on this day 10/31 Defense Department announced elimination of all segregated regiments in the armed forces.


1517 – Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace Church. The event marked the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.

1864 – Nevada became the 36th state to join the U.S.

1868 – Postmaster General Alexander Williams Randall approved a standard uniform for postal carriers.

1914 – The Ottoman Empire (Turkey) joined the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Bulgaria).

1922 – Benito Mussolini became prime minister of Italy.

1926 – Magician Harry Houdini died of gangrene and peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix. His appendix had been damaged twelve days earlier when he had been punched in the stomach by a student unexpectedly. During a lecture Houdini had commented on the strength of his stomach muscles and their ability to withstand hard blows.

1940 – The British air victory in the Battle of Britain prevented Germany from invading Britain.

1941 – Mount Rushmore was declared complete after 14 years of work. At the time the 60-foot busts of U.S. Presidents George WashingtonThomas JeffersonTheodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln were finished.

1941 – The U.S. Navy destroyer Reuben James was torpedoed by a German submarine near Iceland. The U.S. had not yet entered World War II. More than 100 men were killed.

1952 – The U.S. detonated its first hydrogen bomb. 

1954 – The Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN) began a revolt against French rule.

1959 – Defense Department announced elimination of all segregated regiments in the armed forces.

1955 – Britain’s Princess Margaret announced she would not marry Royal Air Force Captain Peter Townsend.

1956 – Rear Admiral G.J. Dufek became the first person to land an airplane at the South Pole. Dufek also became the first person to set foot on the South Pole.

1959 – Lee Harvey Oswald, a former U.S. Marine from Fort Worth, TX, announced that he would never return to the U.S.At the time he was in Moscow, Russia.

1961 – In the Soviet Union, the body of Joseph Stalin was removed from Lenin’s Tomb where it was on public display.

1968 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered a halt to all U.S. bombing of North Vietnam.

1969 – Wal-Mart Discount City stores were incorporated as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

1981 – Antiqua and Barbuda became independent of Great Britain.

1983 – The U.S. Defense Department acknowledged that during the U.S. led invasion of Grenada, that a U.S. Navy plane had mistakenly bombed a civilian hospital.

1984 – Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated near her residence by two Sikh security guards. Her son, Rajiv, was sworn in as prime minister.

1992 – In Liberia, it was announced that five American nuns had been killed near Monrovia. Rebels loyal to Charles Taylor were blamed for the murders.

1993 – River Phoenix died at the age of 23 after collapsing outside The Viper Room in Hollywood.

1993 – The play “Wonderful Tennessee” closed after only 9 performances.

1994 – 68 people were killed when an American Eagle ATR-72, plunged into a northern Indiana farm.

1997 – Louise Woodward, British au pair, was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder in the death of 8-month-old Matthew Eappen. She was released after her sentence was reduced to manslaughter.

1998 – Iraq announced that it was halting all dealings with U.N. arms inspectors. The inspectors were investigating the country’s weapons of mass destruction stemming from Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in 1990.

1999 – EgyptAir Flight 990 crashed off the coast of Nantucket, MA, killing all 217 people aboard.

1999 – Leaders from the Roman Catholic Church and the Lutheran Church signed the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification. The event ended a centuries-old doctrinal dispute over the nature of faith and salvation.

2001 – Microsoft and the U.S. Justice Department reached a tentative agreement to settle the antitrust case against the software company.

2007 – Google shares hit $700 for the first time.

2008 – Distribution Video Audio, Inc. shipped its final shipment of VHS tapes to stores. The company was the last major United States supplier of pre-recorded VHS tapes.

