Food Recalls To Watch Out For Right Before Thanksgiving

Food Recalls To Watch Out For Right Before Thanksgiving

Some of you overachievers are already cooking for the meal of the year but there are some potential recalls in effect that might ruin Thanksgiving dinner so be on the lookout what you have in your pantry so your guests and/or family don’t end up with food poisoning.

Romaine Lettuce
There are massive recalls on romaine lettuce right now. This leafy green has been linked to 17 people who contracted E. Coli. 75,000 pounds has been taken off the shelves, but if you have any on hand, you might want to dispose of it just in case, especially if it was grown in Salinas, California. Consider replacing it with arugula, a.k.a. rocket, which has been shown to have notable health benefits.

Raspberries and blackberries
An outbreak of Hepatitis A has been potentially linked to frozen raspberries and blackberries sold by Fresh Thyme. These berries come from Illinois, but illnesses that may have resulted from consuming these products have been reported in Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Indiana.

Raw pork
An Illinois company recalled 515,000 pounds of raw pork because it didn’t pass inspection before it went to market. Check your meat freezer for these products. There haven’t yet been any links to health concerns, but let’s be real, getting sick from bad pork tends to have some unsavory consequences.

Cheese Nips
Some 11-ounce packages of Cheese Nips may contain small pieces of yellow plastic, according to authorities. Boxes that have a “best by” date of May 18, 19, or 20, 2020, could be contaminated. Also, c’mon y’all, Cheese Nips? We’re grown-ups now. Cheez-Its are vastly superior.

Cottage Cheese
Kraft Heinz has recalled almost 9,500 cases of three different varieties of cottage cheese after a consumer reported finding a piece of red plastic in their curds. No illnesses have been reported, but in case you have some cottage cheese in your fridge, the use by date on the recalled containers is December 10, 2019

Nestle Cookie Dough
Some packages of Nestle cookie dough may contain bits of rubber. Nestle voluntarily recalled the ready to bake items, which are listed here. You can still eat the already-baked cookies, though, which is a small consolation for those of us who prefer the raw deal.

Ground beef
A New Jersey company had to recall 115,000 pounds of ground beef products that may contain plastic. Before you start feeling elitist about how you always buy the “good meat,” please note that this is the fancy, organic grass-fed kind of ground beef.

Vegetables
Over 100 vegetable products were recalled over possible Listeria contamination, according to CNN. The number of veggies recalled is giant and includes major food companies like Del Monte and Trader Joe’s, so make sure to check the list. You are never going to get your family to buy into your vegan keto diet if you poison them.

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Verizon Commits $1 Million to Help Habitat for Humanity’s Recovery Efforts on the Gulf Coast

Verizon Commits $1 Million to Help Habitat for Humanity’s Recovery Efforts on the Gulf Coast

Even though 2019 hurricane season underway, communities along the Gulf Coast continue to rebuild after last year’s devastating season. Verizon announced today its Foundation is providing $1 million in support of Habitat for Humanity’s recovery efforts. In addition, more than 20 volunteers from Verizon are on hand helping to raise the walls on the latest home being built in the Panhandle.

“Verizon is committed to the communities where we live and work, and we’re honored to stand side-by-side today with those impacted by Hurricane Michael,” said Ronan Dunne, executive vice president and group CEO of Verizon Consumer. “Recovery and rebuilding will take years, and this grant to Habitat for Humanity to support their critically important work on the ground is just one example of the commitment we’ve made to be there for our customers and the community.”

“I visited Panama City soon after Hurricane Michael passed and witnessed first-hand the devastation it brought about,” said Tami Erwin, executive vice president and group CEO of Verizon Business. “We made a commitment then to stay in the community for the long haul and this is our most recent pledge to support residents and businesses.”

Long after first responders provide immediate relief following a disaster, the need for ongoing support remains critical. Habitat helps affected families rebuild through its long-term recovery efforts.

