GE: FDA recalls Starlink

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Thu Nov 02 2000 - 12:31:33 MST

As some of you may have noticed already, the FDA has forced Mission to recall a
rather large list of corn products sold under Kraft license, not for any actual
evidence that it is unsafe, but because the products have been found to have
been tainted by StarLink variety corn. The EPA has no actual proof that human
consumption is harmful, but has concerns that people with certain allergies may
have reactions to the corn varietal (if the EPA is now an allergy regulatory
body, thats the first that I've heard of it, I want cats, ragweed, and dust
mites outlawed pronto), as if discomfort is somehow to be equated with harm.
(hell, Al Gore discomforts me, and I don't see a superfund site sign on him
(though I'm sure thats what all the soft money is for))

See the following:

> The recalled products included those served at restaurants such as Applebee's, Wendy's, Del Taco, Casa Solana and La Cantina, according to a list released Wednesday as part of the FDA's weekly enforcement report.
> Starlink has not been approved for human consumption. Its use in human food products was first detected six weeks ago in Taco Bell Home Brand tacos sold by Kraft Foods under license.
> All the products recalled were made by Mission Foods, a unit of Mexican company Gruma. Mission initiated a voluntary recall on October 13, but did not make public all the names of the products recalled.
> The list of Mission's recalled products included many grocery store private-label brands: Best Buy, Brookshires, Kroger Co., Food Lion, Fred Meyer, Kash-n-Karry, Rich Food, Shurfine, IGA, Albertson's Inc., Safeway Inc., Vons, Brookshire's, Bueno Comida, Food City, Sack'n Save, and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Hell, sounds like its time for me to go shopping. I know, lets buy all the
recalled products up, and sell them in our own Extroway food stores, all located
on Native American reservation property, to avoid the EPA and FDA regs...

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