October 6, 2014

Consumers Complain

1 Metal Shards Spur Ground Beef Recall

Sam Kane Beef Processors, Corpus Christie, has recalled 90,987 pounds of ground beef, said the USDA.The recall was spurred by complaints from consumers who found bits of metal in the beef, which was shipped to Texas retailers. This is a Class II recall stating that “there is a remote possibility of adverse health consequences from consuming the product.” The recall includes: 3-pound packages of "HEB Ground Chuck," with a production date of "09/12/14" and a use by date of "10/02/14;” 10-pound packages of "HEB Ground Beef," with a production date of "09/18/14" and a use by date of "10/08/14" and 10-pound clear film packages of formed patties with a production date of "9/09/14" and a use by date of "9/29/14." All products bear the establishment number 337 inside the USDA mark of inspection.

More at Cnn.com | Posted 3 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Airline Food May Be Unsanitary

Tags: Beef Recall, Department of Agriculture, USDA, Sam Kane Beef Processors, Meat Processors

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Ebola-Infected Countries

2 Some Feds Say No to Travel Ban to West Africa

U.S. health officials are opposed to a travel ban to Ebola-stricken countries saying that shutting down borders could hinder aid efforts. The idea of a ban was floated after the first case of Ebola in the U.S. was diagnosed last week. Said Anthony Fauci, Nat’l. Inst. of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, "It's conceivable that governments could fall if you just isolate them completely." British Airways has suspended travel to stricken countries and air traffic to the region is down. Tim Murphy, House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, will conduct hearings on the ban this week and said that asking passengers to report their own activity has been a failure. Officials say the U.S. is far better equipped to contain an Ebola outbreak than countries of West Africa.

More at Nbcnews.com | Posted 3 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Team USA Cancels Trip Due to Ebola Concerns

Tags: Anthony Fauci, Ebola, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, West Africa Ebola Outbreak, Travel Ban to Ebola-Stricken Countries, Tim Murphy, British Airways, House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investig

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Men Grabbing Crotches Everywhere

3 Men Going for the Feeling Nuts Challenge

Feeling Nuts Challenge for testicular cancer has gone viral. The challenge, which you can read about with the hashtag #feelingnuts, asks men to examine their testicles for lumps. The challenge is helping to make men aware of testicular cancer. More common among young men, testicular cancer is considered highly treatable when caught early. Celebrities who've participated in the Feeling Nuts Challenge include Hugh Jackman, Ricky Gervais, Jamie Oliver and William Shatner. Hugh Jackman tweeted: "I accept #feelingnuts raising awareness for testicular cancer. I nominate @ActuallyNPH @michaelstrahan @rickygervais."

More at CNN | Posted 3 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Marijuana Use May Up Testicular Cancer Risk

Tags: Jamie Oliver, Ricky Gervais, Testicular Cancer, Feeling Nuts Challenge, Hugh Jackman

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