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on this day … 11/24 1993 – The U.S. Congress gave its final approval to the Brady handgun control bill. 


1615 – French King Louis XIII married Ann of Austria. They were both 14 years old.

1859 – Charles Darwin, a British naturalist, published “On the Origin of Species.” It was the paper in which he explained his theory of evolution through the process of natural selection.

1863 – During the Civil War, the battle for Lookout Mountain began in Tennessee.

1871 – The National Rifle Association was incorporated in the U.S. 

1874 – Joseph F. Glidden was granted a patent for a barbed fencing material.

1903 – Clyde J. Coleman received the patent for an electric self-starter for an automobile.

1940 – Nazis closed off the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. Over the next three years the population dropped from 350,000 to 70,000 due to starvation, disease and deportations to concentration camps.

1944 – During World War II, the first raid against the Japanese capital of Tokyo was made by land-based U.S. bombers.

1947 – The “Hollywood 10,” were cited for contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions about alleged Communist influence in their industry.

1947 – John Steinbeck’s novel “The Pearl” was published for the first time.

1963 – Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald live on national television.

1969 – Apollo 12 landed safely in the Pacific Ocean bringing an end to the second manned mission to the moon. 

1983 – The Palestine Liberation Organization released six Israeli prisoners in exchange for the release of 4,500 Palestinians and Lebanese held by the Israelis.

1985 – In Malta, Egyptian commandos stormed an Egyptian jetliner. 60 people died in the raid.

1987 – The U.S. and the Soviet Union agreed to scrap short- and medium-range missiles. It was the first superpower treaty to eliminate an entire class of nuclear weapons.

1989 – Czechoslovakia’s hard-line party leadership resigned after more than a week of protests against its policies.

1992 – In China, a domestic jetliner crashed, killing 141 people.

1993 – The U.S. Congress gave its final approval to the Brady handgun control bill. 

1995 – In Ireland, the voters narrowly approved a constitutional amendment legalizing divorce.

1996 – Rusty Wallace won the first NASCAR event to be held in Japan.

1996 – Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) set an NFL record when he recorded his eighth straight 1,000-yard season.

1998 – AOL (America Online) announced a deal for their purchase of Netscape for $4.21 billion.

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FDA/USDA ~~ November 2017 Alerts&Safety Farmers&Ranchers extra time to file Claim Losses


  • Colorado Nut Company of Denver, CO is recalling Cashew Cranberry Cherry Jubilee, Oat Bran Nutty Crunch, Honey Nutty Granola, Peanut Delight, and Frontier Trail Mix, because they may contain undeclared Milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The Trail Mixes were distributed from June 1, 2017 through November 7, 2017 with a sell by date range from December 1, 2017 through May 7, 2018 to AR, AZ, CA, CO, IA, IL, KS, MO, MT, NE, NM, OK, TX, UT, WA, WY, to car washes, hospitals, colleges, retail stores, national parks, and liquor stores via UPS, FedEx or direct deliveries.  The product can be identified as an 8oz. bag with either Colorado Nut Company label on the front of the bag or a private label with “Distributed by Colorado Nut Company” on the bottom right hand corner of the back label. The item name and numbers are: Cashew Cranberry Cherry Jubilee UPC 018142352161, Oat Bran Nutty Crunch UPC 018142352130, Honey Nutty Granola UPC 018142352147, Peanut Delight UPC 018142352512, and Frontier Trail Mix UPC 018142352987 (Frontier Trail Mix is sold on Frontier Airlines). Consumers with questions may contact the company at 303-733-7311 (Burgess D. Goodman) Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm MST.
  • FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Poultry Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection
    the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert to inform consumers that approximately 6,907 pounds of chicken products produced by Productos Dany, Inc., a Hatillo P.R. establishment, may contain products that have been recalled because they contain previously recalled ingredients.
  • Goya de Puerto Rico is recalling 28 ounces Adobo with Cumin Seasoning and 28 ounces Adobo with Pepper Seasoning because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune system. No illnesses have been reported to date. 661 cases of these products were distributed in Puerto Rico through retail stores. Goya Adobo with Cumin Seasoning is package in 28 ounces plastic jar with green cap with mark “Best by Date 10/18/22”. Goya Adobo with Pepper Seasoning is package in 28 ounces plastic jar with red cap with mark “Best by Date 10/23/22”. Consumers who have purchased any of these products please contact Goya de Puerto Rico by phone at (787) 740-4900 Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Atlantic Time) or by email comunicaciones@goyapuertorico.com in order to receive a replacement or full refund.
  • FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Poultry Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection
    the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert to inform consumers that approximately 6,907 pounds of chicken products produced by Productos Dany, Inc., a Hatillo P.R. establishment, may contain products that have been recalled because they contain previously recalled ingredients.
  • Casa Sanchez Foods of Hayward, CA, is voluntarily recalling all “Real Guacamole” and “Spicy Guacamole” products out of an abundance of caution in keeping with the company’s commitment to protect the public health. The recall was necessitated by positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes on two packages out of many samples collected for the U. S. Food and Drug Administration random sample testing program.

