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Silver Springs Farms, Inc. Recalls Beef Products Due to Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination Silver Springs Farms, Inc., a Harleysville, Pa. establishment is recalling approximately 740 pounds ofground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

09/30/2016 05:39 PM EDT

Graceleigh, Inc. d/b/a Sammy’s Milk is recalling all lots of Sammy’s Milk Baby Food because of possible presence of Cronobacter, a bacteria that can cause severe and sometimes fatal blood infections or meningitis in infants and it may not provide adequate nutritional levels of iron.

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for the following recalls:

Updated information is now available. An updated list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 087-2016, Adams Farm Slaughterhouse Recalls Beef, Veal, And Bison Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Adulteration (Sep 24, 2016).


09/26/2016 04:16 PM EDT

McCain Foods USA, Inc. today announced it is voluntarily recalling retail, frozen onion ring products due to the use of incorrect packaging that does not declare milk as one of the ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

09/28/2016 11:19 AM EDT

Koffee Kup Bakery, Inc. has voluntarily recalled approximately 99,000 packages of its bread products due to the possibility that there may be clear plastic pieces in some products. The product recall is limited to the bread products listed below and only those identified by the “use by” dates 9/30/16, 10/1/16, 10/2/16 or 10/3/16, which are printed on the closure tags of each package

Caviness Beef Packers Recalls Beef Products Due to Possible E. Coli O103 ContaminationCaviness Beef Packers, a Hereford, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 2,100 pounds of boneless beef trim products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103.

09/23/2016 06:43 PM EDT

Waymouth Farms, Inc has initiated a voluntary recall of Good Sense Cranberries ‘N More 6 oz (170g) with a Freshest if used by date of 8/16/2017 A 15:00 through Freshest if used by 8/16/2017 A 23:00 after discovering that inadvertently other allergens were packed into the Good Sense Cranberries ‘N More package. Only 2640 packages were impacted.


09/27/2016 02:40 PM EDT

Café Valley of Marion, Indiana is recalling 543 cases of Banana nut mini muffins labeled as Lemon poppy seed mini muffins, because they may contain undeclared walnuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 087-2016, Adams Farm Slaughterhouse Recalls Beef, Veal, and Bison Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Adulteration (Sep 24, 2016).

Tyson Foods Inc. Recalls Chicken Nugget Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination Tyson Foods Inc., a Sedalia, Mo. establishment, is recalling approximately 132,520 pounds of fully cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with hard plastic.


09/25/2016 12:03 PM EDT

Sager Creek Foods, Inc. of Walnut Creek, CA a subsidiary of Del Monte Foods, Inc., announced a recall of approximately 15,000 shipped cases of FIELD PEAS WITH SNAPS and GREEN BEAN PRODUCTS, primarily non-retail, which may have the potential for trace amounts of shellfish contamination. A customer alerted Sager Creek to the incident.


09/22/2016 10:31 PM EDT

Krishna Food Corp of Neshanic Station, New Jersey is recalling 16 cartons of BIKAJI Chowpati BHELPURI, NET WT: 300g 10.58 OZ Batch no 2016 F97 Best Before June 2017, because it has 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 systems.

Kiwi Care Package Company Recalls Wattie’s Canned Spaghetti With Sausage Products Distributed Without Benefit of Import Inspection
Kiwi Care Package Company, a South Tahoe, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 90 pounds of Wattie’s canned spaghetti with sausage that was not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection and was received from a New Zealand establishment that was not eligible to export product to the U.S.


From the HHS Blog: Making Progress on Combating Antibiotic Resistance

Most of modern medicine is possible because antibiotics gave us the power to fight common infections. Unfortunately, we’ve seen this tool’s power gradually diminish over time. Partners from across industry and government have come together to support programs that can help fight antibiotic resistance by helping clinicians more accurately diagnose infections,supporting the development of new antibiotics, and bringing together more partners to tackle this challenge.  Learn More >>

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HHS forges strategic partnerships with two global companies to develop new antibiotics

Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections. This week, ASPR announced strategic partnerships with two companies to fight the rise of antibiotic resistance. These partnerships will focus on developing products that combat the growing threat of multi-drug resistant bacterial infections. Learn More >>


Get Ready to Help. Become an Active Bystander.

