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Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination
Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination A Florida-based company is recalling whole cucumbers that were shipped to 14 states, but may be contaminated with Salmonella, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. According to the FDA, the cucumbers subject to recall are dark green, between 1.5 inches and two inches thick and between five to nine inches long. Officials made note that mini cucumbers and English cucumbers are not included in the recall. FDA The recalled cucumbers were shipped in bulk cartons between Friday, May 17 and Tuesday, May 21 to retail distribution centers, wholesalers, and food service distributor…
Too Traumatic? School Lockdown Drills Would Be Reduced Under NY Bill Too Traumatic? School Lockdown Drills Would Be Reduced Under NY Bill
Too Traumatic? School Lockdown Drills Would Be Reduced Under NY Bill Some New York state lawmakers want to reduce the number of school lockdown drills that are held each year over concerns they could be harmful to students’ mental health. A bill sponsored by Democratic Sen. Andrew Gounardes and Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon would cut back the number of required lockdown drills from four per year to two. Schools would still have the option of conducting more drills if they chose to. The legislation would also mandate that school drills be conducted in a “trauma-informed, developmentally age-appropriate manner,” and would permit parents to opt their children ou…
Trader Joe's Recalling Basil Due To Salmonella Outbreak Trader Joe's Recalling Basil Due To Salmonella Outbreak
Trader Joe's Recalling Basil Due To Salmonella Outbreak Trader Joe's is recalling Infinite Herbs-brand organic basil that was sold across the country in 2.5-ounce clamshell packaging due to concerns of Salmonella contamination. This week, the supermarket giant issued an alert cautioning shoppers in 29 states, as well as Washington, DC, not to consume the product as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigates a reported outbreak of Salmonella. Trader Joes is recalling Infinite Herbs Organic Basil FDA According to the FDA, "Trader Joe’s has already voluntarily removed all Infinite Herbs-brand organic basil packed in 2.5-oz clamshell pa…
Botched Botox Causes Illness For 19 People In 9 States Including New Jersey, New York: CDC Botched Botox Causes Illness For 19 People In 9 States Including New Jersey, New York: CDC
Botched Botox Causes Illness For 19 People In 9 States Including New Jersey, New York: CDC Nineteen people in nine states, including New Jersey and New York, reported illness after injections from a "counterfeit or mishandled" injection of botulinum toxin, commonly known as Botox, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports. As of April 15, a total of 19 people from 9 states reported harmful reactions after receiving botulinum toxin injections from unlicensed or untrained individuals or in non-healthcare settings, such as homes and spas, the CDC said.  Counterfeit Botox packages. FDA States reporting these reactions include Colorado, Florida, Illinois, K…
This NY County Makes Top 5 Most Vulnerable For Extreme Winter Weather: Report This NY County Makes Top 5 Most Vulnerable For Extreme Winter Weather: Report
This NY County Makes Top 5 Most Vulnerable For Extreme Winter Weather: Report A study ranking counties according to how at-risk they are to extreme winter weather this year has placed this New York locale in the top five. Nassau County is the fifth-most vulnerable out of over 400 counties across the US when it comes to blizzards, ice storms, and the financial tolls associated with those events, according to a report by HVAC Gnome released on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Aimed at determining which places may benefit most from a reliable heating system or furnace, the study first used a list from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to separate the 447 counties whose …
Westchester Man Nabbed For Sexually Exploiting Boy Gets More Charges: Feds Westchester Man Nabbed For Sexually Exploiting Boy Gets More Charges: Feds
Westchester Man Nabbed For Sexually Exploiting Boy Gets More Charges: Feds More details have emerged about a Northern Westchester man accused of sexually exploiting a teenage boy, federal officials announced.  Bedford Hills resident James Collins Jr., age 67, was arrested on sexual exploitation charges on Wednesday morning, Jan. 24, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced.  According to federal officials, on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023, Collins tried persuading an undercover agent posing as a 15-year-old boy to meet him at a library in New Castle to engage in sexual activities.  Earlier Report - Man Engages in Sexua…
