The March on Washington by Linda Lacina …Black History is American History


Slideshow: Inspiring Words From the March on Washington

                                                            image credit: Walter P. Ruther Library

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr. made his now legendary “I Have a Dream” speech.

That event on Aug. 28, 1963, drew 200,000 people to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to press for issues that are just as relevant today, including civil liberties and a rise in the minimum wage. This week’s milestone gives us a chance to reacquaint ourselves with the great steps taken at this event as well as the inspiring words spoken and sung on that historic day. Below is a selection of inspiring excerpts from that day’s speeches and performances.

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Josephine Baker
Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker, the world-renowned singer and actress, had long since adopted France as her homeland and had even joined the French Resistance. Still, she was an active supporter of the American civil rights movement and was the only woman to address the crowd at the National Mall. An excerpt of her remarks is below.

“You know, friends, that I do not lie to you when I tell you I have walked into the palaces of kings and queens and into the houses of presidents. And much more. But I could not walk into a hotel in America and get a cup of coffee, and that made me mad. And when I get mad, you know that I open my big mouth. And then look out, ’cause when Josephine opens her mouth, they hear it all over the world.”

John Lewis
John Lewis

John Lewis, currently a U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district, was 23 at the time of the March on Washington and the youngest speaker to come to the podium. He represented the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee as its chairman and was one of the original “big six” organizers of the march. An excerpt is below.

“To those who have said, “Be patient and wait,” we must say that we cannot be patient. We do not want our freedom gradually but we want to be free now. We are tired. We are tired of being beat by policemen. We are tired of seeing our people locked up in jail over and over again, and then you holler ‘Be patient.’ How long can we be patient? We want our freedom and we want it now.”

For a full transcript and audio, visit Open Vault.

Walter P. Reuther

Walter P. Reuther

                                                            image credit: Nate Fine

Walter P. Reuther, the UAW president, was no stranger to the era’s civil rights rallies. He’d accompanied Martin Luther King Jr. to events including one in Alabama where the crowd was doused by the police with fire hoses and King was placed in jail. After the demonstration, Reuther bailed him out.

Many civil rights mobilizers were labor activists and the UAW let planners for the March on Washington work out of its union halls and even paid for the event’s sound system. Below is an excerpt from Reuther’s remarks.

“I am for civil rights, as a matter of human decency, as a matter of common morality. But I am also for civil rights because I believe that freedom is an indivisible value that no one can be free unto himself. And when Bull Connor with his police dogs and fire hoses destroys freedom in Birmingham, he is destroying my freedom in Detroit. And let us keep in mind, since we are the strongest of the free nations of the world, since you cannot make your freedom secure, accepting as we make freedom universal, so all may enjoy its blessings, let us understand that we cannot defend freedom in Berlin, so long as we deny freedom in Birmingham.”

For a full transcript and audio, visit Open Vault.

James Farmer

James Farmer

                                                            image credit: jamesfarmerlectures.umwblogs.org

James Farmer was a prominent activist who organized the first 1961 Freedom Ride for desegregation and founded the Committee for Racial Equality. Like many protesters, Farmer was often arrested for his activist work and could not attend the March on Washington because he had been imprisoned for “disturbing the peace” in Plaquemine, La. In his absence, Floyd McKissick, the National Chairman of the Congress on Racial Equality, read Farmer’s prepared remarks. An excerpt is below.

“By marching on Washington, your trampin’ feet have spoken the message, the message of our struggle in Louisiana. You have given notice of the struggles of our people in Mississippi and Alabama too, and in California, and in New York, and Chicago, and in Brooklyn. You have come from all over the nation, and in one mighty voice, you have spoken to the nation.

You have also spoken to the world. You have said to the world by your presence here, as our successful direct action in numberless citizens has said that in the age of thermal nuclear bombs, violence is outmoded to the solution of the problems of men.”

A full transcript can be found in the archives at The King Center.

Bob Dylan and Joan Baez

Bob Dylan and Joan Baez

                                                            image credit: National Archives and Records Administration

Singers Bob Dylan and Joan Baez were both prominent in the Civil Rights movement and performed a number of folk songs at the march. As a solo, Dylan performed his then unreleased Only a Pawn in Their Game, about the assassination of activist Medgar Evans.

Below is an excerpt from “Keep Your Eyes on the Prize,” performed by Baez and Dylan with its songwriter, Len Chandler.

“Got my hand on the freedom plow
Wouldn’t take nothing for my journey now
Keep your eyes on the prize
Hold on!”

Watch the performance on this compilation video at the 16:30 mark. 

Mahalia Jackson
Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson was considered the greatest gospel singer in the world in her time. She was active in the civil rights movement performing at events that served as percursors to the March on Washington, including the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom in 1957 where the above photo was taken. She addressed the crowd at the March on Washington with two songs, “I’ve Been ‘Buked, and I’ve Been Scorned” and “How I Got Over,” an excerpt of which is below.

“Coming from the north, south, east, and west
On their way to a land of rest
Lord, we gonna join the heavenly choir
We gon’ sing and never get tired”

To watch video of the performance, refer to this YouTube video.

Rabbi Joachim Prinz

Rabbi Joachim Prinz

                                                            image credit: American Jewish Archives

Rabbi Joachim Prinz, who arrived in the U.S. after being expelled from Germany by the Nazi Government, became president of the American Jewish Congress and active in civil rights issues. He was a founding leader of the March on Washington and one of several religious leaders to speak at the Lincoln Memorial that day. He spoke just minutes before Martin Luther King Jr. took the podium. An excerpt is below.

“As Jews, we recall our own history of slavery, our own experience of life in the ghetto. Like the Negro, we learned that a proclamation of emancipation was not enough.To know freedom, we had to free ourselves. To enjoy the blessings of liberty we had to liberate ourselves.”

A full transcript can be read in the archives of The King Center. 

Eva Jessye Choir
Eva Jessye Choir

Eva Jessye was a composer and conductor who worked for Gertrude Stein and was the music director for George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. She used spirituals often in her work including at the March on Washington. An excerpt of the song Freedom that she and her choir performed that day is below.

[Chorus] Freedom is a thing worth singing about
Spread the message far and near

[Chorus] Freedom is a thing worth shouting about
The time is now. The place is here.

An excerpt of the perfomance can be seen on this complilation video at the 21:45 mark. 

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

                                                            image credit: Jeff Singer

Martin Luther King Jr. was a clergyman and civil rights leader who supported non-violent activism. Versions of his “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington had been presented at other rallies, including one in Detroit just two months earlier. However, a prompting by Mahalia Jackson to “Tell them about the dream!” encouraged King to shift from his prepared remarks, contributing to what is arguably one of the most famous speeches in American history. An excerpt is below.

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today.”

