Salmonella Prompts Recall of Veggie Booty

Company yanks 'healthy' snack after dozens, including kids, fall ill
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2007 1:13 PM CDT
Salmonella Prompts Recall of Veggie Booty
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(Newser) – A snack popular with health-conscious junk-food fans because it contains kale and spinach may also contain salmonella, according to the FDA and CDC, and the manufacturer of Veggie Booty has issued a nationwide recall. Fifty-one people, many of whom had eaten the green-colored rice and corn curlicues, reported symptoms consistent with salmonella poisoning.

Long Island-based Robert's American Gourmet distributes the snack, a spin-off of its popular Pirate's Booty product, throughout the US and Canada. The reported cases of illness mostly occurred in children under 10, the FDA said, and spread across 17 states. Even though the product did not test positive for salmonella, the company issued the recall as a precaution. (Read more FDA stories.)

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