    Some of this product is beyond the expiration date and is no longer available for salein stores. No illnesses are reported to date in association with the product recall. No consumer complaints have been received about the product. No other Casa Sanchez Foods products are being recalled.  Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause foodborne illness in a person who eats a food item contaminated with it. Symptoms of infection may include fever, muscle aches, gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea.

Potential Foreign Matter (Glass/Hard Plastic) in Certain Fresh Salads

November 18, 2017 Trader Joe’s

recalled fresh salads

To Our Valued Customers:

Our supplier has notified us that the following fresh salads–sold only in the states listed–with date codes USE BY 11/10 through 11/21 and the U.S.D.A. “INSPECTED” code P-40299 may contain pieces of glass/hard plastic:

  • example date code and usda inspection plant numberEXAMPLE: date code stickered on package and the affected U.S.D.A. “INSPECTED” code (P-40299)Products with different “INSPECTED” codes are produced in separate facilities and are not impacted by this potential concern.All potentially affected product has been removed from store shelves and destroyed.If you purchased any of these fresh salads with the affected codes, please do not eat it. We urge you to discard the product or return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund.If you have any questions, you may call Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817 [Mondaythrough Friday6:00 am to 6:00 pm Pacific Time] or send us an email. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 125-2017, Green Cuisine Recalls Poultry Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination (Nov 18, 2017).
  • Green Cuisine Recalls Poultry Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter ContaminationGreen Cuisine, a San Fernando, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 36,854 pounds of chicken and turkey salad products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard silica and glass fragments
  • Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 119-2017, Empire Kosher Poultry Inc. Recalls Chicken Products Due To Possible Extraneous Material Contamination (Nov 9, 2017).
  • Trafon Group Recalls Chicken and Pork Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection Trafon Group, a Puerto Nuevo, P.R. establishment, is recalling approximately 297,828 pounds of chicken and pork products that were not presented at the U.S. point-of-entry for inspection.
  •  Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 121-2017, Sukhi’s Gourmet Indian Foods Recalls Chicken Tikka Masala Products Due To Possible Listeria Contamination (Nov 14, 2017). Sukhi’s Gourmet Indian Foods Recalls Chicken Tikka Masala Products Due To Possible Listeria Contamination
    Sukhi’s Gourmet Indian Foods, a Hayward, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 264 pounds of chicken tikka masala products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • Pride of Iowa Sandwiches, Inc. Recalls Chicken, Pork and Beef Products Produced without Benefit of Inspection
    Pride of Iowa Sandwiches, Inc., a Marengo, Iowa establishment, is recalling approximately 231 pounds of chicken, pork and beef products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection.
  • Missa Bay LLC Recalls Chicken Wrap Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared AllergensMissa Bay LLC, a Swedesboro, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 46 pounds of chicken wrap products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The product contains peanut and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.
  • Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 120-2017, Pride of Iowa Sandwiches, Inc. Recalls Chicken, Pork and Beef Products Produced without Benefit of Inspection (Nov 13, 2017).
  • Baxter International Inc. announced today it is voluntarily recalling one lot of NEXTERONE (amiodarone HCl) 150 mg/100 mL Premixed Injection – distributed between 8/23/2017 and 10/2/2017 in the United States to wholesalers/distributors and healthcare facilities – due to the potential presence of particulate matter. The particulate matter may have entered the solution during the manufacturing process.Anyone with an existing inventory of the recalled lot should stop use and distribution and quarantine the product immediately. Inform health care professionals in your organization of this recall. If you have further distributed the recalled product, please notify any accounts or additional locations which may have received the recalled product from you. Further, please instruct entities that may have received the recalled product from you that if they redistributed the product, they should notify their accounts, locations or facilities of the recall to the hospital/retail user level. Recalled product should be returned to Baxter for credit by contacting Baxter Healthcare Center for Service at 888-229-0001, Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Central Time.Customers with questions regarding this recall can contact Baxter Corporate Product Surveillance at 800-437-5176, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time. Customers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using this product.Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