For a full transcript of the speech and audio, refer to Open Vault.

Bayard Rustin
Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin was instrumental in pulling together in less than eight weeks one of the largest protest marches of its time. His remarks at the March on Washington listed the event’s demands, such as school desegregation and a ban on housing discrimination, a list that would later be brought to President John F. Kennedy. Below is an excerpt of the pledge he asked event-goers to make to carry the movement’s momentum to their hometowns.

“I pledge that I will not relax until victory is won. I pledge that I will join and support all actions undertaken in good faith in accord with the time-honored Democratic tradition of non-violent protest, of peaceful assembly, and petition, and of redress through the courts and the legislative process.”

Refer to Open Vault for audio and a complete transcript of the speech.

Dr. Benjamin E. Mays
Dr. Benjamin E. Mays

Mays was the president of Morehouse College and a mentor to Martin Luther King Jr. He was also a minister and read the benediction, or blessing, at the event’s closing. An excerpt is below.

“In peace and in war thou hast blessed America as the nations of the earth look to the United States for moral and democratic leadership. May we not fail them, nor thee. Please God, in this moment of crisis and indecision give the United States wisdom, give her courage, give her faith to meet the challenge of this hour. Guide, teach, sustain and bless the United States, and help the weary travelers to overcome, someday soon. Amen.”

A complete transcript of the benediction can be found on Open Vault. 

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FDA/USDA ~ February/ January ~ Alerts & Safety ~ 2020


