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July 2013

Falls, inkjet cartridges, aging, and boomers and their parents are the topics for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs

Tom Sightings of Sightings Over Sixty is the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #317. The boomer blog roundup is a collection of like-minded blogs cooperating to share their best stories of interest to the Baby Boomer Generation. As the summer sun scorches the earth in many parts... Read more →


Recall of the Week: Torn and Glasser packaged pistachios due to possible Salmonella contamination

Torn and Glasser Inc. is recalling some packaged Pistachios because they may be contaminated with Salmonella The products are being recalled because of an expanded recall of pistachio products by ARO pistachio due to possible Salmonella contamination. The Torn and Glasser recalled products contain pistachios supplied by the ARO processing... Read more →


Federal agency cracks down on debt collectors, begins taking collection complaints

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is taking action to protect consumers from harmful debt collection practices. The agency issued two bulletins Wednesday. The first warns debt collectors about the following practices: Threatening action that the debt collector doesn’t have the authority to use. Falsely representing the character, amount, or legal... Read more →


Tests show many printers waste $100 worth of ink yearly during maintenance cycles

Wondering why your inkjet printer’s cartridges aren’t lasting as long? Tests by Consumer Reports show that some printers use much more ink than others during their maintenance cycles. The extra cost of using those printers can add up to $100 or more a year. Instead of ink going onto pages,... Read more →


Consumer group calls Long John Silver’s ‘Big Catch’ the worst restaurant meal in America

Laboratory tests by the Center for Science in the Public Interest show that Long John Silver's "Big Catch" meal – made up of fried fish, Hushpuppies, and Onion Rings – has 33 grams of trans fat, 19 grams of saturated fat, and nearly 3,700 milligrams of sodium. Other fast-food meals... Read more →


FDA prepares to revise prescription drug labeling rules so that generic drug makers can offer information about new hazards

The Food and Drug Administration announced Monday it will propose a prescription drug rule that would make labeling about newly discovered risks the same for generic drug manufacturers as it is for brand-name drug manufacturers. Under current FDA regulations, generic manufacturers can’t update their products’ labeling, even if they learn... Read more →


Reinvent yourself this summer with information on money, emotions, time, and children

Karen Austin of The Generation Above Me is the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #316. The boomer blog roundup is a collection of like-minded blogs cooperating to share their best stories of interest to the Baby Boomer Generation. Karen suggests boomers reinvent themselves this summer with information... Read more →


Recall of the Week: Crave Brothers Farmstead cheeses linked to Listeria contamination

Five persons infected with an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes have been reported from four states: Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and Ohio. All five persons were hospitalized. One death was reported in Minnesota. One of the people infected was a pregnant woman who had a miscarriage. An investigation by local and state... Read more →