    Baxter is voluntarily conducting this recall with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

  • The recalled products were distributed to retail stores nationwide. A complete list of the recalled Yorgo’s Foods products and product photos can be found at the end of this Recall Notice. Most of the recalled products were distributed in 8, 12, 16 and 32 ounce plastic cups or 2 and 5 pound plastic bags. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-603-624-5830, M-F 9am- 4pm or go to the company website at https://www.yorgofoods.com/.
  • Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 120-2017, Pride of Iowa Sandwiches, Inc. Recalls Chicken, Pork and Beef Products Produced without Benefit of Inspection (Nov 13, 2017).
  • Casa Sanchez Foods of Hayward, CA, is recalling its 9-ounce containers of “Real Guacamole” because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.The recalled “Real Guacamole” was distributed to retail stores throughout the California Bay Area and surrounding counties.This recalled product is packaged in 9-ounce, clear plastic containers that are labeled with the following information:Front Label – Casa Sanchez Foods, Real Guacamole, UPC # 0 78732 00412 2
    Bottom Label – White sticker showing the manufacturing lot code 279 and the product expiration date of 11/10/17.No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product.This issue was identified after FDA product sampling identified Listeria monocytogenes in the product.The current manufacturing process of this product has been suspended while the FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the issue.Consumers who have purchased 9-ounce containers of “Real Guacamole” with manufacturing lot code 279 are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-877-227-2726 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm PST.
  • GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets announced it removed from sale GIANT/MARTIN’S Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.The following product is included in this recall:
    • GIANT/MARTIN’S Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn, 16 oz., UPC 68826700676 with a Best By Date of Oct-2019

    GIANT/MARTIN’S has received no reports of illnesses to date. Listeria is a common organism found in nature. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeriamonocytogenescan cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.

    Customers who have purchased this product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to GIANT/MARTIN’S for a full refund.

    Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Bonduelle at 1-877-990-2662. In addition customers may call GIANT/MARTIN’S Customer Service at 1-888-814-4268 for more information. Customers can also visit the GIANT or MARTIN’S websites.

    Links to Recall Part 1Part 2, and Part 3.

  • Texas Natural Meats Recalls Beef Products Due To Possible Specified Risk Materials Contamination Texas Natural Meats, a Lott, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 116 pounds of beef tongue products that may be contaminated with specified risk materials (SRMs).
  • The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it removed from sale Stop & Shop Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
  • The following product is included in this recall:
    • Stop & Shop Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn, 16 oz., UPC 68826700676 with a Best By Date of Oct-2019

    Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses to date. Listeria is a common organism found in nature. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.

    Customers who have purchased this product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Stop & Shop for a full refund.

    Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Bonduelle at 877-990-2662. In addition, customers may call Stop & Shop Customer Service at 800-767-7772 for more information. Customers can also visit the Stop & Shop website at stopandshop.com.

    Links to Recall Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

  • We have been alerted by our supplier of Trader Joe’s Cilantro & Chive Yogurt Dip (SKU# 78720)and Trader Joe’s Tahini Sauce (SKU# 78723) that both products, sold in stores nationwide, may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.No illnesses have been reported to date, and all potentially affected product has been removed from store shelves and destroyed.If you purchased any Trader Joe’s Cilantro & Chive Yogurt Dip or Trader Joe’s Tahini Sauce, please do not eat it. Instead, we urge you to discard the product or return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund.If you have any questions, you may call Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817 [Mondaythrough Friday6:00 am to 6:00 pm Pacific Time] or send us an email.
  • Yorgo Foods Inc of Manchester NH, is recalling select varieties of Hommus and Baba Ghannouj, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.The recalled products were distributed at retail stores in NY and NJ.The following products come in an 8 ounce (227g), clear plastic package marked with SELL BY: JAN 05 2018 TH on the side of the cup:
    • Yorgo’s FOODS Original Hommus – UPC: 7 56248 10002 5
    • Yorgo’s FOODS Garlic Hommus – UPC: 7 56248 10015 5
    • Yorgo’s FOODS Green Olive Hommus – UPC: 7 56248 10032 2
    • Yorgo’s FOODS Spinach & Artichoke Hommus – UPC: 7 56248 10067 4
    • Yorgo’s FOODS Roasted Red Pepper Hommus – UPC: 7 56248 10016 2
    • Yorgo’s FOODS Lemon Hommus – UPC: 7 56248 10018 6

    The following products come in a 16 ounce (454g), clear plastic package marked with SELL BY: JAN 05 2018 TH and SELL BY: JAN 05 2018 F:

    • Yorgo’s FOODS Original Hommus – UPC: 7 56248 10005 6
    • Yorgo’s FOODS Roasted Red Pepper – UPC: 7 56248 10017 9
    • Yorgo’s FOODS Baba Ghannouj – UPC: 7 56248 10006 3
    • Yorgo’s FOODS Garlic Hommus – UPC: 7 56248 10014 8

    No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

    This issue was identified after FDA environmental sampling identified Listeria monocytogenes in the processing environment. The production of the products have been suspended while FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem.

    Consumers who have purchased the effected hommus are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

    Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-603-624-5830, M-F 9am- 4 pm

  • Empire Kosher Poultry Inc. Recalls Chicken Products Due To Possible Extraneous Material Contamination
    Empire Kosher Poultry, Inc., a Mifflintown, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 10,839 pounds of raw poultry products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal.
  • Nature’s Touch Frozen Foods LLC. of Front Royal, Virginia is voluntarily recalling one product, Nature’s Touch Frozen Organic Fine Whole Green Beans, due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The Nature’s Touch Consumer Service Team will be available to answer any questions Monday to Friday from 9AM to 5 PM EST by phone at: 1-877-850-2664 or by email at: info@naturestouch.ca.Nature’s Touch is issuing this voluntary recall after a routine sampling program by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection found one positive result of Listeria monocytogenes in one retail bag of the product. Nature’s Touch has immediately ceased the production and distribution of this product and is working in full collaboration with the FDA on this recall.Nature’s Touch Frozen Organic Fine Whole Green Beans were distributed through three retailers in the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia. All affected retailers have been contacted to ensure that the recalled product is removed from store shelves. Other products of Nature’s Touch Frozen Foods LLC. are not affected.
  • WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2017 – Nestle Prepared Foods Company, a Mount Sterling, Ky. establishment, is recalling approximately 26,400 pounds of pork and beef products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product(s) contains eggs, milk, soy, and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.  The frozen not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) pork and beef hot pocket items were produced on September 21, 2016, January 10, 2017 and January 13, 2017. The following products are subject to recall:
    • 2,400-lb. bulk packages of “Nestle Hot Pockets BBQ Burger Bites.”
    • 16,800-lb. bulk packages of “Nestle Hot Pockets 3 Cheese Bacon Bites.”
    • 7,200-lb. bulk packages of “Nestle Hot Pockets Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Snack Bites
  • Nature’s Touch Frozen Foods LLC. of Front Royal, Virginia is voluntarily recalling one product, Nature’s Touch Frozen Organic Fine Whole Green Beans, due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Nature’s Touch is issuing this voluntary recall after a routine sampling program by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection found one positive result of Listeria monocytogenes in one retail bag of the product. Nature’s Touch has immediately ceased the production and distribution of this product and is working in full collaboration with the FDA on this recall. Nature’s Touch Frozen Organic Fine Whole Green Beans were distributed through three retailers in the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia. All affected retailers have been contacted to ensure that the recalled product is removed from store shelves. Other products of Nature’s Touch Frozen Foods LLC. are not affected
  •  Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 116-2017, Chelsea Food Services Firm Recalls Pork and Chicken Products Due To Possible Listeria Contamination (Nov 1, 2017).
  • Ridge Properties DBA Pain Relief Naturally Products: Recall – Manufacturing Concerns at the Facility