FDA/USDA ~~ October 2017 pg2 Alerts&Safety Farmers&Ranchers extra time to file Claim Losses


  • Taylor Farms Florida Recalls Salad with Chicken Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Taylor Farms Florida, an Orlando, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 732 pounds of salads with chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.
  • FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Poultry Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that poultry products produced by Mary’s Harvest Fresh Foods, Inc., a Portland, Ore. establishment, may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • King Soopers  has recalled deli broccoli salads and coleslaw that are sold in King Soopers and City Market stores, located in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming. The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  The deli broccoli salads and coleslaw are sold from the service case in the deli department at King Soopers and City Market. King Soopers and City Market have removed these items from store shelves and initiated their customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.
  • Paragon Wholesale Foods Corp., of Warrendale, PA, is recalling several lots of 1.7 ounce Broccoli Florets in response to a nationwide recall by one of its suppliers, Mann Packing (Salinas, CA) 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 broccoli florets were distributed to multiple schools in the Greater Pittsburgh and Butler, PA areas between 10/9/2017 and 10/16/2017. These customers have all been contacted directly and the affected products were removed on Thursday, October 19, 2017 when the firm was first notified of the recall by their supplier. The product comes in a 1/2 cup (1.7 oz), clear plastic bag marked with the “Just Cut” logo on the front with a Best by date of 10/16/17 or 10/23/2017 stamped on the rear. This product was distributed in food service packages only and was not distributed to any retail locations. Mann Packing, the original supplier of the broccoli florets, conducted a nationwide recall of various cut vegetables due to a report that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s random sampling found a single positive result for Listeria monocytogeneson a Mann Packing Power Blend bagged salad product. No other products from Paragon Foods are involved at this time, and to date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this problem. Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Edd Dwyer, Food Safety Manager at 724-741-9139. Phones will be monitored 7 days per week. Members of the media with questions regarding the recall can contact John McClelland, Chief Operating Officer, at (724) 741-9156.
  • 112-2017Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc., Recalls Chili and Soup Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination (Oct 17, 2017).
  • Pacific Coast Fruit Company in Portland, Oregon is voluntarily recalling multiple types of bagged processed salads based on the potential contamination of 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. Pacific Coast Fruit utilized a portion of the Mann Packing’s affected products in our retail and food service processed bagged salads. Please see attached list below for specific products entered into commerce, including UPC codes, Pacific Coast Fruit Item Numbers, and Best if Use By Dates or Production Dates.  Pacific Coast recalled products were distributed to selected grocery, restaurant and deli chains in Oregon and Washington. The recalled retail salads are packed in a 10 oz, 16 oz, 20 oz, 25 oz plastic clamshell style and value-added food service items are packed in 5 lbs – 20 lbs food service salad bags. Pacific Coast Fruit
    503-234-6411
  • GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Meijer is announcing a recall of various packaged Meijer brand produce items due to a potential contamination 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 like high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, a Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.  Meijer
    800-543-3704   The recall affects the following products sold in Meijer stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin purchased September 27, 2017 through October 20, 2017. The items will be in plastic containers or foam trays with printed labels with various sizes and weights.
  • ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – Triple B Corporation of Anchorage, Alaska is voluntarily recalling broccoli florette’s, stir fry kit, vegie trays w/ cauliflower, and a veggie pack combo, due to possible contamination 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 broccoli used in processing these items has been recalled by our vendor Mann Packing of Salinas, California. Michael Ruff
    (206) 577-9852
