So, what does Packing and Cracking mean to you as a voter? …


Redistricting or

~ Packing~  opposition voters into districts (concentrate as many voters of one type – maybe party&race ) means they already win 

~ Cracking~  the remainder among districts where they are moved into the minority (increasing votes for eventual losers), the number of wasted votes among the opposition can be maximized. Similarly, with supporters holding narrow margins in the unpacked districts, the number of wasted votes among supporters is minimized.

So, the question is … what will help all American voters

paper ballots, digital voting, touchID, passcodes … something has to change!

How obvious is it to note that it’s time to deal with old outdated complicit relationships that conflict with ethics morality democracy …oh separation of powers, church and state least we talk about the Constitution 

 Time to wipe up the Congressional floor with Republican ideologies.

The things that are on my mind while Congress continues to take a few days here there making it a whole less than the 270-365 days at work usually required by the rest of us… called a congressional recess? seriously

Voters who believe in Equality in all its forms …We Must Stand up to congressional redistricting & continue to Stay in LINE for our democracy … please use your most powerful weapon … VOTE

Mid-term 2018 Elections Mattered and thank goodness Voters said yep a check and balances is needed in this era of trump … but is it enough? the guy seems outta control and people who either worked there or know folks who work there are trying to warn us the guy is suffering from mental illness on some level … why is this being ignored by congressional members or senate leader mitch mcconnell ?

 

~~ Nativegrl77

 

 

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FDA/USDA August ~2019~ Alerts & Safety


 

 

  • Tip Top Poultry, Inc., a Rockmart, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 135,810 pounds of fully cooked poultry products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The frozen, diced, and mechanically separated ready to eat chicken was produced on January 21, 2019 and display “PACK DATE 01/21/19” on the labels. The products subject to recall can be found in this spreadsheet. [View labels (PDF only)]
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-17453” inside the USDA mark of inspection or on the case. These items were shipped to hotels, restaurants, and institutions nationwide.
The problem was discovered on August 17, 2019, when the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) notified FSIS that a sample of product produced by Tip Top Poultry, Inc. confirmed positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.
Canadian public health and food safety partners, including the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, have been investigating an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes. A ready-to-eat diced chicken product collected as part of the investigation tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The investigation is ongoing.Media and consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Terry Bruce, Senior V.P., Operational Quality, Tip Top Poultry, at (770) 973-8070.

