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Food Recall – Salmonella Poisoning – Multiple Places

Post it note Please NoteWegmans Organic Walnut Halves & Pieces RECALLED because Salmonella Contamination. Read More …

Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets Inc., is expanding their recall of Natural Grocers brand Organic Garlic Powder to all lots as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Read More …

Trader Joe’s Company is recalling Raw Walnuts because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  Read More …


Eat Safe and …

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ALERT!!! Metal Found in Kraft Mac n Cheese —

choking kidKraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling of the Original flavor of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner – due to the possibility that some boxes may contain small pieces of metal.  Read More -> Click Here … As Always, Stay Informed … Bob   P.S.  Please forward this to a friend or family members.

Food Recall – Listeria found in Kansas, TX

Five patients who were treated in a single hospital in Kansas were infected with one of four rare strains of Listeria ill woman2monocytogenes. Three of these strains, which are highly similar, have also been found in products manufactured at the Blue Bell Creameries production facility in Brenham, Texas.  Click here -> Read More …

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Food Recall – Frontier Co-op

Frontier Co-op recalled several organic garlic powder products that were sold under its Frontier and Simply Organic brands, salmonella sickand one product sold under the Whole Foods Market brand due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Eat Safe and …

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National Poetry Month – April

Poetry QuillHi Guys,

Every month there seems to be a National Celebration for one cause or another.

With this in mind – APRIL is National Poetry Month – I’ve taken this blurb right from their site so all credit goes to the Academy of American Poets.

What are the goals of National Poetry Month?
The goals of National Poetry Month are to:

  • highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets
  • encourage the reading of poems
  • assist teachers in bringing poetry into their classrooms
  • increase the attention paid to poetry by national and local media
  • encourage increased publication and distribution of poetry books, and
  • encourage support for poets and poetry.

I’ll put up more details on this page and PLEASE Post your info or submissions.

I’ll Post info and Links to other sites (with more info) and my favorite follows (really great people so so many I couldn’t even begin to list on this page (apologies to allll of you guys)  🙂

So – Let’s get started (and forward this or attach it to your friends) – or just let them know about April.

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Also – Visit a few of my friends blogs below.  They always have good stuff and they’re great people too.

FBI Reports another SCAM


The BEC is a global scam with subjects and victims in many countries. The IC3 has received BEC complaint data from victims in every U.S. state and 45 countries. From 10/01/2013 to 12/01/2014, the following statistics are reported:

• Total U.S. victims: 1198
• Total U.S. dollar loss: $179,755,367.08
• Total non-U.S. victims: 928
• Total non-U.S. dollar loss: $35,217,136.22
• Combined victims: 2126
• Combined dollar loss: $214,972,503.30

The FBI assesses with high confidence the number of victims and the total dollar loss will continue to increase. (This is a very sad fact).
This scam is linked to other forms of fraud, such as: romance, lottery, employment, and home/vacation rental scams. If you’ve been taken for a ride with one of these scams, follow the instructions below.

If you believe your businesses is the recipient of a compromised e-mail or is a victim of the BEC scam (regardless of dollar amount), you should file with the IC3 at Please be as descriptive as possible, identify your complaint as “Business Email Compromise” or “BEC” and try to include the following information:

Header information from e-mail messages
Identifiers for the perpetrators such as names, e-mail addresses, websites, bank account information (especially where transfers were requested to be sent), and beneficiary names
Details on how, why, and when you believe you were defrauded
Actual and attempted loss amounts
Other relevant information you believe is necessary to support your complaint

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FREE – More from the Gov’t

About FREE

 The Federal Registry for Educational Excellence (FREE) makes it easier to find digital teaching and learning resources created and maintained by the federal government and public and private organizations.

About the new Beta version

They have now introduced a new version of FREE, which is powered by the Learning Registry — an open database for sharing digital learning resources. It runs on a custom version of WordPress, an open source content management system. The new FREE incorporates a responsive design to best serve customers who access FREE from mobile devices.

The new FREE is a work in progress. They are mapping more and more resources to national and state standards and envision adding more social features to the site in the future.

Contact them at or on Twitter @FreeResources.

Background on FREE

FREE was conceived in 1997 by a federal working group in response to a memo from the President. The site was launched a year later. It was redesigned and relaunched for the first time in November 2006 and again in June 2013.

Federal agencies, if you’re looking to involve teachers in developing teaching resources, see lessons learned.

FREE is maintained by the Office of Communications and Outreach and the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education in partnership with the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative.

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Food Poisoning Updates – Listeria, Salmonella, Undeclared Nuts

listeria poisoniHi Everyone –

A few Health Updates with Food – Listeria poisoning,

  • Fairway Raw Hazelnuts Recalled due to 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.
  • Hummingbird Wholesale in Eugene Oregon is recalling 110 jars of Hummingbird Brand Organic Chocolate Hazelnut Butter that may contain undeclared milk.
  • WhiteWave Foods is voluntarily recalling 7.5 oz packages of Horizon Cheddar Sandwich Crackers because they may contain undeclared peanuts.
  • Kirsch Mushroom Co. Inc. of 751 Drake Street Bronx NY, is recalling its Chilean Mushrooms that were purchased from Nov 1st2014 to Dec 20th 2014 because they contained undeclared sulfites.
  • Chocolate By Design Inc. of Ronkonkoma, NY, is recalling its Milk Chocolate “Assorted Character Icing Pops”, “Christmas Icing Pops” and “Triple Heart Icing Pops” because they contain undeclared eggs. The Icing Pops may also contain trace amounts of FD&C colors Yellow 5 or 6, Red 3 or 40, and/or Blue 1.
  • National Choice Bakery has notified their customers concerning possible undeclared peanuts and tree nuts contaminated from an ingredient supplier in the baking process of bagels.
  • Whole Foods Market has recalled items prepared with a supplier’s ground cumin spice ingredient that may have contained undeclared peanut.
  • Korean Food Co. of Irving Texas is recalling 8 boxes of (20 bag in each box) Go-Hang Soybean sprouts in 1 lb. and 2 lb. bags distributed Jan 30, 2015 – Feb 6, 2015 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA is voluntarily recalling Thomas’, Sara Lee and Jewel Bagels because they may contain undeclared peanuts and almonds.
  • See’s Company of San Francisco is recalling all 8 oz Classic Red Hearts with Assorted Chocolates with bar code 737666091201 and stamped date L.A.N. 048/15 because it contains undeclared tree nuts

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