Before I get to the real story here, I have to share Walmart’s response as to why one of the company’s Great Value ice cream sandwiches didn’t melt after 12 hours out-of-doors in a Southern Ohio summer. Here’s what Walmart spokescritter Danit Marquardt said: Ice cream melts based on the ingredients, including cream. Ice cream […]
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I stopped shopping at Petco several years ago when I bought two bags of food that made all four of my dogs sick. I returned both bags to the store, making sure to preserve the lot numbers, and received a full refund. When the manager told a clerk to put the unopened bag back on […]
Jdimytai Damour was the poor security guard who got trampled on Black Friday a couple of years ago. Walmart was fined S7,000 for the incident. That’s outrageous. The fine should have been much higher on principle. Nevertheless, Walmart won’t pay. Take it away NYT: Wal-Mart officials worry that if the OSHA [Occupational Safety and Health […]
Could be: An international visitor to… the Wal-Mart shareholders meeting may have brought in a infectious disease. The Arkansas Department of Health reported Tuesday that a visitor from out of the country had shown symptoms consistent with measles. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.
Ah, the rule of unintended consequences (although in this case I doubt that Walmart gives a feck). Walmart is deeply discounting carbonated sugar water in advance of the Memorial Day kick off of summer and hoarders are going nuts. From Reuters: Price rollbacks on soft drinks at U.S. Wal-Mart Stores in time for the Memorial […]
Snakebites at Walmart aren’t funny. And by the way, what exactly did that snake eat under that shelving?
All hail the most efficient company in the world!
A group of the worst offending food purveyors has established nutrient “standards”. Among the group are Coca-Cola, ConAgra Foods, General Mills, Kellogg, Kraft Foods, PepsiCo, Unilever and, of course, Walmart. Some Big Food Companies Adopt Nutrient Standards To qualify for a symbol, a product cannot exceed standards for specific ”nutrients to limit,” like total fat, […]
The milk scandal in China is just the latest in a steady stream of incidents concerning tainted or adulterated food products. The US learned this lesson a long time ago when the Pure Food and Drug Act was passed (1906). The big issue at the time was tainted meat as highlighted in the famous novel […]
The San Francisco Chronicle reported yesterday that independent tests of bottled water found that Sam’s Choice Purified Water wasn’t all that pure. And that: Walmart’s… store brands, bore the chemical signature of standard municipal water treatment…. In other words, this bottled water was chemically indistinguishable from tap water. The only striking difference: the price tag. […]
The excesses in the meat packing industry were one of the major reasons the original food and drug laws were passed – this all came to a head in Upton Sinclair’s novel “The Jungle”. A few weeks ago the big meat processor AgriProcessors was raided for immigration violations. Not only were there undocumented workers present, […]
Update — 1816 5 August — From the Washington Post: Brian Grubbs’ wife purchased the peppers at a Wal-Mart store in Cortez, Colo., on June 26, according to the lawsuit. Grubbs eats them raw [Emphasis mine, JH] on sandwiches and said in the suit that within a few days he began experiencing diarrhea, vomiting and […]
A breakthrough in a tainted food mystery has occurred in my neck of the woods: A pepper sold in Colorado has been linked to the salmonella outbreak that has sickened about 1,300 people in several states. The pepper, a jalapeno purchased from a Wal-Mart in Montezuma County around June 24th, was given to the state […]
Food safety is a top priority at Wal-Mart. When have we heard that before? This time, it’s the Wal-Mart statement on tomatoes tainted with salmonella. Of course, Wal-Mart has pulled all the affected varieties, just like the salad chain I went to yesterday for lunch. I don’t begrudge them that. However, what’s worth pointing out […]
But not the human kind. In the past we’ve written about about people bitten by snakes at Wal-Marts. Now it appears that another illegal immigrant threat is making a reappearnace at Wal-Marts. From Huntington, W.Va.’s WSAZ television: A trip to Wal-Mart turned into a trip to the hospital for the Templeton family. A scorpion from […]