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(CNN)   People too lazy to cut up their fruit get punished by The Lord for their sloth   (cnn.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Melon, medley products, Muskmelon, Caito Foods LLC, honeydew melon, Melons, possibility of salmonella contamination, store shelves  
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6 days ago  
Melon makes me sick without germs.
 
6 days ago  
Sloth love Chunk
 
6 days ago  
Between this and the Great Romaine Recall, I guess my all oreo and cheetos diet is really the safest thing.
 
6 days ago  

doglover: Melon makes me sick without germs.


What a shame. The better grocers carry some consistently fantastic in season cantaloupe/honey dew variety melons picked at their peak. Of course, you pay for the quality. I love a great watermelon as much as anyone else, but they can be so hit and miss.
 
6 days ago  
Only God will juge me...

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6 days ago  
Fratelli
 
6 days ago  
I view it as people generous and big-hearted enough to share their money by employing the low-skilled to do tasks they could easily do themselves.
 
6 days ago  

jjorsett: I view it as people generous and big-hearted enough to share their money by employing the low-skilled to do tasks they could easily do themselves.


Who's signing your paycheck?
 
6 days ago  
This is why I stick to natural melons

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6 days ago  
Checks to see if it's my company...
Nope, we're good.
 
6 days ago  
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"What is this wickedness?"
 
6 days ago  
Maybe stop using the same knives on meat and fruit.
 
6 days ago  

Harry_Seldon: doglover: Melon makes me sick without germs.

What a shame. The better grocers carry some consistently fantastic in season cantaloupe/honey dew variety melons picked at their peak. Of course, you pay for the quality. I love a great watermelon as much as anyone else, but they can be so hit and miss.


Watermelon is fine.  But cantaloupe, winter melon, etc, and for some reason persimmons all have a cloying sweetness.
 
6 days ago  

Catlenfell: Checks to see if it's my company...
Nope, we're good.


Doing the cutting or the selling?

/I did the same thing earlier
 
6 days ago  
How is this lazy? If I want one serving of assorted fruit, why in the hell would I buy an entire cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, etc.?
 
6 days ago  

Lurky McLurkerton: Catlenfell: Checks to see if it's my company...
Nope, we're good.

Doing the cutting or the selling?

/I did the same thing earlier


Cutting. We sell to a number of chains in the Midwest.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  

ImpendingCynic: How is this lazy? If I want one serving of assorted fruit, why in the hell would I buy an entire cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, etc.?


Yeah I buy these all the time...some slices of melon and pineapple ready to go.  I have a job so a few bucks doesn't really hit my radar.
 
6 days ago  

doglover: Melon makes me sick without germs.


I used to eat watermelon like crazy when I was a kid. Some time in my late teens, I had a slice and it made my throat close up and get all wheezy. I get the same reaction to honeydew and cantaloupe, so yay for allergies!
 
6 days ago  

Catlenfell: Lurky McLurkerton: Catlenfell: Checks to see if it's my company...
Nope, we're good.

Doing the cutting or the selling?

/I did the same thing earlier

Cutting. We sell to a number of chains in the Midwest.


Right on. I'm on the other end in the southeast. It always amazes me how much we can sell of those kind of value added and convenience items at such a high markup.
 
6 days ago  

ralphjr: [img.fark.net image 850x1232]


Your encyclopaedic knowledge drives me batty with jealousy.
 
6 days ago  
Ewwwwwww!!!
 
6 days ago  
I remember when Watermelon was a huge fruit that filled up the whole lower shelf in your fridge. It was usually brought along on picnics in a big, galvanized washing tub filled with ice and the fruit was buried in it so it would be ice cold when we cut it up.

The melons today are tiny compared to the 'real' watermelon. Yet they cost even more than the full sized version. I like to buy plastic tubs of fruit salad because buying all of the assorted fruits and berries is expensive, plus I'll have some left over which may go bad in the fridge before I get to them.

What I'd like to know is why is it that so much salmonella and ecoli is suddenly getting into our food sources. Are the meat cutters, fruit cutters and packers getting slovenly because they're pushed too hard? Are they being made to scrape up stuff that has fallen on the floor and drop it back in the production line because the Boss wants more poundage to make more money?

Where are those who watch over the safety of our foods?

I mean, technically when handling any meat, you'd best wear surgical gloves, and clean the cutting area with bleach. The Industrial version. Never had to do that until sometime in the seventies. People happily ate beef tartar: a dish made of finely chopped raw beef and onions, often with a raw egg cracked on top and dusted with salt and pepper. Can't do that today.

Maybe we need to look more closely at the nations we buy fruits and vegetables from.I mean, China sent us a shipment of veggies that had been grown with human shiat for fertilizer. We sent it back. Then they shipped us baby milk powder that was mixed with a cheaper additive -- which essentially caused babies to starve when fed the stuff.

We recalled it and raised so much heck that China actually shut the company down.

Maybe we need to look into these companies who push their food workers too hard and think only of profits. Several fast food places come to mind.
 
6 days ago  

jjorsett: I view it as people generous and big-hearted enough to share their money by employing the low-skilled to do tasks they could easily do themselves.


I can't speak about melons in particular, but I've compared other whole produce versus precut and they actually come out about even.

It takes the store very very little effort to cut them and there are additional savings.  For example if the store had a melon with just a little bad spot, they could cut the bad piece off, cut the rest of the melon up, and sell it.
 
6 days ago  

Lurky McLurkerton: Catlenfell: Lurky McLurkerton: Catlenfell: Checks to see if it's my company...
Nope, we're good.

