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Fruit pops recalled by Santa Fe Springs firm

Fruiti Pops recall: The Orange County Register reports that Fruiti Pops, based in Santa Fe Springs, has recalled 10,000 frozen treats because of concerns that they may contain typhoid fever-causing bacteria:

Typhoid is rare in the U.S., but several cases have been reported this month, many of them linked to mamey frozen pulp sold by Goya Foods, Inc., of Secaucus, N.J. Fruiti Pops uses Goya pulp in its mamey-flavored fruit bars.

Rick Bayless Twitter fight: Eater L.A. reports on a Twitter spat between L.A. Weekly food critic Jonathan Gold and celebrity chef Rick Bayless:

So now we give you this, Bayless' tweet on the matter, in which he goes so far as to suggest that Gold is "sloppy" in his reporting and fact-checking. For his part, Gold has remained mum about the issue. Frankly, we feel there are better ways of solving disputes; a tweet attack?

Billionaire yacht sighting: Yo! Venice! spotted the yacht of a Russian billionaire off the coast:

Want to see what the 300 million dollar, 390 foot Philippe Starck designed mega yacht that belongs to Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko looks like? The "A" (that is its name) is off the coast of Venice Beach right now

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By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer Mike Stobbe, Ap Medical Writer – Thu Aug 12, 5:18 pm ET
ATLANTA – A rare U.S. outbreak of typhoid fever has been linked to a frozen tropical fruit product used to make smoothies, health officials reported Thursday


why did it take so long for the Santa Fe Springs company to stop distributing this product?


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