Urge Your Senators to Protect Medicaid


Defend affordable health care coverage. Take action now!

 

In a cruel and heartless move, Senate Republicans are sprinting to take lifesaving health care away from millions of people.

According to news reports, the Trump administration and Senate Republican leadership are rushing to pass a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—all behind closed doors and without public hearings or expert input. As a result, millions of people could lose access to affordable health coverage—particularly those struggling to make ends meet who depend on Medicaid coverage. Join us in telling the Senate to stop these senseless attacks on Medicaid, now.

Tell the Senate to Protect Medicaid
Send your Senators an urgent message to reject any bill that would take health coverage from families struggling to make ends meet.

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The Trump administration and Senate Republicans are promising that the Senate bill to repeal the ACA will be very similar to the repeal bill passed by the House — which would have a devastating impact on women’s access to health care. The House version of the bill effectively decimates Medicaid by:

  • Eliminating the ACA’s expansion of Medicaid to childless adults.
  • Putting caps on Medicaid spending, even in the face of public health threats like the Zika virus or Flint water crisis.
  • Imposing cruel work requirements that would kick people off coverage.
  • Defunding trusted providers like Planned Parenthood, leaving those who are living paycheck to paycheck nowhere to turn for their health care.

There is too much at stake to be silent. Urge your Senators to protect Medicaid now.

We’ll never stop fighting to defend affordable health care for all of us. Thank you for everything you do to fight alongside with us.

Sincerely,
Gretchen Borchelt
Vice President for Reproductive Rights and Health
National Women’s Law Center

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 … 6/9 1978 – Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints struck down a 148-year-old policy of excluding black men from the Mormon priesthood


1064 – Coimbra, Portugal fell to Ferdinand, the King of Castile.

1534 – Jacques Cartier became the first to sail into the river he named Saint Lawrence.

1790 – John Barry copyrighted “Philadelphia Spelling Book.” It was the first American book to be copyrighted.

1790 – Civil war broke out in Martinique.

1860 – The Ms. Ann Stevens book “Malaeska, the Indian Wife of the White Hunter” was offered for sale for a dime. It was the first published “dime novel.”

1861 – Mary Ann “Mother” Bickerdyke began working in Union hospitals.

1923 – Bulgaria’s government was overthrown by the military.

1931 – Robert H. Goddard patented a rocket-fueled aircraft design.

1934 – Donald Duck made his debut in the Silly Symphonies cartoon “The Wise Little Hen.”

1940 – Norway surrendered to the Nazis during World War II.

1943 – The withholding tax on payrolls was authorized by the U.S. Congress.

1945 – Japanese Premier Kantaro Suzuki declared that Japan would fight to the last rather than accept unconditional surrender.

1946 – Mel Ott (with the New York Giants) became the first manager to be ejected from a doubleheader (both games).

1959 – The first ballistic missile carrying submarine, the USS George Washington, was launched.

1965 – Michel Jazy ran the mile in 3 minutes, 53.6 seconds. He broke the record set by Peter Snell in 1964.

1978 – Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints struck down a 148-year-old policy of excluding black men from the Mormon priesthood.

1985 – Thomas Sutherland, an American educator, was kidnapped in Lebanon. He was not released until November 1991.

1986 – The Rogers Commission released a report on the Challenger disaster. The report explained that the spacecraft blew up as a result of a failure in a solid rocket booster joint.

1999 – NATO and Yugoslavia signed a peace agreement over Kosovo.

2000 – Canada and the United States signed a border security agreement. The agreement called for the establishment of a border-enforcement team.

2000 – The U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal gift and estate taxes. The bill called for the taxes to be phased out over 10 years.

2001 – Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) became the first National Hockey League (NHL) player to win three Conn Smythe Trophies. The award is given to the playoff’s Most Valuable Player.

2011 – The world’s first artificial organ transplant was performed. It was an artificial windpipe coated with stem cells.

A House of History ~ Lonnie G. Bunch III, Founding Director of the NMAAHC


A HOUSE OF HISTORY
Lonnie G. Bunch III, museum director, historian, lecturer, and author, is proud to present A Page from Our American Story, a regular on-line series for Museum supporters. It will showcase individuals and events in the African American experience, placing these stories in the context of a larger story — our American story.