Doing the cutting or the selling?

/I did the same thing earlier

Cutting. We sell to a number of chains in the Midwest.

Right on. I'm on the other end in the southeast. It always amazes me how much we can sell of those kind of value added and convenience items at such a high markup.


We sell individually wrapped Kale. That tells me all I need to know about people who have too much money.
 
6 days ago  
The fruit don't make much noise, just little pops and there's three guys that kinda just...end at the rib cage?
/drtfa
 
6 days ago  
Stick to peaches.  Much safer because they come from a can.  They're put there by a man in a factory downtown.
 
6 days ago  

Compact Travel Size: Between this and the Great Romaine Recall, I guess my all oreo and cheetos diet is really the safest thing.


From the perspective of foodborne illness, I can't really argue with you....
 
6 days ago  
I really miss J B
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6 days ago  
Which Sloth?
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6 days ago  
Really, I have to be the first?

Firefly - Apples
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6 days ago  
Don't buy half foods at Whole Foods. IT'S IN THE NAME, PEOPLE!
 
6 days ago  
Thou shalt not open the wrong end of a banana
 
6 days ago  

SwiftFox: Thou shalt not open the wrong end of a banana


Farking THANK YOU.

/no mention of which end that is
 
6 days ago  

SwiftFox: Thou shalt not open the wrong end of a banana


all i trust
 
6 days ago  

Rik01: I remember when Watermelon was a huge fruit that filled up the whole lower shelf in your fridge. It was usually brought along on picnics in a big, galvanized washing tub filled with ice and the fruit was buried in it so it would be ice cold when we cut it up.

The melons today are tiny compared to the 'real' watermelon. Yet they cost even more than the full sized version. I like to buy plastic tubs of fruit salad because buying all of the assorted fruits and berries is expensive, plus I'll have some left over which may go bad in the fridge before I get to them.

What I'd like to know is why is it that so much salmonella and ecoli is suddenly getting into our food sources. Are the meat cutters, fruit cutters and packers getting slovenly because they're pushed too hard? Are they being made to scrape up stuff that has fallen on the floor and drop it back in the production line because the Boss wants more poundage to make more money?

Where are those who watch over the safety of our foods?

I mean, technically when handling any meat, you'd best wear surgical gloves, and clean the cutting area with bleach. The Industrial version. Never had to do that until sometime in the seventies. People happily ate beef tartar: a dish made of finely chopped raw beef and onions, often with a raw egg cracked on top and dusted with salt and pepper. Can't do that today.

Maybe we need to look more closely at the nations we buy fruits and vegetables from.I mean, China sent us a shipment of veggies that had been grown with human shiat for fertilizer. We sent it back. Then they shipped us baby milk powder that was mixed with a cheaper additive -- which essentially caused babies to starve when fed the stuff.

We recalled it and raised so much heck that China actually shut the company down.

Maybe we need to look into these companies who push their food workers too hard and think only of profits. Several fast food places come to mind.


It's becoming easier to track. People used to get sick just as often, maybe more so, but there was no tracking in place so it was rarely reported unless it was an epidemic
 
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6 days ago  

Mister Peejay: SwiftFox: Thou shalt not open the wrong end of a banana

Farking THANK YOU.

/no mention of which end that is


Blaaasphemeeee
 
6 days ago  
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"Ahem."

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6 days ago  
This situation can only improve as we cut two regulations for every new one or some such nonsense.

Enjoy your hamberders.
 
6 days ago  

ImpendingCynic: How is this lazy? If I want one serving of assorted fruit, why in the hell would I buy an entire cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, etc.?


Lazy because you should put in the effort to have a large family that you can then share the fruit with.

/or something
//smarted your comment
///sliced fruit is ok. Don't enjoy it much off the shelf. Willing to eat it in the streets of Thailand because it's freshly cut, germs be damned
 
6 days ago  
Why would anyone want to cut melons?

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6 days ago  

Dave2042: Stick to peaches.  Much safer because they come from a can.  They're put there by a man in a factory downtown.


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6 days ago  
While there are people who buy pre-sliced/peeled produce out of laziness, it's great for people with disabilities who have trouble slicing/peeling it themselves
 
6 days ago  
My theory is, if you're actually going to eat the damn fruit or vegetable, then it doesn't matter if it's expensive. If that's what it takes to get some greens and vitamins, go for it
 
6 days ago  
It has nothing to do with being lazy. It has to do with the fact that I don't want or need whole melons 90% of the time.

This is like saying I'm lazy for buying the pack of steaks rather than the entire side of meat the steaks are cut from. It'll go bad long before I can eat it.
 
6 days ago  

Mega Steve: doglover: Melon makes me sick without germs.

I used to eat watermelon like crazy when I was a kid. Some time in my late teens, I had a slice and it made my throat close up and get all wheezy. I get the same reaction to honeydew and cantaloupe, so yay for allergies!


I was assured by all-knowing farkers that all food allergies are make believe.
 
6 days ago  
buy the whole melon and then inject it with vodka or rum, chill in ice, then consume.
 
6 days ago  
So article leads with a stock photo of a meat counter?   That seems lazy.

I thought the source of large scale salmonella in plant products was generally the use of sewage as an "organic" fertilizer.   The small scale cases usually being prep workers that failed to abide by the "must wash hands" signs, or cross contamination with raw meat during prep.
 
6 days ago  
My takeaway was that Wal-Mart, Whole Foods and Trader Joes all have the same produce.
 
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