    Including: Naturally HL Bedsore Relief Cream, Extra Strength PreTAT by TAT Balm Carbomer Free Gel, and Extra Strength Naturally HL Hemorrhoid Numbing with Lidocaine

    The products were distributed nationwide via the internet at amazon.com, ebay.com, naturallyhl.com, and tatbalm.net.

    RECOMMENDATION: Ridge Properties DBA Pain Relief Naturally is notifying its distributors and customers by National Press Release and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Consumers that have Naturally HL Bedsore Cream, Pretat by TAT Balm Carbomer Free Gel, & All Naturally HL Hemorrhoid products, which is being recalled should stop using & return directly to Ridge Properties DBA Pain Relief Naturally or discard the products.

    Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

    • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report
    • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

    Read the MedWatch Safety Alert, including a link to the Press Release, at:
    https://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm583867.htm

  • Infant/Child Reduced Energy Defibrillation Electrodes by Cardinal Health: Voluntary Field Action – Incorrect Artwork on Packaging

    Electrodes used only with LIFEPAK EXPRESS AED, LIFEPAK CR Plus AED, LIFEPAK 1000 defibrillator, or LIFEPAK 500 Biphasic AED with a pink connector ~ Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

    Read the MedWatch Safety Alert, including a link to the press release, at:
    https://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm583874.htm

  • Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 117-2017, CC Kitchens LLC Recalls Meat and Poultry Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection (Nov 2, 2017).
  • CC Kitchens LLC Recalls Meat and Poultry Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection CC Kitchens LLC, a Cincinnati, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 269 pounds of meat and poultry products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and outside inspection hours
  • Chelsea Food Services Firm Recalls Pork and Chicken Products Due To Possible Listeria ContaminationChelsea Food Services, doing business as Journey Cuisine, a Denver, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 28,064 pounds of pork and chicken burritos and wrap products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 114-2017, Fresh Foods Manufacturing Co. Recalls Chicken Products due to Possible Listeria Contamination (Oct 20, 2017).
  •  products produced by Ghiringhelli Specialty Foods, a Vallejo, Calif. establishment, may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. A recall was not requested because it is believed that all products are no longer in commerce and are past their “Use by” dates.The ready-to-eat (RTE) broccoli slaw and kale salads with chicken meat items were produced from Oct. 3, 2017 through Oct. 6, 2017. The following product is subject to the public health alert: [View Label (PDF Only)]
    • 9.3-oz. plastic container with “TRADER JOE’S Broccoli Slaw & Kale Salad with White Chicken Meat” with use by dates of: 10/10/2017, 10/11/2017, 10/12/2017 and 10/13/2017 and lot codes of: 70327610, 70427710, 70527810 and 70627910, respectively.