Scallops Sold In Stores, Restaurants Could Cause Food Poisoning, FDA Warns Scallops Sold In Stores, Restaurants Could Cause Food Poisoning, FDA Warns
Scallops Sold In Stores, Restaurants Could Cause Food Poisoning, FDA Warns The Food and Drug Administration says restaurants, retailers, and consumers should avoid scallops harvested from a prohibited area in Massachusetts because they may be contaminated and could cause food poisoning.  An unlicensed harvester is believed to have captured the shellfish on Dec. 26-27 and Jan. 1 and incorrectly labeled them with the harvest location FED 514. Massachusetts officials issued a recall on the potentially tainted shellfish on Tuesday, Jan. 9.  The scallops were shipped to restaurants and retailers in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, …
Here's What's On Menu At CosMc's, McDonald's Brand-New Spinoff Restaurant Here's What's On Menu At CosMc's, McDonald's Brand-New Spinoff Restaurant
Here's What's On Menu At CosMc's, McDonald's Brand-New Spinoff Restaurant Would you like a Turmeric Spiced Latte with that? You may be asked that question when visiting CosMc's, McDonald's brand-new spinoff restaurant that has just launched its first location -- in Bolingbrook, Illinois, about 30 miles outside of the company's world headquarters in Chicago. Ten more pilot outlets will be unveiled in 2024, with most or even all expected to be in Texas, in the the Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio metro areas, followed by a projected much broader rollout nationwide. There will be no fries -- or burgers, for that matter -- at CosMc's, a new small-format, …
NY AG James Joins Lawsuit Against Meta With 32 Other States: 'They Must Be Held Accountable' NY AG James Joins Lawsuit Against Meta With 32 Other States: 'They Must Be Held Accountable'
NY AG James Joins Lawsuit Against Meta With 32 Other States: 'They Must Be Held Accountable' New York Attorney General Letitia James and a group of attorneys general from 32 other states have filed a federal lawsuit against Meta for contributing to a mental health crisis among young people, officials announced. The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges that the social media company knowingly designed and implemented features on Instagram, Facebook, and other platforms that purposefully take advantage of children and teens, James' office announced on Tuesday, Oct. 24.  Additionally, the lawsuit also charges Meta with collecting…
Traffic Update: All Lanes Open On I-87 After Hudson Valley Overpass Hit, Driver Charged Traffic Update: All Lanes Open On I-87 After Hudson Valley Overpass Hit, Driver Charged
Traffic Update: All Lanes Open On I-87 After Hudson Valley Overpass Hit, Driver Charged One day after a tractor-trailer carrying an oversized load hit a Hudson Valley overpass on I-87, causing a massive backup, all lanes have reopened and traffic is running smoothly. The incident took place in Rockland County around 6:45 a.m. at the South Broadway overpass at the exit of South Nyack, said the New York State Police. The driver of the tractor-trailer, Ivan N. Varava, age 39, of Hollywood, Florida, was traveling southbound when the large steel tower he was transporting struck the overpass causing significant structural damage, state police said. The clearance for the overpass i…
Beloved 36-Year-Old Mom From Irvington Shot, Killed Inside Parked Car Beloved 36-Year-Old Mom From Irvington Shot, Killed Inside Parked Car
Beloved 36-Year-Old Mom From Irvington Shot, Killed Inside Parked Car The family of a beloved mother originally from Westchester is in mourning after she was shot and killed inside her parked car by a 32-year-old man, according to police.   Former Irvington-on-Hudson resident Kaitlyn Ashley Lynch was killed on Friday, Aug. 18 at the age of 36 while sitting in her parked car outside her home in Cincinnati, Ohio, according to the city's police department.  On the day of her death, just before midnight, Cincinnati officers responded to Lynch's home and found evidence that suggested there had been a shooting and possible kidnapping, and b…
Recall Issued For Deli Meat Distributed In Several States, Including New York Recall Issued For Deli Meat Distributed In Several States, Including New York
Recall Issued For Deli Meat Distributed In Several States, Including New York A recall has been issued for a brand of deli meat sold in several states, including New York. Sofina Foods Inc. is recalling approximately 15,165 pounds of ready-to-eat mortadella deli meat products due to misbranding and undeclared allergen, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The product may contain pistachio (tree nuts), a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. The ready-to-eat mortadella deli meat products were produced on March 27, 2023, March 30, 2023, and April 4, 2023. Click this link from the USDA to view p…
Eye Drops Tainted With Bacteria Now Linked To 4 Deaths, Dozens Of Infections, CDC Says Eye Drops Tainted With Bacteria Now Linked To 4 Deaths, Dozens Of Infections, CDC Says
