Public health alert issued for ready to eat meat and poultry products due to possible foreign matter contamination

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert for ready-to-eat meat and poultry bowl products, due to concerns that the products may be contaminated with extraneous material, specifically glass.

FSIS is issuing this public health alert out of the utmost of caution to ensure that consumers are aware that these products should not be consumed. A recall was not requested because it is believed that the products are no longer available for consumers to purchase.

The ready-to-eat meat and poultry items for this public health alert were produced by Taylor Farms in Dallas, Texas on Oct. 5 and Oct. 6. The following products subject to the public health alert are:

  • 10-oz. plastic bowl package containing “MEAL SIMPLE SPAGHETTI SQUASH AND ALFREDO WITH CHICKEN” with lot code TFD279AU23 and best by 10/15/2020; or lot code TFD280AU23 and best by 10/16/2020.
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New Public Health Orders Issued In Boulder County: What To Know

BOULDER COUNTY, CO — Two new public health orders were issued Wednesday in Boulder County after a drop in coronavirus cases.

One order limits gathering sizes for people ages 18 to 22 years old, and the other order provides guidance for collegiate group homes.

“We are so pleased that the number of new COVID-19 cases in this age group has dropped significantly,” said Jeff Zayach, Boulder County Public Health executive director.

“Thank you to every single young adult in our community who has been following this order, on top of all of the other behavior changes we’ve asked of you. Your actions have made a difference!”

The county’s first order outlines four levels for gatherings for 18 to 22-year-olds:

  • No gatherings at all

  • Private gatherings of six people

  • Attendance at regulated events

  • Gathering sizes permitted under the state dial level for Boulder County

“The metrics that trigger changes in restrictions

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Coronavirus latest: 227 new cases, mask recommendations issued for Pirkanmaa college students, Vaasa steps up restrictions | Yle Uutiset


Marianne Hietamäki ja Minna Panula valmistautuvat koronavirusnäyttteen ottoon.
Healthcare workers Marianne Hietamäki and Minna Panula at a coronavirus testing site.

Image: Päivi Rautanen / Yle

  • 10,929 lab-confirmed infections as of Tuesday 6.10 (up by 227 since Monday)
  • 346 deaths linked to coronavirus as of Monday 5.10 (up by 1 since 2.10)
  • 28 people in hospital, 8 of whom in intensive care as of Monday 5.10
  • Hospital districts report on deaths and hospitalised patients on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

6.10 16:55 Marin promises action as Helsinki mayor calls for more mask usage

Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin has promised new measures aimed at tackling the rising rate of coronavirus infections.

Meanwhile Helsinki Mayor Jan Vapaavuori announced at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon that the capital region had formed a coordination group to manage the crisis, with an immediate call for more people to use masks in the cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa.

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Warnings Issued as Covid Cases Rise in New York

Ed Day, the Rockland County executive, said in a statement that they are working “closely with municipal, community and religious leaders” to reinforce social distancing and mask rules in hard-hit areas, as well as urging police, fire and building code officials to step up inspections.

In neighboring Orange County, officials on Friday reported their largest daily count of new cases since early May, a majority of which were clustered in the town of Palm Tree, N.Y., an Orthodox Jewish enclave.

In the second of two news conferences Mr. Cuomo held on Monday, the governor said the spike in the new cases was largely confined to 20 ZIP codes, where the rate of positive tests went as high as 30 percent, in contrast with the rest of the state, where the rate remained around 1 percent.

Mr. Cuomo stressed that “mask compliance is important,” and urged local governments to enforce mask

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Disaster declaration issued for Texas county after brain-eating amoeba found in water supply

Naegleria is a parasite that usually infects swimmers in lakes and rivers.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for Brazoria County Sunday after Naeglera fowleri, a potentially deadly amoeba, was found in the city of Lake Jackson’s water supply.

Authorities said the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality was working alongside officials with the city of Lake Jackson, the Texas Division of Emergency Management, the Texas Department of State Health Services, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Environmental Protection Agency to resolve the issue.

Texas authorities initially alerted residents to the threat by sending an urgent message about brain-eating amoeba found in the southeast county’s water’ supply.

A “Do Not Use” water advisory was issued for Lake Jackson, Freeport, Angleton, Brazoria, Richwood, Oyster Creek, Clute, Rosenberg, Dow Chemical, TDCJ Clemens

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Knoxville Police: No citations issued on first night of 11 p.m. alcohol curfew

A spokesperson for KPD said officers did not observe any violations among the establishments in the area of campus, downtown and the Old City that they visited.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — On July 3, the Knox County Board of Health’s order requiring masks in most indoor public spaces went into effect. 

About a month later, on August 5, the Board of Health passed a regulation ordering all bars to close by 10 p.m. 

Neither the Knox County Sheriff’s Department nor the Knoxville Police Department had issued a single citation, spokespersons confirmed to 10News on Sept. 16.

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“We are still trying to find a good definition of a bar,” Knoxville Police Chief Eve Thomas told the Board of Health. “If we can a clearer definition, clearer definition, that would help tremendously.”

That’s what the Knox County Board

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