Friday, May 30, 2014

Celery High Risk for Transferring Listeria

Recently the Journal of Food Protection published a study that shows the risk of contamination of the Listeria bacteria and subsequent growth during storage.

"Mitigation strategies during dicing and proper refrigeration are essential to minimizing potential health risks associated with diced celery."

The disease Listeriosis (caused from the aforementioned bacterium) causes gastrointestinal illness. In some cases you can get a blood or brain infection. Infections in early pregnancy can cause miscarriage; in late pregnancy stillbirth or death of the newborn.  Listeria infection has different manifestations depending on the organ it infects.  In short, don't mess around with Listeria.

The takeaway here is, first of all, don't eat celery.  Second, if you feel compelled to dance with the devil, at least, for God's sake, dice your own.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Boycott: Beyonce

Beyonce claims that she got back in shape with the help of celery seed after the birth of her baby.  We are pretty sure it was probably healthy diet and exercise and all that tushie-wagging she does.  But instead it looks like the celery industry has finally gotten to Beyonce and filled her full of their lies.

Dance it off, sister.  Don't let them take you down with them!