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winter
01-28-2003, 04:09 PM
Glory Greens

KALE, TURNIP GREENS MAY HAVE SALMONELLA

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A South Carolina company is recalling almost 300,000
cans
of kale and turnip greens because they may be contaminated with
salmonella,
a dangerous type of food poisoning, or other bacteria.

Recalled are the Glory Foods brand of kale and turnip greens, sold in
27-ounce cans throughout the country but primarily along the East Coast,

said manufacturer McCall Farms of Effingham, S.C.

The recalled turnip greens bear the code "GK25/TGLC" on the metal cans;
the
recalled kale bears the codes "GK25/KBLC" or "GK22/CGLC." They were
shipped
to stores in mid-December.

Consumers should not eat the recalled greens, even if they do not look
or
smell spoiled, but return them to the place of purchase for a refund,
McCall
said.

There have been no illnesses reported from the contamination, which may
include salmonella and staph germs, McCall said. Food poisoning germs
such
as salmonella typically cause nausea, vomiting, cramps and diarrhea in
healthy people. But they can cause serious, sometimes fatal, infections
in
young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune
systems.

The contamination came to light when a major grocery chain spotted
swollen
cans in a warehouse and alerted the Food and Drug Administration. McCall

said its quality control department has found and fixed the source of
the
contamination, something the FDA planned to verify.

Consumers with questions may contact McCall at (800) 277-2012.

Have a blessed day

Candace S. White
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
Regional Support Division
202/ 564-4308 Phone
202/ 501-0077 Fax

ihgemini
01-28-2003, 04:18 PM
Blessings,
Thanks for the info winter. I've stopped eating Glory Greens awhile ago because they have MSG :shock:

Plus the had too many stems and not enough greens in the can. Hope no one gets sick.

afrikankween
01-28-2003, 04:26 PM
Yeah I cannot eat greens from a can, its something wrong with that.

CallaV
01-28-2003, 08:02 PM
Yeah I cannot eat greens from a can, its something wrong with that.

Ditto. I buy my stuff fresh.

winter
01-28-2003, 09:29 PM
I haven't heard anything about this on the news. Have you?

Joyfulocs
01-28-2003, 10:22 PM
Yeah I cannot eat greens from a can, its something wrong with that.

Double ditto. If they're not fresh, they're frozen.

Na
01-28-2003, 10:45 PM
Thanks for the info.

lilkinkyc
01-29-2003, 12:47 AM
Yeah I want to thank you for posting the info for everyone too. I only eat fresh greens. The canned ones just don't cut it for me plus they have MSG.

chocol8diva714
01-29-2003, 03:00 AM
That's what i'm talking about!!! Say NO to the canned greens with ALL the stems....I hope no one gets sick. I'm sticking to the fresh ones.....bleh!!

Smooches and blessings :P

raysrib
01-29-2003, 03:29 PM
I've never had greens from a can either. Although I did have some frozen ones many, many years ago, and I got sooooooo sick! Many grocery stores now have bagged greens that are fresh, and they are already washed, stemed and ready to eat. The company name eludes me right now, but I have had two bags in the past two weeks, and they are so good! They are usually located in the refrigerated section of the produce; with the bagged lettuce and spinach. They are great time savers!

Raysrib

spacetygrss
01-29-2003, 03:36 PM
THEY HAVE CANNED GREENS?!?!? Dang, I never knew. :shock:

KristiK
01-29-2003, 09:04 PM
I am withspace, I didn't know they sold canned greens! I eats mine fresh or frozen also.

curlygirl
01-30-2003, 03:02 AM
THEY HAVE CANNED GREENS?!?!? Dang, I never knew. :shock:

Ditto - I always buy fresh. I can't imagine eating canned.

winnie
01-31-2003, 02:32 AM
Yeah I cannot eat greens from a can, its something wrong with that.

Amen to that! A friend invited me over for dinner one night and she had the nerve to serve those. Ugh! I usually try to eat a little of everything that's served so not be rude, but I just couuldn't deal with those. They tasted like very salty pork.

Info
02-08-2003, 09:45 AM
Glory Greens

KALE, TURNIP GREENS MAY HAVE SALMONELLA

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A South Carolina company is recalling almost 300,000
cans
of kale and turnip greens because they may be contaminated with
salmonella,
a dangerous type of food poisoning, or other bacteria.

Recalled are the Glory Foods brand of kale and turnip greens, sold in
27-ounce cans throughout the country but primarily along the East Coast,

said manufacturer McCall Farms of Effingham, S.C.

The recalled turnip greens bear the code "GK25/TGLC" on the metal cans;
the
recalled kale bears the codes "GK25/KBLC" or "GK22/CGLC." They were
shipped
to stores in mid-December.

Consumers should not eat the recalled greens, even if they do not look
or
smell spoiled, but return them to the place of purchase for a refund,
McCall
said.

There have been no illnesses reported from the contamination, which may
include salmonella and staph germs, McCall said. Food poisoning germs
such
as salmonella typically cause nausea, vomiting, cramps and diarrhea in
healthy people. But they can cause serious, sometimes fatal, infections
in
young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune
systems.

The contamination came to light when a major grocery chain spotted
swollen
cans in a warehouse and alerted the Food and Drug Administration. McCall

said its quality control department has found and fixed the source of
the
contamination, something the FDA planned to verify.

Consumers with questions may contact McCall at (800) 277-2012.

Have a blessed day

Candace S. White
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
Regional Support Division
202/ 564-4308 Phone
202/ 501-0077 Fax

Whew, for a minute there I thought you were going to say the fresh ones! :shock: We LIVE off kale greens in this house, they make great soups and stir frys.

MsAfrodite
02-08-2003, 11:18 AM
[b]I have a feeling with this war
coming up, we are going to hear more
about food and water contamination :cry:

MsAfrodite