A Page From Our American Story

Slave Cabin Visit
This past April, the museum was honored to
welcome Isabell Meggett Lucas (third from
the left) and several generations of the
Meggett family to see the Slavery &
Freedom
exhibition

Eighty-six year old Isabell Meggett Lucas spent her childhood in a small wood house on Edisto Island, South Carolina. It was a two-room structure that she shared with 10 family members. The house did not have electricity, a refrigerator, bathroom or even running water.

But the house had a story much larger than its size. A century before Isabell Meggett Lucas was born, it was a “slave cabin” on the Point of Pines Plantation owned by a landowner named Charles Bailey, who used it to house people who worked the fields. The exact age of the cabin is unknown, but a map of the plantation from 1853 shows that the structure was there at the time. Another document, this one showing the plantation’s “inventory” around the same time, shows that 75 people were enslaved at the site. They lived in cabins just like the one where Ms. Meggett Lucas lived. But of the 10 cabins built along the same patch of land, hers was the only one that survived.

Today, it is gone too. That’s because the small wood house where she was born and spent her childhood, and where others before her had lived enslaved, is now on display at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, where it helps tell the story of slavery and freedom in the 19th century. The cabin was taken apart piece by piece, transported to a restoration facility in Virginia, and then rebuilt inside the museum.

The cabin is among the most prominent pieces of the Slavery & Freedom exhibition of the museum. It provides visitors from all walks of life with an opportunity to come face to face with the reality of life during slavery. “People can look at that house and the pictures around it in the exhibition and know that things didn’t come easy back then,” said Ms. Meggett Lucas. Born in 1931, however, she never knew it was a slave cabin she just called it home.

“We played together, ate together; the kids, we would fight together, learn together.…We never talked about slavery. We never talked about being poor. And we never went to bed hungry.”

Now, through her firsthand account, captured by the Smithsonian oral-history project, visitors to the museum can learn of life for African Americans who lived on Edisto Island in the 20th century as well. The cabin that features the life of enslaved families during the period of slavery and emancipation in the museum now expands its reach to tell the stories of those who lived there from 1853 to 1981, when it was last occupied.

This past April, the museum was honored to welcome Isabell Meggett Lucas and several generations of the Meggett family to see the Slavery & Freedom exhibition. It was a very moving moment for all who shared it. “I never knew this would all come to pass,” she said. “Everyone is excited and happy.”

All the best,
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Lonnie G. Bunch III
Founding Director

P.S. Your support has made this Museum possible. I hope you will consider joining as a Charter Member or making a donation today.

To read past Our American Stories, visit our archives.

Commit to Climate Action ~ June 10


President Trump had no idea his disastrous decision to pull out of the Paris Accord would spur climate action from coast to coast. Dozens of US mayors and governors are already stepping up to commit to the agreement, and this Saturday we can convince hundreds more to do the same with nationwide rallies. Click to find an event near you!

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Dear Friends across the US,

When President Trump pulled out of the Paris climate accord last week, brave mayors and governors across the country stood up for the historic agreement. And this weekend we can convince hundreds more to act!

On Saturday, June 10th, thousands will gather in state capitals and at city halls across the country to demand our local leaders commit to acting on climate and the Paris Agreement. If we act fast and act together, we can turn Trump’s disastrous decision on the climate into a watershed moment for our movement.

Join the day of action this weekend to celebrate climate heroes, and urge more mayors and governors to bypass Trump and act on climate.

Click here to find out and RSVP for an event near you.

Immediately after Trump’s speech, the governors of California, New York, and Washington announced the creation of the United States Climate Alliance – a group of states committed to the Paris agreement. Since then, 10 more states have joined — the momentum is building.

Now this weekend, we can push more states to join, and show the world that America won’t back down on climate action. States like Ohio, North Carolina, Maryland and Pennsylvania have all expressed their outrage at the President’s decision. Together, we can move them from outrage to action and urge them to join the bipartisan climate alliance.

Trump thought he could use the Paris Climate Agreement as a political punching bag to score points for his base, and derail global momentum on clean energy. He had no idea that doing so would unleash a tide of commitments to act on climate across the country, commitments that make the clean energy revolution unstoppable.

