Kasia’s Deli Inc., a Chicago, IL. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,059 pounds of pierogi products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain wheat, soy, eggs, and milk, known allergens which are not declared on the product label.
The pierogi (dumplings) products were produced on various dates prior to September 19, 2014 and include lot numbers #4262 and below. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
11.5-oz. white plastic tray packages containing 6 pieces of “Polana Beef Pierogi” with product code 608.
11.5-oz. white plastic tray packages containing 12 pieces of “Polana Beef Pierogi” with product code 108.
14-oz. white plastic tray packages containing 6 pieces of “Polana Potato and Bacon Pierogi” with product code 630.
14-oz. white plastic tray packages containing 12 pieces of “Polana Potato and Bacon Pierogi” with product code 130.
14-oz. white plastic tray packages of “Polana Chicken Pierogi” with product code 126.
via Illinois Firm Recalls Pierogi Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens.
Just Because They Can! A Palestinian child was severely injured after Israeli forces opened fire on a car she was traveling in with family near the Shufat refugee camp checkpoint on Friday.
The shooting comes on a day of clashes with Israeli forces across the West Bank and follows the blinding of an 11-year-old Palestinian boy the day before in clashes in the nearby East Jerusalem village of al-Issawiya.
Mayar Amran Twafic al-Natsheh, 10, was riding in her grandfather’s car with her mother, grandfather, and her sibling when a rubber-coated steel bullet smashed through the car’s window and hit her in the face.
She was taken Hadassah hospital near al-Issawiya and medical sources said she suffered a fractured skull as a result of the attack.
Mayar’s father is currently being detained by Israeli forces.
via Israeli forces shoot 10-year-old Palestinian in the head in Shufat | Maan News Agency.
The massive increase in the prevalence of MRSA in Denmark is also affecting Swedish consumers. A study carried out by Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter in tandem with Sweden’s National Veterinary Institute (Statens veterinärmedicinska) found that four of 20 packages of Danish pork bought throughout the Stockholm area contained the resistant MRSA bacteria.
A random sampling of German pork found the presence of MRSA in just one of 20 packages.
via Danish MRSA pork found in Sweden – The Local.
Industry just does not get it! Influenza viruses are not accidents, something un-natural to be exterminated somehow. These viruses and diseases like them is the natural system’s means of maintaining a balance in ecosystems. Human efforts to industrialize the raising of many different types of poultry for
profit continuously triggers “disease” responses from the natural system. Humans cannot alter this but we can learn to “farm” differently, in a manner that does not trigger “disease” responses. Trying to outsmart or bypass nature is a fools’ game that sometimes buys a bit of time for massive profit which is followed by unexpected results and humans pay with death from diseases that pass on to humans or massive die-offs that cause starvation.
H9N2 influenza virus has become endemic in different types of terrestrial poultry in multiple countries on the Eurasian continent, resulting in great economic losses due to reduced egg production or high mortality associated with co-infection with other pathogens. In China, which is regarded as an epicenter of avian influenza viruses, the H9N2 virus has been detected in multiple avian species. The first outbreak of the H9N2 influenza virus in China occurred in Guangdong province of Southern China during November 1992 to May 1994. These H9N2 viruses killed broilers with mortality of 10%-40%, and reduced the laying rates by 14%-75%. The H9N2 influenza virus is now the most revalent subtype of influenza viruses in chickens in China. H9N2 infections occur throughout the whole year, with lower morbidity in the summer. To prevent H9N2 infection in chickens, China implemented long-term vaccination programs in chicken farms as early as 1998. At least over twenty different commercial vaccines are used in China, with the vaccines are frequently updated. However, H9N2 avian influenza viruses continues to persist in chicken populations, even in vaccinated flocks.
via H9N2 influenza virus in China: a cause of concern | Infectious Diseases 2014 | Infectious diseases | Poultrymed.
Anti-sulcatone cover-ups will be added to commercial mosquito repellants, if it looks like it would be a money maker!?!
Results of a new study recently reported in the journal Nature found that the yellow fever mosquito contains an odor-detecting gene in its antennae that is highly attuned to
Results of a new study recently reported in the journal Nature found that the yellow fever mosquito contains an odor-detecting gene in its antennae that is highly attuned to sulcatone, which is a common compound prevalent in human odor.
The study’s researchers reported that the AaegOr4 gene is more prevalent and sensitive in the human-preferring “domestic” form of the yellow fever mosquito than the “forest” form, its ancestor that typically goes after the blood of non-humans.
“The more we know about the genes and compounds that help mosquitoes target us, the better chance we have of manipulating their response to our odor,” Carolyn “Lindy” McBride, an assistant professor in Princeton University’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, said.
McBride performed the study when she was a postdoctoral researcher at Rockefeller University.
Uncovering the genetic basis of changes in behavior can help scientists and researchers understand the neural pathways that carry out that behavior, in addition to helping to develop ways to stem the yellow fever mosquito’s lust for human blood.
Yellow fever kills tens of thousands of people worldwide, most notably in Africa.
“At least one of the things that happened is a retuning of the ways odors are detected by the antennae,” McBride said. “We don’t yet know whether there are also differences in how odor information is interpreted by the brain.”
via Study finds possible explanation for why yellow fever mosquitoes favor human blood | Vaccine News Daily.
On the contrary, I aim at helping my sisters find and heal themselves too through Tribal Feminism – by coming back to the body, to the roots, and to the ancient wisdom.
Through my friend and teacher Rachel, I keep meeting teacher, sisters and friends from various traditions, cultures and countries and we are all a great big circle, learning from one and other. The Hidden Garden is a cultural meeting point — like the one I always wished for and wanted to create.
Rachel is a source of inspiration that encourages me to continue developing myself by being the inspiration I wish to send out into the world. I am grateful to have come home to a community of family, friends, likeminded, sisters and brothers.
Through them I found the core of myself and how to cultivate it, and to practice what I always known I was supposed to do. That is the most precious and powerful tool I have received from Hidden Garden. We need community; we need each other to grow, to expand and to shine.
I hereby invite you to join us: come, tell your story! Here is your community.
via Tribal Feminism: Tell Your Story. | Rebelle Society.
Heady thoughts and aims – good on you and journey
WHAT IT MEANS IS NO JOB NO HOUSE
WHAT IT MEANS IS SOCIALLY CLEANSING BARNET OF THE ‘BENEFIT TENANT’
WHAT IT MEANS IS SOCIAL HOUSING IS DEAD
If one misguided council landlord does this then many others will and before you know it social housing is dead.
This is what the coalitions fundamentally misnamed affordable (sic, sic, fucking sic) rent model is in practise. It is Affordable Rent Social Engineering too or ARSE for short.
Developed in partnership with Univision and the Denver Post, the report, The State of the Latino Family: A National Survey of Latinos in the United States (90 pages, PDF), surveyed a thousand Latinos — ranging from undocumented immigrants to fourth-or-more-generation Americans — and found that respondents were more likely to say that access to health care, economic opportunity, and public education had improved over the last five years. At the same time, U.S.-born Latinos and those with higher educational attainment and incomes were more likely than recent immigrants to express skepticism and disappointment with persistent inequality and/or to view opportunity as diminishing.
via Latino Families Optimistic Despite Inequities, Survey Finds | News | PND.