- Facebook Hoax: KATU Cautions Users About Suspicious Message
- WebMD: FDA Bans Import of Meds From Chinese Firm
- FDA: WA Included As USDA Expands Raw Beef Recall; 57 Affected
- Columbus Day: 12 States Drop Federal Holiday In Favor Of Indigenous Peoples Day
- Lewis County: Outdoor Burning Restrictions Lifted 12:01 AM Monday October 8
- Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County BOCC Meets Today
- Today: Columbus Day
- Toledo High School Sports: October 2018
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
“A” squad up in stands (Saturday) morning getting the fans to stomp and clap!!
This just in - KATU News cautions: Authorities warn Facebook users to beware of suspicious hoax message.
WASHINGTON (CIRCA) — Authorities are warning of a hoax message that is reaching millions of Facebook users around the world.
The user receives a message that states “Hi….I actually got another friend request from you yesterday…which I ignored so you may want to check your account…”
WARNING: "You’re simply doing it because the message tells you to. DON’T," one Homeland Security office said.
*Saw this one from one of my FB friends. Did NOT follow the directions. (So what else is new?)
WebMD warns: FDA Bans Import of Meds From Chinese Firm
The ban comes after the FDA recalled blood pressure and heart failure medicines because of the discovery of at least two potentially cancer-causing impurities.
Full list of brands recalled here.
JBS Tolleson, Inc Recalls Raw Beef Products Due to Possible Salmonella Newport Contamination
Class I Recall 085-2018
Health Risk: High Oct 4, 2018
Distribution List PDF
Congressional and Public Affairs
-Details of this recall were updated Oct. 5, 2018 to reflect additional product codes and increases in the poundage of products being recalled;
-Details of this recall were updated Oct. 4, 2018 to reflect increases in the poundage of products being recalled.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2018 – JBS Tolleson, Inc., a Tolleson, Ariz. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,937,195 pounds of various raw, non-intact beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The raw, non-intact beef items, including ground beef, were packaged on various dates from July 26, 2018 to Sept. 7, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [Products List (PDF) (or XLSX) | Product Labels (PDF only) | Distribution List (PDF)]
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 267” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations and institutions nationwide.
On September 5, 2018, FSIS was notified of an investigation of Salmonella Newport illnesses with reported consumption of several different FSIS-regulated products by case-patients. The first store receipt potentially linking the purchase of FSIS-regulated product to a case-patient was received on September 19, 2018; FSIS was then able to begin traceback of ground beef products. To date, eight case-patients have provided receipts or shopper card numbers, which have enabled product traceback investigations. FSIS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state public health and agriculture partners have now determined that raw ground beef was the probable source of the reported illnesses. Traceback has identified JBS as the common supplier of the ground beef products. The epidemiological investigation has identified 57 case-patients from 16 states with illness onset dates ranging from August 5 to September 6, 2018. FSIS will continue to work with public health partners and will provide updated information should it become available.
Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In some persons, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
FSIS advises all consumers to safely prepare their raw meat products, including fresh and frozen, and only consume ground beef that has been cooked to a temperature of 160°F. Other cuts of beef should be cooked to a temperature of 145 °F and allowed to rest for at least 3 minutes. The only way to confirm that ground beef or other cuts of beef are cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria is to use a food thermometer that measures internal temperature, http://1.usa.gov/1cDxcDQ.
Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact the JBS USA Consumer Hotline at (800) 727-2333. Members of the media with questions regarding the recall can contact Misty Barnes, Public Relations Specialist at JBS USA, at (970) 506-7805.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.
USDA Recall Classifications
Class I - This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II - This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III - This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Recall Alert posted last week: Not a Recall but......Good Lord, please don't buy this!
CNN reports: Just this year, at least a dozen US cities -- including San Francisco and Cincinnati -- decided to stop observing Columbus Day and will instead celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday. Full story here.
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Lewis County Press Release
Contact: Doyle Sanford, Fire Marshal
Release #: 4
After careful review of the current and extended weather forecast, the Lewis County Fire Marshal has determined that current weather conditions within Lewis County have improved and will lift the restriction to allow outdoor burning, subject to an open burning application and permit.
Lewis County Fire Marshal works closely with local fire districts and local fire departments and strongly urges all county residents and property owners to be attentive to the condition of their properties through proactive fire prevention measures, such as the presence of fire-extinguishing equipment and attendance to supervise the fire until the fire has been extinguished.
Remember, outdoor burning is restricted to only natural vegetation from the burn site. The burning of garbage, paper or other refuse is strictly prohibited at all times. To obtain an Open Burning Application and Permit, you may apply on-line at https://burnpermit.lewiscountywa.gov/ or in person at the Lewis County Fire Marshal’s office.