    The products bear establishment number “EST. P-17156” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah.

    The problem was discovered on Oct. 20, 2017 when the firm received notification from their supplier that the broccoli products used in the chicken salads were included in a U.S. Food & Drug Administration recall due to potential contamination with L. monocytogenes. The firm notified FSIS on Oct. 21, 2017. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider. Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

  • Haig’s Delicacies of Hayward, CA is recalling 342 cases of Taboule Salad because it may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7). E. coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death.The Taboule Salad was distributed in California through retail stores.The Taboule Salad is packaged in a 10oz plastic tub with UPC 7-08756-77055-9 as well as a 3-unit multi pack with UPC 7-08756-37055-1 and a 6-lb bulk foodservice bag with UPC 7-08756-77077-1.The affected lot is 17298 with an expiration date of 11/16/17.No illnesses have been reported to date.The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the company detected the presence of E. coli O157:H7.Consumers who have purchased Haig’s Delicacies Taboule Salad with lot 17298 are urged not to consume and to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-510-782-6285 M-F 7:00am to 3:30pm
  • 21st Century Snack Foods, of Ronkonkoma NY 11779, is voluntarily issuing the following recall: Dark Chocolate Almonds: Packaged in a 6 oz peg / stand up bag.  UPC# 030603 228549. Affected Lot #’s are 16100 thru 17300. The product brand is 21st Century Snack Foods. The product is packaged in a plastic hanging / stand-up bag. This product may have been distributed to the following states, and they reached consumers through retail stores: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI, WYThe recall was initiated after it was discovered, that the Dark Chocolate Almonds containing the milk allergen were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of the milk allergen. Consumers who have purchased this product will be asked to dispose of this product and contact the company directly via email for a full refund at centurysnack@gmail.com Consumers with questions, may also contact the company at 631-588-8000 and ask to speak with the recall coordinator, Michael Bell. Hours of operation are 9:30 am – 3:30 pm This product was manufactured by GKI Foods of Brighton, Michigan and packaged and distributed under the 21st Century Snack Foods Brand. This recall is an extension of the GKI Foods LLC recall announced on October 27 2017

on this day 11/23


1765 – Frederick County, MD, repudiated the British Stamp Act.

1835 – Henry Burden patented the horseshoe manufacturing machine.

1889 – The first jukebox made its debut in San Francisco, at the Palais Royale Saloon.

1890 – Princess Wilhelmina became Queen of the Netherlands at the age of 10 when her father William III died.

1897 – Many patents are developed in response to the frustration involved in having to perform a repetitive task in order to complete a more important one. For John L. Love, this repetitive task was having to stop writing notes or letters in able to pull out his knife to whittle his pencil down to a point again. On November 23, 1897, Love patented the pencil sharpener blackfacts.com

1936 – The first edition of “Life” was published.

1943 – During World War II, U.S. forces seized control of Tarawa and Makin from the Japanese during the Central Pacific offensive in the Gilbert Islands.

1945 – The U.S. wartime rationing of most foods ended.

1948 – Dr. Frank G. Back patented the “Zoomar” lens.

1961 – The Dominican Republic changed the name of its capital from Ciudad Trujillo to Santo Domingo.

1971 – The People’s Republic of China was seated in the United Nations Security Council.

1979 – In Dublin, Ireland, Thomas McMahon was sentenced to life imprisonment for the assassination of Earl Mountbatten.

1980 – In southern Italy, approximately 4,800 people were killed in a series of earthquakes.

1983 – The first Pershing II missiles were deployed in West Germany. In response, the U.S.S.R. broke off International Nuclear Forces (INF) talks in Geneva.

1985 – Larry Wu-tai Chin, a retired CIA analyst, was arrested and accused of spying for China. He committed suicide a year after his conviction.

1985 – Gunmen hijacked an Egyptian jetliner en route from Athens to Cairo. The plane was forced to land in Malta.

1986 – In Manila, President Aquino dismissed Defense Minister Enrile.