Click here to find out and RSVP for an event near you.

When President Trump pulled out of the Paris climate accords last week, brave mayors and governors across the country stood up for the historic agreement. And this weekend we can convince hundreds more to act!

On Saturday, June 10th, thousands will gather in state capitals and at city halls across the country to demand our local leaders commit to acting on climate and the Paris Agreement. If we act fast and act together, we can turn Trump’s disastrous decision on the climate into a watershed moment for our movement.

Join the day of action this weekend to celebrate climate heroes, and urge more mayors and governors to bypass Trump and act on climate. Avaaz members know that standing up for our climate sometimes means standing up in the streets. Hundreds of thousands of us marched around the world in support of the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015 — let’s do it again to protect what we’ve won and show Trump the only way on to go on climate is forward.

With hope and determination,

Andrew, Iain, Ashley, Sydney and the whole Avaaz Team

P.S. Can’t make it Saturday? Share the page of actions now and make sure that even if you can’t come, your friends do.

More information:

Paris pullout: Defiant US Climate Alliance emerges in its wake (CS Monitor)
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2017/0602/Paris-pullout-Defiant-US-Climate-Alliance-emerges-in…

Governors Face Pressure to Distance Themselves from Trump on Climate (Scientific American)
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/governors-face-pressure-to-distance-themselves-from-trump…

Pittsburgh mayor to Trump: Um, actually we’re pro-Paris Climate Agreement (USA Today)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/06/01/pittsburgh-mayor-calls-out-trump-…

FDA/USDA ~May health & safety alerts 2017 KrogerMacadamiaNuts,Ava’sOrganicRoastedSaltedCashews


Harley recalls bikes; oil line can detach and cause crash http://via.wqad.com/GdDF6 via @wqad

Water Lilies Food Inc., Recalls Ready-To-Eat Breaded Chicken Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Water Lilies Food Inc., a Astoria, N.Y., establishment, is recalling approximately 4,335 pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

06/08/2017 02:23 PM EDT
Happy Sprout Inc. of Springfield, VA is voluntarily recalling all packages of soybean sprouts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections to individuals 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
06/06/2017 03:49 PM EDT CORRECTION
Please find more information about the Outbreak of Hepatitis A Illnesses Linked to Raw Tuna here: https://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/ucm561199.htm
06/06/2017 03:49 PM EDT
Please find more information about the Outbreak of Hepatitis A Illnesses Linked to Raw Scallops here: https://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/ucm561199.htm
06/06/2017 05:47 PM Star Snacks Co. of Jersey City, NJ is voluntarily recalling two lots of Southern Grove Cashew Halves and Pieces with Sea Salt due to the potential presence of glass pieces.

 

06/05/2017 04:00 PM EDT
Global Garlic Inc., 11501 NW 107th ST, Miami, FL, is recalling its 16oz packages of “Queso Fresco/ Whole Milk” and (“Queso Fresco x LB(Barra)/Whole Milk Cheese” because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, and 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 stillbirth among pregnant women.

 

Creation Gardens Inc. Recalls Ground Beef and Beef Primal Cut Products Due to Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination Creation Gardens, Inc., a Louisville, Ky., establishment, is recalling approximately 22,832 pounds of raw ground beef and beef primal cut products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 056-2017, Cauldron Soups, LLC Recalls Beef Broth Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

(May 26, 2017).Naturally Wholesome Products LLC Wholesome Country Creamery LLC Voluntary recall of Half & Half in plastic gallon and pint bottles, due to the presence of Alkaline Phosphatase in samples 06/05/2017 12:35 PM EDT Naturally Wholesome Products LLC is voluntarily recalling gallon and pint containers of Half & Half labeled under the brand name Wholesome Country Creamery due to the presence of Alkaline Phosphatase found in samples during routine testing. Naturally Wholesome Products LLC has received no reports of illnesses related to the affected product and is removing the product from the market out of the abundance of cautio

 

 

P&S Bakery, Inc. Recalls Pepperoni Product due to Possible Foreign Matter ContaminationP&S Bakery, Inc., a Poland, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 2,959 pounds of pepperoni product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically clear meat casing utilized in food production.

Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. Announces a Voluntary Recall on Select Golden Temple®, Swad®, and Maya® Flour Products in the U.S. Due to Possible E. Coli 0121 Contamination 05/31/2017 11:45 AM EDT In collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. today announced a voluntary recall on specific production codes of Golden Temple®, Swad®, and Maya® flour products in the U.S. due to possible E. coli O121 contamination.

05/26/2017 11:03 AM EDT
AstraZeneca today announced that the Company is notifying physicians and consumers that it is voluntarily recalling one lot of professional (physician) sample bottles containing eight tablets of BRILINTA (ticagrelor) 90mg tablets as a precautionary measure. This voluntary recall follows a report that a professional sample bottle containing eight tablets of BRILINTA 90mg also contained another medicine called ZURAMPIC (lesinurad) 200 mg tablets which is also manufactured by AstraZeneca

 

05/29/2017 10:22 AM EDT
Baltimore, Maryland, Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today that it has voluntarily recalled lot L600518, Exp 05/18 of Mibelas 24 Fe (Norethindrone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol 1 mg/0.02 mg chewable and ferrous fumarate 75 mg) Tablets at the consumer level. A confirmed market complaint indicated a packaging error, where the blister was rotated 180 degrees within the wallet, reversing the weekly tablet orientation and making the lot number and expiration date no longer visible. The first four days of therapy would have had four non-hormonal placebo tablets as opposed to the active tablets.

 

05/30/2017 10:01 AM EDT
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced the recall of its Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. A supplier reported the product may 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.

Another day, another scary food recall. According to the Food and Drug Administration, cashews and macadamia nuts are being recalled and pulled from store shelves due to possible listeria contamination. The Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts being recalled come in a 12-ounce, clear package with an expiration date of May 2, 2018 and were sold at Kroger, Bakers, Gerbes, and Dillons stores in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri. The UPC number is 11110-02478.

Although there have been no reported illnesses from the macadamia nuts thus far, Kroger has removed the containers from shelves and has warned customers to check the labels of their nut containers. If you’ve recently purchased macadamia nuts from any of the above grocery stores, the FDA warns customers should NOT eat the nuts and return the package to stores for a full refund.

In addition to the macadamias, Ava’s Brand 8 oz. Organic Roasted Salted Cashews have also been voluntarily recalled due to possible listeria contamination. While the packages tested negative for listeria bacteria, Hampton Farms, the company that owns Ava’s, has decided to pull the items out of caution. Less than 225 units have been possibly contaminated, but distributors of the product have been notified to remove from stores. The packages have the UPC number 8-10111-01035-1, and the best by date of April 28, 2018 and Lot 11817-L2.

  “We deeply regret this situation and have employed our established recall plan to immediately remove the product from distribution,” Dallas Barnes, president of Hampton Farms, said in a statement. “Nothing is more important than providing safe and wholesome, quality products.”

Check your packages to see if any of your nut purchases are included in this recall

 

Readfield Meats, Inc. Recalls Beef Trimming Products Due to Possible Adulteration Readfield Meats, Inc., doing business as Ruffino Meats & Food Service, a Bryan, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 45,985 pounds of beef trimming products due to possible adulteration.

Cauldron Soups, LLC Recalls Beef Broth Products Produced Without Benefit of InspectionCauldron Soups, LLC, doing business as Cauldron Broths, a Bellingham, Wash. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,163 pounds of beef broth products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection.

05/25/2017 09:00 PM EDT

Caverflo.com is voluntarily recalling all lots of Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee, 25 grams to the consumer level. FDA laboratory analysis confirmed the presence of Sildenafil and Tadalafil which are the active ingredients in two FDA-approved prescription drugs used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). Caverflo.com has received a report of an individual death after use of the coffee. Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee may also contain undeclared milk.

05/26/2017 09:38 AM EDT

Hampton Farms is voluntarily recalling Ava’s brand Organic Cashews Roasted & Salted 8 oz. tubs distributed in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. We have been notified by our cashew supplier that the cashews used have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No confirmed illnesses have been reported to public health authorities to date.

