1955 – The U.S. Supreme Court ordered that all states must end racial segregation “with all deliberate speed.”


Cartoon, Marshall in Train, NAACP's Desegregaton Special

“With All Deliberate Speed”
The Brown decision declared the system of legal segregation unconstitutional. But the Court ordered only that the states end segregation with “all deliberate speed.” This vagueness about how to enforce the ruling gave segregationists the opportunity to organize resistance.

Although many whites welcomed the Brown decision, a large number considered it an assault on their way of life. Segregationists played on the fears and prejudices of their communities and launched a militant campaign of defiance and resistance.

Picketers
Picketers

Southern congressmen and governors attacked the Supreme Court’s decision. Through state and local governments and private organizations, white supremacists attempted to block desegregation. People across the country, like these from Poolesville, Maryland, in 1956, took to the streets to protest integration. This kind of opposition exposed the deep divide in the nation, and revealed the difficulty of enforcing the high court’s decision.

(Courtesy of Washington Star Collection, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library)

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FDA/USDA may RECALLS & UPDATES FOR PREVIOUS MONTHS ~ SAFETY ALERTS~ 2021


** Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals. Inc. of Norcross, GA is recalling Lot # 001211197, Exp. 12/25 of Lipodrene w/25mg Ephedra Extract Dietary Supplement due to the presence of 1,4-dimethylamylamine (DMAA). The FDA has warned that DMAA is dangerous because it can narrow blood vessels and arteries and cause a corresponding rise in blood pressure or other cardiovascular problems, such as: Shortness of breath, Arrhythmias, Elevated blood pressure, Tightening in the chest, and Heart attack. ( https://www.fda.gov/food/dietary-supplement-products-ingredients/dmaa-products-marketed-dietary-supplements) Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is conducting a continuing investigation on the problem.

There have been no reported illnesses to date.

The voluntary recall was the result of FDA analysis that showed the presence of 1,4-dimethylamylamine in one lot of Lipodrene. Customers who have purchased Lipodrene Lot # 001211197 are advised to stop using this lot of product immediately and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Lipodrene Lot # 001211197 was purchased by and distributed through wholesale and direct sales in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and through online sales for both personal use and retail sales.

Retailers who have any of these products should remove them from the shelves and return them to Hi-Tech immediately. Wholesalers or distributors should alert their customers to the recall and have them return any product back to the place of purchase or to Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals. Hi-Tech will immediately replace any returned items with product from a different lot.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Inc, Norcross, GA at toll free 1-888-855-7919 from 9:00am to 5:00 pm EST, or you may email any request to recallcoordinator@hitechpharma.com.

** On May 17, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Kraft Heinz Foods had recalled 13,504 pounds of frozen soup distributed through foodservice channels, including hotels, restaurants, and other businesses.

The recall is limited to 4-lb. tubs marked “Chef Francisco Vegetable Beef and Barley Condensed Soup” and bearing lot code LD28120FT1 and establishment number EST. 15818A on the label. The product was distributed in 16-lb. boxes marked “Chef Francisco Minestrone Condensed Soup.”

** On April 2, the FSIS announced a public health alert for approximately 39 pounds of Lonely Lane Farms Family Farm Since 1939 Oregon Raised Chorizo Sausage after it was discovered it may be contaminated with “hard pieces of crystalline material.” The affected sausage came in 1-lb. packages, which are printed with EST. M40256 inside the USDA inspection mark. While the sausage is no longer available for purchase, if you have it at home, you should not consume it; instead, throw it away or return it to its point of purchase. 

** On April 10, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a public health alert for approximately 211,506 pounds of ground turkey after it was discovered it could be contaminated with the dangerous bacteria. The affected products include 1-lb. packages of (Nature’s Promise “Free From” } 94 percent lean/6 percent fat ground turkey; 1-lb. packages of Plainville Farms ground white turkey, 93 percent lean /7 percent fat; 1-lb. packages of Wegman 94 percent lean/6 percent fat ground turkey; and 3-lb. packages of Wegman 94 percent lean/6 percent fat ground turkey.