  • AWERS, Inc. of Bellevue, WA is recalling Grained Salmon Caviar 95g (Sockeye Salmon Caviar) with “BEST BEFORE OCT 07 2020”, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.
    Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.
    Grained Salmon Caviar 95g was distributed in California, New York, Oregon, Washington and product may have further distributed to other states and Canada.
    Product is packed in a metal tin with Cyrillic lettering. The tin is green, with red and white writing with an easy open pull lid. The “BEST BEFORE OCT 07 2020” is printed on the bottom on the tin (See attached photo).
    No illnesses have been reported to date.
    The product was reviewed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and sent to a lab for testing. The analysis showed a lower than normal salt content, which can foster an anaerobic environment which is necessary to breed the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. No Clostridium botulinum bacteria was detected in product.
    This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
    Consumers must inform AWERS, Inc. if they possess any Grained Salmon Caviar 95g tins with “BEST BEORE OCT 07 2020”. Customer must ship remaining affected product back to the firm or destroy it with permission from AWERS, Inc. for a full refund.
    AWERS, Inc. can be reached by phone at (425) 747-7866, Monday-Friday, 8 am – 6 pm PST, or by email at awersinc1@gmail.com.
  • Tyson Foods Inc., a Pine Bluff, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 39,078 pounds of Weaver brand frozen chicken patty product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
    The frozen, fully cooked chicken items were produced on January 31, 2019. The following products are subject to recall:[View labels (PDF only)]
    26-oz. resealable plastic bags containing “Weaver CHICKEN BREAST PATTIES BREADED CHICKEN BREAST PATTIES WITH RIB MEAT” with a best if used by date of “Jan312020” and lot code 0319PBF0617, 0319PBF0618, 0319PBF0619, 0319PBF0620, 0319PBF0621, 0319PBF0622, 0319PBF0623, or 0319PBF0600 represented on the label.
    The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-13456” printed on the back of the resealable plastic bag. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Morgan Watchous, Communications Manager, Tyson Foods Inc., at (479) 290-5394. Consumers with questions about the recall can call or text Tyson Foods’ Consumer Relations hotline at (855) 382-3101.
  • Pfizer Inc. is voluntarily recalling RELPAX® (eletriptan hydrobromide) 40 mg tablets, lots AR5407 and CD4565, to the Patient level. Pfizer Inc. initiated this recall because these product lots may not meet Pfizer’s in-house microbiological specification for the potential presence of Genus Pseudomonas and Burkholderia.
    Individuals who consume oral products contaminated with microorganisms are at risk of bacterial dissemination from the gut to the bloodstream potentially resulting in serious, life- threatening infections. In addition, there is risk of temporary gastrointestinal distress without serious infection. For the general population these risks are low; for certain vulnerable patient populations (such as patients with compromised immune systems, cystic fibrosis and chronic granulomatous disease) there may be the potential for serious adverse events including life- threatening infections. To date, Pfizer has not received any customer complaints or reports of adverse events related to this issue.
    RELPAX®(eletriptan hydrobromide) is indicated for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults.
    RELPAX ® (eletriptan hydrobromide) 40 mg tablets are packaged in cartons as indicated below. The affected lots were distributed nationwide to wholesalers, retailers, hospitals, and healthcare providers in the United States and Puerto Rico from June 2019, to July 2019.
    Carton NDC
    Lot
    Number
    Expiration
    Date
    Strength
    Configuration/Count
    0049-2340-45
    AR5407
    2022 FEB
    40 mg
    Carton containing 6 tablets (1 blister card x 6 tablets)
    0049-2340-05
    CD4565
    2022 FEB
    40 mg
    Carton containing 12 tablets (2 blister cards x 6 tablets)
    Pfizer Inc. places the utmost emphasis on patient safety and product quality at every step in the manufacturing and supply chain process. Pfizer Inc. has notified its direct customers via a recall letter to arrange for return of any recalled product.
    Anyone with an existing inventory of the lots, which are being recalled, should stop use and distribution and quarantine immediately. Inform healthcare professionals in your organization of this recall. For retailers, hospitals, or healthcare providers that have dispensed product to patients, please notify these patients regarding the recall. For additional assistance, call Stericycle at 877-225-9750 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET).
    For clinical inquiries, please contact Pfizer using the below information.Contact Center
    Contact Information
    Area of Support
    Pfizer Medical Information
    800-438-1985, option 3
    (Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm ET)
    For medical questions regarding this product
    Pfizer Drug Safety
    800-438-1985, option 1 (24 hours a day 7 days per week)
    To report adverse events or product complaints
    Patients who are taking this product should consult with their healthcare provider or pharmacy to determine if they have the
    affected product lots. Patients with the affected lots should return the product to their pharmacy or contact Stericycle Inc. at 877-225-9750 for instructions on how to return their product and obtain reimbursement for their cost.
    If you have received free product through the Pfizer Patient Assistance Program (PAP) or the Pfizer Institutional Patient Assistance Program (IPAP), please check if you have received any of the affected product lots above. If you have any of the affected product lots in your possession, please contact your healthcare provider to return the product to them.
    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.
  • update• 077-2019, CM&R Inc. Recalls Beef Stick Products due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens (Jul 24, 2019)
  • update* 082-2019 Top Taste Food Warehouse Recalls Meat and Poultry Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection | En Español
  • Comtan, Stalevo (entacapone): Drug Safety Communication – Ongoing Safety Review of Stalevo (entacapone/carbidopa/levodopa) and Possible Development of Prostate Cancer
    [Posted 08/13/2019]FDA alerted the public of a clinical trial in March 2010 suggesting a possible increased risk of prostate cancer with the entacapone component of Stalevo. FDA subsequently required the Stalevo manufacturer, Novartis, to conduct a study to further evaluate this potential risk. FDA also studied this issue independently using data from the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Based on these additional studies, FDA concluded that entacapone use is not associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer ( see Data Summary).As a result, FDA’ s recommendations for using Comtan (entacapone) and Stalevo (a combination of entacapone, carbidopa, and levodopa) will remain the same in the prescribing information.Health care professionals should follow standard prostate cancer screening recommendations for patients.Patients should continue to take their medicine as prescribed. Talk to your health care professionals if you have any questions or concerns.Health care 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:
  • Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS): FDA warns consumers about the dangerous and potentially life threating side effects! FDA is warning consumers not to purchase or drink the product sold online as a medical treatment due to a recent rise in reported health issues. The solution, when mixed, develops into a dangerous bleach which has caused serious and potentially life-threatening side effects.  Five plastic bottles labeled with "Miracle Mineral Solution" and similar product names followed by an equal sign and a bottle labeled "Chlorine Dioxide - Powerful Bleaching Agent"

The FDA recently received new reports of people experiencing severe vomiting, severe diarrhea, life-threatening low blood pressure caused by dehydration and acute liver failure after drinking these products. The FDA is not aware of any scientific evidence supporting the safety or effectiveness of MMS products, despite claims that the solution is an antimicrobial, antiviral and antibacterial.

