first_img PCA sells peanut butter to food processors and institutions such as schools, nursing homes, and hospitals, but does not sell it directly to consumers. However, the outbreak has led to a growing list of recalls of products containing peanut butter or peanut paste made by PCA, such as sandwich crackers, cookies, and ice cream. Major national brands of peanut butter sold in jars are not affected by the recalls, according to the FDA. Minnesota officials had previously tied Salmonella found in some PCA-made peanut butter to the outbreak, but the container had been opened, leaving the possibility of cross-contamination. The finding of the outbreak strain in an unopened container “has now led FDA to confirm that the source of this outbreak is peanut butter and peanut paste produced by PCA at its Blakely, Ga., processing plant,” the FDA said in an update on the investigation. According to the news release, FDA official Roberta F. Wagner told Connecticut officials, “Thus far, Connecticut’s King Nut peanut butter sample is the only intact sample that has been found with a PFGE [pulsed-field gel electrophoresis pattern] that matches the outbreak strain as determined by clinical sample analysis.” Jan 20, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Salmonella found in an unopened container of peanut butter in Connecticut has been genetically matched to the nationwide disease outbreak, confirming that it stems from a Peanut Corp. of America (PCA) facility in Georgia, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced late yesterday. Even though national peanut butter brands appear to be safe, the FDA is advising consumers not to eat peanut butter, commercial products containing peanut butter or paste, or institutionally served peanut butter if they can’t determine whether those items contain PCA peanut butter or paste. PCA has recalled all peanut butter and peanut paste produced at the Blakely facility since Jul 1, 2008. The products were distributed to institutions, food services, and companies in 24 states, Canada, Korea, and Haiti, according to the CDC. The FDA said the company has stopped production at the plant as the outbreak investigation continues. The Salmonella outbreak case count has risen to 485 in 43 states and Canada, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) update posted late today. As reported previously, about 23% of patients were hospitalized, and the illness was a possible factor in six deaths. The latest illness onset date was Jan 9. The FDA is advising consumers to check its searchable online list of products and brands associated with the PCA recall (see link below) to find out if commercially made products containing peanut butter or peanut paste are subject to recall. If consumers can’t find the product on the FDA list, they should consider calling the toll-free number listed on the product package or check the company’s Web site, the FDA said. Connecticut news release on findings linking King Nut peanut butter to outbreak See also: At least 10 companies making a wide range of products with peanut butter or peanut paste have issued recall press releases that have been posted on the FDA Web site. Some companies have issued recalls that have not yet been listed by the FDA. For example, Cub Foods, a division of Supervalu Co., based in Eden Prairie, Minn., today recalled five peanut butter cookie products sold in Minnesota and Iowa because they may contain peanut butter made by PCA, though there were no reports of illness. CDC outbreak update In Connecticut, the outbreak strain of Salmonella was found in an intact 5-pound container of King Nut peanut butter at a distributor in West Haven, the state Department of Consumer Protection reported in a news release today. King Nut Cos. distributes peanut butter made by PCA. FDA’s searchable list of recalled products FDA update read more

first_imgRosters can be changed for the NLCS and Stewart could be added to start one of those games. That would allow the Dodgers to give Maeda and Kershaw an extra day’s rest if they chose. Stewart pitched five scoreless innings against the Cubs on Aug. 28, holding them to two hits while striking out eight.Pitcher Alex Wood, who also was left off the Dodgers’ NLDS roster, traveled to Washington and threw a bullpen session Thursday as well. He’s a candidate to join the NLCS roster as a left-handed reliever.Jon Lester is starting Game 1 of the NLCS for the Cubs.Man about townAndre Ethier is the longest tenured Dodger. In fact, only eight active players have been with their current teams longer than the 34-year-old outfielder, who debuted with the Dodgers in 2006. More than maybe anyone in the clubhouse, Ethier understands the significance of the Dodgers ending a World Series drought that’s up to 28 years and counting.“I can’t tell you how many people from the regular haunts I go through L.A. now — my restaurants, my places I get coffee that know me — that for the last five, six years in the neighborhood I live in are always, ‘hey, when are we going to win the World Series?’“‘How is Vin (Scully) doing?’ That’s the second question, usually. When are we going to win the World Series? how is Vin doing? and have you met Sandy Koufax? Two of them I can answer and the third one, I hope this is the year.”AlsoChris Heisey’s pinch-hit home run off Grant Dayton was the first postseason homer by a pinch hitter in the history of the Nationals/Expos franchise. … Anthony Rendon’s 22 runners left on base set a division series record, according to Stats LLC. … In his fifth career plate appearance, Kenley Jansen HAD the first successful sacrifice bunt of his career in the eighth inning, advancing Joc Pederson to second base. … At 20 years, 62 days, Julio Urias became the youngest pitcher since at least 1903 to win a postseason game according to reports from staff writer J.P. Hoornstra WASHINGTON, D.C. >> Right-hander Kenta Maeda threw a short bullpen session before Thursday’s game, setting him up to start Game 1 of the National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. He’ll be on regular rest after pitching only three innings Monday in Game 3 of the National League Divisional Series. Before the game, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Maeda was available to pitch against the Nationals – everyone except Clayton Kershaw was, Roberts said – but most likely only if the game went extra innings. Roberts indicated that Kershaw would go in Game 2 on Sunday in Chicago, but that was before he appeared in the ninth inning Thursday, two days after pitching into the seventh inning of Game 4.There is still another wild card: Rookie right-hander Brock Stewart has been traveling with the Dodgers throughout the NLDS and has been keeping sharp in the bullpen this week, too. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