05/25/2017 11:50 AM EDT

Golden Gourmet, an Americus, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,248 pounds of frozen entree products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes

05/24/2017 03:12 PM EDT

TUMWATER – Based on recent events involving the water supply in Airway Heights, Wash., and out of an abundance of caution, the Washington Department of Corrections has issued a voluntary recall of the food manufactured by the Airway Heights Corrections Center’s Correctional Industries’ food production facility.

05/24/2017 02:02 PM EDT

MusclMasster, LLC of Wheat Ridge, CO is recalling all bottles of Al-Er-G Capsules because they contain the presence of Ephedra Herb, an FDA banned ingredient. Dietary supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids pose a risk of serious adverse events, including heart attack, stroke, and death, and that these risks are unreasonable in light of any benefits that may result from the use of these products under their labeled conditions of use.

Armour Eckrich Meats, LLC Recalls Ready-To-Eat Sausage Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
Armour Eckrich Meats, LLC, a Junction City, Kan. establishment, is recalling approximately 90,978 pounds of ready-to-eat sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal.

05/23/2017 07:54 PM EDT

L.A. Lucky Import & Export Inc. announced it is voluntarily recalling L.A. Lucky Brand Basil Seeds 2.1 oz due to presence of Salmonella in the packet. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Before you get ready to fire up your grill, you should make sure those Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs are safe to eat. Smithfield Foods, the parent company of Nathan’s, has issued a recall for its Nathan’s Famous All-Beef Skinless Franks. There have reportedly been complaints about metal objects found in both Nathan’s and Curtis brand franks that were produced on Jan. 26. If you’re wondering how to determine if your hot dogs are possibly contaminated, simply check the side of your Nathan’s hot dog packages for the establishment number “EST. 296.”

Below is a list of the affected items, according to NBC4 Washington:

  • 14 oz. sealed film packages containing “Nathan’s Skinless 8 Beef Franks,” with a Use By date of Aug. 19, 2017
  • 16 oz. sealed film packages containing “Curtis Beef Master Beef Franks,” with a Use By date of June 15, 2017

If you purchased any Nathan’s or Curtis hot dogs recently, you should double check your freezer and toss anything that may be affected! For additional information on the recall, customers can call Smithfield directly at 877-933-4625

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 051-2017, The Osso Good Co. Recalls Beef and Pork Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection (May 18, 2017).

05/19/2017 07:08 PM EDT

Dynamic Technical Formulations LLC. is voluntarily recalling all lots of Tri-Ton. This product was sold in 90 count bottles as a dietary supplement and includes all lot number and expiration dates of the product. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lab analysis of Tri-Ton was found to contain andarine and ostarine which are selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) that are considered unapproved drugs and anabolic steroid-like substances.

Correctional Industries Airway Heights Food Operations Recalls Frozen Meat and Poultry Products Due to Water Contamination Correctional Industries Airway Heights Food Operations, an Airway Heights, Wash. establishment, is recalling approximately 319,000 pounds of frozen meat and poultry products due to water contamination.

John Morrell and Co. Recalls Beef Frank Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
John Morrell and Co., a Cincinnati, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 210,606 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dog products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 049-2017, Valley Innovative Services Recalls Meat and Poultry Frozen Entrée Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination (May 12, 2017).

05/18/2017 05:22 PM EDT

BrightFarms is initiating a voluntary recall of packaged produce sold in Giant Food stores due to the potential presence of metal as a result of construction at its Elkwood, Virginia (Culpeper County) greenhouse farm.

05/18/2017 09:30 AM EDT

The Osso Good Co., a San Rafael, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,210 pounds of beef and pork bone broth products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection.

05/18/2017 10:26 AM EDT

La Nica Products, Inc. de Miami, FL está retirando seis mil libras de queso, ya que puede estar contaminada con Listeria monocytogenes, un organismo que puede causar infecciones graves y a veces fatales en niños pequeños, personas débiles o ancianas y otros con sistemas inmunológicos debilitados. Las personas sanas pueden sufrir síntomas de corto plazo como fiebre alta, dolor de cabeza intenso, rigidez, náuseas, dolor abdominal y diarrea, infección por listeria puede causar abortos espontáneos y mortinatos entre las mujeres embarazadas.