Eye Drops Tainted With Bacteria Now Linked To 4 Deaths, Dozens Of Infections, CDC Says The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says four deaths and dozens of infections have now been linked to eye drops tainted with bacteria. Patients who have used EzriCare or Delsam Pharma’s artificial tears and Delsam Pharma artificial ointment and who have signs or symptoms of an eye infection should seek medical care immediately, the CDC said.  A total of 81 patients have been identified in 18 states as of Monday, May 15. At this time, there is no recommendation for testing of those who have used those products and who are not experiencing any signs or symptoms of infec…
3K Foreign Contraband Cigarettes Seized, Destroyed By USPS In NY, Other States: Officials 3K Foreign Contraband Cigarettes Seized, Destroyed By USPS In NY, Other States: Officials
3K Foreign Contraband Cigarettes Seized, Destroyed By USPS In NY, Other States: Officials Around 3,000 packages of foreign contraband cigarettes bound for Connecticut, New York, and other states have been found and destroyed by the US Postal Service since the beginning of the year, officials said.  According to Connecticut Attorney General William Tong, the seizures were a result of a settlement between the USPS and several states in August 2022 that forced the Postal Service to destroy untaxed foreign cigarettes instead of returning the illegally-mailed packages back to the sender.  Of the 3,000 cigarette packages destroyed since the beginning of 2023, 44 had bee…
Honda Recalls 564K Vehicles Due To Rust Risk Concern Honda Recalls 564K Vehicles Due To Rust Risk Concern
Honda Recalls 564K Vehicles Due To Rust Risk Concern Hundreds of thousands of Honda SUVs are being recalled due to concerns that road salt could cause the frame of the vehicle to rust and unintentionally detach parts of the rear suspension. Officials announced this week that Honda is recalling nearly 564,000 CR-V models that were produced between 2007 and 2011 that were sold in states where salt and other de-icing chemicals are used to clear roads during winter storms. According to Honda, “in salt-belt states where de-icing agents are used to maintain the roadway, the de-icing agents, along with mud and water, could enter the rear frame throu…
3.4K Pounds Of Beef Chuck Product Recalled Due To Possible E. Coli Contamination 3.4K Pounds Of Beef Chuck Product Recalled Due To Possible E. Coli Contamination
3.4K Pounds Of Beef Chuck Product Recalled Due To Possible E. Coli Contamination Thousands of pounds of a beef chuck product are being recalled due to possible E. coli contamination. Approximately 3,436 pounds of various weights of boneless items labeled "Elkhorn Valley Pride Angus Beef 61226 BEEF CHUCK 2PC BNLS" were packed on Thursday, Feb. 16,  the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Friday, March 24. View the product label here. The complete list of serial numbers and box count numbers can be found here. The product subject to recall bears the establishment number “EST. M-19549” inside the USDA mark of inspect…
Eye Drops Tainted With Bacteria Linked To Deaths, Infections, CDC Says Eye Drops Tainted With Bacteria Linked To Deaths, Infections, CDC Says
Eye Drops Tainted With Bacteria Linked To Deaths, Infections, CDC Says The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning about eye drops tainted with bacteria that are now being linked to three deaths and dozens of infections. In addition, eight people have reported vision loss and there have been four reports of eyes being removed after the drops were used. A total of 68 people in 16 states have been identified as having infections of a rare strain of drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa never before reported in the United States before this outbreak, according to the CDC. The outbreak is associated with multiple types of infections, including…
Greenburgh Police Help Catch Suspects Of Nationwide 'Felony Lane Gang' Fraud Scheme Greenburgh Police Help Catch Suspects Of Nationwide 'Felony Lane Gang' Fraud Scheme
Greenburgh Police Help Catch Suspects Of Nationwide 'Felony Lane Gang' Fraud Scheme Two suspects who admitted to being part of a nationwide fraud scheme were caught with the help of police in the Hudson Valley.  The two men, Joshua Mallory, age 37, and Gary Grier, age 36, both of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, Dec. 20 to being part of the multi-state "Felony Lane Gang," a fraud scheme involving suspects breaking into cars and stealing debit cards and checkbooks, according to the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of New York.  Between 2015 and 2020, Mallory, Grier, and several co-conspirators traveled across the country breaking …
Sale Of Dogs, Cats, Rabbits In Stores Banned In NY Pet Stores Sale Of Dogs, Cats, Rabbits In Stores Banned In NY Pet Stores
