Friday, June 29, 2007

JUNE 29, 2007

The FDA announced the nationwide recall of Veggie Booty Snack Food because of possible salmonella contamination, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Veggie Booty is sold in a flexible plastic foil bag in 4 oz., 1 oz., and 1/2 oz. packages. All sizes, codes and expiration dates are being recalled. The FDA said 51 cases of salmonella across 17 states were related to the consumption of the Veggie Booty, predominately in children 3 years of age or younger.

Move over, Macy's, here comes Oprah. Oprah Winfrey -- talk show host, magazine publisher, Broadway producer -- is building a retail store across the street from her Chicago production studio. It will be stocked with such Oprah-centric gewgaws as an Oprah I-Pod cover, Oprah workout gear and Oprah mugs and key chains, along with African baskets and other assorted Oprah-approved items. No word yet on an opening date -- or possible plans to bring an Oprah store to a shopping mall near you.