05/17/2017 04:20 PM EDT

Henning’s Cheese located in Kiel, Wisconsin, announced today that it is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of its Colby Jack cheese due to a temporary pasteurizer malfunction. Due to the malfunction, verification of proper pasteurization is not possible. No illnesses have been reported related to consumption of this product and no other Henning’s Cheese products are affected by this recall.

Global Garlic Inc. of Miami, Florida is recalling 227 units of Queso Fresco/ Whole Milk Cheese, 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. 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
05/16/2017 05:07 PM EDT

La Nica Products, Inc. of Miami, FL is recalling six thousand pounds of cheese, 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. 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

05/15/2017 07:32 PM EDT

Abbott has initiated a voluntary recall of specific lots of three catheters: NC Trek RX Coronary Dilatation Catheter, NC Traveler Coronary Dilatation Catheter, and NC Tenku RX PTCA Balloon Catheter.

05/15/2017 09:31 AM EDT

The Horton Fruit Co., Inc. (“Horton”) of Louisville, KY is voluntarily recalling select bags and containers of fresh spinach because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company was alerted to the potential of contamination by their supplier partners, and conducting a subsequent internal investigation

Updated information is now available. The lists of retail consignees have been posted for recall 045-2017Perdue Foods LLC. Recalls Poultry Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination (May 6, 2017) and recall 038-2017Uncle John’s Pride, LLC. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Sausage Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination (April 24, 2017)

Green Chile Food Company Recalls Meat and Poultry Burrito Products Due to Possible Listeria ContaminationGreen Chile Food Company, a Las Cruces, N.M. establishment, is recalling approximately 252,854 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry frozen burrito products because they may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. update:Green Chile Concepts, LLC is voluntarily recalling certain Green Chile Food Company brand burritos sold frozen, refrigerated and/or served hot in certain convenience stores, vending machines, and retail locations nationwide because they may 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

Valley Innovative Services Recalls Meat and Poultry Frozen Entrée Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination Valley Innovative Services, a Pearl, Miss. establishment, is recalling approximately 130,071 pounds of meat and poultry frozen entrée products which included a non-meat ingredient (waffles) that was recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes.

05/11/2017 08:28 PM EDT

Trident Seafoods Corporation is issuing a voluntary recall of select lots of frozen Multi-Grain Alaskan Cod, Net Wt. 12, oz., because they may contain small pieces of plastic. Consumption of these products may pose a choking hazard or other physical injury to the mouth.

Updated information is now available. The lists of retail consignees have been posted for recall 043-2017Blount Fine Foods, Corp. Recalls Beef Chile Colorado Frozen Meals Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen (May 3, 2017) and recall 042-2017, Maple Leaf Foods, Inc. Recalls Quiche Products Distributed Without Benefit of Import Inspection (May 3, 2017).

NY Livestock Market, Inc., a Brooklyn, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,495 pounds of poultry products that may be contaminated with the antibiotic nitrofurazone.

Kabob’s Acquisition, Inc. Recalls Meat and Poultry Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination Kabob’s Acquisition, Inc., a Lake City, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,946 pounds of turkey and ham sandwich products that included a non-meat ingredient that was recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes.

05/09/2017 07:09 PM EDT
Quality Nut Co. of Massillon, Ohio is voluntarily recalling the following products due to undeclared allergens:
Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for Publix Deli Artichoke and Spinach Dip due to the possibility of the product containing small glass fragments. The 16 oz. artichoke and spinach dip was sold at Publix stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina , Alabama and Tennessee with a UPC of 000-41415-15961, and a use-by-date of May 16 A1 and May 16 C1,which is printed on the lid of the container. The product in question is found in the refrigerated cases in the deli.
05/09/2017 07:07 PM EDT
Fourth Street Barbecue Inc. Packing Division has initiated a voluntary recall of all lot numbers of the Save-A-Lot Pick 5 Chicken Waffle Sandwich distributed nationwide as 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. 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.

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Pork and Poultry Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination FSIS is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that frozen ready-to-eat fried chicken and pork sausage products produced by Pinnacle Foods, Inc. may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Pinnacle Foods, Inc. has already recalled these products in its recall of its Food and Drug Administration-regulated products.