All of the affected turkey, which expired on various dates in Jan. 2021, has establishment number EST. P-244 printed inside the USDA inspection mark on the packaging. If you have the affected products in your freezer, return them to their place of purchase for a refund or destroy them, but do not consume them.

** On April 23, the CDC announced a food safety alert for all products produced by Jule’s Foods.

The day prior, Jule’s Foods announced the recall of their full product lineup, including Jule’s artichoke spinach dip (UPC 860388001569), Jule’s black garlic cashew brie (UPC 860388001552),

Jule’s cashew brie (classic) (UPC 860388001507), Jule’s truffle cashew brie (UPC 860388001514), and Jule’s vegan ranch dressing (UPC 860388001521).

The recalled products were sold in grocery stores in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Texas, and were also available for purchase online. 

However, just tossing the recalled products isn’t sufficient if you want to stay safe. The CDC also recommends using hot soapy water or a dishwasher to wash any items or surfaces that may have come in contact with the recalled products; if you have any symptoms of a salmonella infection, contact a medical professional. 

** On May 14, the US. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced the voluntary recall of certain 10.6-oz gusset bags of BUBS Naturals MCT Oil Powder sold in grocery stores, on Amazon, and through the BUBS Naturals website.

MCT oil is a popular supplement that’s commonly added to coffee as part of a ketogenic diet—BUBS refers to the product as customers’ “favorite non-dairy creamer.”

The BUBS Naturals MCT Oil Powder was pulled from the market after it was discovered that the products could be contaminated with milk. While there were no reported illnesses related to the consumption of the product at the time of the recall, the FDA cautions that “people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.”

The recall affects ten separate lots of BUBS Naturals MCT Oil Powder.

The products can be identified by UPC number 796752137889 and the following lot numbers and expiration dates: MCT50200004, MCT50200005, MCT50200006, MCT50200007, MCT50200008, MCT50200009, and MCT50200010 with a Jan. 2022 expiration date (written “Exp. 1/22), and MCT50200011, MCT50200012, and MCT50200013 with a May 2022 expiration date (written “Exp. 5/22”).

If you have the affected MCT Oil Powder at home, you can also contact BUBS Naturals at 760-456-2631 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at info@bubsnaturals.com.

** On May 19, the FDA announced that Torn Ranch, LLC had voluntarily recalled one lot of resealable 18-oz. bags of Torn Ranch Organic Dark Chocolate Blueberries.

The affected blueberries can be identified by UPC number 036412020169, lot code 1271, and a best by date of 05/07/22.

The recalled chocolate-covered blueberries, which were sold exclusively at Costco stores in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska, may be contaminated with almonds, a type of tree nut.

If you have questions related to the recall, you can also contact Torn Ranch Customer Care at 800-721-1688 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT on weekdays.

** The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for approximately 130,860 pounds of frozen fully cooked, diced chicken products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The frozen, fully cooked, diced chicken items were packed on Jan. 25, 2021, Jan. 26, 2021, March 23, 2021, and March 24, 2021. The following products are subject to the public health alert:

  • 4-lb. plastic bags containing “FULLY COOKED CHICKEN MEAT ¾ DICED WHITE” with code 13530, Est. number P-18237, and pack dates of “01/25/2021” and “01/26/2021.”
  • 4-lb. plastic bags containing “FULLY COOKED CHICKEN MEAT DARK/WHITE ¾ DICED” with code 16598, Est. number P-45638, and pack dates “24/MAR/2021” and “23/MAR/2021.”

The products bear establishment numbers “P-18237” or “P-45638” inside the USDA mark of inspection and were distributed by Big Daddy Foods, Inc., a Houston, Texas firm. These items were further distributed to consumers at local food banks in Florida through the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program in individual food boxes. The products were distributed between Feb. 24, 2021 through March 1, 2021, and March 29, 2021 through April 8, 2021, at temporary locations. More distribution details can be found here: Distribution List 1 and Distribution List 2.

