- Toledo School District: New THS Design Post Update *
- National Weather Service: 3-Day outlook *
- FDA: 3 Food Warnings + 15 Dietary Supplements, 3 Surgical Mesh Products *
- USDA: Forestry - Tree Rings Tell the History of Fire And Forest Health *
- WA INS Commissioner: Kreidler Fines Pet Insurer $25,000 For Law Violations *
- Washington Conservation Corps: Now Hiring For 3-Month AmeriCorps Terms *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Health & Hope *
- Today: Toledo Lioness Club *
- Toledo High School Sports - April 2019 *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
***Correction: 04.15.2019 Toledo City Council Meeting
Monday night Toledo City Council welcomed Ron Neumann, Position 2, to fill the vacancy left by Council Member Gregg Morosoff’s departure due to personal reasons.
Neumann’s term will expire end of 2019, as will all other Council Member positions.
The Other Toledo incorrectly reported Neumann’s term would expire end of 2021.
TOT regrets any inconvenience occasioned by this error.
Toledo City Council meets 7 PM first and third Mondays monthly. The public is welcome & invited to attend. Dates may change if scheduled on or near a federal holiday.
Visit www.toledowa.us or call (360)864-4564.
FDA: News & Events -
04/16/2019 - Jensen Tuna Inc. - Frozen Ground Tuna - Potential for Salmonella - Jensen Tuna Inc.
Jensen Tuna of Louisiana is Voluntarily Recalling Frozen Ground Tuna Imported from JK Fish, Because it may Potentially be Contaminated with Salmonella
April 16, 2019
The product was sold to wholesalers in Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, New York, and Washington (State). These wholesalers further distribute the product to restaurants and retail locations...
The voluntary recall is in response to the CDC and FDA’s investigation of 13 illnesses caused by Salmonella, confirmed to date.
Related: FDA Investigates Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Frozen Ground Tuna
April 16, 2019
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local partners, is investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Newport illnesses linked to frozen ground tuna from Jensen Tuna, sourced from JK Fish of Vietnam.
Unilever Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Tree Nut in Limited Quantities of Ben & Jerry’s Coconut Seven Layer Bar Bulk and Chunky Monkey Pint
April 15, 2019
The products were manufactured in the United States. The affected Chunky Monkey pints were distributed nationwide and reached consumers through retail stores. The affected Coconut Seven Layer Bar bulk products were distributed nationwide and reached consumers through wholesale and scoop shops…
Hercules Candy LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Cashew Brittle Bits
April 15, 2019
The recalled Cashew Brittle Bits were distributed from the brick and mortar retail in East Syracuse and nationally through the website www.herculescandy.com.
April 16, 2019 - FDA Statement from Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response Frank Yiannas on new steps to protect consumers from unlawful ingredients in dietary supplements
Excerpt: As the dietary supplement marketplace has grown, the introduction of new ingredients often raises complex questions involving science, policy, and the law...
This List is intended to get information to both consumers and industry more quickly. It also provides an opportunity for stakeholders to share information with us that they think might be relevant to our determination.
While we will aim to communicate about these suspect ingredients as quickly as possible, it is important to note that the List is not exhaustive; it will always be a work in progress. Additionally, we expect the List will evolve as new ingredients are identified and others are removed. Consumers can sign up to receive the most recent updates and changes to the List, and all stakeholders can submit additional feedback that may support or refute the FDA’s preliminary assessment regarding the ingredients on the List.
To that end, we continue to take action against those bad actors who seemingly ignore the legal requirements for dietary supplements. Today, we are also announcing that the agency has warned eight companies for marketing dietary supplements containing DMHA. These products are considered adulterated because the FDA has determined that DMHA is either a “new dietary ingredient” for which the FDA has not received the required New Dietary Ingredient notification or that DMHA is an unsafe food additive. The agency also issued warnings to three companies for marketing dietary supplements containing phenibut. These products are misbranded because they label phenibut as a dietary ingredient when phenibut does not meet the statutory definition of a dietary ingredient. The products identified in the warning letters include Lean Pills, Chaos Unleashed, Triple X Pre-Workout Stimulator, Simply Skinny Pollen, Synedrex, E.S.P. Extreme, Ultimate Orange, HydroxyElite, Lipodrene Elite, Synadrene, Enrage Extreme, Pre-Workout Relentless V1, Kavinace, Sleep Walker, Red Dawn Liquid, and Limitless.
