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07/19/2016 09:17 PM EDT

ConAgra Foods is expanding a voluntary recall of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand products due to the potential presence of small metal fragments (2-9mm) in the sugar used in the sauce. This voluntary action is being undertaken because of impacted sugar from a supplier.

07/19/2016 02:26 PM EDT

Faribault Foods, Inc. of Faribault, MN, is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited number of 15 ounce No-Salt-Added Black Beans due to the potential presence of plastic and/or metal pieces within the product.

07/15/2016 08:34 PM EDT

PharmaTech LLC of Davie, FL, the manufacturer of the Rugby®- branded product, is voluntarily recalling all lots within the expiry of Diocto Liquid, a docusate sodium solution due to a risk of product contamination with Burkholderia cepacia. Use of docusate sodium liquid contaminated with B. cepacia may result in serious infections that could be life-threatening in patients with compromised immune systems and in patients with chronic lung conditions such as cystic fibrosis.

07/12/2016 10:27 AM EDT

WALTHAM, Mass. – Following a collaborative process with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Alere Inc. (NYSE:ALR) will be initiating a voluntary withdrawal of the Alere INRatio and INRatio2 PT/INR Monitoring System. Alere is working with the FDA to determine the most appropriate timing for product discontinuation and will provide guidance on transitioning patients to an alternate solution to allow them to continue anti-coagulation monitoring in the least disruptive manner possible.

Haring Catfish, Inc. Recalls Siluriformes Fish Products Due To Possible Adulteration Haring Catfish, Inc., a Wisner, La. establishment, is recalling approximately 21,521pounds of siluriformes fish (catfish) products that may be adulterated with a residue of public health concern, specifically gentian (crystal) violet.

07/11/2016 01:07 PM EDT

General Mills today announced a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of frozen Beyond Meat Vegetarian Indian Curry with Beyond Chicken, produced over seven days in April 2016. This product is available exclusively at Whole Foods.

07/09/2016 06:42 PM EDT

Continental Mills has issued a recall affecting only retail Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix, which involves product manufactured between April 2016 and June 2016. The company was notified by our supplier that their product, a blueberry nugget, is made with a small percentage of affected flour which was recalled by General Mills because it may be contaminated with E. coli O121.

 

07/13/2016 12:21 PM EDT

Kerry Inc. of Beloit, WI is recalling two lots of Golden Dipt Jalapeno Breader that were sold to foodservice distributors because one of our suppliers recalled an ingredient used in our mix for the potential presence of E. coli O121. Kerry Inc. was notified by our supplier that two of their products, a red bell pepper nugget and a jalapeno nugget, were made with a small percentage of affected flour which was recalled by General Mills because it may be contaminated with E. coli O121.

 

U.S. Cado Holdings, Inc. Recalls Imported Siluriformes Fish Products Distributed Without Meeting Fsis RequirementsU.S. Cado Holdings, Inc., a Santa Ana, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,650 pounds of imported, frozen Swai fillets products that were distributed into U.S. commerce without meeting federal importation requirements.

07/13/2016 09:57 PM EDT

International Commissary Corporation (ICC) has issued a voluntary recall of certain lots of two retail products: Marie Callender’s 7oz & 14oz Cheese Biscuit Mix. The 7 oz recalled product has Best By dates of 3/22/17 and 5/17/17 and was sold in retail stores in the following states – AL, CA, WA, UT, and TX. The 14 oz recalled product has a Best Buy date of 6/17/17 and was sold only in Stockton, CA.

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 058-2016, Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. Recalls Chicken Products Due To Possible E. Coli O121 Contamination (Jul 12, 2016).

07/12/2016 06:01 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS – Out of an abundance of caution, two flavors of Betty Crocker cake mix sold in the U.S. and one flavor sold in Canada have been added to General Mills’ previously announced flour recall from July 1, 2016. No illnesses reported to date have been connected to cake mix.

 

ConAgra Foods Recalls Frozen Chicken and Beef Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter ContaminationConAgra Foods, a Russellville, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,806 pounds of frozen chicken and beef entrée products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal.

You are subscribed to FSIS Recall Cases: Retail Lists for the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service. Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 055-2016, Winter Gardens Quality Foods, Inc. Recalls Lemongrass Basil Chicken Products Due To Possible Listeria Contamination (Jul 1, 2016).

Kabob’s Acquistion, Inc. Recalls Not Ready-To-Eat Meat and Poultry Products Due to Possible E. Coli O121 ContaminationKabob’s Acquisition, Inc., a Lake City, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 44,850 pounds of raw intact and heat treated, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) meat and poultry products that may be adulterated with E. coli O121.

A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 051-2016, GNP Company Recalls Chicken Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination (Jun 18, 2016).

Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. Recalls Chicken Products Due To Possible E. Coli O121 ContaminationSimmons Prepared Foods, Inc., a Van Buren, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,850 pounds of frozen, heat treated, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) chicken products that may be contaminated with E. coli O121.

07/08/2016 02:13 PM EDT

Hearn Kirkwood is initiating a voluntary recall of “Evie’s Cheddar Potato Salad” because it has 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.

 

How much do working mom’s get paid in your state


a reminder and repost

Every working mom should get paid enough to care for herself and her family.

But research has shown that working mothers are offered lower starting salaries than women who don’t have children — while working fathers are actually recommended for significantly higher pay than men without kids.

It’s outrageous double standards like this that contribute to the gender wage gap. Mothers who work outside the home full time, year round typically make only 70 cents for every dollar paid to fathers — and things are even worse for mothers of color and single moms.

Every working mom should get paid enough to care for herself and her family.

But research has shown that working mothers are offered lower starting salaries than women who don’t have children — while working fathers are actually recommended for significantly higher pay than men without kids.

It’s outrageous double standards like this that contribute to the gender wage gap. Mothers who work outside the home full time, year round typically make only 70 cents for every dollar paid to fathers — and things are even worse for mothers of color and single moms.

Support Fair Pay for Working MothersTell Congress to co-sponsor the Paycheck Fairness Act and support equal pay for all women — including working moms.

Take Action

The Paycheck Fairness Act would help end wage discrimination by closing loopholes in the Equal Pay Act. It would make it harder for employers to pay women less for the same work, prohibit retaliation against employees who talk about their pay, and require that employers who break the law fairly compensate the women they’ve discriminated against.

In this tough economy, more and more families are counting on women’s earnings. Yet pay discrimination undermines women’s ability to provide for themselves and their families.

Tell Congress: Support equal pay by co-sponsoring the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Thank you for all you do for women and their families.

Sincerely,
Fatima Goss Graves
Vice President for Education and Employment
National Women’s Law Center

P.S. To see how working mothers in your state fare, check out our interactive map..