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June 2016

Recall of the Week: GNP Co. chicken products due to contamination

GNP Co. is recalling about 55,608 pounds of chicken products after sand and black soil were found in some of the products. The products with the establishment number “P-322” inside the USDA mark of inspection are subject to the recall. The items were shipped for food service and retail distribution... Read more →

Facts and figures for Father’s Day 2016

Father’s Day, a day to honor American dads, is coming up soon. While Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Washington, thought of Father’s Day while she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909, it wasn’t until 1966 that President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Dodd... Read more →

Is a senior you know being abused?

It’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It’s a day to talk about preventing, identifying, and responding to elder abuse and financial exploitation. Whether you are an older adult, care for one, or know someone who is a senior, you can do something to prevent elder financial abuse. If you are... Read more →

Tips for wise giving to help victims of Orlando tragedy

If you want to make a donation to a charity to help victims and families of the Orlando mass shooting, use caution. “Tragedy inspires people to give, and this terrible tragedy is drawing incredible response already from people all around the world” said H. Art Taylor, president and CEO, Better... Read more →

FDA slow to act on food recalls, watchdog agency says

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration doesn’t have an efficient and effective food recall process to keep the nation’s food supply safe. That’s the finding of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General as part of its ongoing audit of the FDA’s food recall... Read more →

Baby boomer bloggers plunge into summer

Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting is the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #453. Baer, like her blogging cohorts, is plunging into summer with gusto. She and her husband are having two granddaughters for a week and additional family will be descending during the week. They... Read more →

Recall of the Week: First Source expands recall of food products containing sunflower seeds that may be contaminated with listeria

Photo: Wikimedia Commons First Source of Tonawanda, New York, is recalling dozens more items because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled items were distributed in the following states at retail stores: Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and South... Read more →

Long-awaited update to toxic chemical safety laws offers improvements, but still falls short, consumer and environmental groups say

The first major update to toxic chemical safety laws in 40 years passed the U.S. Senate Tuesday. The federal government’s power to protect Americans from toxic chemicals in everyday products and manufacturing processes has been restricted for decades by weak laws and a 1991 court ruling that gutted the Toxic... Read more →