The RECALL Thread

Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by LadyEagle, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. LadyEagle

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    China seafood imports - raw sewage

    MODERATOR NOTE:
    Since there are so many recalls, I am merging these threads into one main thread. Here is a source of info on Government Recalls:

    http://www.recalls.gov/


    China seafood imports - raw sewage
    http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=56004

    I have noted for a long time that Kroger seafood is nearly ALL imported from China, even the Kroger brand, so I NEVER buy seafood there. Food Lion has a lot of Chinese imported seafood. I carefully check package labels on every food item I buy (when possible). If in doubt, I don't buy. Distributors are supposed to clearly label all food that comes from another country with the country of origin on the label, but sometimes you have to hunt to find it because it is in small letters. (including frozen produce)

    You'd be surprised how many people just toss the stuff into their carts unaware of where their food came from. American consumers need to wake up!!! Why are we importing catfish and shrimp from China when we have perfectly good shrimp and catfish farms in the U.S. ? And why is our tuna fish imported - we have a tuna industry in the U.S.

    Grocery shop at your own risk!! (And we have no idea where restaurants get their supplies from, do we?)
     
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    I was actually looking at that at Wall Mart last night. The shrimp and Talapia were both labled as farm raised and products of China. The catfish was also farm rasised but was a product of the United States. I will stay with the Catfish.
     
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    Yeah, I liked that walmart talapia, too. But after reading that article, I will never eat it again.
     
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    I will not buy any food at all that is imported from China.
     
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    One think I like about living in Alaska is that I catch all my own seafood, or buy it fresh of the boat. We just bought 10 pounds of king crab straight from the water for $80. We can't afford more than that, but it is a nice treat at a nice price.

    We have this one fishing hole called the Main St hole because you line up with Main St about 4 miles out, and line up with the hockey rink, and you can catch your limit in a couple of hours. Now, if you are a tourist, you want that BIG halibut. But, if you're a local, you want them between 15 and 25 pounds; you don't want the big one. Last Summer, we were out there, had caught a couple of cod and a couple of 12 pounders, and my wife hooked a 60 pounder! You just don't get them that big there! We haven't had to go fishing for a year, especially after putting that in the freezer with the 180 pounds of salmon that we had accumulated.

    Next clam tide, I'm not working, either!

    The only thing we have to buy are shrimp and crawfish.
     
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    China: Not just pet food & seafood !!! Buyer beware!!

    http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=56063

    I had no idea there were so many recalls on products made in China. US manufacturers have to meet stringent safety criteria - not so with foreign imports.

    As for China, thanks a lot President Bush and Congress for granting China NORMAL Permanent Trade Relations with the US in January 2002 (despite their record of human rights abuses) Our wonderful elected government officials looking out for us as always.
     
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    Do you know if there is a list of all the recalled products?
     
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    I won't buy any food from China. :(
     
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    Don't know. There should be. Notice how all this info has been hush-hush, even by the media?

    But look what items Google brings up, using the words federal recall imports (including some official government announcements):


    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=federal+recall+imports

    Edited: Okay, here is the CPSC web site using the words recalled import:

    http://search.cpsc.gov/query.html?qt=recalled+import&charset=iso-8859-1&col=pubweb
     
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    bumped for those who missed it
     
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    BTW, anyone here drink tea?

    Watch a documentary on it sometime, and you won't drink it any more.
     
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    I would love to have some of them shrimp HoG. :)

    How long are your days and nights where you live, same as ours or are your days shorter and shorter.
     
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    Here where I live, we're pretty far south, so we get a couple of hours of twilight at night. At midnight, it's still light, and at 4 AM, it's already light.

    I just got back from Fairbanks. I was there for 5 days. I didn't see anything but full daylight for 5 days.

    We're still a few days from the longest day, though.

    In the Winter, here, we get about 4 or 5 hours of daylight per day. But, the sun is so close to the horizon tht it always looks like it's about to set.

    When the sun never goes directly overhead, it's interesting to watch it rise and set. In the Winter, it pops up, goes over the mountains, then sets before it gets to the volcanoes. In the Summer, it simply gets brighter, then pops up over the mainland (much further up the horizon), travels along the horizon, a little higher than in the Winter, goes all the way around the horizon, then drops down below the horizon just a little before it gets to where it comes up. It's fascinating.

    One interesting thing about the sun being low on the horizon is that it is close to the necessary angle to make rainbows all the time. We get some real doozies! Last year, we got a triple rainbow that lasted for about half an hour. Year before last, we got a rainbow that was so bright that people were pulling over photographing it, so much so that it was hazardous to travel down the one road.

    Oh, one thing that you probably don't see regularly is that we haven't had a snow day in over a decade here. (They have them in Anchorage, the big sissies!) I drove a bus in a full-out blizzard, with drifts that were up to the windshield. The DOT came along, dug a path, and I went on my way.

    However, we do have volcano days.
     
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    BTW, Bob, I said we have to buy our shrimp and crawfish. Can't catch them here where I live legally, and in many places, such as the Prince William Sound, they are just now making a comeback from the Valdez oil spill, so can't be caught.

    They're trying a new kind of crab out down around Kodiak, though, that are supposed to top 25 pounds.
     
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    China Again: Thomas Train recall

    http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSBNG8694620070614

    When will the American people ever learn? If consumers stopped buying Chinese junk, it would send a powerful message to Washington DC and the Free World Traders.
     
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    Man! China's on a roll aren't they!
     
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    It won't happen, because Americans value cheap prices over quality. They would rather buy slave-produced cheap junk rather than pay a fair price for domestic goods where the workers have to make a liveable wage. We are a Wal-Mart nation.
     
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    Unfortunately, there is a lot of truth in your post Magnetic Poles. I think however, the more these things come to light the more people, or some, will choose to make a stand.

    I am all for capitalism and free enterprise but how unfair to American workers and farmers that they must comply with American laws; yet our purported buddies in China and others' do no such thing! Then to add insult to injury, additional tariffs or penalties are discouraged, which would in fact help level the playing field and discourage wrong doing!

    I say buy French again, lose China, and look for "made in the USA".

    Have a good one.
     
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    The sad thing is those toys aren't cheap, even if they are made in China. I don't think Wal-Mart even carries the wooden Thomas trains. They must have an incredible profit margin.
     
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    True... the only place I've found these items were at Toys R Us and they were definitely not cheap!
     

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