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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For years the CIA sought intel on the health of world leaders. Now foreign countries are likely spying on Trump.

WASHINGTON — In the 1980s, as the health of Filipino President Ferdinand Marcos deteriorated amid unrest in the country, a team of CIA officers collected biological samples of his urine and feces without his knowledge, two former case officers told Yahoo News. 

Sometimes, seeking biological samples involves creativity and a willingness to literally get your hands dirty. One of the former officers recalled that when Marcos was visiting the U.S., the CIA was able to obtain a sample using toilets that flushed “to a special repository on a Navy ship.” 

Filipino President Ferdinand Marcos in 1986. (Andy Hernandez/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images)Filipino President Ferdinand Marcos in 1986. (Andy Hernandez/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images)
Filipino President Ferdinand Marcos in 1986. (Andy Hernandez/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images)

This was no exception. The CIA has long tracked health information about both allies and adversaries and their leaders, according to former CIA officers who spoke with Yahoo News. These included former case officers who recruited sources to report medical information back to the United States and those involved

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The Latest: Germany foreign minister Maas in quarantine

Heiko Maas’ ministry says an initial test on the minister was negative. The ministry says it is working with local authorities to establish whether other people need to take measures.

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— Johnson & Johnson to begin huge study to see if a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine can protect against the virus. It will test 60,000 volunteers in various countries.

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Biden foreign policy adviser Antony Blinken on top global challenges

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Antony “Tony” Blinken, former deputy Secretary of State and current foreign policy adviser for the Joe Biden for President campaign. Morell and Blinken discuss a potential Biden administration’s foreign policy priorities and its likely approach to top global security challenges, including climate change, armed conflicts, and strategic threats from China, Russia, Iran and North Korea. Blinken also details the Vice President’s likely approach to the U.S. intelligence, diplomatic and military communities. A corresponding interview request has been extended to the Trump White House, and is pending. 

HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • ON AMERICA’S ROLE IN THE WORLD: “I would sum it up in three words: leadership, cooperation and democracy…Joe Biden would reassert American leadership, leading with our diplomacy. We’d actually show up again, day in, day out. But to engage the world, not as it was in 2009 or even in 2017 when
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