April 16, 2019 - FDA takes action to protect women’s health, orders manufacturers of surgical mesh intended for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse to stop selling all devices
Excerpt: The FDA has determined that the manufacturers, Boston Scientific and Coloplast, have not demonstrated a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness for these devices, which is the premarket review standard that now applies to them since the agency reclassified them in class III (high risk) in 2016…
Patients should notify their health care professionals if they have complications or symptoms...
*Note: When posting FDA Food, Drug & Pet Food Recalls, The Other Toledo omits those announcements that do not affect Washington State & the region.
For up-to-date info on all recalls, visit FDA’s Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts page. Link here: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm
For other food-related alerts, visit USDA’s FSIS (Food Safety & Inspection Service) page.
Link here: http://tinyurl.com/yy4cdes9
USDA: Tree Rings Tell the History of Fire and Forest Health
Posted by Diane Banegas, Research and Development, USDA Forest Service in Forestry
Apr 12, 2019
Why are Rocky Mountain Research Station scientists sampling tree rings in the Pinaleño Mountains of southeast Arizona? Because tree ring samples reveal the history of fire. When fire scorches a tree, the tree floods its wound with sap, which protects the wound from wood rot decay for hundreds of years, as long as fires keep burning at a low intensity.
“We can recreate in time and space how the ecosystem of the mountain range changed over hundreds of years,” said Ecologist Christopher “Kit” O’Connor. This research shows the ebb and flow of species over time, for example, where a spruce-fir forest marched out of its high-elevation area down the mountain, out-competing every other seedling until a fire occurred to stop it.
This ambitious USDA Forest Service field study on tree rings (PDF, 1.5 MB) will help land managers restore ecosystems and help fire fighters predict if the next burn will behave as expected or not. “We can cut into a stump and see a record of how fire burned at that particular location centuries earlier,” said O’Connor.
Taking fire out of the system takes resilience out of the system. In Western forests, frequent surface fires helped trees resist drought, insect outbreaks, and extreme fire and weather conditions by removing excess vegetation.
Conversely, fire exclusion in the 20th century allowed many forests to become overstocked and resulted in abrupt shifts in species composition. For example, relatively sparse ponderosa pine – one of the most fire-resistant conifers in the West – and Douglas-fir forests transformed into dense forests predominated by white fir and Douglas-fir with few ponderosa pine. Today, this altered landscape exceeds the site’s ability to sustain a healthy forest and is far more susceptible to high-intensity fires and insect outbreaks. Current climate projections for a warmer, drier future only add to the danger.
Complete post link here.
Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner
April 16, 2019
Kreidler fines pet insurer $25,000 for failing to fix law violations
United States Fire Insurance Co., Wilmington, Del.; fined $25,000, order 16-0192
United States Fire Insurance Co. sells pet insurance under the brand name ASPCA Pet Health Insurance. In July 2016, Kreidler fined the company $50,000 for several law violations, including charging customers the wrong rate, selling policies through unlicensed producers, issuing incorrect policy forms to customers and not disclosing the underwriter’s name to customers. At the time, Kreidler suspended $25,000 of the fine as long as the company followed a compliance plan to correct the violations.
Kreidler determined that the company has violated the compliance plan and is levying the remaining $25,000 fine. As recently as November 2018, the company continues to let unlicensed producers sell its pet insurance product and is selling pet insurance through an unappointed marketing website, www.policygenius.com.
Washington Conservation Corps posted:
Dancing Moon Yoga updated: Hello, friends! We have some changes happening!
Due to a scheduling conflict we will no longer be offering our Wednesday evening yoga classes at Camp Singing Wind.
But stay tuned! Because we are working on rescheduling the class for a different evening and I will announce here as soon as we confirm a day and time. After talking with everyone after class last week, Monday seems to be the most convenient evening for most people so that is the direction we're leaning right now. How does that work for you? I'd love to hear from you all!
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Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Solid Waste Utility
Reminder: Earth Day 2019
Today: Toledo Community LIbrary
One week to grab Page Turners’ April selection: “The Great Alone” - Kristin Hannah
Grab your copy on Amazon as a Kindle ebook, Audible audiobook, or hardcover or paperback with 2-day shipping.
