Monday, October 31, 2011

Butter Cookies Recalled

Rite Aid Voluntarily Recalls 12 oz. Tins of Rich Fields Butter Cookies

Working in consultation with the United States Food and Drug Administration, Rite Aid has initiated a voluntary chainwide recall of approximately 85,000 tins of butter cookies distributed by Rite Aid under the Rich Fields brand name because of the possibility of contamination with Bacillus cereus.

I can only guess what problems this could create. 85,000 tins of cookies.

This recall affects only 12 oz. tins featuring either a decorative castle or Christmas designs and sold exclusively in Rite Aid stores. Affected products can be identified by the UPC codes 01249596519 and 88411804619 located directly beneath the bar code on the bottom of each tin. No other Rich Fields or Rite Aid brand products are affected by this voluntary recall.

The recall was initiated after the company conducted quality testing on the affected product because of an uncharacteristic odor. Customers should not eat the cookies and can return them to any Rite Aid store for a full refund. Information regarding the recall is available online at www.RiteAid.com1 or by calling 1-800-RITE-AID Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST and Saturday from 9:30 to 6 p.m. EST.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Eggs

Salmonella Illnesses Linked To Organic Eggs Consumers, Food Preparers Reminded To Cook Eggs Thoroughly

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) are investigating illnesses in at least six people in Minnesota that are connected with a recall of organic shell eggs due to contamination with Salmonella Enteritidis. The contaminated eggs were traced back by the MDA to Larry Schultz Organic Farm of Owatonna, where environmental testing confirmed the presence of Salmonella Enteritidis.

Eggs affected by this recall were distributed to restaurants, grocery stores, food wholesalers and foodservice companies in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.

Eggs from Larry Schultz Organic Farm are packaged under the following brand names: Lunds & Byerly’s Organic, Kowalski’s Organic, and Larry Schultz Organic Farm. Eggs are packed in bulk and varying sizes of cartons (6-egg cartons, dozen egg cartons, 18-egg cartons). Full product descriptions and a list of grocery stores where these products were sold can be found at Cartons bearing Plant Number 0630 or a “Sell by” date are not included in this recall.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


"Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true. "
-- Brian Tracy, Author

Saturday, October 15, 2011



1 lb light brown sugar
½ pint whipping cream
2 cups pecans
2 Tbl butter

I a large glass-mixing bowl, mix the sugar and cream. Place in microwave oven for 10 to 13 minutes. Carefully remove from microwave and mix in pecans and butter. Using a tablespoon, drop a spoonful on wax paper. Allow to cool and yum yum.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Ohio Firm Recalls Ready-To-Eat Beef & Pork

Ohio Firm Recalls Ready-To-Eat Beef, Pork Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection


WASHINGTON, October 14, 2011 -

E-Z Shop Kitchens, Inc., a Fremont, Ohio, establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of ready-to-eat, seasoned beef and shredded pork products because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The items subject to recall were sold for institutional and/or individual consumer use and are listed below.

The following products are subject to recall
16-ounce and 4-pound tub containers of "E-Z SHOP KITCHEN SEASONED BEEF " that bear the establishment number "EST. 19665" in the USDA mark of inspection.
16-ounce and 4-pound tub containers of "E-Z SHOP KITCHEN SHREDDED PORK WITH BBQ SAUCE " that bear the establishment number "EST. 19665" in the USDA mark of inspection.
16-ounce and 4-pound tub containers of "E-Z SHOP KITCHEN SHREDDED BEEF WITH BBQ SAUCE " that bear the establishment number "P-19665" in the USDA mark of inspection. All of the products have unknown production dates and were distributed to retail and institutional customers in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia between July 1 and Oct. 6.

The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel when following up on a complaint and is the subject of an on-going investigation. FSIS may take additional regulatory action based on the results of this investigation.FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

California Firm Recalls Ground Beef

California Firm Recalls Ground Beef Due to Possible E.Coli O157:H7 Contamination

Recall Release CLASS I RECALL

WASHINGTON, Oct 11, 2011 - Commercial Meat Co., a Los Angeles, Calif., establishment is recalling approximately 377,775 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following ground beef products are subject to recall:

5,10,15,20,30,40,50 and 60 lb. cases of bulk ground beef
5,10 and 20 lb. cases of ground beef patties
10,15,20,30,40 and 50 lb. cases of ground beef taco
5,10,15,20,25,30,40,50 and 60 lb. cases of ground beef chili

Each case bears a label with the establishment number "EST. 4873" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products subject to recall were produced between Sept. 7, 2011 and Oct. 6, 2011 and were shipped to restaurants in California and Nevada, as well as one Federal establishment in California for further processing.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fix Your Eyes

"Fix your eyes forward on what you can do, not back on what you cannot change."
-- Tom Clancy, Author