  • Cargill’s animal nutrition business is conducting a voluntary recall of a single lot (382 bags, 50 lb each) of NutreBeef® Transition Pellet (MH) beef cattle feed because the product may contain mispackaged feed with elevated levels of monensin. The affected product was sold in Kansas and Texas. At elevated levels, monensin can be toxic to cattle and can cause colic-like symptoms, hypokalemia (low potassium), myoglobinuria (breakdown of muscle in the urine), chronic cardiovascular issues, and possible death.
    The following affected product was manufactured at Cargill’s McPherson, KS, facility and is being recalled from retail outlets and distributors in the Kansas and Texas markets.
    Product
    Size
    Lot Code
    Product Code
    UPC Code
    Species
    Dates Made
    Shelf Life (Days)
    NutreBeef®
    Transition Pellet
    (MH)
    Packaged in a plain brown paper bag
    50 lb Bags
    529316973
    Bottom left corner of feed label
    80652
    Bottom right
    corner of feed label
    722304442668
    Bottom right corner of feed label
    Beef Cattle
    11/12/19
    90 days
    Cargill received notification of this issue from a customer. Cargill immediately began an investigation and initiated a feed recall. To date, Cargill has received notification from one farm of eight animal deaths linked to this lot of feed.
    Consumers and other end users who have any of the affected lots in their possession should return remaining product to their local dealer or retailer for a replacement or full refund. For more information, call the Customer Service line at 1-800-542-0019, Monday – Friday, 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. EDT, or email McPherson_FeedOrder@Cargill.com.
  • Efficient Laboratories, Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot each of Rompe Pecho EX, Rompe Pecho CF, and Rompe Pecho MAXliquid. Specifically, we are recalling the following lots: Rompe Pecho EX lot 19F332, exp June 2022, Rompe Pecho CF lot 19H359, exp August 2022 and Rompe Pecho MAX lot 19B42, exp February 2022. These three lots have been found to containmicrobial contamination.
    In rare circumstances, consumption of Rompe Pecho from these lots could result in vomiting and diarrhea. Efficient Laboratories has not received any reports of adverse events to date.
    These products are used to treat symptoms of the flu and the common cold, and each are packaged in a box containing a bottle of the liquid product. The affected Rompe Pecho product lots are: Rompe Pecho EX lot 19F332, exp June 2022, Rompe Pecho CF lot 19H359, exp August 2022 and Rompe Pecho MAX lot 19B42, exp February 2022. The lot numbers and expiration dates can be found on the bottom of the cartons. These Rompe Pecho products were distributed nationwide to wholesalers and retailers.
    Efficient Laboratories is notifying its distributors of these three lots by email and is arranging for the return or replacement of all recalled products.Consumers that have Rompe Pecho EX, Rompe Pecho CF, or Rompe Pecho MAX from these lots thatare being recalled should stop using these productsand discard or return them to the place of purchase.
    Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Efficient Laboratories by phone at (305) 805-3456, Monday through Friday from 9am to 4:30pm EST. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.
  • Salud Natural Entrepreneur, Inc. of Waukegan, IL is voluntarily recalling Nopalina Flax Seed Fiber (powder) and Nopalina Flax Seed Fiber (capsule) products due to possible Salmonella contamination in one of the ingredients used on the formula of Nopalina Flax Seed Fiber. 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. 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. Consumers of these products who are experiencing symptoms of Salmonella should contact their health care provider. To date, there are no reports of illnesses associated with the products.
    Nopalina Flax Seed products are distributed throughout the United States and Puerto Rico via retail stores and the company’s web site https://www.nopalinaonline.com/
    External Link Disclaimer
    The following lot numbers are affected by this recall (the lot numbers can be found on the bottom back of the product label):
    Nopalina Flax Seed Fiber (powder, 1 lb. bags) UPC 890523000720
    Lot # 62.19 / 9 # 52.1 Best if used by 10/7/21
    Lot # 62.19 / 2 # 52.1 Best if used by 10/7/21
    Nopalina Flax Seed Fiber (powder, 1 lb. bags) UPC 890523000720
    Lot # 64.19 / 3 # 52.1 Best if used by 10/21/21
    Nopalina Flax Seed Fiber (powder, 1 lb. bags) UPC 890523000720
    Lot # 65.19 / 1 # 52.1 Best if used by 10/24/21
    Lot # 65.19 / 2 # 52.1 Best if used by 10/24/21
    Nopalina Flax Seed Fiber (powder, 2 lb. bags) UPC:890523000843
    Lot # 64.19 / 2 # 52.1 Best if used by 10/21/21
    Lot # 64.19 / 2 * 2Lb # 52.1 Best if used by 10/21/21
    Nopalina Flax Seed Fiber (capsules, 120 count) UPC 890523000867
    Lot # 23.19 1C120 # 07 Best if used by 10/7/21
    Lot # 23.192C120 # 02 Best if used by 10/7/21
    Lot # 23.19 / 2C120 # 02 Best if used by 10/7/21
    Lot # 23.19.2C120 # 02 Best if used by 10/7/21
    Lot # 23.19.3C120 # 02 Best if used by 10/7/21 Consumers who have purchased Nopalina Flax Seed Powder and Nopalina Flax Seed Capsules having the lot numbers listed above should not consume them and are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
    Consumers with questions may contact the company at 877-296-6845 (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm) or can go to our site: https://www.nopalinaonline.com/certificate/
  • Golden Pearl Trading Corporation (doing business as Dandy Food Products), a San Lorenzo, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 12,054 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) imported Siluriformes products that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Additionally, the products were imported from Singapore, a country ineligible to export ready-to-eat Siluriformes products to the U.S.
    The RTE salted egg fish skin items were imported on various dates on or around Sept. 26, 2019 through Dec. 24, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
    113-g. foil bags containing “Sugar Kid SALTED EGG FISH SKIN.”
    These items were shipped to distributors and retail locations in California, Hawaii, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
    The problem was discovered during a routine FSIS surveillance activity of imported products.
    There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.
    FSIS is concerned that consumers may still be in possession of the product. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
    FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms are notifying their customers of the recall and that actions are being taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list will be posted on the FSIS website at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
    Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Robert Moore, Managing Director of Golden Pearl Trading Corporation, at (408) 836-7923 or at Robert@dandyfood.com.
  • Amity Packing Company Inc., a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,020 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically clear, thin pliable plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
    The raw ground beef items were produced on Jan. 6, 2020. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]
    1-lb. VACUUM-PACKED, packages containing “Pre 95% LEAN/5% FAT GROUND BEEF” with lot code “0060,” case code “11402” and USE/FREEZE BY date of “01/31/2020” on the product label.
    The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 6916” printed on the right, front side of the package. These items were shipped to retail locations in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
    The problem was discovered after Pre Brands LLC. received two consumer complaints reporting findings of clear, thin pliable plastic in raw ground beef.
    There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
    FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
    FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
    Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Pre Brands LLC. at 1-844-773-3663. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Nicole Schumacher, Pre Brands LLC., Chief Marketing Officer, at (312) 837-3812 or at NSchumacher@eatpre.com.
  • Northern FishFive Star Food Inc, Garden City, MI is recalling 100 cases of Excellent tahina 800 g and 100 cases of excellent tahina 400 g containers 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. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, 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.The product was distributed in states of Michigan, Ohio, New York, Florida, North Dakota, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Texas and is sold in 800 grams (1.76 lb) and in 400 grams (14.1 oz). Expiration dates (Best By Nov 2020) are printed on the lid of the container.Product Code Product Description UPC Expiration
    TAH806SG Excellent Tahina 800 g 6214002717420 Best By Nov 2020
    TAH400SG Excellent Tahina 400 g 6214002717413 Best By Nov 2020No illnesses have been reported to-date in connection with the Sham Gardens Tahini.This potential problem was revealed as a result of a random sampling by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Although we have not received the final laboratory reports, Five Star Foods is taking the precaution of recalling product with the product code listed above.Consumers who have purchased Sham Gardens Tahini with these codes should discontinue use and return it to the store of purchase for a full refund. Retailers that may have further distributed the recalled codes should share this notice with their customers. Retailers or consumers with questions may contact Recall Coordinator Mr. Omar at 810-919-3519 Monday to Friday from 9AM – 5PM.