** Interstate Food Products of Lakewood Colorado, is recalling its 14 ounce containers of Little Hatches Jalapeno Cream Cheese because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which may 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 Little Hatches Jalapeno Cream Cheese were distributed in 6 Whole Foods stores. UPC code is 63818396147.

The product comes in a 14 ounce, clear plastic package marked with sell by date of 05/21 on top of container.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the FDA revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 14 ounce packages of Little Hatches Jalapeno Cream Cheese.

Product was delivered to Whole Foods stores in the Denver Colorado Metro area.

Consumers who have purchased 14 ounce containers of ” Little Hatches Jalapeno Cream Cheese are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 720-626-9917, Monday thru Friday 9:00 to 3:00 EDT.

** Otten’s Seafood Inc., a Tinley Park, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 46,804 pounds of Siluriformes fish (catfish) because the products were produced, packed, and distributed without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection…

IMPACTED PRODUCTS

30-LB. PLASTIC BAGS AND CARDBOARD BOXES CONTAINING “IQF FROZEN CATFISH STEAKS NET WEIGHT 30.00 LB” AND HAVE A SHELF-LIFE OF ONE YEAR.30-LB. PLASTIC BAGS AND CARDBOARD BOXES CONTAINING “40 + OZ FRESH CATFISH WHOLE NET WEIGHT 30.00 LB” AND HAVE A SHELF-LIFE OF ONE WEEK IF NOT FROZEN.

** Kraft Heinz Foods Company, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa establishment, is recalling approximately 13,504 pounds of a frozen foodservice soup product due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains milk and eggs, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. 

The frozen soup product was produced on October 7, 2020. The following product is subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 4-lb. tubs containing “Chef Francisco Minestrone Condensed Soup” with a “Chef Francisco Vegetable Beef and Barley Condensed Soup” label with lot code LD28120FT1 represented on the label. The product was distributed in 16-lb cases labeled as “Chef Francisco Minestrone Condensed Soup” with lot code LD28120FT1.

The product subject to recall bears establishment number “EST. 15818A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. This foodservice item was shipped to hotels, restaurants, and institutions nationwide.

The problem was discovered after the firm received foodservice customer complaints that the product labeled as vegetable beef and barley condensed soup contained minestrone condensed soup.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

** Randall Foods, Inc. of Cincinnati, Ohio is recalling all its Randall-brand beans because of manufacturing deviations that may pose a potential health risk.  The recall includes the following products:

BrandDescriptionUPCBatch/Lot Numbers“Best By” Date
RandallRANDALL GREAT NORTHERN BEANS 48OZ070095000100ALLPrior to January 1 2025
RandallRANDALL GREAT NORTHERN BEANS 24OZ070095000117ALLPrior to January 1 2025
Randall
Randall
RANDALL GREAT NORTHERN BEANS 15.4OZ
RANDALL PINTO BEANS 48OZ
070095000131
070095000209
ALL
ALL
Prior to January 1 2025
Prior to January 1 2025
RandallRANDALL PINTO BEANS 24OZ070095000216ALLPrior to January 1 2025
RandallRANDALL PINTO BEANS 15.4OZ070095000230ALLPrior to January 1 2025
RandallRANDALL MIXED BEANS 48OZ070095000407ALLPrior to January 1 2025
RandallRANDALL MIXED BEANS 24OZ070095000414ALLPrior to January 1 2025
RandallRANDALL MIXED BEANS 15.4OZ070095000430ALLPrior to January 1 2025
RandallRANDALL KIDNEY BEANS 48OZ070095000308ALLPrior to January 1 2025
RandallRANDALL KIDNEY BEANS 24OZ070095000315ALLPrior to January 1 2025
RandallRANDALL KIDNEY BEANS 15.4OZ070095000339ALLPrior to January 1 2025
RandallRANDALL NAVY BEANS 48OZ070095000506ALLPrior to January 1 2025
RandallRANDALL NAVY BEANS 15.4OZ070095000537ALLPrior to January 1 2025
RandallRANDALL BLACK BEANS 48OZ070095000605ALLPrior to January 1 2025
RandallRANDALL BLACK BEANS 24OZ070095000612ALLPrior to January 1 2025
RandallRANDALL BLACK BEANS 15.4OZ070095000636ALLPrior to January 1 2025
RandallRANDALL GARBANZO BEANS 24OZ070095000711ALLPrior to January 1 2025
RandallRANDALL GARBANZO BEANS 15.4OZ070095000735ALLPrior to January 1 2025
RandallRANDALL ULITMATE 4-BEAN MIX 48OZ070095000902ALLPrior to January 1 2025
RandallRANDALL ORGANIC GREAT NORTHERN BEANS 48OZ070095005105ALLPrior to January 1 2025

