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Your Booty May Be Contaminated



Put that booty down.

City health officials are investigating an outbreak of salmonella wandsworth poisoning associated with the Veggie Booty puffed grain snack. There are eight confirmed cases in the New York City area, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said today. The makers of Veggie Booty, Robert’s American Gourmet, of Sea Cliff, N.Y., have recalled the product, which contains spinach and kale.

Fifty-two people in 17 states have been infected thus far, the Food and Drug Administration said on its web site. Most people reported bloody diarrhea. Four were hospitalized. Almost all of the cases involved children under 10, including a preponderance of toddlers, the FDA said. Anyone who may have consumed the product should call their doctor immediately, the FDA said. The full FDA release can be found here.

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