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Voter discrimination must stop ! a repost


August 6th was the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, but we will not be celebrating because two years ago the Supreme Court eviscerated a key protection of the landmark voting rights legislation.

Fortunately, our allies in Congress, led by Rep. John Lewis and Sen. Patrick Leahy, have introduced the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA) which aims to fix the problems caused by the Supreme Court.

Please, sign the petition to Congress demanding they pass the VRAA.

The VRAA would update the formula that determines which states have to get federal permission—or preclearance—before making any changes affecting voting or elections. The new formula targets all or parts of 13 states with a pattern of disenfranchising minority voters.

Voter discrimination is not something that happened 50 years ago, it is still happening today. Please add your name to demand Congress pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act.

Keep Fighting,
Carissa Miller, Daily Kos

The Ad Marco Rubio Doesn’t Want On TV


Brave New FilmsWho is Marco Rubio?  We want to educate people on his real stances on important issues.But we need your help to air a 30-second TV ad, The Real Rubio, in states with large Latino populations like Arizona, California, Colorado, Texas, Ohio, Florida, and New Mexico. Here are the facts about Marco Rubio, who is running as a “Latino champion:”

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Sound like a Latino champion to you? More people need to know about The Real Rubio.

Help us buy TV ads in states with large Latino populations!  Each ad costs up to $500, so we can’t do this without you.

Contribute now so together we can air The Real Rubio and educate the public on where he really stands!

Onward,

Jim Miller, Executive Director
Brave New Films Action Fund

FDA/USDA ~~ Alerts & Safety ~ August 2015


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08/31/2015 09:16 PM EDT

Bonduelle USA Inc. of Brockport, NY is recalling 9,335 cases of frozen corn 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.

Broken glass leads to bread recall of Sara Lee, other brands, in 11 states http://usat.ly/1JotTR5

The recall covers several Sara Lee products, Nature’s Harvest, Great Value brands, Kroger, L’Oven Fresh, and Bimbo brands. The “best buy” dates on the products range from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1, according to a Bimbo Bakeries USA statement. The recall impacts Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

USDA Expands Pork Recall Linked to 152 Confirmed Cases of Salmonella The original Aug. 13 recall of pork products from Kapowin Meats of Graham, WA, was for approximately 116,262 pounds of whole hogs that may be contaminated with Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:-. Now, in an Aug. 27 expansion of that earlier recall, approximately 523,380 pounds of pork are being recalled in: varying weights of boxed and bagged…

Bimbo Bakeries Voluntary Regional Recall of Certain Limited Breads Produced Under the Sara Lee, Great Value, Kroger, Bimbo, Nature’s Harvest and L’Oven Fresh Brands

Cascadian Farm frozen green beans recalled due to listeria

Listeria can cause fever, muscle aches, gastrointestinal symptoms and even death.

 

037-2015, Oscar’s Hickory House Recalls Beef Jerky Product Due To Processing Deviation (Mar 1, 2015) | List

  • 063-2015, Frozen Food Recalls Beef and Chicken Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen (Apr 17, 2015) | List
  • 064-2015, B & R Meat Processing Recalls Pork Products Due to Possible Processing Deviation and Staphylococcal Enterotoxin Contamination (Apr 18, 2015) | List
  • 070-2015, Skyline Provisions, Inc., Recalls Beef Products Due To E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination (Apr 27, 2015) | List

 

08/26/2015 02:06 PM EDT

Sam Mills USA LLC is voluntarily recalling approximately 11,083 cases of – 4.4 ounce boxes of Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Granola Bars because of a risk of cross contamination with Dairy. The recall is being initiated because the Sam Mills Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Granola Bar packaging states that this is a Dairy free product and in fact it should be labeled that in “May contain Traces of Dairy”.