Sale Of Dogs, Cats, Rabbits In Stores Banned In NY Pet Stores In an effort to end the "puppy mill pipeline," New York has banned pet stores from selling dogs, cats, and rabbits.  The legislation, which was signed into law on Thursday, Dec. 15, will prohibit the sale of these animals in pet stores across the state and instead encourage them to make space available to show pets up for adoption, according to Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, a Democrat who represents District 67 in Manhattan.  The ban comes as many pet stores across the nation have stopped selling live animals and have instead turned to selling items that pet owners need …
7 In New York Infected With Listeria Amid Nationwide Outbreak Tied To Meats, Cheeses 7 In New York Infected With Listeria Amid Nationwide Outbreak Tied To Meats, Cheeses
7 In New York Infected With Listeria Amid Nationwide Outbreak Tied To Meats, Cheeses Seven New York residents are among 16 people across the country to become infected in the latest national Listeria outbreak, which is likely tied to deli meats and cheeses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the US, federal health officials are evaluating and monitoring a new Listeria outbreak across six states from coast to coast that led to 13 hospitalizations and one death, launching an active investigation. According to the CDC, the initial investigation found that deli meat and cheese purchased at deli counters in multiple states are the likely sour…
$1M Powerball Ticket Sold At Convenience Store In Hudson Valley $1M Powerball Ticket Sold At Convenience Store In Hudson Valley
$1M Powerball Ticket Sold At Convenience Store In Hudson Valley One lucky person is $1 million richer after a winning second-place Powerball ticket was sold in the Hudson Valley.  The ticket, one of six sold across the country, was sold in Orange County at the Cumberland Farms in Chester at 38 Brookside Road for the Wednesday, Oct. 26 drawing, according to New York Lottery officials. No one picked the winning numbers of 19-36-37-46-56 with the Powerball of 24, to walk away with the entire $715 million jackpot. The $1 million ticket sold in Chester had five correct numbers, but not the Powerball, lottery officials said. Winning $1 million tickets …
Migrants Flown To Martha's Vineyard Sue FL Gov. DeSantis For 'Cowardly Political Stunt' Migrants Flown To Martha's Vineyard Sue FL Gov. DeSantis For 'Cowardly Political Stunt'
Migrants Flown To Martha's Vineyard Sue FL Gov. DeSantis For 'Cowardly Political Stunt' The Venezuelan migrants flown to Martha's Vineyard at the order of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Republican leader for using them as "pawns in a political stunt." Lawyers for Civil Rights filed the federal civil rights lawsuit working with the migrants from Joint Base Cape Cod along with Alianza Americas. The groups said these men, women, and children fled their home country out of fear and violence and made a harrowing journey to America only to be caught in a political tug of war and left stranded with no options.   “No human being should be used…
Frozen Pizza Product Recalled Due To Possible Contamination With Metal Frozen Pizza Product Recalled Due To Possible Contamination With Metal
Frozen Pizza Product Recalled Due To Possible Contamination With Metal A popular frozen pizza product has been recalled due to possible contamination with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the  US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Sunday, Aug. 14. Home Run Inn Frozen Foods is recalling approximately 13,099 pounds of the frozen meat pizza product that were produced on Tuesday, June 6, 2022. The following product is subject to recall: 33.5-oz cartons containing “Home Run Inn CHICAGO'S PREMIUM PIZZERIA DELUXE SAUSAGE CLASSIC PIZZA” with “best by” date “12/03/22”. The products subject to reca…
$34.2M Recovered For Thousands Of Service Members Defrauded By NY Jeweler $34.2M Recovered For Thousands Of Service Members Defrauded By NY Jeweler
$34.2M Recovered For Thousands Of Service Members Defrauded By NY Jeweler A New York-based jewelry chain will pay $34.2 million as part of a settlement with 18 states for “deceiving and defrauding” more than 46,000 service members and veterans, according to the New York Attorney General’s Office. Long Island-based Harris Jewelry, headquartered in Hauppauge, had been accused of using deceptive marketing tactics to lure active-duty service members to their financing program and of falsely claiming that investing in the program would improve customers’ credit scores. The company also made customers believe that protection plans were required to purchase jewelry and…
CDC Releases State-By-State Rundown Of Monkeypox Cases CDC Releases State-By-State Rundown Of Monkeypox Cases