The product is sold in 48oz, 24oz, and 15.4oz glass jars with tan labels with “Randall” at the label top.    Approximately 1.6 million cases of affected products were distributed between March 1, 2019 and May 15, 2021 at retail locations in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.

The manufacturing deviations included a nonfunctioning temperature indicating device raising the possibility that the product was not effectively processed. Processing at temperatures below a required temperature could create a condition that could lead to premature spoilage or food borne illness; however, there have been no illnesses reported. The company is issuing this voluntary recall as a precaution.

Consumers who have purchased jars of Randall-brand beans, regardless of the “Best By” date, should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact the company between 9 am and 5 pm at 1-513-793-6525.

**

** The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending health care facility risk managers, procurement staff, and health care providers stop using certain syringes and needles with needle safety devices manufactured by Guangdong Haiou Medical Apparatus Co., LTD. (HAIOU) at this time while FDA continues our evaluation.
 
The FDA received information about quality issues, including certain HAIOU needles detaching from the syringe after injection and other needle safety device failures. These device failures have been reported for the following HAIOU syringe and needle configurations (combinations of syringes and needles with needle safety devices): 

  • 1mL syringe with 25G x 1-inch needle
  • 1mL syringe with 23G x 1-inch needle

The FDA recommends health care facility risk managers, procurement staff, and health care providers:

  • Stop using and remove from your inventory the 1mL syringe with 25Gx 1-inch needle and the 1mL syringe with 23G x 1-inch needle configurations (combinations of syringes and needles with needle safety devices) manufactured by HAIOU until further notice. Users and facilities that decide to dispose of applicable unused product should follow facility processes for sharps disposal.
  • Do not purchase these HAIOU syringes and needle configurations until further notice.
  • Be aware that these syringes and needle configurations may be available as individual units or may be included as part of a kit. 
    • Currently, we are not aware of concerns with other products (such as gloves, alcohol pads, etc.) that may be provided in kits alongside the 1mL syringe with 25Gx 1-inch needle and the 1mL syringe with 23G x 1-inch needle configurations, but these HAIOU syringes and needle configurations should not be used. 

** The VICI SDS and VICI RDS VENOUS STENT Systems are intended for the treatment of obstructions and occlusions in the narrowed or blocked venous veins.

  • VICI VENOUS STENT System (VICI SDS) and VICI RDS VENOUS STENT System
  • Models and Serial Numbers: See Medical Device Recall Database Entry
  • Distribution Dates: September 21, 2018 to April 9, 2021
  • Devices Recalled in the U.S.: 31,798
  • Date Initiated by Firm: April 12, 2021

If you have questions about this letter, contact the Division of Industry and Consumer Education (DICE)

Reason for Recall

Boston Scientific is recalling the VICI SDS and RDS VENOUS STENT Systems after reports indicate that the stents may migrate or move from where they are initially implanted.

A migrated stent may require another surgery or catheter procedure to retrieve it, which increases risks to the patient, including possible damage to the blood vessel, heart walls or other organs. If the stent migrates to the heart, it could cause life-threatening injury.