1989 – Lucia Barrera de Cerna, a housekeeper who claimed she had witnessed the slaying of six Jesuit priests and two other people at the Jose Simeon Canas University in El Salvador, was flown to the U.S.

1991 – Yugoslavia’s rival leaders agreed to a new cease-fire, the 14th of the Balkan civil war.

1992 – The play “Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me” opened.

1994 – About 111 people, mostly women and children, were killed in a stampede after Indian police baton-charged tribal protesters in the western city of Nagpur. 

1998 – The tobacco industry signed the biggest U.S. civil settlement. It was a $206-billion deal to resolve remaining state claims for treating sick smokers. 

1998 – A U.S. federal judge rejected a Virginia county’s effort to block pornography on library computer calling the attempt unconstitutional.

2010 – North Korea shelled Yeonpyeong Island

2014 – The shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old African-American boy (June 25, 2002 – November 23, 2014), occurred on November 22, 2014, in Cleveland, Ohio. Two police officers, 26-year-old Timothy Loehmann and 46-year-old Frank Garmback, responded after receiving a police dispatch call “of a male black sitting on a swing and pointing a gun at people” in a city park blackfacts.com

 

It’s #NationalStuffingDay… Sabrina Joy Stevens


…so here’s an email stuffed with facts & thanks.

Is it Thursday yet? 2017 has been doing way. too. much, and I’m so ready to throw down on allllllll the comfort foods.

Thank Goodness For YOU 
It feels both strange and necessary to talk about gratitude this year. Strange because there is so much not to be thankful for: relentless attacks on our values, on our economic security, on our very bodies and our ability to care for and control them. It can be hard to summon a positive emotion like gratitude when we’re fighting tooth and nail to protect everything we hold dear. But necessary, because if we don’t take time to acknowledge what is going right in the world or what we’ve accomplished, we won’t have the energy or the insight we need to keep fighting.

And that fight is exactly what our team here at NWLC is most grateful for. We’re grateful for you, Carmen, and for all of us — seasoned activists and newbies alike — who have stepped up to meet this moment with courage and resolve. We’re grateful that we’re having the kinds of tough public conversations that will help us overcome systemic oppression and gender-based harassment and violence. We’re grateful for every lawsuit, court challenge, sit-in, shut-down, strike, every protest big or small, because each act of resistance matters and makes it clear that we refuse to tolerate attacks on our rights. We’re grateful for the almost one million actions we’ve taken together in the past year alone, both when those actions led to immediate victories like our defense of the Affordable Care Act, and when they don’t lead to victory right away, but still succeed in awakening new advocates and raising the awareness needed to win important political and cultural victories down the line.

Though it can be hard to remember at times, we’re doing amazing things together against incredible odds. So thank you. Also? If you’re not feeling as warm and fuzzy about the upcoming holiday because you’re dreading the aggravating political conversations that may ensue, be sure to check out our Feminist’s Thanksgiving survival guide.

We’re Taking Trump Back to Court
We can’t close gender and racial wage gaps if we can’t measure them. That’s why we’re suing the Trump administration — again — to stop its illegal rollback of the EEOC’s equal pay data collection. As our General Counsel and Vice President for Workplace Justice Emily Martin said, “If it wasn’t clear before, it’s crystal clear now: women — and the families relying on women’s paychecks — are at the bottom of the Trump Administration’s agenda. By stopping the equal pay data collection, this Administration has shown that its loyalties lie with corporate employers who want to hide pay discrimination under the rug. We will not allow this to go unchallenged.”

Bringing the Tax Fight to the Senate
Last week, the House passed a shameful tax plan that would raise taxes on millions of working families and force cuts to programs that ensure basic living standards for millions more, all to give more tax cuts to millionaires, billionaires, and corporations. Now it’s up to our Senators to stop this disastrous tax plan before we’re all on the hook to pay for it.