Please refer to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for restrictions applying to outdoor burning conducted on DNR-protected forestlands throughout Washington, which includes state parks. You may obtain the information at www.dnr.wa.gov/burn-restrictions.
The burn status will remain in effect until modified or rescinded by the Board of County Commissioners. A public announcement of any modifications will be released at that time.
To stay informed regarding the current status, please call the 24-hour automated information line at 360.740.1133.
Further inquiries should be routed to the Department of Community Development at (360)740-1146.
Lewis County Solid Waste Utility reminder:
Remember! Construction starts at the Central Transfer Station in Centralia on Monday!
Lewis County has several locations that participate in the E-Cycle Washington Program that takes your old televisions, computers, monitors, and laptops for free recycling. The devices don't have to work. They will get recycled. E-Cycle Washington participants are Goodwill, 519 Harrison Ave., Centralia; Visiting Nurses Thrift Stores at 222 S. Pearl, Centralia, and 749 S. Market Blvd., Chehalis; and Tiger Mountain Technologies, 208 Second St., Morton.
Citizens for Great Toledo Schools asks:
Do you still have questions about the upcoming Bond to support a NEW HIGH SCHOOL in Toledo? Take a few minutes to listen to School board chairman, Brad Dykstra, discuss key questions surrounding the bond including why this Bond is different from previous Bonds.
Video link here.
Please SHARE to help Spread the Word.
One campaigner requested: Could you mention that donations made for the bond campaign can be made to Toledo PTO account at Timberland Bank in Toledo?
There are many that don't like to do the gofundme.
PSE Of Toledo shared:
Rochester school district recently agreed to give its classified staff an 8% increase for the 2018-2019 school year and a 5% increase the following year...
That’s an increase of $1.51 per hour just up the freeway 30 minutes.
PSE of Toledo members deserve a fair and competitive wage, deserve the money Toledo school district was given to pay for salary increases by the state of Washington and mandated by the state Supreme Court...
We have been assigned a mediator and we’re hopeful mediation will begin soon.
Not Strictly Toledo: The Lewis County Commissioners meet 10:00 a.m. Mondays in BOCC Hearing Room – 2nd floor, Historic Courthouse, 351 NW North Street, Chehalis, Washington.
BOCC Legislative Agenda for Monday October 8th includes:
- Approval of proclamation acknowledging October 7 - October 13, 2018 as Lewis County 4-H Week
- Approval of proclamation designating October as "Lewis County Cybersecurity Awareness Month"
Today: New moon today 8:40 PM PDT. October’s full moon is known as the Hunter’s Moon, the first moon following September’s Harvest Moon. Check out names of all the moons.
Toledo Girls Soccer update:
IMPORTANT: If you're making the trip to Tacoma tomorrow for our game against Life Christian here is the address to the field:
6002 South Adams St.
Toledo High School Sports: October 2018
JV Oct 8 vs. Kalama 6:00
Oct 12 @ Wahkiakum bus @ 3:30
Oct 19 vs. Winlock
JV Oct 22 @ Winlock bus @ 4:45
Oct 26th @ Mossyrock bus @ 4:20
Nov 1st Crossover game TBD
Nov 9th & 16th Playoffs
Nov 23rd Semi Finals
Nov 30th Finals
Oct 8 @ Life Christian 6:00 bus @ 3:30
Oct 10 vs. Adna 6:00
Oct 27-30 Soccer Playoffs
Nov 1 State
Oct 9 @ Mossyrock bus @ 4:40
Oct 11 vs. Wahkiakum
Oct 16 @ Adna bus @ 4:45
Oct 18 vs. Onalaska
Oct 22 @ Kalama bus @ 4:35
Oct 27 Districts
Nov 1 Districts
Nov 3 Districts
Oct 9 @ Adna bus @ 1:45
Oct 18 League Meet @ Rainier bus @ 1:45
Oct 27 District @ Onalaska bus @ 8:30 am
Nov 3 State in Pasco
!!!! GO INDIANS !!!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
The deadline to register to vote online is Monday, October 8.
The deadline for registering to vote by mail is Monday, October 8.
The deadline to register to vote in person is Monday, October 29
In Washington State: Election day is Tuesday, November 6.
NEW!! November 10: THS Class of 2021 Fundraiser selling Lucky Eagle Casino Bus Spots
October 13: Camp Singing Wind Hosts Goat Rendezvous
October 20: Nineteenth Annual Pow Wow Honoring The Spirit Of All Cowlitz People
November 3: Fiber Workshop @ Morgan Arts Centre
Citizens for Great Toledo Schools ISO* campaign contributions for this school bond
Toledo Thursday Market PDF vendor forms. $10/week, handmade & homegrown.
Washington State Fire Wire updates wildfires throughout the state
Airnow.gov shares State Air Quality Resources
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