  • Rochelle, IL. – BrightFarms is initiating a voluntary recall of packaged produce sold in Roundy’s Supermarkets due to the potential presence of E. coli at its Rochelle, Illinois (Ogle County) greenhouse farm. The affected BrightFarms branded products are sold at Mariano’s Markets in Illinois and Metro Market and Pick ‘n Save stores in Wisconsin. The recall includes the below salad products packaged in clear, plastic clamshells with best by dates located on the label of the package: 10/24/2017, 10/25/2017, 10/26/2017, 10/27/2017. BrightFarms
    info@brightfarms.com
    (646) 480-5262
  • SCA Pharmaceuticals LLC (“SCA Pharmaceuticals”) is voluntarily recalling all/the following lots of the below listed injectable products to the hospital level. The is a potential for the products to contain microbial contamination. Administration of a drug product, intended to be sterile, that may contain microbial contamination has the potential to result in serious adverse events which may include life-threatening infections. SCA Pharmaceuticals has not received any customer complaints or reports of adverse events related to this issue, but out of an abundance of caution, is voluntarily initiating this recall. SCA Pharmaceuticals 877-550-5059
  • Updated information- AUSTIN, Texas – In response to Mann Packing’s recall, Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling some salads from ten stores in Northern California out of an abundance of caution. Mann Packing issued the recall because the vegetables may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date. The Whole Foods Market recall includes Veggie Power Blend, Sesame Chicken Power Salad, and Mexican Chicken Power Salad that were sold by the pound on salad bars between September 28, 2017 and October 20, 2017. Whole Foods Market
    1-844-936-8255
  • Updated information- PLEASANTON, Calif. – In cooperation with the Mann Packing recall of minimally processed vegetable products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, Albertsons, Safeway, Vons and Pak N’ Save stores in eight states are voluntarily recalling certain fresh vegetable trays and cups that include vegetables that are subject to the Mann Packing recall. Mann Packing
     888-470-2681
  • Updated information- In accordance with Mann Packing of Salinas, California, H-E-B announced today that it has issued a voluntary recall for certain H-E-B single-serving soups made with vegetable products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. As part of a larger recall affecting several retailers, Mann Packing recalled affected vegetable products on Oct. 19, which were supplied to H-E-B and used in H-E-B Asian Noodle Soup Cups Beef and Chicken
  • Updated information -Randalls, Tom Thumb and Albertsons Stores in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas Voluntarily Recall Ready. Chef. Go! Seafood Meal Bags in Cooperation with Voluntary Recall by Mann Packing Due to Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination
  •  Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recalls:
  • SALINAS, Calif. – Mann Packing of Salinas, California is voluntarily recalling minimally processed vegetable products listed below because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Mann Packing is issuing this recall in response to a single positive result found on one of our products during random sampling by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Mann Packing is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution. To date, public health officials have not reported any illnesses associated with these products. The recalled product 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.  The recalled products were distributed throughout the United States and Canada with “best if used by” dates from October 11 to October 20 listed on the front of the packaging. For recalled products distributed at retail and foodservice, product names, UPC codes and “best if used by” dates are listed below.Mann Packing is fully cooperating with U.S. and Canadian health officials on this recall. Mann Packing is contacting all affected customers to confirm that the recalled product is removed from store shelves. Consumers who have purchased any recalled products listed below are urged not to consume them, discard them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with further questions may contact Mann Packing on our 24-hour consumer line at 888-470-2681 or visit veggiesmadeeasy.com/products.”As an owner of this company and a mom, providing safe and healthy foods to our consumers and their families is always our top priority,” said Gina Nucci, Director of Corporate Marketing. “This voluntary recall is a reflection of our commitment to ensuring the safety of our consumers.”MANN PACKING ITEMS AFFECTED BY 10.19.17 RECALL’BEST BY’ OR ‘BEST IF USED BY’ CODES RANGE: OCT 11 2017 – OCT 20 2017 OR JULIAN DATES 270-276
  • Injectable Products by SCA Pharmaceuticals: Recall – Potential Contamination