CDC Releases State-By-State Rundown Of Monkeypox Cases Amid the largest monkeypox outbreak ever in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a rundown of cases by state. As of 2 p.m. Friday, July 8, there were a total of 767 confirmed cases in the US. That's a big jump from the 72 cases identified nationally in mid-June. New York currently has the most monkeypox cases of any state with 153, followed by California (136) and Illinois (91). Massachusetts has the second-highest number of cases in the Northeast with 32 cases, followed by Pennsylvania (23), New Jersey (8), and Connecticut (3). Click here t…
Panera Soup Sold At Grocery Stores Recalled Due To Undeclared Allergen Panera Soup Sold At Grocery Stores Recalled Due To Undeclared Allergen
Panera Soup Sold At Grocery Stores Recalled Due To Undeclared Allergen More than 2,000 cases of Panera soups that were sold in grocery stores have been recalled due to an undeclared wheat allergen. Blount Fine Foods announced on Friday, June 24, that it is recalling 2,569 cases of 16-ounce Panera at Home Southwest Corn Chowder. The recall is limited to products with lot number 042122-2K and “Use By” date of 6/30/22, the company said. The products also have a UPC code of 077958690812. The recalled soups are sold in refrigerated cases in the deli department of certain grocery stores, and they are not sold at Panera restaurants, Blount Fine Foods said.…
$1,000,000 Powerball Ticket Sold At NY Service Station $1,000,000 Powerball Ticket Sold At NY Service Station
$1,000,000 Powerball Ticket Sold At NY Service Station A $1 million winning Powerball ticket was sold at a Long Island service station. The second-prize winning ticket was sold at Deer Hills Service LLC, located at 1985 Deer Park Ave. in Deer Park, New York Lottery announced on Monday, June 13. Another second-prize winning ticket was sold in Illinois, NY Lottery said. There was no first-place winner in the jackpot of $244,300,000.
Son Of Former NY Yankees Player ID'd As One Of Five Marines Killed In Aircraft Crash Son Of Former NY Yankees Player ID'd As One Of Five Marines Killed In Aircraft Crash
Son Of Former NY Yankees Player ID'd As One Of Five Marines Killed In Aircraft Crash The son of a former major league baseball player has been identified as one of the five marines who died in an aircraft crash last week. The United States Marine Corps shared in an announcement on Saturday, June 11, the identities of the marines who died when the MV-22B Osprey crashed on Wednesday, June 8 in the California desert. The Marines said the crew was conducting routine flight training at the time of the incident, and an investigation into the crash is ongoing. Among the Marines who died was 33-year-old Captain John Sax, who is the son of Steve Sax, who played for four MLB t…
National Recall Issued For Rainbox Sprinkles Products National Recall Issued For Rainbox Sprinkles Products
National Recall Issued For Rainbox Sprinkles Products A popular rainbow sprinkle product is being recalled, according to federal health officials. Illinois-based Wilton Industries initiated a voluntary recall of certain lots of Rainbow Chip Crunch Sprinkles And Rainbow Sprinkles Mix that may contain milk and could still be on store shelves, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an alert on Monday, June 6. Rainbow Chip Crunch SprinklesFDA According to the FDA, the undeclared allergen is not declared on the product label after the issue was discovered earlier this month. Recalled items include: Rainbow Chip Crunch Sprinkles wi…
FDA Expands National Peanut Butter Recall To Include New Products FDA Expands National Peanut Butter Recall To Include New Products
FDA Expands National Peanut Butter Recall To Include New Products Federal health officials announced that more products are being recalled in connection to the nationwide Jif peanut butter recall. In late May, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that dozens of different types of peanut butter products were being recalled due to concerns of Salmonella contamination. Original story - Recall Issued For Popular Peanut Butter Brand Sold Nationwide Further investigation led to several other companies recalling items that contain Jif peanut butter products inside, including several fresh-cut fruit and vegetable items that contain potentially cont…
Cases Of Mysterious Hepatitis Outbreak Now Confirmed In 10 States, Including NY Cases Of Mysterious Hepatitis Outbreak Now Confirmed In 10 States, Including NY
Cases Of Mysterious Hepatitis Outbreak Now Confirmed In 10 States, Including NY New York is among a growing number of states reporting a mysterious outbreak of hepatitis among children, NBC News reports. So far, health officials in at least 10 states have reported multiple severe cases of pediatric hepatitis, or inflammation of the liver, according to the New York Post. The latest to report such cases is Minnesota. Earlier Report: Death Confirmed Days After CDC Issues Nationwide Alert For Mysterious Hepatitis Outbreak It comes days after the World Health Organization announced that one child has died from the condition and 17 others had to undergo liver transplan…