Open until 6 PM Wednesday, 5 PM Thursday & Saturday.
Gallery 505 turns Inside Out for our new exhibit, featuring mind-bending artwork by local artists Susan Bradshaw, Eileen Eddleman, Bob Espen, John Glasser, Thelma Hauge, Eric Hayes, Curtis Michael Johnson, Margaret Kincaid, Patty Misch, Di Morgan, Jake Morgan, Mike Morgan, Susanné Rose, Cindy Samco, Linda Shepherd, Ethan Siegel, Janice Sutherin and Pauli Wolfe.
Gallery 505 is open from 1-5 p.m., Wed.-Sat. at 205 Cowlitz St. in Toledo.
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Tonight: Toledo Lioness Club
Monthly Club Meeting - 6:30 pm at Cafe Aromaz, 408 Silver Street. Join us and find out what we are up to and how you can be a part of something great.
From City of Toledo: Your Help Matters!
For details, contact City of Toledo, (360)864-4564
Your Opinion Counts: Electric Vehicle and Emerging Technology Survey
BUSINESS CONTACT INFO:
Anisa Kisamore, Business Administrator
Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments
Administration Annex /207 4th Avenue North
Kelso, WA 98626
PH: (360) 577-3041
FAX: (360) 214-3425
Complete media announcement below this line:
INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGY SURVEY
Kelso, WA – April 16, 2019 – The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG) is the Longview-Kelso-Rainier Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the lead agency of the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Planning Organization (SWRTPO). CWCOG provides regional transportation planning services in Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Pacific, and Wahkiakum Counties of Southwest Washington and Rainier, Oregon. An Electric Vehicle Readiness and Autonomous Vehicle Plan is being developed and part of this plan is to better understand current and anticipated electric vehicle use and opinions on autonomous vehicles. All people living in Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Pacific, or Wahkiakum Counties or Rainier, Oregon are strongly encouraged to participate. The survey takes less than five minutes to complete.
The survey is available online through the CWCOG Home Page (www.cwcog.org), or directly by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EV_Survey. The survey will be available until June 30, 2019. Upon request, the survey is available in alternative formats. Please direct questions to Robert Stevens at CWCOG by regular mail at 207 4th Avenue North, Admin Annex, Kelso, WA 98626; via email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or by FAX at (360) 214-3425.
If you need special accommodations to participate in this process, please call us at 360-577-3041 by 5:00 p.m., June 15, 2019. Ask for the ADA Coordinator. For TDD users, please use the state's toll-free relay service, (800) 833-6388, and ask the operator to dial 360-956-7575.
Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council Of Governments
Toledo High School Sports - April 2019
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
April 20: Pancake Breakfast fundraiser @ Cowlitz Prairie Grange
April 20: 3rd Annual Cheesecake Competition @ Morgan Arts Centre
April 26: FCCLA Bingo Night @ Toledo High School
April 27: Community Paper Shred Event @ Cafe Aromaz
April 27: Fundraiser - Silent Auction & Music for Gayle Homes @ Donna’s Place
April 27: PRIME RIB DINNER @ Toledo Senior Center
May 4: Katie’s Kids Breakfast @ Toledo High School
Update: May 11: Kids Fishing Derby Toledo, Washington @ South Lewis County Park
Contact Mike Stover @ email@example.com or 360-880-6052.
May 18: Anniversary of Mt St Helens Eruption
May 18: Cowlitz Kayak Tours Hosts Mt St Helens Anniversary Paddle @ Coldwater Lake
Toledo Builds a High School
Information regarding the building of a new high school in Toledo, WA beginning in November, 2018. Regular updates.
Toledo Thursday Market 2019 TTM Vendor Application.
Toledo Thursday Market 2019 Application PDF link here.
Tax-deductible GoFundMe page here.
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We have a Website going live May 1st highlighting vendors, local activities, seasonal produce options, all with ties to local food hubs.
Check out Latest Earthquakes at USGS.
Check out US Tsunami Warnings at NOAA/Weather.
Air Quality Forecast at https://airquality.weather.gov
Visualize wildfire smoke with NASAWorldview - https://go.nasa.gov/2T7olog
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