When an emergency happens, whether it is a major disaster or smaller local incident, bystanders are the first people on the scene and their actions can help protect and save lives – often times, these are the lives of their friends, families or community members. During National Preparedness Month, take some time to learn how you can get ready to provide urgently needed care in a disaster.  Learn More >>

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Learn to Recognize the Symptoms of Zika

Many people who are infected with Zika virus won’t have symptoms or will only have mild symptoms.  Zika is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week. People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika. So, many people might not realize they have been infected. Symptoms of Zika are include fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis. People with Zika may also have muscle pain and headaches. Learn More >>


Save the Date:  #Prep2Grow Twitter Chat

Kids change quickly from birth to five.  It seems like every day, they’ve grown an inch, learned a new word, or tried something different.  As your child grows from a tiny little newborn to tumbling toddler to a playful preschooler, they change in so many ways. Is your emergency plan keeping up with all these changes? Join us for a twitter chat on September 29 from 1:00-2:00 PM EDT to learn about ways that families with young children can stay safe and healthy before, during and after an emergency.  Learn More >>

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gary johnson on the issues … get the facts

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  • Don’t require insurers to provide birth control. (May 2012)
  • No federal funding for stem cell research. (Jan 2012)
  • Women’s right to choose until fetal viability. (Jun 2011)
  • Right to choose up until viability of the fetus. (May 2011)
  • Leave the decision up to the woman. (Jan 2001)


  • Governments don’t create jobs–businesses do. (Feb 2012)
  • Oppose NLRB recent actions against Boeing in SC. (Jul 2011)
  • 1999: Vetoed raising minimum wage from $4.25/hour to $5.65. (Jul 2011)
  • Long unemployment benefits postpones dealing with problem. (May 2011)
  • Create block grants for Agricultural Stewardship. (Aug 2001)

Homeland Security

  • Spying on U.S. citizens dismantles the 4th Amendment. (Jan 2016)
  • Founding Fathers would be disgusted about spying on citizens. (Jan 2016)
  • Overturn simplistic, chaotic, reactive military policies. (Jan 2016)
  • Should we have 100,000 troops on the ground in Europe? (Aug 2012)
  • Patriot Act is a direct assault on privacy & due process. (Aug 2012)
  • Torture has created millions of enemies we wouldn’t have had. (Aug 2012)
  • Let the PATRIOT Act expire; respect habeas corpus. (Jan 2012)
  • Due process at Guantanamo; no torture of terrorist suspects. (Jan 2012)
  • Allies want more US military spending, but cut by 43%. (Nov 2011)
  • 43% reduction in military spending; cut foreign aid too. (Sep 2011)
  • No physical or psychological torture of terrorist suspects. (Aug 2011)
  • Abolish the TSA; let Patriot Act expire. (Aug 2011)
  • No waterboarding under any circumstances. (May 2011)
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
  • Study terrorist threats against nuclear waste repositories. (Aug 2001)


  • Public education system needs major reform. (Aug 2012)
  • Vouchers OK for church childcare & church schools. (Aug 2012)
  • $3,500 voucher for every K-12 student. (Aug 2012)
  • Vouchers are as constitutional as pre-school and day-care. (Aug 2012)
  • Competition would make our schools better. (Aug 2012)
  • I support evolution; but no federal involvement. (May 2012)
  • No student loans; they cause higher tuition. (Nov 2011)
  • Education Dept. takes 16 cents for every 11 cents it gives. (Sep 2011)
  • Abolish Departments of Education and HUD. (Aug 2011)
  • Give every student in New Mexico vouchers worth $3,500. (Jul 2011)
  • Put educational funds in the hands of the people who use it. (May 2011)
  • End the Department of Education. (May 2011)
  • No student loans; they cause higher tuition. (Feb 2011)


  • ObamaCare’s promise of lower cost simply isn’t happening. (Jan 2016)
  • Government-managed healthcare is insanity. (Aug 2012)
  • Block grant Medicare; carte blanche to the states. (Aug 2011)
  • ObamaCare is unconstitutional; so is Bush’s Medicare Rx plan. (Aug 2011)
  • Salud!: managed care for Medicaid recipients. (Jul 2011)
  • 1999: vetoed 12-cent-a-pack cigarette tax hike. (Jul 2011)
  • Cut Medicare/Medicaid by 43%, as part of $1.675 trillion cut. (May 2011)
  • Repeal ObamaCare & failed Medicare prescription drug benefit. (May 2011)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • More federal funding for rural health services. (Aug 2001)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)