“With support from partners like Verizon, we can help more families in the Gulf Coast build back stronger and make a lasting difference in their communities,” said Julie Laird Davis, vice president for corporate and cause marketing at Habitat. “It’s more important than ever that families know they are not alone as they rebuild.”

Verizon often talks about how it runs to a crisis, and following Hurricane Michael the organization has committed more than $25 million to its network in the Panhandle and more than $2 million in grants to organizations like Habitat for Humanity. This helps impacted communities to recover and rebuild. Verizon also invested in additional mobile network assets with satellite connections that can be deployed anywhere a natural disaster strikes. Big thanks to Verizon.

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Forgotten Category 5 Hurricane Still Casts Shadow on Floridians

Forgotten Category 5 Hurricane Still Casts Shadow on Floridians

Hurricane Michael was a storm many Panhandle residents will never forget; however, the rest of Florida seems to have forgotten according to a survey released by REBUILD 850. This historic storm made landfall on October 10, 2018, and was the strongest storm to ever hit the Florida Panhandle, with wind speeds of up to 155 mph- it was just recently was upgraded to a category 5. The storm and the devastation that comes along with it moved quickly throughout the area, leaving at least 43 dead and entire towns wiped away. Damages are estimated to at least $5 billion but recovery has been slow for many locals.

Rebuild 850 was launched shortly after Hurricane Michael made landfall with the intentions “to keep North Florida’s recovery front and center and to marshal ongoing support” according to their website. REBUILD 850 is co-chaired by former Florida House Speakers Allan Bense and Will Weatherford and former U.S. Representative Gwen Graham. They also have a diverse team of dedicated partner organizations urging anyone that can to visit, volunteer, donate, and invest in this region that has been so devastated by Hurricane Michael.

The survey results collected by Sachs Media Groupon on behalf of the National Hurricane Survival Initiative and Rebuild 850 showed nearly half of respondents would do nothing to help people affected by the hurricane and nearly 75 percent said they would not consider donating money to help with relief efforts. Lack of public support might be because for most Floridians, life has gone back to normal. They are not reminded day in and day out of the devastation left by the storm like the residents of the Panhandle. As the new hurricane season ramps up, the Panhandle is still in shambles from last year’s Category 5 storm.

The survey was meant to gauge statewide awareness of the storm and its continued effects. “These panhandle residents need the support of our entire state,” said Allan Bense, REBUILD 850 co-chair and former Speaker of the House. “These communities are suffering. We’re all Floridians, and we need to come together. We are urging all Floridians to lend a hand to our most vulnerable citizens.” Homelessness, unemployment, and mental health issues are still very real issues for these Floridians. “Many Panhandle residents feel like they’ve been forgotten by their state,” said former Congresswoman Gwen Graham. “These survey results are incredibly frustrating. Families are camped out in tents and children are struggling with anxiety, and Floridians in other areas of the state are unaware.”

Even more disheartening was the fact that the report found nearly half of those respondents didn’t know which hurricane had hit the panhandle and fewer than half understood the severity of Hurricane Michael. “While we’re thankful for the federal and state funding the Panhandle relief and coverage effort has received, we need to come together as Floridians to do even more,” said former House Speaker Will Weatherford. “This was the second most powerful storm to ever hit the mainland United States, and it will continue to take more time and money to recover and rebuild.”

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5 Things to Look for in a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

While choosing the right medical malpractice lawyer may seem impossible, it is achieveable with the right tools in your back pocket. There are some things you can look for when searching, interviewing, and finally deciding on which medical malpractice lawyer you should go with. Going up against a doctor, the nurses, and even a medical facility or two is no easy task which is why you need to look for an experienced attorney. An attorney that you know will go to war as on your behalf and ask as you or your loved one’s best advocate when that time comes. It will take an exceptional medical malpractice lawyer to help you win. Most of these go to trial to establish the facts so you need to make sure your lawyer has established the duty between the patient and doctor/hospital. After you have established that duty, you must find the breach of that duty or standard medical procedure. After these two things have been established, one of the hardest things your lawyer with must do it prove the connection between the breach and whatever caused the injury. The final thing your attorney will have to prove is damages caused the breach of duty.