There have been 17 complaints and reported injuries related to this issue. No deaths have been reported.

** Interstate Food Products of Lakewood Colorado, is recalling its 14 ounce containers of Little Hatches Jalapeno Cream Cheese because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which may 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 Little Hatches Jalapeno Cream Cheese were distributed in 6 Whole Foods stores. UPC code is 63818396147.

The product comes in a 14 ounce, clear plastic package marked with sell by date of 05/21 on top of container.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the FDA revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 14 ounce packages of Little Hatches Jalapeno Cream Cheese.

Product was delivered to Whole Foods stores in the Denver Colorado Metro area.

Consumers who have purchased 14 ounce containers of ” Little Hatches Jalapeno Cream Cheese are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 720-626-9917, Monday thru Friday 9:00 to 3:00 EDT.

** Glendale, California, Dash Xclusive is voluntarily recalling all lots of Imperia Elita Vitaccino Coffee to the consumer level. FDA analysis has found the product to contain undeclared sibutramine and fluoxetine. Sibutramine was an FDA-approved drug used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss but was withdrawn from the market because of safety issues, including stroke, heart failure and serious health risk especially to those with underlying heart related disease. Fluoxetine is an FDA approved drug indicated for the treatment of various depressive disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia and panic disorders. This drug product carries a box warning for suicidal thoughts and behaviors and it needs to be monitored closely by a prescriber. The presence of sibutramine and fluoxetine in Imperia Elita Vitaccino coffee renders it an unapproved drug for which safety and efficacy has not been established and therefore subject to a recall. Dash Xclusive has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Dash Xclusive by e-mail at dashxclusive11@gmail.com on Mondays to Thursdays from 11am to 4pm Pacific Time zone.  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.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online

**

** Cluster of Shiga-toxin producing E. coli infections among children in King County ― Unknown source-

Public Health is investigating a new cluster of seven children infected with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (also known as STEC) in King County. All cases are currently under 15 years of age, and three are under 5 years of age. Cases have been reported during April 22–May 1, 2021.

Our investigation is ongoing. We have identified multiple types of fresh produce, mostly organic, in common among the majority of cases but cannot yet rule out other possibilities. We are still uncertain if these cases share the same source of their infection or not. Updates will continue to be posted when more information is available.

Illnesses

All 7 children developed symptoms consistent with STEC, including diarrhea (often bloody), abdominal cramping, nausea, and vomiting. Illness onsets occurred during April 17–29, 2021. Six children have been hospitalized; this includes two children who developed a type of kidney complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and both are recovering.

** Velvet Ice Cream has announced it is voluntarily recalling all of its ice cream and sherbet products made on or after March 24, 2021 as a precaution 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.

No illness or injury has been associated with the recalled products, which are being recalled in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The issue was identified as a result of the company’s routine testing.

The products were distributed to Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia through various drug stores, convenience stores and supermarkets. They are packaged in various sizes and containers.

The products were distributed and sold in supermarkets from on or after March 24, 2021 with the following product codes, which can be found at the bottom or side of the container:

