A St. Louis based produce distribution company is recalling walnuts that the FDA says may be contaminated.
Sherman Produce distributed 10 ounce packages to Schnucks Grocery Stores where they were sold under the store brand. The FDA says that the walnuts could contain Listeria-which can cause fever, nausea and diarrhea.
Lori Willis, a spokeswoman for Schnucks, says the walnuts were sold a few weeks ago. But Willis says the company takes the recall seriously.
Milk is an extremely popular item on the University of Missouri campus, says purchasing coordinator Sandy Perley. "Our entire campus in a year drinks about 96,000 gallons of milk. And by our best calculation, that’s about 326 gallons a day."
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Many of the food terrorism scenarios outlined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration involve liquid.
And there’s good reason for that.
Liquids like orange juice and milk go through many processing steps -- farm, bottling plant, delivery – before reaching the consumers who drink them. And these liquids are moved, manufactured and stored in huge batches that get distributed and consumed quickly. Should a toxin be injected somewhere along the supply chain, experts believe it could have devastating human health and economic consequences.
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