    AUDIENCE: Pharmacy, Health Professional

    ISSUE: SCA Pharmaceuticals LLC (“SCA Pharmaceuticals”) is voluntarily recalling various lots of injectable products to the hospital level. The is a potential for the products to contain microbial contamination.  See the recall notice for a full list of products.

  • Fresh Foods Manufacturing Co. Recalls Chicken Products due to Possible Listeria Contamination
    Fresh Foods Manufacturing Co., a Freedom, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 701 pounds of heat-treated, not fully cooked, not shelf stable chicken products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • Product May Be Contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes

    SALINAS, Calif. – Mann Packing of Salinas, California is voluntarily recalling minimally processed vegetable products listed below because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Mann Packing is issuing this recall in response to a single positive result found on one of our products during random sampling by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Mann Packing is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution. To date, public health officials have not reported any illnesses associated with these products.

  • On October 13, 2017, Relish Foods, Inc of Culver City, California voluntarily initiated the recall of Frozen Newport Brand Tuna Loins. The recall was the result of sampling by FDA which revealed that the product has potential to contain the bacteria Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. Relish Foods Inc is continuing the investigation with FDA as to what caused the problem. Product was distributed in Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Nevada, Idaho, and Arizona states between 8/15/2017 and 9/25/2017, through food service operations, retail stores, and restaurants. Product was distributed as 5 to 8 pound, vacuum packed, frozen whole tuna loins packed in 30 pound Newport brand master cases. Master cases are labeled with the production lot codes of MTNT 0947C, MTNT 0957B, MTNT 0967A, and MTNT 0977D. 888-730-3875On the retail side this product would have been distributed to retailers Basha’s, Randall’s Fine Meats, Yokes Fresh Market, CalMart, Raley’s, Concord Produce Market, Bel Air Market and Speedy Market and Nob Hill.
  • Les Chateaux De France, Inc. Recalls Bacon-Wrapped Scallops due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
    Les Chateaux De France, Inc., an Inwood, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,225 pounds of bacon-wrapped scallops due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.
  • GB Green Gastronome, LLC Recalls Chicken And Pork Products Due To Misbranding And Undeclared Allergens
    GB Green Gastronome, LLC, a Jamaica, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,000 pounds of chicken and pork products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.
  • Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc., Recalls Chili and Soup Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
    Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc., a Kenosha, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 16,320 pounds of chili and soup products that may be contaminated with foreign matter, specifically hard plastic.

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on this day 10/30 1854 – Defense Department announced elimination of all segregated regiments in the armed forces.


1735 – John Adams, the second President of the United States, was born in Braintree, MA. His son became the sixth President of the U.S.

1817 – The independent government of Venezuela was established by Simon Bolivar.

1831 – Escaped slave Nat Turner was apprehended in Southampton County, VA, several weeks after leading the bloodiest slave uprising in American history. 

1875 – The constitution of Missouri was ratified by popular vote. 

1893 – The U.S. Senate gave final approval to repeal the Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890.

1894 – The time clock was patented by Daniel M. Cooper of Rochester, NY.

1938 – Orson Welles’ “The War of the Worlds” aired on CBS radio. The belief that the realistic radio dramatization was a live news event about a Martian invasion caused panic among listeners.

1943 – In Moscow, a declaration was signed by the Governments of the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and China called for an early establishment of an international organization to maintain peace and security. The goal was supported on December 1, 1943, at a meeting in Teheran.

1854 – Defense Department announced elimination of all segregated regiments in the armed forces. blackfacts.com

1944 – Martha Graham’s ballet “Appalachian Spring” premiered at the Library of Congress. 

1945 – The U.S. government announced the end of shoe rationing.

1953 – General George C. Marshall was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

1961 – The Soviet Union tested a hydrogen bomb with a force of approximately 58 megatons.

1961 – The Soviet Party Congress unanimously approved an order to remove Joseph Stalin’s body from Lenin’s tomb.

1972 – U.S. President Richard Nixon approved legislation to increase Social Security spending by $5.3 billion.

1972 – In Illinois, 45 people were killed when two trains collided on Chicago’s south side.

1975 – Prince Juan Carlos assumed power in Spain as dictator Francisco Franco was near death.

1975 – The New York Daily News ran the headline “Ford to City: Drop Dead.” The headline came a day after U.S. President Gerald R. Ford said he would veto any proposed federal bailout of New York City.

1982 – Portugal’s constitution was revised for the first time since it was ratified on April 25, 1976.

1984 – In Poland, police found the body of kidnapped pro-Solidarity priest Father Jerry Popieluszko. His death was blamed on four security officers.

1989 – Mitsubishi Estate Company announced it would buy 51 percent of Rockefeller Group Inc. of New York.

1993 – Martin Fettman, America’s first veterinarian in space, performed the world’s first animal dissections in space, while aboard the space shuttle Columbia.

1993 – The United Nations deadline concerning ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide passed with country’s military still in control.

1995 – Federalist prevailed over separatists in Quebec in a referendum concerning secession from the federation of Canada.

1998 – The terrorist who hijacked a Turkish Airlines plane and the 39 people on board was killed when anti-terrorist squads raided the plane.

2001 – Michael Jordan returned to the NBA with the Washington Wizards after a 3 1/2 year retirement. The Wizards lost 93-91 to the New York Knicks.