first_imgIn terms of the teams that should be most interested in signing free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick now that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is encouraging them to do so, the Chargers have been mentioned here and elsewhere as a logical fit.And it seems Los Angeles coach Anthony Lynn agrees. Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since the 2016 season, which he began by sitting and then kneeling during the national anthem of games in protest of racial injustice and police brutality in the United States. His formal claim of collusion against the NFL was settled last year.Amid a global movement against racial injustice that has prompted multiple statements from Goodell and a handful of NFL teams, many have been pushing the NFL to get Kaepernick back into the league. Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins even suggested the league should assign Kaepernick to a team.”Well, listen, if he wants to resume his career in the NFL, then obviously it’s going to take a team to make that decision, but I welcome that (and) support a club making that decision and encourage them to do that,” Goodell told ESPN’s Mike Greenberg for the network’s “Return to Sports” special. Lynn during a video media conference with reporters Wednesday said his team has not yet reached out to the 32-year-old passer, but “it would be crazy” not to have Kaepernick on the Chargers’ workout list should they decide they need to sign a quarterback.”I haven’t spoken with Colin, not sure where he’s at as far in his career, what he wants to do, but Colin definitely fits the style of quarterback for the system that we’re going to be running,” Lynn said (via ESPN). “I’m very confident and happy with the three quarterbacks that I have but you can never have too many people waiting on the runway.”MORE: The six best fits for Colin Kaepernick in 2020As ESPN’s Dianna Russini notes, the Chargers are the first NFL team to acknowledge that Kaepernick would be on its workout list in the event it wants or needs to bring in a QB this year.The three QBs Lynn referred to are Tyrod Taylor, Justin Herbert and Easton Stick. LA drafted Herbert with the No. 6 overall pick in this year’s draft with the intention of making him its franchise passer once he is ready to play over Taylor. But the team could decide it would be beneficial to have a backup like Kaepernick behind either potential starter.From NFL Now: With #Chargers coach Anthony Lynn’s comments as a jumping off point, it’s worth noting that there appears to be more interest in Colin Kaepernick than there has been in a pretty long time.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 17, 2020From SN’s Vinnie Iyer on why a Kaepernick signing in LA would make sense: “The Chargers didn’t need (Cam) Newton as a bridge starting QB when they already have Taylor. If they are so inclined to roll with Taylor for the entire season, especially if he’s playing the right veteran complementary football for a loaded team to have winning success, they need a better true backup plan. Should Taylor get injured in that state, the momentum might be slowed by a developing Herbert vs. Kaepernick, who can step into Taylor for Lynn with similar seasoning and arm-athleticism skill set.”Lynn, as one of the league’s two black coaches, also has been vocal about in leading the NFL’s push for social justice, and adding Kaepernick would make a strong statement. Beyond that, the fact that Taylor played well for both Roman and Lynn in Buffalo would help create a favorable playing transition for Kaepernick.”MORE: A complete Colin Kaepernick timeline since 2016last_img read more

first_img“The Chiringuito de Jugones” released a preview of the interview with Sergio the ‘Kun’ Agüero. The striker of the Manchester City He spoke of the return to training, the Champions League match against Real Madrid and its future. 10 To train: “15 days ago we received the information on when to return and it was May 4. There is a new meeting. If the Champions League is played in August it will be difficult.”Fear: “When we come back we will be half tense. The issue is that it can be played.”Champions: “We would like to play the return leg with Madrid with the public. It is not easy. We have a good result.”Future: “I have a year and a half left on my contract.”last_img read more

first_imgConstitution of The Gambia President Jammeh decided to relieve the secretary general and minister of presidential affairs, Dr Kalilu Bayo of his duties with effect from Thursday, 8 January 2015. The president relied on sections 71(1) and 71(3) of the Constitution of The Gambia to appoint Mr Lamin Nyabally as the new secretary general and minister of presidential affairs with immediate effect.In a similar vein President Jammeh relieved the attorney general and minister of justice, Mr Basiru Mahoney of his duties with effect from Thursday, 8 January 2015. The minister of higher education, research, science and technology, Mr Abubacarr Senghore will oversee the ministry of justice.]]>last_img read more