  • This is to inform you that ABH NATURE’S PRODUCTS, INC, ABH PHARMA, INC., and STOCKNUTRA.COM, INC. (the “COMPANIES”) is conducting a nationwide recall of ALL lots of its dietary supplement products pursuant to a Consent Decree entered by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. This recall applies to all dietary supplement products manufactured and sold between January 2013 – November 2019 and all lots of products are included in this recall.
    These products are being recalled after an FDA inspection found significant violations of current good manufacturing practice regulations. Manufacturing practices that are not in adequate control represent the possibility of risk being introduced into the manufacturing process resulting in finished supplement products with decreased identity, purity, strength and composition.
    To date, there have been no reported illnesses or injuries as a result of this situation.
    The COMPANIES contract manufactured dietary supplements for other firms and did not sell products directly to consumers.
    Consumers should check the attached list of companies who distributed the dietary supplements to determine if they have purchased a recalled product that needs to be returned or destroyed.
    The COMPANIES are notifying its distributors and customers via email and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Wholesalers and distributors (direct customers of the COMPANIES) that have any dietary supplement products manufactured or packaged at the Edgewood, NY facility being recalled should contact a representative of the COMPANIES for instructions with regard to returning any remaining stock.
    Distributors or Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact a representative of the COMPANIES by phone at (866) 922-4669 or e-mail recall@abhnutra.com, Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:30pm, EST.
  • Lipari Foods is expanding its January 6, 2020 and January 13, 2020 recalls of Premo and Fresh Grab sandwiches to include all sandwiches with a Best By date of 2/6/20 and prior, due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is 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 products were distributed exclusively by Lipari Foods in Warren, Michigan to food service and retail stores throughout Alabama, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
    All affected products subject to this recall can be identified by:
    Brand
    Product
    Lipari #
    Size
    Best By Date
    UPC
    Premo
    Italian Footlong Sandwich
    996431
    8 oz.
    01/08/20 – 02/02/20
    612510093535
    Premo
    Turkey & Cheese on a Pretzel Sub Bun
    996428
    7 oz.
    01/09/20 – 02/03/20
    612510094037
    Premo
    Ham & Cheese on a Hawaiian Bun
    996425
    6 oz.
    01/02/20 – 01/27/20
    612510093511
    Premo
    Meat Lovers Sub
    970844
    7 oz.
    01/07/20 – 02/01/20
    612510093832
    Premo
    Bologna & Cheese Wedge Sandwich
    920220
    5 oz.
    01/12/20 – 02/06/20
    612510093306
    Premo
    Tuna Salad Wedge Sandwich
    915579
    5 oz.
    01/12/20 – 02/06/20
    612510002049
    Premo
    Tuna Salad Wedge Sandwich
    293672
    5 oz.
    01/12/20 – 02/06/20
    612510002049
    Premo
    Chicken & Swiss Cheese Sandwich
    915572
    5 oz.
    01/09/20 – 02/03/20
    612510003213
    Premo
    Chicken & Swiss Cheese Sandwich
    208004
    5 oz.
    01/09/20 – 02/03/20
    612510003213
    Premo
    Pub Burger with Cheese
    915565
    5 oz.
    01/09/20 – 02/03/20
    612510003015
    Premo
    Pub Burger with Cheese
    207970
    5 oz.
    01/09/20 – 02/03/20
    612510003015
    Premo
    Asiago Italian Sub Sandwich
    915558
    6 oz.
    01/09/20 – 02/03/20
    612510001196
    Premo
    Asiago Italian Sub Sandwich
    207919
    6 oz.
    01/09/20 – 02/03/20
    612510001196
    Premo
    King Club Footlong Sub Sandwich
    915551
    9 oz.
    01/09/20 – 02/03/20
    612510001080
    Premo
    Ham & Provolone Sub Sandwich
    915544
    6 oz.
    01/09/20 – 02/03/20
    612510001059
    Premo
    Ham & Provolone Sub Sandwich
    207851
    6 oz.
    01/09/20 – 02/03/20
    612510001059
    Premo
    Turkey & Swiss Cheese Sub Sandwich
    915537
    6 oz.
    01/09/20 – 02/03/20
    612510001042
    Premo
    Turkey & Swiss Cheese Sub Sandwich
    207834
    6 oz.
    01/09/20 – 02/03/20
    612510001042
    Premo
    Chicken Salad Wedge Sandwich
    915530
    5 oz.
    01/12/20 – 02/06/20
    612510002032
    Premo
    Chicken Salad Wedge Sandwich
    207715
    5 oz.
    01/12/20 – 02/06/20
    612510002032
    Premo
    Egg Salad Wedge Sandwich
    915523
    5 oz.
    01/12/20 – 02/06/20
    612510002025
    Premo
    Egg Salad Wedge Sandwich
    207698
    5 oz.
    01/12/20 – 02/06/20
    612510002025
    Premo
    Turkey & Cheese Wedge Sandwich
    915516
    5 oz.
    01/12/20 – 02/06/20
    612510002018
    Premo
    Turkey & Cheese Wedge Sandwich
    207681
    5 oz.
    01/12/20 – 02/06/20
    612510002018
    Premo
    Ham & Cheese Wedge Sandwich
    915509
    5 oz.
    01/12/20 – 02/06/20
    612510002001
    Premo
    Ham & Chipotle Mayo on Glazed Roll
    915495
    6 oz.
    01/07/20 – 02/01/20
    612510088500
    Premo
    Ham & Chipotle Mayo on Glazed Roll
    207456
    6 oz.
    01/07/20 – 02/01/20
    612510088500
    Premo
    Turkey & Garlic Mayo on Split-Top Roll
    915488
    6 oz.
    01/07/20 – 02/01/20
    612510088494
    Premo
    Turkey & Garlic Mayo on Split-Top Roll
    207455
    6 oz.
    01/07/20 – 02/01/20
    612510088494
    Fresh Grab
    Turkey & Provolone with Garlic Mayo
    455956
    6 oz.
    01/07/20 – 02/01/20
    612510090435
    Fresh Grab
    Ham & Cheddar with Chipotle Mayo
    455939
    6 oz.
    01/07/20 – 02/01/20
    612510090428
    Fresh Grab
    Tuna Salad Wedge Sandwich
    282022
    5 oz.
    01/12/20 – 02/06/20
    612510002049
    Fresh Grab
    Ham & Cheese on White Wedge Sandwich
    253479
    5 oz.
    01/12/20 – 02/06/20
    612510093962
    Fresh Grab
    Turkey No Cheese Wedge Sandwich
    253445
    5 oz.
    01/12/20 – 02/06/20
    612510002100
    Fresh Grab
    Chicken Salad Wedge Sandwich
    253377
    5 oz.
    01/12/20 – 02/06/20
    612510002032
    Fresh Grab
    Egg Salad Wedge Sandwich
    252901
    5 oz.
    01/12/20 – 02/06/20
    612510002025
    Fresh Grab
    Turkey & Cheese Wedge Sandwich
    252782
    5 oz.
    01/12/20 – 02/06/20
    612510002018
    Fresh Grab
    Ham & Cheese Wedge Sandwich
    252646
    5 oz.
    01/12/20 – 02/06/20
    612510002001
    Fresh Grab
    Chicken Buddies
    252595
    7 oz.
    01/09/20 – 02/03/20
    612510003602
    Fresh Grab
    Chicken Sandwich
    252527
    3.5 oz.
    01/09/20 – 02/03/20
    612510007020
    Fresh Grab
    Ham & Cheese Sandwich
    252493
    3.5 oz.
    01/09/20 – 02/03/20
    612510007006
    Fresh Grab
    Chicken & Swiss Cheese Sandwich
    252204
    5 oz.
    01/09/20 – 02/03/20
    612510003213
    Fresh Grab
    Breakfast Muffin
    252153
    6 oz.
    01/09/20 – 02/03/20
    612510003039
    Fresh Grab
    Smoked Turkey Sandwich
    251898
    6 oz.
    01/09/20 – 02/03/20
    612510007204
    Fresh Grab
    Asiago Italian Sub Sandwich
    251847
    6 oz.
    01/09/20 – 02/03/20
    612510001196
    Fresh Grab
    Club Sub Sandwich
    251796
    6 oz.
    01/09/20 – 02/03/20
    612510001165
    Fresh Grab
    Ham & Provolone Sub Sandwich
    251745
    6 oz.
    01/09/20 – 02/03/20
    612510001059
    Fresh Grab
    Turkey & Swiss Cheese Sub Sandwich
    251694
    6 oz.
    01/09/20 – 02/03/20
    612510001042
    Fresh Grab
    Ham & Swiss on Pretzel Sub Bun
    251626
    6 oz.
    01/09/20 – 02/03/20
    612510001028
    Premo
    Turkey, Bacon, & Cheddar Ciabatta Sandwich
    226442
    6 oz.
    01/07/20 – 02/01/20
    612510007815
    Premo
    Italian Ciabatta Sandwich
    226323
    6 oz.
    01/07/20 – 02/01/20
    612510007808
    Premo
    Pesto Chicken Ciabatta
    226272
    6 oz.
    01/07/20 – 02/01/20
    612510007228
    This recall was brought to our attention by JLM, who is further expanding their recent recall to include additional sandwiches with additional Best Buy dates due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. The company has ceased production at the producing facility while continuing to work in close collaboration with the FDA to further investigate the issue. No illnesses have been reported to date in relation to this recall.
    Lipari Foods began shipping this product on December 20, 2019
    Consumers who have purchased these recalled products should not consume them. Consumers should discard the products or return them to the point of purchase. Consumers with questions should call Customer Service at 800-729-3354, 8:15 am – 4:30 pm, EST, Monday through Friday.
  •  TOPIC: FDA Recommends Transition to Duodenoscopes with Innovative Designs: FDA Safety CommunicationAUDIENCE: Patient, Gastroenterology, Health Professional, Risk ManagerISSUE: These devices have complex designs that include reusable hard-to-clean components. Failure to correctly reprocess a duodenoscope could result in tissue or fluid from one patient remaining in a duodenoscope when it is used on a subsequent patient. In rare cases, this can lead to patient-to-patient disease transmission.BACKGROUND: Duodenoscopes play a vital role in the assessment and treatment of diseases and conditions of the pancreas and bile ducts and are used in more than 500,000 endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography procedures in the United States each year.RECOMMENDATION:
    Patients: Important Recommendations
