy any remaining Veggie Booty and contact our offices at 1-800-626-7557. You can return the empty bag either to the store or to us for reimbursement or a product voucher. Please send the bag to Robert’s American Gourmet, P.O. Box 326, Sea Cliff, NY 11579 along with your address and receipt if possible and please allow 6-8 weeks for processing.”

If you or your family has already eaten Veggie Booty and think you may have gotten sick from it, here is the CDC’s site for salmonellosis. If you have been diagnosed with salmonella poisoning, contact your state health department to report the case and the possible Veggie Booty connection.

2 Responsesto “All “Veggie Booty” has been recalled for possible salmonella contamination”

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  2. Angel DeLaMuerte says:

    Ew. Veggie Booty tastes so nasty–anyone who eats it should be kicked out of the foodie club for life.