BACKGROUND: Since 2010, the FDA has warned consumers about the dangers of Miracle or Master Mineral Solution, Miracle Mineral Supplement, MMS, Chlorine Dioxide Protocol, Water Purification Solution and other similar products. Miracle Mineral Solution has not been approved by the FDA for any use, but these products continue to be promoted on social media as a remedy for treating autism, cancer, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and flu, among other conditions.

RECOMMENDATION: The FDA encourages consumers to talk to a health care professional about treating medical conditions or diseases. Consumers who have experienced an adverse health effect after ingesting this product should seek immediate medical attention.

Health care 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.

  • Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of baby spinach. The products being recalled are 6 oz Dole Baby Spinach bag, Lot code W20308A (UPC code 0-71430-00964-2), and 10 oz Dole Baby Spinach clamshell, Lot code W203010 (UPC code 0-71430-00016-8), both with Use-by dates of 08-05-2019, due to a possible health risk from Salmonella. Dole Fresh Vegetables is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses have been reported in association with the Recall.
    The lot code and Use-by date are located on the upper right corner of the bag or on the top label of the clamshell; the UPC code is located on the bottom left corner of the back of the bag or on the bottom label of the clamshell. The impacted products were distributed in IL, IN, KY, MI, NJ, NY, OH, TN, VA, and WI. This product is expired and should no longer be on retail shelves. Consumers are advised to check product they have in their homes and discard any product matching these lot and UPC codes and Use-by dates.
    This precautionary Recall notification is being issued due to a sample of Baby Spinach which yielded a positive result for Salmonella in a random sample test conducted by the Department of Agriculture in Michigan.
    Salmonella is an organism that can cause foodborne illness in a person who eats a food item contaminated with it.
    Symptoms of infection may include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The illness primarily impacts young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill after exposure to Salmonella.
    No other Dole products are included in the recall. Only the specific Baby Spinach products listed, with the exact Lot codes, UPC codes and Use-by dates identified above, are included in the recall. Consumers who have any remaining product with these Lot codes, UPC codes and Use-by dates should not consume it, but rather discard it. Retailers and consumers with questions may call the Dole Consumer Center at 1-800-356-3111, which is open 24 hours a day.
  • Taylor Farms Inc., a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 342 pounds of breaded chicken products due to a processing defect that may have led to undercooking of products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
    The ready-to-eat breaded chicken items were produced August 3, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View labels (PDF only)]
    14.75-oz. sealed clear trays containing “Parmesan Topped Chicken with Spaghetti” with lot codes TFIL215A001 and TFIL216A001 and “Use by” dates 8/14/19 and 8/15/19 represented on the label.
    12.5-oz. sealed clear trays containing “Homestyle Fried Chicken Dinner” with lot codes TFIL215A001 and TFIL216A001 and “Use by” dates 8/13/19 and 8/14/19 represented on the label.
    9-oz. cardboard trays with plastic lids containing “Breaded Chicken Breast” with lot codes TFIL215A001 and TFIL216A001 and “Use by” dates 8/09/19 and 8/10/19 represented on the label.
    The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. or P-21794” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Arkansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia where the products are sold in the deli section of retailers.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.
    Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact the Taylor Farms’ press team at press@taylorfarms.com. Consumers with questions about the recall can the Taylor Farms’ Customer Hotline at 855-455-0098.
  • MedWatch –
    TOPIC: PRE-TAT , Superior Pain and Itch Relief, and Soothing Sore Relief Cream and Gel Products by Ridge Properties LLC DBA Pain Relief Naturally: Recall – Due to Microbiological Contamination and Superpotency
    ISSUE: Ridge Properties LLC DBA Pain Relief Naturally is voluntarily recalling 4 lots of 4% lidocaine topical cream & liquid gel products sold at the consumer level. FDA analysis has found these products to have microbiological contamination and the potency is higher than the labeled amount for lidocaine.  

    The risks from a contaminated pre-tattoo product are greater since the skin is being traumatized immediately after application and tattooing is known to have infectious complications. Additionally, use of lidocaine greater than the label claim may increase the risk of methemoglobinemia, a blood disorder in which an abnormal amount of methemoglobin is produced. To date, the company has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.
    Healthcare 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.