    • Be aware that the risk of infection from inadequate reprocessing is relatively low.
    • Do not cancel or delay any planned procedure without first discussing the benefits and risks with your health care provider.
    FDA General Recommendations:
    • FDA is now recommending that hospitals and endoscopy facilities transition away from fixed endcap duodenoscopes to those with newer design features that facilitate or eliminate the need for reprocessing. Please note, the FDA recognizes that a full transition away from conventional duodenoscopes to the newer, innovative models will take time.
    • FDA continues to work with manufacturers to increase the supply of disposable cap duodenoscopes and the development of other new and innovative device designs that will further minimize or eliminate the risk of patient infection.
    • FDA continues to address challenges with current reprocessing methods and support expanding the types of validated methods available to reprocess duodenoscopes.Health 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.
    • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.
  • 1/8 Mavidon is notifying customers, we are amending our recall and have removed Collodions, Collodion Remover, Medical Adhesive Remover and Acetone from the recall.
    Hospital and clinics to STOP using LemonPrep, Pedia Prep, Wave Prep, Cardio Prep manufactured by Mavidon in the Riviera Beach, FL Facility IMMEDIATELY due to potential contamination with Burkholderia cepacia.
    Mavidon is voluntarily recalling all lots of products manufactured at our facility including LemonPrep®, PediaPrep® and Wave Prep 4-ounce tubes and single use cups, Cardio Prep single use cups due to potential contamination with Burkholderia cepacia. We were notified on December 19, 2019 that samples of 114gm tubes of Lemon Prep, collected during a Food and Drug Administration inspection that occurred at our facility on October 15, 2019 were tested and found to be contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia. Out of an abundance of caution, we are recalling all products manufactured at our facility.
    Actions to be taken:
    Hospitals, distributors, and clinics that have any Mavidon products should immediately stop using the product and quarantine it.
    Fill out the Medical Device Recall form below and email it to CS@mavidon.com
    We will follow up and give instructions on how to return the product for credit
    Burkholderia cepacia is a multi-drug resistant pathogenic microorganism. Contaminated products with Burkholderia cepacia can potentially result in serious infections, may be life-threatening for patients with compromised immune systems, such as neonates, elderly, pregnant women, cancer patients, but also in previously healthy individuals. To date, Mavidon has received one report of adverse event in a neonate related to this product in recall.
    Mavidon is notifying of all of its customers by email and phone of this recall. Contact Mavidon at 800-
  • • 119-2019, Ruiz Food Products, Inc. Recalls Frozen Sausage Breakfast Burrito Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination(Dec 10, 2019)
  •         TOPIC: LIFEPAK 15 Monitor/Defibrillators by Stryker: Recall – Due to failure to deliver a defibrillation shock after the “Shock” button on the keypad is pressedBACKGROUND: LIFEPAK 15 is a complete acute cardiac care response system designed for basic life support and advanced life support patient management protocols.ISSUE: Stryker is notifying a population of LIFEPAK 15 customers of an issue that may cause their devices to fail to deliver a defibrillation shock after the “Shock” button on the keypad is pressed. This is a result of oxidation that may have formed over time within the “Shock” button.Stryker is contacting customers with impacted devices to schedule the correction of their device(s), which will include replacement of the affected keypad. Stryker anticipates that all devices subject to this field action will be serviced by June 2021.RECOMMENDATION: Stryker is instructing customers to continue to use their LIFEPAK 15 monitor/defibrillator according to the operating instructions until the correction can be completed. Customers should continue to perform the daily check as described in the Operator’s Checklist, specifically, the QUIK- COMBO therapy cable check as described in the General Maintenance and Testing Section (pages 10-4 and the LIFEPAK 15 monitor/defibrillator Operator’s Checklist, number 7).Health 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.
    • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.
  • Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. (“Taro” or the “Company”) is voluntarily recalling one (1) lot of Lamotrigine 100 mg Tablets, Lot # 331771 (expiration date June 2021) in 100 count bottles, NDC 51672-4131-1 to the consumer level. This single lot of Lamotrigine 100 mg Tablets Lot #331771 (expiration date June 2021) was found to have been cross-contaminated with a small amount of another drug substance (Enalapril Maleate) used to manufacture another product at the same facility.
    This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200110005522/en/
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    Risk Statement: Use of Lamotrigine 100 mg Tablets could potentially result in exposure to a small amount of Enalapril Maleate, if present in the product in question. Enalapril Maleate is a drug substance indicated for hypertension and congestive heart failure. There is potential with chronic exposure to Enalapril Maleate to impact users particularly if they are small children or pregnant women. Enalapril Maleate is also associated with risk of birth defects in a developing fetus. Therefore, there is risk associated with the continued, long-term use of Lamotrigine 100 mg Tablets, Lot # 331771 (expiration date June 2021).
    Taro has not received any product complaints or adverse events related to contamination of this product with Enalapril, or any complaints or adverse events that are associated specifically with this recall. Taro will continue to actively monitor for any and all adverse event reports that may be received, in compliance with FDA regulatory requirements.
    Lamotrigine 100 mg Tablets are indicated for Epilepsy and Bipolar disorder. This product is packaged in white plastic bottles with screw cap closure, and each bottle contains 100 tablets. Each bottle is labeled to indicate the name of the product, Lamotrigine Tablets USP, 100 mg, the NDC #51672-4131-1 (see image of container label below), the lot number 331771 and expiration date of June 2021.
    Lamotrigine 100 mg Tablets, Lot # 331771 were distributed to wholesale distributors in the US market between August 23 and August 30, 2019. These wholesale customers may have further distributed Lot # 331771 to retail pharmacies for prescription dispensing to patients who were prescribed 100 mg Lamotrigine Tablets.
    Taro is notifying its distributors and customers by Phone, E-mail, and Letters via US Mail and is arranging for return of any containers or quantities of Lamotrigine 100 mg Tablets, Lot # 331771 (exp. June 2021). Consumers that have any quantities of Lamotrigine 100 mg Tablets, Lot # 331771 being recalled should stop using this product and return it to the pharmacy that dispensed it. Retailers, pharmacies and distributors should stop distributing or dispensing this product and return it to Taro.
    Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Taro by calling 1-866-923-4914 or by e-mail at TaroPVUS@taro.com, Monday through Friday between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM US Central Time. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.
  • Lipari Foods has issued a voluntary recall of various Premo and Fresh Grab wedge sandwiches due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is 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 product was distributed exclusively by Lipari Foods in Warren, Michigan to food service and retail stores throughout Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
    The affected product can be identified by:
    Brand
    Product
    Lipari #
    Size
    Best By Date
    Lot #
    UPC
    Premo
    Wedge Ham & Cheese On Wheat
    915509
    5 oz.
    1/23/2020
    31201912
    612510002001
    Premo
    Wedge Egg Salad On Wheat
    915523
    5 oz.
    1/23/2020
    31201912
    612510002025
    Premo
    Wedge Chicken Salad On Wheat
    915530
    5 oz.
    1/20/2020
    31201912
    612510002032
    Premo
    Wedge Tuna Salad On Wheat
    915579
    5 oz.
    1/23/2020
    31201912
    612510002049
    Fresh Grab
    Wedge Ham/American On Wheat
    252646
    5 oz.
    1/23/2020
    31201912
    612510002001
    Fresh Grab
    Wedge Egg Salad On Wheat
    252901
    5 oz.
    1/20/2020, 1/23/2020
    31201912
    612510002025
    Fresh Grab
    Wedge Chicken Salad On Wheat
    253377
    5 oz.
    1/23/2020
    31201912
    612510002032
    Fresh Grab
    Wedge Tuna Salad On Wheat
    282022
    5 oz.
    1/23/2020
    31201912
    612510002049
    Fresh Grab
    Wedge Turkey No Cheese On Wheat
    253445
    5 oz.
    1/23/2020
    31201912
    612510002100
    Fresh Grab
    Wedge Ham/American On White
    253479
    5 oz.
    1/23/2020
    31201912
    612510093962
    This was brought to our attention by JLM Manufacturing after environmental sampling returned a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date in relation to these products or recall.
    Lipari Foods began shipping this product on December 31, 2019.
    Consumers who have purchased these recalled products should not consume them. Consumers should discard the products or return them to the point of purchase. Consumers with questions should call Customer Service at 800- 729-3354, 8:15 am – 4:30 pm, EST, Monday through Friday.