Product CodeItem Description
21104Buehler’s Chocolate Pail
21104Buehler’s Neapolitan Pail
21104Buehler’s Vanilla Pail
21089Discount Drug Mart Chocolate Swirl Pail
21106Discount Drug Mart Neapolitan 56oz
21095Discount Drug Mart Strawberry 56
21091Discount Drug Mart Vanilla 56
21083Discount Drug Mart Vanilla Pail
21096North Star Frog Spit
21097North Star Frog Spit
21098North Star Frog Spit
21099North Star Frog Spit
21089Whale of a Pail Chocolate Fudge Pai
21090Whale of a Pail Cookies n Cream
21104Whale of a Pail Neapolitan
21103Ruggle’s Orange Sherbet Quarts
21104Whale of a Pail Vanilla Chocolate
21089Whale of a Pail Vanilla
Product CodeItem Description
21090Whale of a Pail Vanilla
21090Super Dip Chocolate Pail
21103Super Dip Chocolate Swirl Pail
21083Super Dip Chocolate Swirl Pail
21089Super Dip Chocolate Swirl Pail
21083Super Dip Cookie n Cream Pail
21106Super Dip Neapolitan 56oz
21104Super Dip Neapolitan Pail
21095Super Dip Strawberry 56
21106Super Dip Superfriends 56oz
21091Super Dip Vanilla 56
21083Super Dip Vanilla Pail
21103Super Dip Vanilla Pail
21089Super Dip Vanilla Pail
21090Super Dip Vanilla Pail
21106Super Dip Vanilla/Orange 56oz
21106Velvet erVanilla Lovers Trio 56oz
21091Velvet Banana Cream Pie 56
21088Velvet Birthday Cake 3 gallon
21084Velvet Black Walnut 3 gallon
21099Velvet Blackberry Cobbler 56
21095Velvet Blueberry Cheesecake 56
21095Velvet Buckeye Brownie 56
21091Velvet Buckeye Brownie 56
21095Velvet Buckeye Classic 56
21096Velvet Buckeye Classic Pint
21102Velvet Buckeye Sandwich 12/10pk
21096Velvet Butter Pecan & Cashew Pint
21105Velvet Campfire Smores 56oz
21100Velvet Caramel Pecan 56
21106Velvet Chocolate Pint
21096Velvet Chocolate Pint
21105Velvet Cookie Dough Extreme 56oz
21105Velvet Cookie Dough Extreme 3 gallon
21084Velvet Cookie n Cream 3 gallon
21092Velvet Cookies n Cream Pint
21103Velvet Cotton Candy 3 gallon
21092Velvet Dutch Chocolate 56
21089Velvet Dutch Chocolate 3 gallon
21102Velvet Dutch Chocolate 3 gallon
21099Velvet Elephant Ear 56
21084Velvet Elephant Ear 3 gallon
Product CodeItem Description
21092Velvet Homemade Vanilla 56
21105Velvet Homemade Vanilla 56oz
21100Velvet Kentucky Praline Pecan 56
21085Velvet Lime Sherbet Quart
21103Velvet Lime Sherbet Quarts
21091Velvet Mint Chocolate Chip 56
21102Velvet Mint Chocolate Chip 3 gallon
21091Velvet Moose Tracks 56
21095Velvet Moose Tracks 56
21096Velvet Moose Tracks Pint
21092Velvet Olde Tyme Vanilla 56
21105Velvet Olde Tyme Vanilla 56oz
21102Velvet Olde Tyme Vanilla 3 gallon
21084Velvet Orange Sherbet 3 gallon
21085Velvet Orange Sherbet Quart
21103Velvet Orange Sherbet Quarts
21091Velvet Original Vanilla 56
21084Velvet Original Vanilla 3 gallon
21089Velvet Original Vanilla 3 gallon
21100Velvet Original Vanilla 3 gallon
21102Velvet Original Vanilla 3 gallon
21084Velvet Pineapple Sherbet 3 gallon
21084Velvet Pineapple Sherbet Quart
21085Velvet Pineapple Sherbet Quart
21103Velvet Pineapple Sherbet Quarts
21103Velvet Rainbow Sherbet 3 gallon
21103Velvet Rainbow Sherbet Quarts
21085Velvet Raspberry Sherbet Quart
21084Velvet Sea Salt Caramel Toffee 3 gallon
21099Velvet Summertime Peach 56
21099Velvet Summertime Peach 3 gallon
21084Velvet Summertime Peach 3 gallon
21092Velvet Triple Chocolate Chunk 56
21100Velvet Vanilla Bean 3 gallon
21088Velvet Vanilla Pint
21106Velvet Vanilla Pint

“We’re conducting this voluntary recall in cooperation with the FDA out of consideration for the wellbeing and safety of our customers and consumers,” said Velvet Ice Cream CEO Luconda Dager. “We continue to be committed to serving consumers with high quality ice cream and sherbet products.”

