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ChrisOC

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Imported produce Fri, 07/26/13 5:41 PM (permalink)
I see on the news that people are getting sick from imported produce.  I was very surprised to find that the tomatoes on the vine that I bought the other day are from Cambodia!
I live in Jersey, it's summer, and my tomatoes are from Cambodia!?   
 
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    felix4067

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    Re:Imported produce Fri, 07/26/13 7:32 PM (permalink)
    Always pay attention to the labels wherever you shop. If there is local produce available seasonally and your store still imports it from across the globe, find a new store.
     
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      1bbqboy

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      Re:Imported produce Fri, 07/26/13 7:53 PM (permalink)
      I'm in produce and fruit land. We always shop as local as possible.
       
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        starfire62

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        • Location: west seneca, NY
        Re:Imported produce Fri, 07/26/13 10:10 PM (permalink)
        i wanted to get some haddock last week at the restraunt wholesaler and it was from china,no thanks china is all polluted.
         
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          ces1948

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          Re:Imported produce Fri, 07/26/13 11:36 PM (permalink)
          Here in Florida at Publix we get all kinds of weird tomato's, Here it is in the middle of summer and there are great tomato's available from all over. Grainger county from Tennessee, NJ vine ripe and so many others and yet we get this crap. I don't think people around here really care about tomato's that much.
           
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            lleechef

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            Re:Imported produce Sat, 07/27/13 5:43 PM (permalink)
            I walked into Giant Eagle this afternoon and the first thing I saw in the produce department was a huge display of Ohio grown produce........tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, summer squash, green beans, melons.  Each one had a sign that listed the name and location of the farm.  It was beautiful.  I scrapped my plan to have asparagus tonight and instead bought an eggplant and some tomatoes.  I'll bread and fry slices of eggplant, top with slices of tomato, fresh basil, then shredded mozzarella and finish under the broiler.  Local vegetables ROCK!!!!
             
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              CCinNJ

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              Re:Imported produce Thu, 08/1/13 8:14 AM (permalink)
              Living in NJ usually means knowing so many crazy people growing far too many Beefsteak (eh) tomatoes that it's code red (Beefsteak tomato) alert. Answer the door between now & Halloween and you should have at least 20 more tomatoes...every time.

              Beefsteaks are the fruitcakes of summer....in NJ.
              <message edited by CCinNJ on Thu, 08/1/13 8:50 AM>
               
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                MetroplexJim

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                Re:Imported produce Thu, 08/1/13 8:44 AM (permalink)
                ChrisOC


                I see on the news that people are getting sick from imported produce.  I was very surprised to find that the tomatoes on the vine that I bought the other day are from Cambodia!
                I live in Jersey, it's summer, and my tomatoes are from Cambodia!?   


                Tomatoes from Cambodia!
                 
                Forgetting the creepy "ICK" factor of tomatoes possibly fertilized by sewage, as a businessman and economist I have to wonder how in the HELL is it possible to ship this bulky, highly perishable, tender fruit from Cambodia to the Garden State (!!!) and have it arrive in saleable shape for a price that presumably would attract business from local produce.
                 
                Green peppers from Chile in January (their Summer) are one thing, but selling Cambodian tomatoes in NJ in July "takes the cake"!
                 
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                  Foodbme

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                  Re:Imported produce Sat, 08/3/13 2:21 AM (permalink)
                  We just had a tragedy out here. 25+People got very seriously sick with e.coli from a Mexican Restaurant in Litchfield Park that they believe was caused by produce. Not sure yet, still investigating.
                  Numerous people in the hospital with kidney failure including some children.
                  http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/blog/health-care-daily/2013/08/litchfield-park-restaurant-closing-to.html
                   
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