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Berries from China making people sick

By Booger follow Booger   2020 May 2, 3:59am 719 views   8 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


Berries have been the source of norovirus outbreaks in the past, according to the CDC, which brought in the Food and Drug Administration in to collect frozen fruit and berry samples from the ship for testing.

The FDA tested 16 fruit groups from the ships and found that three items tested positive for norovirus: Tropical fruit cocktail, raspberries and berry mix.

Later, the cruise line learned its food vendor had bought nearly 22,000 pounds of frozen raspberries at the end of June – right before the outbreak began – from a supplier in China. Those berries were provided to the cruise line's entire fleet.

In November, the discovery prompted the World Health Organization to issue a recall on frozen raspberries traced back to China.

CDC spokesperson Jennifer Burchfield would not confirm the cruise line in question. However, she said, "Ten of the 13 outbreaks occurred while the ships were not sailing in U.S. jurisdiction. We do not know the total number of people infected during this multi-ship outbreak."
1   MisdemeanorRebel   ignore (3)   2020 May 2, 6:43am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

This is why we need country of origin food labeling now.
2   Shaman   ignore (2)   2020 May 2, 7:34am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

China is ASSHOE!
3   theoakman   ignore (0)   2020 May 2, 7:37am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

The US produces so much food...importing any fresh berries from China makes absolutely zero sense.
4   FuckCCP89   ignore (6)   2020 May 2, 7:40am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

theoakman says
The US produces so much food...importing any fresh berries from China makes absolutely zero sense.

Article says the outbreak was on cruise ships sailing from Europe. It's not like importing berries from China into Europe makes any sense either, though.
5   ad   ignore (0)   2020 May 2, 8:31am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

That is why I wonder if the virus source is also the food imported from China.
6   NDrLoR   ignore (1)   2020 May 2, 8:41am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Booger says
Berries from China
I knew there was a reason I always hated the Chinaberry tree in the front yard of the house where I grew up!
7   mell   ignore (6)   2020 May 2, 10:57am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

"They also estimated that a US resident has an average lifetime risk of 1 in 2 for a norovirus-related outpatient visit, 1 in 9 for an emergency department visit, 1 in 50 to 70 for being hospitalized, and 1 in 5000 to 7000 of dying.Sep 18, 2013"

That is 0.05% chance of dying from norovirus, incl. chance of infection. Covid 19 say theres a 25% chance you catch it in your lifetime, multiply that with 0.2% chance of death, makes 0.0005%. Why aren't we shutting down the economy over every highly contagious norovirus outbreak?
8   Tenpoundbass   ignore (16)   2020 May 2, 11:02am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

NoCoupForYou says
This is why we need country of origin food labeling now.

This is why we need a Federal Agency that does everything and less that the CDC, WHO and NIH does.
We need an independent health agency that protects us from Bill Gates threats, that treats those other agencies like Nigerian Hackers.

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