Anyone who has the recalled product in their possession should dispose of it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact Velvet Ice Cream at 800-589-5000 x237 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday. Or visit its website at www.velveticecream.com/contact-usExternal Link Disclaimer.

1868 – Memorial Day was observed widely for the first time in the U.S.


John A. Logan

The First Official Memorial Day
May 1868

Do you celebrate Memorial Day?

In 1868, Commander in Chief John A. Logan of the grand Army of the Republic issued what was called General Order Number 11, designating May 30 as a memorial day. He declared it to be “for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet churchyard in the land.” Where do you suppose that first Memorial Day took place? The first national celebration of Memorial Day (originally Decoration Day) took place May 1868, at Arlington National Cemetery. The national observance of Memorial Day still takes place there today, with the placing of a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the decoration of each grave with a small American flag. The holiday has changed a bit since it first began, which some argue was even earlier than Logan’s dedication.

 

Southern women decorated the graves of soldiers even before the end of the Civil War. After the war, a women’s memorial association in Columbus, Mississippi, put flowers on the graves of both Confederate and Union soldiers in 1866, an act of generosity that inspired the poem by Francis Miles Finch, “The Blue and the Grey,” published in the Atlantic Monthly. In 1971, federal law changed the observance of the holiday to the last Monday in May and extended it to honor all those who died in American wars. People pay tribute not only with flowers but also with speeches and parades. Whom do you honor on Memorial Day?

americaslibrary.gov/jb/recon/

So, #DedicationDay seems to have been swept under a rug… the fact is, African Americans created Memorial Day

EWG’S HEALTHY HOME TIPS: TIP 8 – GET RID OF THAT (TOXIC) DUST


 

EWGDust bunnies aren’t just unsightly and sometimes allergenic; they contain toxic chemicals. Why? The many chemicals in and around your homes wind up in your indoor dust when they migrate from home products and come in through open doors and windows and on your shoes. But the good news is it’s pretty easy to keep those dust bunnies at bay — and reduce your family’s toxic exposures, too. Read on to learn:

  1. Why your household dust is toxic
  2. How toxic dust can affect your family
  3. Tips to remove dust safely and effectively
  4. How to create less toxic dust in the first place

 

  1. WHY YOUR HOUSEHOLD DUST IS TOXIC

    Every home has a little dust — and its own unique “dust load,” based on a variety of factors like where you live, what you cook, if you smoke, the climate, and how many people — and animals — live there. Ordinary house dust is a complex mixture of generally yucky stuff — pet dander, fungal spores, tiny particles, soil tracked in on your feet, carpet fibers, human hair and skin, you name it. It’s also a place where harmful chemicals are found. One recent study by the Silent Spring Institute identified 66 endocrine-disrupting compounds in household dust tests, including flame retardants, home-use pesticides, and phthalates.

    The chemicals in your dust originate from both inside and outside your house:

    1. Products inside your house “shed” chemicals over time — furniture, electronics, shoes, plastics, fabrics and food, among other things.
    2. Outdoor pollutants enter on your shoes and through open and cracked windows and doors.

    Once inside, the contaminants in indoor dust degrade more slowly (if at all) than they would outside in the environment where moisture and sunlight typically break them down.

    One type of toxic chemical commonly found in household dust is chemical flame retardants (aka PBDEs). As highly flammable synthetic materials have replaced less-combustible natural materials, PBDEs have been added to thousands of everyday products, including computers, TVs and furniture — among many others. EWG conducted tests in 2004 that revealed the surprising degree to which flame retardant chemicals escape from consumer products and settle in household dust (from degrading foam or the plastics in electronic items).

  2. HOW TOXIC DUST CAN AFFECT YOUR FAMILY

    When you’re exposed to certain toxic chemicals — even at very low doses — your health can be adversely affected. Dust is simply another way for the toxic chemicals in your house to reach your body.