These things come with a number of years of experience and from someone well versed with any and all medical aspects in the niche field they specialize in. Since most medical malpractice lawyers are experts in a specific field. For example, the lawyer can be an expert in dealing with birth injuries or surgical mishap cases. Having a special niche is indicative of years of experience in the field and will have no trouble making case theories, talking to medical experts and understanding all the technical jargon. You need to make sure your attorney is both compassionate and aggressive towards your case because you will need it when trying to win your case. Ensure that the attorney you choose has access to medical experts that can be called on for expert testimony as well as making the jury understand your case entirely. If you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice, Contact us today!

Source: https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/434679110/5-important-qualifications-to-look-for-in-a-medical-malpractice-lawyer

How dog owners can be negligent

The numbers on dog bites from the Florida Department of Health are not exactly uplifting. For example, more than 600 Floridians visit the hospital every year due to dog bites, and about two Floridians die from dog bite injuries per year.

Here is an overview on why some of these bites occur and the role owner negligence plays:

Letting a dog off leash

About one-third of reported dog bites occurred from a dog that was off its leash and off its owner’s property. This can happen for several reasons. For example, it could be Halloween, with the dog’s owner opening and closing the front door often and the dog darting out at some point. It could also be that the owner takes the dog out and does not use a leash.

Not treating a sick or hurt dog

A sick or injured dog is more likely to bite. Thus, if a dog’s owner knew it was injured and did nothing, not even warning you about the injury, that could be negligence.

Not supervising play with a child

Children ages 1 to 9 are the most prone to dog bites. This makes sense, as young children are excitable and can make noises that scare dogs. Similarly, children may be too rough when trying to pet a dog or play with it. One way to minimize the risk of a dog biting a child is to have adult supervision. However, this does not always happen. Even in the best of situations and with the best of owners, a dog bite can occur. For example, take a 5-year-old nephew who adores his uncle’s dog and has played with it numerous times before. The uncle might leave the child alone with the dog for a few moments to prepare a meal and the child, not realizing he is being too rough, could end up being bitten and seriously hurt.

Keeping a dog known to bite

If a dog’s owner knows that the dog bites and has even hurt others in the past, that is a problem if the dog ends up injuring someone else.

Is your phone dangerous?

If you are like most people, you use your phone for hours at a time every day. You text, email, browse social media and even play games with it—and on top of all that, you can accessorize it to display your personality. You probably do this by keeping your phone in a trendy case.

What you might not expect is that phones, as well as their cases and other accessories, could be dangerous.

Cases may not meet safety standards

According to the New York Post, certain cases may be responsible for chemical burns suffered by as many as 24 people. There are a few other things you should know about phones and the risks they can pose.

Just like many of the other products we use every day, a huge portion of phone cases on the market are manufactured in China and other countries with less stringent safety regulations. One of the most common culprits for high-risk imports is plastic made with potentially toxic materials. This, unfortunately, is common in phone cases—so you should be wary of the risks any phone case could pose.

Recalls indicate serious risks from phones

Phone cases are not the only potential danger—your phone itself may be a hazard to your health. Some phones have been recalled for issues so severe as causing fires and exploding. Other recalls have been issued due to small parts that may break off and pose a choking hazard. It is important to pay attention to recalls and ensure that your phone is not a risk to you or your children.

Product defects span all phone accessories

Phones and cases can be dangerous, but so can headsets, cords and other accessories. Anything can be hazardous if it is poorly manufactured, and unfortunately, many products are.

If you have been injured by a phone, a case, an accessory or any other unsafe product, you should consider hiring a legal representative to assist you with your case.

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