08/26/2015 12:45 PM EDT
Sid Wainer and Son of New Bedford, MA is voluntarily recalling Jansal Valley brand Raw Macadamia Nuts, 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.
08/26/2015 04:49 PM EDT

General Mills today announced a voluntary Class I recall of a limited quantity of frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans produced over two days in March 2014. The recall is being issued as a precaution after one package of finished product tested positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

08/21/2015 09:38 AM EDT
Chetak New York L.L.C. of Edison, NJ is recalling 300 jars of 14.1oz “Deep Coriander Powder”, Lot# LE15152, 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 systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 110-2015, Kapowsin Meats Recalls Pork Product Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination (Aug 13, 2015).

08/13/2015 04:16 PM EDT

Kapowsin Meats, a Graham, Wash. establishment, is recalling approximately 116,262 pounds of whole hogs that may be contaminated with Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:-.

08/11/2015 01:33 PM EDT

Good Seed Inc. of Springfield, VA is voluntarily recalling all packages of soybean sprouts and mung bean sprouts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections to individuals 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.

08/10/2015 05:50 PM EDT  Northwest Farm Food Cooperative of Burlington, WA, is voluntarily recalling frozen raw Cat Food with the code Jul12015B due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products.
08/08/2015 08:06 PM EDT Real Foods of Seattle, LLC of Kent, WA is recalling 29 cases of Harvest Slaw Kit and 13 cases of Broccoli Salad Kit because it may contain undeclared peanut ingredients. No other products are impacted by this recall. This recall is being conducted in coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 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.
08/07/2015 12:18 PM EDT
Blue Square Market Inc. of North Huntingdon, PA, is recalling “Kaboom Actions Strip 12 Pack” and LiDa DaiDaiHua to the user level after FDA analysis revealed the products contain undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients. Kaboom was found to contain sulfoaildenafil and LiDa DaiDaiHua was found to contain sibutramine and phenolphthalein. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010 due to increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. Phenolphthalein is an ingredient previously used in over-the-counter laxatives, but because of concerns of carcinogenicity, it is not currently approved for marketing in the United States.
08/05/2015 10:42 PM EDT
Mahina Mele Farms is recalling the following products after FDA testing found Salmonella in macadamia nuts. Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
08/05/2015 12:27 PM EDT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Aug 4, 2015 – A Thousand Virgins Corp. in Miami (City of Industry), FL is recalling all lots of tattoo Inks described below due to microbiological contamination. A Thousand Virgins grey wash inks; G1, G2 and G3, that are labeled with Lot#129, and bearing the expiration date: 1/16, revealed contamination with Mycobacterium chelonae, Microbacterium organisms, and the molds Cryptococcus albidus and members of the Penicillium genus.

Kroger Spice Recall (s)

07/31/2015 10:15 PM EDT

Good Food Made Simple, a Wellesley, Mass., distributor, is recalling approximately 3,574 pounds of previously exported turkey sausage breakfast burritos and pork strips and turkey sausage breakfast bowls that were returned from Canada and were not presented for U.S. returned export inspection.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns about illnesses caused by Salmonella that may be associated with pork products, specifically whole pigs used for pig roasts.

SBA Reporter – are you prepared for chip card technology switch Oct. 1?


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Prepared for the Chip Card Technology Switch? Attend Free Webinar Aug. 26

Did you know that an important shift is occurring with card payment technology that will most likely impact your business?

Most small businesses are now required to switch from traditional stripe card readers to card readers that require chip card readers, and those business owners will be more often than not be required to purchase the equipment on their own.

Keeping up with the newest, most secure card payment technology is very important for small business owners. That’s why SBA has teamed up with Square to help small businesses navigate the upcoming transition from magnetic stripe to chip card technology (also known as “EMV” – for Europay, MasterCard, and Visa).

     EMV 101: What Small Businesses Need to Know
     About the Switch to Chip Card Technology
     Wednesday, August 26
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. PT
Registration is free, but required

Participants will learn:

  • What the transition to EMV chip card technology means for small businesses
  • What EMV chip card technology is and why it’s more secure
  • How to prepare for new fraud liability rules impacting merchants beginning October 1