     

  • Top Taste Food Warehouse, a Brooklyn, N.Y. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of pork and chicken dumpling product because they were produced, packed, and distributed without the benefit of USDA inspection and used the mark of inspection without authorization, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
    The frozen pork with vegetable dumpling and the chicken with vegetable dumpling items were produced July 30, 2018 through July 31, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View labels (PDF only)]
    136-oz (8.5-lbs) plastic bags containing approximately 100 pieces of “TOP TASTE PORK & VEGETABLE DUMPLINGS.”
    136-oz (8.5-lbs) plastic bags containing approximately 100 pieces of “TOP TASTE CHICKEN & VEGETABLE DUMPLINGS.”
    The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 19856” inside the USDA mark of inspection.These items were shipped to wholesalers in New York.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. Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Wan Tung Tong, Vice President of Top Taste Food Inc., at (917) 604- 6950.
  • update• 064-2019, Perdue Foods LLC Recalls Perdue Simply Smart Organics Poultry Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination (May 31, 2019)

A MedWatch Safety Alert was just added to the FDA Medical Device Recalls webpage.  Ellipse Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators by Abbott (Formerly St. Jude Medical Inc.): Class I Recall – Due to Exposed Aluminum Wires That May Prevent Defibrillation Therapy

ISSUE: A88bbott is recalling the Ellipse Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) because electrical failures have been identified and determined to be due to a faulty manufacturing process causing some aluminum wires to be partially exposed.

None of the complainst or Medical Device Reporting reports (MDRs) indicate that any patient harm or adverse events have occurred and no deaths have been reported.

Healthcare 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.
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  • Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of Entenmann’s Little Bites Soft Baked Cookies (5 pack Mini Chocolate Chip variety) due to the potential presence of visible, blue plastic pieces in the individual packaging pouch. The plastic is not baked into the product since it was introduced during the packaging process; however, consumption of the plastic pieces may result in a choking hazard. Entenmann’s Little Bites Cookies are made on a dedicated production line, so no Little Bites Muffins or other Entenmann’s brand products are affected.

The product being recalled has “Best By” date, UPC and Lot code and was distributed in the states listed below. The Best By Date can be found on the top of the box, the Lot Code is to the left of the top of the box underneath the price/lb. The UPC Code can be found in the lower right hand corner on the back of the box.
Product Name/Description
Best By Dates
UPC Code
Lot Code
States
Entenmann’s Little Bites Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies (5pk)
August 31, 2019 & September 7, 2019
7203002378
1350
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
The company announced the recall after receiving consumer reports of visible, blue plastic pieces found on or packaged with the product. There are no reports of injury to date. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been notified of this voluntary recall.
All recalled products are being removed from store shelves. No Entenmann’s Little Bites Muffins nor other Entenmann’s products are affected.
Consumers who have purchased the cookies should not consume the product and can return the package to its place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact our Consumer Relations group at 1- 800-984-0989 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Sign the petition: Demand that U.S. hotel chains refuse to let ICE use their properties as jails for immigrants


Donald Trump and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continue to dehumanize and abuse our immigrant neighbors, friends and family members. Immigration agents are holding migrants in concentration camps, separating children from their families, and coordinating raids targeting immigrant neighborhoods and establishments across the country.

It’s important to remember that even though immigration raids are not happening at the scale Trump said they would be, ICE is still launching indiscriminate round ups in areas with high immigrant populations. With detention centers grossly overcrowded, ICE agents are planning to use hotels to temporarily detain immigrants they capture. And it’s not the first time ICE has used this tactic.

According to a FOIA request, at least seven hotel chains have collaborated with ICE in the past. One hotel, Motel 6, was even slammed with lawsuits for sharing client information with the agency. As consumers and customers, we have the power to throw a wrench in ICE operations by forcing hotel chains to cut ties with the agency. Our activism is already working.

Several hotels, including Marriott International, Hilton Hotels, Choice Hotels, and Hyatt Hotels Corporation, are doing the right thing and pledging to reject ICE requests to jail immigrants on their properties. This is an important step in the right direction. But we need to keep the pressure on to push other hotel chains to go on record and make sure those that have released statements keep their commitments and ensure that franchisees and staff do the same.

The #NoHotelsforICE team is following up with hotel executives this week. Add your name now to join the fight. The more of us who raise the alarm, the more power we build to resist the raids, weaken ICE and end the agency’s dangerous collaboration with hotels.

Sign the petition: Demand that U.S. hotel chains refuse to let ICE use their properties as jails for immigrants.

Participating Organizations:
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)
CREDO Action
Daily Kos
Demand Progress
Jobs With Justice
MPower Change
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
RAICES
United We Dream

Our Message to Best Western Hotels and Resorts, Drury Hotels, Extended Stay America, G6 Hospitality, InterContinental Hotels Group, Radisson, Red Lion Hotels, Red Roof, and Wyndham Hotels:

Trump and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continue to dehumanize and abuse our immigrant neighbors, friends and family members. ICE is still launching indiscriminate round ups in areas with high immigrant populations. With detention centers grossly overcrowded, ICE agents are planning to use hotels to temporarily detain immigrants they capture. Your company should have no part in this. As consumers and customers, we urge you to refuse to let ICE use your properties to detain immigrants and ensure your commitment is communicated publicly and to the board of directors. We urge you to direct staff and franchisees to reject all ICE requests and hold them accountable if they don’t.

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