  • Use this script as a starting point to call your Senators at 202-224-3121and tell them to vote NO on this and any tax bill that would force women and families to pay for tax cuts for the super-rich and corporations.
  • Members of both houses of Congress are back in their home districts for recess, which means it’s time for them to hear from you — especially about this terrible tax bill. Check out our Beyond Clicks & Calls Toolkitfor a variety of resources for talking to Congress.
  • Read and share these resources on the current tax plan to raise awareness of just how bad these bills are for women and families.

Resistance Must-Do’s

Resistance Must-Reads

 

We the Resistance is our fight to protect our rights and freedoms and to defend the most vulnerable among us through powerful collective action. Every conversation you have with a loved one about the issues important to you, every call you make to Congress, every rally you attend is a part of that resistance. Join us — sign on to the We The Resistance manifesto.

on this day … 11/21 1973 – U.S. President Richard M. Nixon’s attorney, J. Fred Buzhardt, announced the presence of an 18―-minute gap in one of the White House tape recordings related to the Watergate case. 


1620 – The Mayflower reached Provincetown, MA. The ship discharged the Pilgrims at Plymouth, MA, on December 26, 1620.

1694 – French author and philosopher Jean Francois Voltaire was born. At age 65 he spent only three days writing “Candide.”

1783 – The first successful flight was made in a hot air balloon. The pilots, Francois Pilatre de Rosier and Francois Laurent, Marquis d’Arlandes, flew for 25 minutes and 5― miles over Paris.

1789 – North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

1871 – M.F. Galethe patented the cigar lighter.

1877 – Thomas A. Edison announced the invention of his phonograph.

1922 – Rebecca L. Felton of Georgia was sworn in as the first woman to serve as a member of the U.S. Senate. 

1929 – Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali had his first art exhibit.

1934 – The New York Yankees purchased the contract of Joe DiMaggio from San Francisco of the Pacific Coast League.

1942 – The Alaska Highway across Canada was formally opened.

1953 – British Natural History Museum authorities announced that “Piltdown Man” was a hoax.

1962 – U.S. President Kennedy terminated the quarantine measures against Cuba. 

1963 – U.S. President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, arrived in San Antonio, TX. They were beginning an ill-fated, two-day tour of Texas that would end in Dallas.

1973 – U.S. President Richard M. Nixon‘s attorney, J. Fred Buzhardt, announced the presence of an 18―-minute gap in one of the White House tape recordings related to the Watergate case.

1979 – The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, was attacked by a mob that set the building afire and killed two Americans.

1980 – 87 people died in a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

1982 – The National Football League (NFL) resumed its season following a 57-day player’s strike.

1985 – Former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Jay Pollard was arrested after being accused of spying for Israel. He was later sentenced to life in prison.

1986 – U.S. Attorney General Meese was asked to conduct an inquiry of the Iran arms sales.

1987 – An eight-day siege began at a detention center in Oakdale, LA, as Cuban detainees seized the facility and took hostages.

1989 – The proceedings of Britain’s House of Commons were televised live for the first time.

1992 – U.S. Senator Bob Packwood, issued an apology but refused to discuss allegations that he’d made unwelcome sexual advances toward 10 women in past years.

1993 – The U.S. House of Representatives voted against making the District of Columbia the 51st state. 

1994 – NATO warplanes bombed an air base in Serb-held Croatia that was being used by Serb planes to raid the Bosnian “safe area” of Bihac.

1995 – France detonated its fourth underground nuclear blast at a test site in the South Pacific.

1995 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 5,000-mark (5,023.55) for the first time.

1999 – China announced that it had test-launched an unmanned space capsule that was designed for manned spaceflight.

2000 – The Florida Supreme Court granted Al Gore’s request to keep the presidential recounts going.

2001 – Microsoft Corp. proposed giving $1 billion in computers, software, training and cash to more than 12,500 of the poorest schools in the U.S. The offer was intended as part of a deal to settle most of the company’s private antitrust lawsuits.

2002 – NATO invited Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members.

2013 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 16,000 for the first time.