Government Reform

  • Strong advocate of term limits for governors & Congress. (Jan 2016)
  • New SuperPAC, “Our America PAC”, for principled candidates. (Dec 2013)
  • Should government be doing this policy in the first place? (Aug 2012)
  • Won 1994 with $510K of own money & not beholden. (Aug 2012)
  • 750 vetoes & contentious relationship with legislature. (Aug 2012)
  • OpEd: managed to improve the state while slashing the budget. (Nov 2011)
  • Vetoed more bills than all other governors combined. (Sep 2011)
  • As governor, vetoed 750 bills. (Jul 2011)
  • Government creates jobs by reducing its role, not expanding. (Jul 2011)
  • “Governor No”: 742 total vetoes of bills over two terms. (Jul 2011)
  • 1996 tort reform: limit punitive damage awards. (Jul 2011)
  • Unlimited campaign contributions by corporations. (Jul 2011)
  • Cost benefit analysis on all government spending. (May 2011)
  • Full disclosure, but no limits on campaign donations. (Jan 2001)
  • Term limits let politicians focus on issues, not re-election. (Jan 2001)
  • Reforms must respect state’s rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)

Budget & Economy

  • National debt, approaching $20 trillion, is bankrupting us. (Jan 2016)
  • National debt of $20 trillion is obscene & unsustainable. (Jan 2016)
  • Lay out a process for state bankruptcies. (Aug 2012)
  • No bank bailout; no farm subsidies; no stimulus. (May 2012)
  • Cut federal budget by 43% to bring it into balance. (Feb 2012)
  • Trillion-dollar stimulus failed; so will another $450B? (Sep 2011)
  • We could have avoided default without raising debt ceiling. (Aug 2011)
  • Ending the fed OK, but that’s only part of the solution. (Aug 2011)
  • Stop incurring more debt; balanced budget by 2013. (Jul 2011)
  • Our debt is greatest threat to our national security. (Jul 2011)
  • Opposed TARP, stimulus & Fannie Mae bailout. (Jul 2011)
  • End the Fed; they’ve devalued the dollar by printing money. (May 2011)
  • On verge of financial collapse unless we balance budget. (May 2011)
  • Balance budget by cutting entitlements AND Defense. (Apr 2011)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)


  • No tariffs, no restrictions; but no corporatism. (Jul 2011)
  • Eliminate needless barriers to free trade. (May 2011)
  • NAFTA benefits New Mexico; jobs lost are those we don’t want. (Jan 2001)

Civil Rights

  • Supports separation of religion and state. (Aug 2011)
  • Prostitution is safer when legal and regulated. (Jun 2011)
  • I support gay unions; government out of marriage business. (Apr 2011)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
  • Overturn CA Prop. 8: Let gays marry. (Apr 2013)


  • Eliminate double taxation embodied in business income taxes. (Jan 2016)
  • Built Big J Enterprises into leading construction company. (Aug 2012)
  • Visited Occupy Wall Street; we need radical surgery. (Feb 2012)
  • Started a one-man handyman business; grew it to 1,000 people. (Sep 2011)
  • Eliminate corporate income tax as real way to create jobs. (Jun 2011)
  • Lower the tax burden; eliminate corporate tax. (May 2011)


  • Too many unnecessary laws leads to too many in prison. (Jan 2016)
  • Vetoed early release of prisoners due to overcrowding. (Aug 2012)
  • Vetoed hate crime legislation as thought-crime. (Aug 2012)
  • Built private prisons to replace out-of-state prisoners. (Aug 2012)
  • Private prisons cost $20 less/day than public control. (Aug 2012)
  • DNA evidence shows many people are mistakenly convicted. (Aug 2012)
  • 1994: Proponent of death penalty, but willing to debate it. (Jan 2012)
  • Death penalty as a public policy is flawed. (Jan 2012)
  • Don’t risk putting innocent to death. (Aug 2011)
  • Half of crime is drug-related; legalizing drugs cuts crime. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Zero tolerance for violence against government employees. (Aug 2001)


  • States are finally seeing the failure of the War on Drugs. (Jan 2016)
  • Why do we tell adults what they can put in their bodies? (Jan 2016)
  • People 95% positive on legalizing; incumbents 100% negative. (Aug 2012)
  • Marijuana is safer than alcohol. (Aug 2012)
  • 75% of border violence with Mexico is due to drugs. (Jun 2011)
  • Marijuana is safer than alcohol. (Jun 2011)
  • Legalize marijuana instead of 1.8 million arrests and $70B. (May 2011)
  • Harm-reduction: health issue rather than criminal issue. (May 2011)
  • Drug policy today parallels Prohibition in the 1920’s. (May 2011)
  • Other governors privately support ending drug war. (Oct 2002)
  • War on Drugs is a miserable failure; $6M for treatment. (Apr 2001)
  • Drug use is up despite $30B spending on War on Drugs. (Jan 2001)
  • Prescriptions for heroin & methadone at local pharmacy. (Jan 2001)
  • Allow medical marijuana and needle exchanges. (Jan 2001)
  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)
  • States should make drug policy, not feds. (Aug 2001)

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Mayor Murray in the News Room

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