  • Appco Pharma LLC (Appco) is voluntarily recalling all quantities and lots, within expiry, of Ranitidine Hydrochloride Capsules to the Consumer level. Ranitidine Hydrochloride Capsules are being recalled because of the presence or potential presence of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) levels above the acceptable daily intake levels established by the FDA, based on FDA-validated tests. To date, Appco has not received any reports of adverse events related to use of the product as part of this recall.
    Risk Statement: NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. NDMA is a known environmental contaminant and found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products, and vegetables.
    Ranitidine Hydrochloride in strengths of 150 mg and 300 mg, is a prescription-only oral medication indicated for the treatment of duodenal ulcer, benign gastric ulcer, reflux esophagitis, post-operative peptic ulcer, Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome, and other conditions where reduction of gastric secretion and acid output is desirable.
    The products subject to recall are listed below and are packaged in bottles. The product can be identified by checking the product name, count/bottle, manufacturer details and batch or lot number on the bottle containing these products.
    Description
    Strength
    NDC
    Batch #
    Counts
    Expiration date
    Ranitidine Capsules 300 mg
    300 mg
    62559-691-30
    1905227UE
    30’s
    Apr-21
    300 mg
    62559-691-30
    1905228UE
    30’s
    Apr-21
    Ranitidine Capsules 150 mg
    150 mg
    62559-690-60
    1905225VN
    60’s
    Apr-21
    150 mg
    62559-690-05
    1905226VD
    500’s
    Apr-21
    150 mg
    62559-690-60
    1906295UN
    60’s
    May-21
    150 mg
    62559-690-60
    1906296UN
    60’s
    May-21
    150 mg
    62559-690-60
    1906297UN
    60’s
    May-21
    150 mg
    62559-690-05
    1906298UD
    500’s
    May-21
    Ranitidine Capsules 150 mg & Ranitidine Capsules 300 mg were distributed nationwide.
    Appco is notifying their marketing partner (ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) by phone, email or other communication with recall notification communication. ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc., on behalf of Appco Pharma LLC, will be notifying its distributors and customers by phone and in writing to immediately discontinue distribution of the specific lots being recalled and to notify their sub-accounts. Appco is arranging for return of all recalled products to ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Instructions for returning recalled products are given in the recall letter. Anyone with an existing inventory will be asked to immediately stop distribution and return any stock to ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. by contacting Stephen Bitter at stephen.bitter@anipharmaceuticals.com or 218-634-3655 (between 8 to 5PM CST). All the recalled product shall be sent to:
    ANI Pharmaceuticals
    Attn: Stephen Bitter
    210 Main Street West
    Baudette, MN 56623
  • Mylan N.V.
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    (NASDAQ: MYL) today announced that its U.S. based Mylan Pharmaceuticals business is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall, to the consumer level, of three lots of Nizatidine Capsules, USP (including the 150mg and 300mg strengths). While Mylan has not received any reports of adverse events related to these batches to date, this product is being voluntarily recalled due to detected trace amounts of an impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) contained in the API Nizatidine, USP, manufactured by Solara Active Pharma Sciences Limited.
    NDMA is a known environmental contaminant and found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products and vegetables. NDMA has been classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
    The finished products are manufactured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. These batches were distributed nationwide to wholesalers, mail order pharmacies, retail pharmacies, and a distributor between June 2017 and August 2018. The recalled batches are as follows:
    NDC
    Product Description
    Strength
    Size
    Lot Number
    Expiry
    0378-5150-91
    Nizatidine Capsules, USP
    150mg
    Bottles of 60
    3086746
    May 2020
    0378-5300-93
    Nizatidine Capsules, USP
    300mg
    Bottles of 30
    3082876
    Jan 2020
    0378-5300-93Nizatidine Capsules, USP300mgBottles of 303082877Jan 2020Nizatidine is indicated for the short-term treatment (up to 8 weeks) of active duodenal ulcers and active benign gastric ulcers, as maintenance therapy for duodenal ulcer patients for up to one year, and for up to 12 weeks for the treatment of endoscopically diagnosed esophagitis and associated heartburn due to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
    Mylan is notifying its distributors and customers by letter and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Wholesalers, retailers and consumers that are in possession of recalled product should contact Stericycle at 888-628-0727 for the return of the recalled product. Normal business hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.
  • Denton Pharma, Inc. dba Northwind Pharmaceuticals, an affiliate of Northwind Pharmaceuticals, LLC (“Northwind”) today announced the voluntary recall of all unexpired lots of Ranitidine Tablets, 150 mg and 300mg, to the consumer level. The recall is in response to the manufacturer’s recall of all unexpired lots of Ranitidine Tablets, 150 mg and 300 mg, which were repackaged by Denton Pharma, Inc. dba Northwind Pharmaceuticals. To date, Northwind has not received any reports of adverse events that have been confirmed to be directly related to this recall.
    Risk Statement: NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. NDMA is a known environmental contaminant typically found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products and vegetables.
    The Ranitidine Tablets, USP, distributed by Northwind are prescription oral products. Ranitidine is a histamine-2 blocker, which decreases the amount of acid created by the stomach. Prescription ranitidine is approved for multiple indications, including treatment and prevention of ulcers of the stomach and intestines and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
    The Ranitidine Tablets, USP, subject to the recall can be identified by the NDC number on the product label. The following NDCs of Ranitidine Tablets, USP, 150 mg and 300 mg, are included in this recall:
    Product
    NDC
    Ranitidine Tablets, USP 150mg
    70934-017-04
    70934-017-20
    70934-017-24
    70934-017-30
    70934-017-90
    Ranitidine Tablets, USP 150mg
    70934-017-04
    70934-017-20
    70934-017-24
    70934-017-30
    70934-017-90
    The affected Ranitidine Tablets were distributed directly to Northwind Pharmaceuticals, LLC and Crosswind Pharmacy.
    The 150mg products product are packaged in unit of use bottle packs of 4’s, 20’s, 24’s, 30’s, and 90’s, whereas, the 300mg product are packaged in unit of use bottle packs of 15’s and 90’s. Photos are attached below.
    Northwind is notifying its direct customers with a recall notification letter and is arranging for return of all recalled product. Anyone with an existing inventory of the product should quarantine the recalled lot immediately. Northwind is committed to product and consumer safety. It will continue to fully cooperate with the FDA as the agency evaluates ranitidine products for the presence of NDMA above established limits and formulates guidance for ranitidine manufacturers. As a further precautionary measure, Northwind ceased distribution of its Ranitidine products in the United States while the manufacturer continues its efforts to test and investigate in cooperation with the FDA.
    Customers who purchased the impacted product directly from Northwind can call Northwind at 1-800-722-0772 Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, EST to arrange for product return.
  • Fresh Location, of Lenoir City, Tennessee is recalling:
    Protein Snack Tray 6.44 oz total weight packaged in a 4-compartment plastic tray with UPC: 8-5511000804-6 and with Fresh by lot dates of: 12/21/19, 12/22/19, 12/24/19, 12/27/19, 12/28/19, 12/29/19, 12/31/19, 01/03/20, 01/04/20
    Protein Trail Mix 3.52 oz total weight packaged in a 10.5 ounce plastic cup with UPC: 8-5511000813-8 and with Fresh by lot dates of: 12/23/19, 12/24/19, 12/26/19, 12/29/19, 12/30/19, 12/31/19, 01/02/20, 01/05/20, 01/06/20
    Due to possible 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. To date, we have not received any reports of illness related to the consumption of our Protein Snack Tray or Protein Trail Mix
    Almark Foods which manufactures the Hard-Boiled at the Gainesville facility may be associated with a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that has been linked to several reported illnesses and one reported death.
    Affected product could have been delivered in the following states through convenience stores, micro markets, hospitals, hotels and vending machines: Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana, and Mississippi.
    Consumers who have purchased the affected product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-865-717-6800 Monday – Friday 8:00 AM ET to 5:00 PM ET.
  • Veggie Noodle Co., LLC is voluntarily recalling its Cece’s® Veggie Co. brand Fresh Veggie Ramen with Chicken Broth (11.5 oz, UPC 5228700653), all expiration dates, sold at retail stores nationally, because the separately packaged egg ( branded Peckish) that is included in the product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No other Cece’s brand products are subject to this recall. Veggie Noodle is issuing this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution, due to a recall by a provider of the eggs, Almark Foods, used in the product.
