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FDA/USDA ~~ Alerts & Safety April 2015 p.2


USFDA_footerB & R Meat Processing Recalls Pork Products Due to Possible Processing Deviation and Staphylococcal Enterotoxin Contamination
B & R Meat Processing, a Winslow, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,129 pounds of pork products due to a possible processing deviation that may have led to staphylococcal enterotoxin contamination.

04/17/2015 11:20 AM EDT Schnuck Markets, Inc. of St. Louis, Mo. is recalling its Chef’s Express California Pasta Salad sold in its Deli/Chef’s Express departments April 2 – April 14, 2015 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 (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting in the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms, endocarditis and arthritis.

 

B& R Meat Processing, Inc. Recalls Products Due to Nitrite Levels in Excess of Regulatory Limit
B & R Meat Processing, Inc. is recalling approximately 569 pounds of pork products due to nitrite levels in excess of regulatory limit.

Beech-Nut Nutrition Recalls Baby Food Product Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
Beech-Nut Nutrition, an Amsterdam, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,920 pounds of baby food products that may be contaminated with small pieces of glass.

04/08/2015 10:04 AM EDT  These products have 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 (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Corn Maiden Foods, Inc. Recalls Beef and Pork Products Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen Corn Maiden Foods, Inc., a Harbor City, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 15,600 pounds of pork tamales, pork Yucatan, and beef brisket taquitos products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen (hydrolyzed soy protein).

 

Cargill Recalls Beef Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
Recall Notification Report. Cargill Meat Solutions, a Wyalusing, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,294 pounds of ground beef product that may be contaminated with blue string.

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 056-2015, Vern’s and Sons Food Service Recalls Beef and Chicken Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection (Apr 8, 2015).

La Guadalupana Wholesale Co., Inc. Recalls Pork and Chicken Products Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
La Guadalupana Wholesale Co., Inc., a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 34,923 pounds of pork and chicken tamale products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products contain egg whites, a known allergen, which are not declared on the product label.

Vern’s and Sons Food Service Recalls Beef and Chicken Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection
Vern’s and Sons Food Service, a Milwaukie, Ore. establishment, is recalling approximately 450 pounds of beef and chicken products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and outside inspection hours.

 

Leader Slaughterhouse, LLC Recalls Veal Carcasses Produced Without Full Benefit of Inspection
Leader Slaughterhouse, LLC, an Imler, Penn., establishment, is recalling approximately 1,800 pounds of veal carcasses that were produced without the full benefit of federal inspection and outside inspection hours.

04/10/2015 08:56 AM EDT Kanan Enterprises announces the voluntary recall of macadamia nuts due to potential contamination with salmonella.  The supplier of the macadamia nuts has asked us to issue this recall 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.
04/09/2015 08:07 PM EDT Texas Pecan Company Inc. of Dallas, Texas, is voluntarily recalling the items stated below; (refer to Table in Paragraph 3), because they have 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
04/08/2015 07:08 PM EDT Today Sabra Dipping Co., LLC announced that it is voluntarily recalling approximately 30,000 cases of its Classic Hummus due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. This measure is limited to five SKUs of Classic Hummus sold nationwide.
04/07/2015 10:42 PM EDT
Blue Bell Creameries is expanding its recall of products that were produced in the Broken Arrow, Okla., plant to include Banana Pudding Ice Cream pints which tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, and additional products manufactured on the same line. These items have the potential to be young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

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Indiegogo removed ALL the fundraisers


Indiegogo took down all Officer Slager fundraisers from their platform!Image

Now urge the company to take the next step and change its policy.

Take Action

 

After 54,000 ColorOfChange members raised their voices, Indiegogo met our demand and took down all Officer Slager pages from their crowdfunding platform. In short: we won.

Quick wins like this are rare, but they happen when a community is able to come together at a moment’s notice and put strategic pressure on a company or politician. Collectively, we tweeted @Indiegogo thousands of times and flooded their Facebook wall. Everywhere Indiegogo employees and executives looked, they saw our message: that they shouldn’t enable Michael Slager to profit in the aftermath of murdering Walter Scott. And that they shouldn’t perpetuate a toxic culture that roots for and supports illegal police conduct while criminalizing Black victims, and justifying their killings.

We’re currently in talks with Indiegogo and will be meeting CEO Slava Rubin soon to discuss the company’s policies. We want to ensure that the next time a hurtful and hateful fundraiser like this is started on their platform, that it’s taken down immediately without any hesitation or delay. That’s why we need you to speak up.

Tell Indiegogo to officially change its policy. No one should ever be able to use their platform to profit from such horrendous actions.

We’ll take your signatures and comments into the meeting with the CEO. We’ll bring the voices and power of the ColorOfChange community into the room with us. Add your name.

Thanks and peace,

—Arisha, Rashad, Matt, and Bhavik for the ColorOfChange team

Explaining The Gender Pay Gap


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Today is Equal Pay Day, the symbolic day marking the point at which women’s earnings have finally caught up to what to men earned in 2014. According to the latest data, full-time year-round working women earn 78 cents for every dollar a full-time year-round working man earns. The pay gap is even worse for Latina and African American women: African American women earn just 64 cents for every dollar a white man makes, and Latina women earn just 54 cents.

There’s a lot of confusion about these numbers. What do they mean? Where do they come from? To answer these questions, the Center for American Progress has an excellent 3-minute explainer video on the pay gap: click here to watch!

In addition, CAP has put together social media graphics that share some key facts and drive home the importance of why we need to demand equal pay for equal work. Take a minute to share them with your networks!