 

Caution! There’s a nationwide recall on Ben & Jerry’s pint slices 🙅 https://www.popsugar.com/food/Ben-Jerry-Pint-Slices-Recall-43514028?utm_campaign=desktop_share&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=yumsugar via @POPSUGARFood

05/05/2017 08:39 PM EDT

Smallbatch Pets Inc. of Portland, Oregon is voluntarily recalling two lots of frozen 2lbs. chicken blend for dogs and cats, brand name Smallbatch, due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

05/05/2017 06:35 PM EDT

Genetic Edge Compounds is voluntarily recalling all lot codes distributed between February 2, 2015- May 2, 2017 of GEC Laxoplex dietary supplement capsules, packaged in a white plastic bottle containing 60 capsules to the retail level and consumer level. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) analysis has found GEC Laxoplex to be tainted with anabolic steroids and steroid like substances

Bellmawr, New Jersey, C.O. Truxton, Inc. is expanding their 04/21/2017 voluntary recall, as a precaution to include the following C.O. Truxton, Inc. products, registered NDC numbers and corresponding lot numbers, to the consumer/user level. C.O. Truxton has not received any complaints for the products listed below. however, due to the initial recall resulting from a label mix-up error, out of an abundance of caution, we are recalling all products that were repackaged into a Truxton Incorporated label

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 044-2017, Marcho Farms, Inc. Recalls Veal, Beef and Pork Products Due to Possible Non-O157 Shiga Toxin-Producing E. Coli (STEC) Adulteration (May 4, 2017)

Perdue Foods LLC. Recalls Poultry Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
Perdue Foods LLC., a Gainesville, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,148 pounds of chicken sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials

05/05/2017 06:34 PM EDT
Pinnacle Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling all “Best By” dates of Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes, Frozen Waffles & Frozen French Toast Slices distributed nationally in the United States and one product into Mexico because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported. The products are being recalled as a precautionary measure given the health and safety of our consumers is our top priority. Pinnacle Foods initiated the recall after testing indicated the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the plant environment.
05/05/2017 03:16 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – May 1, 2017 – Herbalife (NYSE:HLF), a premier global nutrition company, is voluntarily recalling certain lots of its Protein Bar – Peanut Butter because the product may contain a trace amount of fish gelatin, which was added to the product as part of a flavoring ingredient provided by a third-party supplier. The amount of gelatin in the finished product is extremely low (approximately 0.02%). The gelatin is a highly processed collagen from fish skin, which contains a negligible amount of parvalbumin, a fish allergen.
05/04/2017 01:06 PM EDT

NOW Health Group, Inc. (NOW), of Bloomingdale, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling its Ellyndale® Nutty Infusions™ Roasted Cashew Butter – Product Code E0540, Lot# 2125155, and Ginger Wasabi Cashew Butter – Product Code E0541, Lot# 2124118 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.

Blount Fine Foods, Corp. Recalls Beef Chile Colorado Frozen Meals Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
Blount Fine Foods, Corp., a McKinney, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 8,685 pounds of Beef Chile Colorado frozen meals due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

Maple Leaf Foods, Inc. Recalls Quiche Products Distributed Without Benefit of Import Inspection Maple Leaf Foods, Inc., headquartered in Ontario, Canada, is recalling approximately 24,768 pounds of Ready-to-Eat (RTE) fully-cooked quiche products that were not presented for re-inspection upon entry to the United States.

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has been notified of imported frozen raw tuna or ahi cubes distributed by Tropic Fish Hawaii, LLC on Oahu that tested positive for hepatitis A. The product, imported from Indonesia, was used to prepare poke sold between April 27 – May 1 by food establishments on Oahu
05/04/2017 09:56 AM EDT

U.S. Deer Antler Ex. & Imp., of Los Angeles, CA is recalling a variety of Herbal Teas prepared on premises between 4/1/17 and 4/30/17 in cooperation with an inspection made by the California Department of Public Health. The aforementioned Herbal Teas, especially those with low-acidity held at room temperature, were not produced according to approved guideline, making them susceptible to contamination by Clostridium botulinum.