November 13, 2013

Supermarket Salads & Wraps

1 E.coli Outbreak Forces 90-Ton Food Recall

Glass Onion Catering of Richmond, CA, has announced a product recall of over 181,000 pounds of ready-to-eat orzo, noodle, wheatberry and Greek salads and sandwich wraps containing pre-cooked ham and chicken which are linked to an outbreak of E. coli sickness that has stricken 26 people in three states. The company distributes the suspect items to Trader Joe's, Whole Foods Markets, Super Fresh Goods and Delish supermarkets and Walgreens drug stores in parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Texas. E. coli can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration and stomach cramps which may persist for a week or more.

More at Startribune.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Caterers Involved with More Food Poisoning

Tags: Food Poisoning, Food Recalls, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods Market, E. Coli Outbreaks, Glass Onion Catering

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Far Short of Expectations

2 First Month Figures for Obamacare Released

About 106,185 people signed up for Obamacare through the federal and state-run exchanges in October, its first month of operation, according to figures released by the Obama administration. This is far short of the White House’s expectation of 500,000 enrollees. Fewer than 27,000 people enrolled through the federal healthcare.gov site, which is still plagued by technical glitches. The majority of people signed up through state-based exchanges, which have not been without technical issues of their own. In better news for Obamacare, about 975,000 people have submitted applications but have yet to select a plan. An optimistic Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services Secretary, said she expects the numbers to “grow as the website, healthcare.gov continues to make steady improvements."

More at CNN.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Women to Get New Benefits under Obamacare

Tags: Health and Human Services Department, Kathleen Sebelius, Obama Administration, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act. Obamacare Enrollment Figures

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