Unfortunately, the slate of current Republican presidential hopefuls has a terrible record on equal pay. All of the current or prospective GOP candidates have taken steps to undermine laws requiring equal pay for equal work.

Be sure to check out these other important resources on equal pay:

BOTTOM LINE: Women earn 78 cents to the dollar, and it’s even less for Latina and African American women. Systemic issues lead to this gap, and policies we support, including paid maternal leave and other measures that support women and families, can help close it. It’s long past time for equal pay for equal work.

Congress: Don’t screw this up


The world’s major powers just agreed to a historic framework nuclear deal with Iran, but today, Congress will vote on a bill that could destroy it. Let’s send a clear message to Congressional leadership: don’t screw this up for the rest of us! Make a call to key senators, then let us know how it went:

How’d it go?
Dear friends,The world’s major powers just agreed to a historic framework nuclear deal with Iran. It’s great news for all of us who believe in non-proliferation, peace, and the power of diplomacy. But today, Congress will vote on a bill that could blow the deal apart. 

It’s crazy and dangerous — and the best way to stop this recklessness is to show key members of Congress that we are united behind the deal.

To stop this bill in its tracks, we need 4 key senators who are still undecided to block it. If they hear from hundreds of us today, we can tip the balance and ensure Congress doesn’t screw this up for us!

Call the senators below, and then click to tell us how the call went. Below are some talking points to help you.

Senator Ben Cardin (Maryland):  (202) 224-4524(202) 224-4524
Senator Christopher Coons (Delaware): (202) 224-5042(202) 224-5042
Senator Chris Murphy (Connecticut): (202) 224-4041(202) 224-4041
Senator Jeanne Shaheen (New Hampshire): (202) 224-2841(202) 224-2841

Some talking points:

  • I urge Senator x to reject the Corker-Menendez bill, which improperly hampers the President’s ability to negotiate a strong nuclear deal with Iran.
  • A bill like this could make a final deal impossible to achieve, and opens the door to war with Iran — something most Americans, including myself, reject.
  • Congress should not disrupt diplomacy while the world’s most powerful governments work to advance peace and stability.

Of course, be respectful to Congressional staff at all times. After you call, click below to let us know how the call went!

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/us_iran_deal_call_in/?biEWLbb&v=56940

Dear friends,The world’s major powers just agreed to a historic framework nuclear deal with Iran. It’s great news for all of us who believe in non-proliferation, peace, and the power of diplomacy. But today, Congress will vote on a bill that could blow the deal apart. 

It’s crazy and dangerous — and the best way to stop this recklessness is to show key members of Congress that we are united behind the deal.

To stop this bill in its tracks, we need 4 key senators who are still undecided to block it. If they hear from hundreds of us today, we can tip the balance and ensure Congress doesn’t screw this up for us!

Call the senators below, and then click to tell us how the call went. Below are some talking points to help you.

Senator Ben Cardin (Maryland):  (202) 224-4524(202) 224-4524
Senator Christopher Coons (Delaware): (202) 224-5042(202) 224-5042
Senator Chris Murphy (Connecticut): (202) 224-4041(202) 224-4041
Senator Jeanne Shaheen (New Hampshire): (202) 224-2841(202) 224-2841

Some talking points:

  • I urge Senator x to reject the Corker-Menendez bill, which improperly hampers the President’s ability to negotiate a strong nuclear deal with Iran.
  • A bill like this could make a final deal impossible to achieve, and opens the door to war with Iran — something most Americans, including myself, reject.
  • Congress should not disrupt diplomacy while the world’s most powerful governments work to advance peace and stability.

Of course, be respectful to Congressional staff at all times. After you call, click below to let us know how the call went!

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/us_iran_deal_call_in/?biEWLbb&v=56940

The world has come remarkably close to war over Iran’s nuclear program. In 2012, the US was so worried that Israel would bomb Iran that US Central Command tracked the moon and weather patterns to guess which night the strike would happen. Now, remarkably, years of negotiations between the US and Iran are on the cusp of finishing an historic agreement to prevent war and nuclear proliferation.

Republicans in the US congress already sent a reckless letter directly to Iran in an attempt to destroy any deal. But despite their fierce criticism they have offered no alternative except more sanctions and war. Now Congress is considering a law that would enable meddling directly in the President’s negotiations — to undermine even a strong nuclear non-proliferation deal.

Make a call to Congress now to show your support for the nuclear deal, then let us know how the call went: 

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/us_iran_deal_call_in/?biEWLbb&v=56940

A million of us came together, two years ago, calling on the US and Iran to start negotiations on key regional crises like the conflict in Syria. Now that these longtime foes are negotiating in good faith, we can help them bring greater security to the region and world. It would be a tremendous victory for peace.In determination,

John, Nick, Rewan, Emma and the rest of the Avaaz team

SOURCES:
Bob Corker may move on Iran nuclear bill next week
http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/bob-corker-may-move-on-iran-nuclear-bill-next-week-116119.html

Iran Bill One Vote Away From Veto-Proof Majority
http://www.rollcall.com/news/iran_bill_one_vote_away_from_veto_proof_majority-241073-1.html _

Iran Agrees to Framework of Nuclear Deal (The New York Times)
www.nytimes.com/2015/04/03/world/middleeast/iran-nuclear-talks.html

The Iran nuclear deal, translated into plain English (Vox)
http://www.vox.com/2015/4/2/8336219/iran-nuclear-deal-plain-english

Republicans trash Iran deal (Politico)
http://www.politico.com/story/2015/04/bob-corker-iran-bill-116629.html

The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here (The Atlantic)
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/10/the-crisis-in-us-israel-relations-is-officially-here/382031/


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