    Listeria monocytogenes is 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.
    Veggie Noodle has received no reports of illness associated with the recalled Fresh Veggie Ramen with Chicken Broth product. No other Veggie Noodle/Cece’s products are affected by the recall, and may be consumed.
    An illness outbreak appears to be associated with eggs supplied by Almark Foods that were ingredients in foods produced by other companies.
    Veggie Noodle contacted all affected customers to confirm that the recalled product has been removed from store shelves.
    Consumers who have purchased any recalled product are urged not to consume it, but to discard or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with further questions may call Veggie Noodle at (512) 200-3337 (Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM Central) or by email at info@cecesveggieco.com.
  • Limena, LLC of Palm Springs, FL. is recalling its 1 lb. (16 ounce) blocks of Salvadorean String Cheese (Quesillo Cheese) semi-soft 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.
    The recalled “Salvadorean String Cheese (Quesillo Cheese)” was distributed to retail stores and through mail orders.
    The product has a blue and white label and comes in a 1 lb. (16 oz.), clear plastic vacuum package marked with lot #1041020 on the top. The Expiration date is blank.
    No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
    The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in one sample of 1 lb. (16 ounce) blocks of Salvadorean String Cheese (Quesillo Cheese).
    The production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem.
    Consumers who have purchased the 1 lb. block of Salvadorean String Cheese (Quesillo Cheese) are urged to discard the product. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (561) 541-5206, M-F, 8 am – 6 pm EST.
  • Dianne’s Fine Desserts of Newburyport, MA 01950 is recalling twenty six cases of product Sienna Turtle Brownie 849-524-1115 lot code 19198 , because it may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
    Sienna Turtle Brownie 8495241115 lot code 19198 was distributed through retail wholesale clubs located in MI, IL, IN.
    Sienna Turtle Brownie 8495241115 lot code 19198 can be identified by the name and product image on the tray. Tray size 17.1875×13.125×2, Lot code 19198 can be found on the top and or bottom of tray side panel.
    No illnesses have been reported to date.
    The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing peanuts was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of peanuts. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company’s production and packaging processes.
    Consumers who have purchased Sienna Turtle Brownie 8495241115 lot code 19198 are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Monday- Friday 9am-5pm EST:
  • FiveStar Gourmet Foods takes issues of food safety seriously and in an abundance of caution is voluntarily recalling two fresh produce snack products, MiniMeal2Go-ProteinPack 8.25oz and MiniMeal2Go- AvocadoToast 6.75oz. due to the notification from Almark Foods of Gainesville, GA that Almark Foods may have supplied single-serve prepackaged Hard Boiled Eggs contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and its association with a current foodborne illness investigation.
    The MiniMeal2Go products were distributed in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin in Meijer supermarkets only. Both MiniMeal2Go products come in a 6/8.25-ounce and 6/6.75-ounce clear plastic package marked with specific lots (see chart) with an expiration dates from 12/26/19 through 1/06/20 printed on the film.
    No other FiveStar items are involved with this voluntary recall. There are no reported illnesses to date related to the FiveStar Gourmet Foods products.
    Consumers who purchased products listed in the chart below from the affected sell by dates or with an unreadable date code are urged not to consume them and to throw the products away. For any questions, consumers may contact FiveStar Gourmet Foods at 877-546-8763 (Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 4:30 pm PST) for the most up-to-date information.
    Retailer
    Brand
    Item Name
    Package Weight
    Item SKU
    UPC #
    Lot No
    States Affected
    Best By
    Meijer
    MiniMeals2Go
    Protein Pack
    6/8.25oz
    FG10461
    8-
    50012-
    79311-3
    34619,34719,
    35019,35119,
    35219,35719
    Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio,
    Wisconsin
    12/26/19,12/27/19,
    12/30/19,12/31/19,
    01/01/20,01/06/20
    Meijer
    MiniMeals2Go
    Avocado Toast
    6/6.75oz
    FG10463
    8-
    50012-
    79315-1
    34619,34719,
    35019,35119,
    35219,35719
    Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio,
    Wisconsin
  • As part of a multi-state recall due to the potential risk of Listeria monocytogenes, Meijer – in conjunction with Almark Foods – is announcing a voluntary recall of frozen hard-boiled egg products used on two salad bars at two stores in Grand Rapids, Mich.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 igh fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.Meijer is recalling the following products:UPC – 79379900993 – DICED EGGS FROZEN 5 LBThe multi-state recall involves product potentially sold between Oct. 25, 2019 and Dec. 23, 2019 at two stores in Grand Rapids, Mich. There have been no illnesses reported to date. Store locations are:The Knapps Corner Meijer at 1997 East Beltline Road in Grand Rapids, Mich.
    The Rockford Meijer at 2799 10 Mile Road NE in Rockford, Mich.Almark Foods issued the initial recall, in cooperation with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, out of an abundance of caution to its customers. Meijer used the hard-boiled egg ingredients on its salad bars which originated from Almark Foods.
  • Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. is voluntarily recalling lot number 03119002A3 of Mirtazapine Tablets to the consumer level. The product is being recalled due to a label error on declared strength; bottles labeled as Mirtazapine 7.5 mg may contain 15 mg tablets.
    Taking a higher dose than expected, may increase risk of sedation, agitation, increased reflexes, tremor, sweating, dilated pupils, gastrointestinal distress, nausea, constipation and more. Unexpected levels of sedation in particular can contribute to falls in the elderly or motor vehicle accidents in adults.
    Mirtazapine tablets are indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder and are packaged in 500 count bottles. The affected lot number for both Mirtazapine Tablets 7.5 mg and Mirtazapine Tablets 15 mg are 03119002A3 Exp 03/2022. The product can be identified by checking the product name, manufacturer details and batch or lot number on the bottle containing these products.
    Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. is notifying its distributors by letter and is arranging for return of all of the recalled product. Distributors/retailers that have product which is being recalled should return the bottle(s) to place of purchase.
    Consumers with medical questions regarding this recall or to report an adverse event can contact Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. at:
    1-866-850-2876 Option 2
    pvg@aurobindousa.com
  • Almark Foods has recalled all products using boiled eggs produced at its facility in Gainesville, Georgia. Sven Hoppe / picture alliance via Getty Images
    Hard-boiled eggs from a production facility in Georgia have been recalled after being linked to an ongoing listeria outbreak.
    The recall spans products from over 30 brands sold at stores like Trader Joe’s, Costco, Walmart, and Kroger.
    So far, the listeria outbreak has resulted in seven reported infections across five states and one reported death.
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that people especially vulnerable to listeria infection discard any store-bought products containing hard-boiled eggs.
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  • J&J Distributing, a St. Paul, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 136 pounds of ready-to-eat salad products that contain meat due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain pine nuts (tree nut), a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.
    The ready-to-eat salad products that contain meat were produced on various dates from December 21, 2019 through December 27, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]
    14-oz. plastic sealed cartons containing “KOWALSKI’S MARKETS SICILIAN CHOPPED SALAD” with a “SELL BY” sticker placed on the carton with dates of 12/27 through 01/02 (inclusive).
    14-oz. plastic sealed cartons containing “KOWALSKI’S MARKETS ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE COBB SALAD” with a “SELL BY” sticker placed on the carton with dates of 12/27 through 01/02 (inclusive).
    The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 38450” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Minnesota.
    The problem was discovered during routine FSIS inspection activities.
    There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
    FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
    FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms are notifying their customers of the recall and that actions are being taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
    Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Ron Carkoski, CEO of J&J Distributing, at (651) 292-3822.

