One of the most deadly spiders in the world has been found in a shipment of bananas at Whole Foods Market in Tulsa.
Many articles have been reporting on what many have identified as a deadly Brazilian Wandering Spider found in bananas at a Whole Foods Market. According to Scientific American Magazine, “The spider was given to University of Tulsa Animal Facilities director Terry Childs who said this type of spider kills more people than any other”. Of course this was not the fault of Whole Foods – this could have happened at any store.
Reminds me of a story my dad used to tell me about a spider that lived in latrines in South America. Supposedly, when a man would sit down, the spider would rush over and bite his most private parts, leading to an agonizing death. To this day, in my spider-free condo, I still turn on the bathroom light. Thanks, dad. And of course, there is the time a spider ruined a perfectly good Thai dinner.
I think it turned out to be a Huntsman spider in the end. I was more shocked to find out they had a Whole Foods in Tulsa.
Totally laughed out loud at an English dude calling you a prick though. Haven’t heard that word for many a year, and it was usually preceded by the word English actually.
I was eating & enjoying my lunch @ Zien Hong on Sandy Tuesday when I read the article in The Oregonian regarding the spice salmonella outbreak.
And I’m still kinda pissed they didn’t disclose any location info regarding the illnesses.
I know things like that can be ultimately detrimental to the business’ finances through no fault of their own, but screw that when it comes to public health.
I threw it out to the waitress on my way out, and she didn’t have a clue.
Posting the ‘two eastside’ locations that did have issues, but have since corrected them, would be more comfort than me feeling like I was playing Russian Roulette (hyperbole, for sure).
Cuisine Bonne Femme says
I think Food Dude’s April Fools post is a good reminder for everyone to pay attention to what you read and don’t draw conclusions until you’ve dug in and processed the info.
This is applicable to all sorts of media and news.
I have sampled the hallowed Bacon Maple lollipops and am happy to report that they are awesome! If you are the dip your sausage in syrup kind of person or if you have ever enjoyed our local bacon-topped doughnuts, then this is the sucker for you. If you’re into candy-on-a-stick, check out the main Lollyphile website, they offer other strange and exciting flavors as well.
Hi Food Dude –
It was White Pepper that was in question in the recall and they recalled the other spices proactively since they easily could’ve been cross-contaminated. Note that the funky pepper was ground overseas, you should NEVER buy any spices that were ground overseas – you’ll have no idea what has been done to them. If your spice vendor can’t tell you where it was processed, you need to get a new spice vendor. Anyone who uses spices not ground in the USA is taking chances with your health and reputation, in order to save literally a few cents. Other spices to be informed about are Paprika and Black pepper. Paprika ground overseas can be dyed with Sudan dye to make cheap product look brighter, and Black Pepper can be adulterated with ‘exhausted pepper’ – pepper that has been dried out after having been bathed in an industrial solvent (hexane)which is used to remove the oleoresins used by big food processors. Cheap Black Pepper can also be adulterated by adding the ground outer black husks that have been removed to make White Pepper. That’s why cheap black pepper often just tastes hot.
Wow, that was really informative, thanks Jake!
I like Pacific Harvest spices from right here in PDX.
You’re welcome! Pacific Harvest is from Bellevue Washington though…