    Young children are of special concern because their developing bodies are more vulnerable to toxic exposures, and they ingest or inhale more dust than adults since they — and their toys — spend lots of time on or very near the floor. They also put dusty hands and toys in their mouths often. Scientists once thought children got lead poisoning by literally chewing on windowsills. We’ve since learned that it’s actually caused by their normal play behaviors because contaminants like lead stick around in house dust.

    In the case of fire retardants, which are commonly found in household dust, scientists have found that exposure to minute doses of toxic PBDEs at critical points in a child’s development can damage reproductive systems and cause deficits in motor skills, learning, memory and hearing, as well as changes in behavior. Read EWG’s 2004 report about toxic fire retardants in household dust.

    A note about allergies. Dust is a well-known allergen — with or without the toxic chemicals. If you’re allergic to dust, there are preventive steps you can take to reduce your contact with it. The Mayo Clinic has a list of lifestyle and home remedies.

  3. TIPS TO REMOVE DUST SAFELY AND EFFECTIVELY

    Careful cleaning is a simple way to get rid of toxic dust. Here’s how:

    • Vacuum frequently and use a vacuum fitted with a HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter. These vacuums are more efficient at trapping small particles and will likely remove contaminants and other allergens from your home that a regular vacuum would recirculate into the air. Change the filter to keep it working well, and don’t forget to vacuum the stuffed furniture (get under those couch cushions)!
    • Wet mop uncarpeted floors frequently to prevent dust from accumulating (dry mopping can kick up dust that simply resettles). Buy wooden furniture or furniture filled with down, wool, polyester, or cotton as these are unlikely to contain added fire retardant chemicals.
    • Wipe furniture with a wet or microfiber cloth. Microfiber cloths work well because their smaller fibers cling to the particles. If you don’t have a microfiber cloth, wet a cotton cloth — it grabs and holds the dust better than a dry one. Skip synthetic sprays and wipes when you dust — they only add unwanted chemicals.
    • Caulk and seal cracks and crevices to prevent dust from accumulating in hard-to-reach places.
    • Equip your forced-air heating or cooling system with high-quality filters and change them frequently to keep them working well.
    • Keep electronic equipment dust-free by damp dusting it frequently; this is a common source of chemical fire retardants in dust.
    • Pay special attention to places where little kids crawl, sit and play. They live closest to our floors and as a result tend to be more exposed to those toxic dust bunnies.
    • If you’re dust sensitive, consider asking someone else to do the dusty cleaning.
  4. CREATE DUST THAT’S LESS TOXIC IN THE FIRST PLACE

    You can reduce the amount of toxic chemicals that wind up in your household dust by bringing fewer toxic chemicals into the house in the first place. We suggest that you:

    • Leave your shoes at the door and use a natural doormat. Shoes are a common way we bring outdoor pollutants inside.
    • Inspect foam products made between 1970 and 2005 — they’re likely to contain PBDEs.Replace anything with a ripped cover or foam that is misshapen and breaking down. If you can’t replace these items, try to keep the covers intact and clean them more frequently. Some examples of household foam products are: stuffed/upholstered furniture, nursing pillows, padded high-chair seats, portable crib mattresses, baby changing pads, and chair cushions.
    • Choose home electronics without PBDEs. There are manufacturers who no longer use them in some products — ask before you buy and support companies that have publicly committed to going PBDE-free, like: Acer, Apple, Eizo Nanao, LG Electronics, Lenovo, Matsushita, Microsoft, Nokia, Phillips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony-Ericsson, and Toshiba.
    • Stick to products made with natural fibers that are naturally fire resistant and may contain fewer chemicals — like wood furniture, cotton, down and wool.
    • Clean up quickly and thoroughly when you finish a home improvement project, since these can involve dust (from sanding or drilling) and toxic products (like lead, PCBs and fire retardants).
    • Consider a high efficiency “HEPA-filter” air cleaner, which may also reduce contaminants that become dust in your house.

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