1917 – The U.S. Congress passed the Immigration Act of 1917 (Asiatic Barred Zone Act) with an overwhelming majority. The action overrode President Woodrow Wilson’s December 14, 1916 veto.


 

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The Immigration Act of 1917 drastically reduced US immigration by expanding the prohibitions of the Chinese exclusion laws of the late 1800s. The law created an “Asiatic barred zone” provision prohibiting immigration from British India, most of Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the Middle East. In addition, the law required a basic literacy test for all immigrants and barred homosexuals, “idiots,” the “insane,” alcoholics, “anarchists,” and several other categories from immigrating.
DETAILS AND EFFECTS OF THE IMMIGRATION ACT OF 1917
From the late 1800s to the early 1900s, no nation welcomed more immigrants into its borders than the United States. In 1907 alone, a record 1.3 million immigrants entered the U.S. through New York’s Ellis Island. However, the Immigration Act of 1917, a product of the pre-World War I isolationism movement, would drastically change that.
Also known as the Asiatic Barred Zone Act, the Immigration Act of 1917, barred immigrants from a large part of the world loosely defined as “Any country not owned by the U.S. adjacent to the continent of Asia.” In practice the barred zone provision excluded immigrants from Afghanistan, the Arabian Peninsula, Asiatic Russia, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, and the Polynesian Islands. However, both Japan and the Philippines were excluded from the barred zone. The law also allowed exceptions for students, certain professionals, such as teachers and doctors, and their wives and children.
Other provisions of the law increase the “head tax” immigrants were required to pay on entry to $8.00 per person and eliminated a provision in an earlier law that had excused Mexican farm and railroad workers from paying the head tax.
The law also barred all immigrants over the age of 16 who were illiterate or deemed to be “mentally defective” or physically handicapped.
The term “mentally defective” was interpreted to effectively exclude homosexual immigrants who admitted their sexual orientation. U.S. immigration laws continued to ban homosexuals until passage of the Immigration Act of 1990, sponsored by Democratic Senator Edward M. Kennedy.
The law defined literacy as being able to read a simple 30 to 40 word passage written in the immigrant’s native language. Persons who claimed they were entering the U.S. to avoid religious persecution in their country of origin were not required to take the literacy test.

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1937 – U.S. President Roosevelt proposed enlarging the U.S. Supreme Court. The plan failed.


Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937
The Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937 was a legislative initiative proposed by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt to add more justices to the U.S. Supreme Court in order to obtain favorable rulings regarding New Deal legislation that the Court had ruled unconstitutional. The central provision of the bill would have granted the President power to appoint an additional Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court, up to a maximum of six, for every member of the court over the age of 70 years and 6 months.

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