Thursday, February 05, 2009

As If the News Wasn't Bad Enough

Recently eaten: pasta bolognese
Recent annoyance: I don't think my humidifier is humid enough

Isn't it already a big enough disaster that peanut butter everywhere is being recalled? Now you're telling me that if there's an even bigger disaster, I won't be able to eat my emergency packet of peanut butter? Why has God forsaken us? George Washington Carver, help me now!

FEMA food kits may contain tainted peanut butter (via CNN)
Food kits recently distributed as part of a disaster relief effort in Kentucky and Arkansas may contain peanut butter contaminated with salmonella linked to a nationwide outbreak, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Wednesday.

People who received the food kits should throw away the peanut butter packets, FEMA says.

"Commercial meals kits manufactured by Red Cloud Food Services Inc., under the Standing Rock label, have been provided to disaster survivors in impacted communities, and these kits may contain peanut butter which is part of the precautionary national recall underway in accordance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration," FEMA said in a written statement.

Though the kits do not all contain the same main course, they do contain packets of peanut butter, the agency said.

"People who have received commercial meal kits are asked to inspect the kits in their possession and immediately dispose of any peanut butter packets," it said.

"Actually, it's just jelly time."

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