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7 hours ago
Hundreds were left without electricity Sunday evening after a violent storm battered trees and power lines and dumped rain on the Twin Cities. About 8:20 p.m. Sunday, SWEPCO's outage page listed 85 outage cases accounting for more than 4,000 customers.
Outage link: outagemap.swepco.com.s3.amazonaws.com
Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation is reporting outages in West TN. Currently around 1100 customers are without service in the area.
Outage link: map.stemc.com
Electrical fire in downtown Terre Haute. The power outage is in the area of 7th and 9th Streets and between Wabash Avenue and Ohio Street.
Outage link: outagemap.duke-energy.com
South Finley Avenue in neighboring Basking Ridge remains closed on Monday, and power remains out for some, following a crash that downed wires and damaged a utility pole. The crash was reported around 10:40 p.m. on Sunday at the entrance to Lyons Mall on South Finley Avenue.... Source: tapinto.net
The precautionary boil water advisory issued for our customers in Millersburg on June 22 has been lifted.
Recent Interesting Reports
The CDC announced that they are currently investigating multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections with serotypes Enteritidis, Hadar, Infantis, and Typhimurium.
As of June 2, 2022, 219 people infected with one of the outbreak strains have been reported from 38 states. 27 have been hospitalized. One death has... been reported from Tennessee. Illnesses started on dates ranging from February 15, 2022, to May 19, 2022.
State and local public health officials are interviewing people about the animals they came into contact with in the week before they got sick. Of the 87 people interviewed, 61 (70%) reported contact with backyard poultry before getting sick. Of 56 people with information available, 16 reported eating eggs from backyard poultry, and 2 reported eating meat from backyard poultry.
Backyard poultry, like chickens and ducks, can carry Salmonella germs even if they look healthy and clean. These germs can easily spread to anything in the areas where the poultry live and roam. You can get sick from touching your backyard poultry or anything in their environment and then touching your mouth or food and swallowing Salmonella germs.
CDC advises Backyard Flock Owners:
-Always wash your hands with soap and water immediately after touching backyard poultry, their eggs, or anything in the area where they live and roam.
- Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available. Consider having hand sanitizer at your coop.
- Don’t kiss or snuggle backyard poultry, and don’t eat or drink around them. This can spread Salmonella germs to your mouth and make you sick.
- Keep your backyard flock and supplies you use to care for them (like feed containers and shoes you wear in the coop) outside of the house. You should also clean the supplies outside the house.
-Don’t let children younger than 5 years touch chicks, ducklings, or other backyard poultry. Young children are more likely to get sick from germs like Salmonella.
- Collect eggs often. Eggs that sit in the nest can become dirty or break.
- Throw away cracked eggs. Germs on the shell can more easily enter the egg through a cracked shell.
- Rub off dirt on eggs with fine sandpaper, a brush, or a cloth. Don’t wash eggs because colder water can pull germs into the egg.
- Refrigerate eggs to keep them fresh and slow the growth of germs.
- Cook eggs until both the yolk and white are firm, and cook egg dishes to an internal temperature of 160°F to kill all germs.
In case you are experiencing Salmonella symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever, it is important to report it. It can help to detect & resolve outbreaks early and prevent others from being harmed, and it enables better surveillance. If symptoms persist, seek medical care.
Green Pharmaceuticals Inc is voluntarily recalling lot 2373/21222 of SnoreStop NasoSpray, packaged in 0.3 FL OZ (9ml) bottles to the consumer level. FDA testing found product to contain microbial contamination identified as Providencia rettgeri. To date, Green Pharmaceuticals Inc has not received any reports of adverse events... related to this recalled lot.
This microorganism is rarely associated with human illness; however, in immunocompromised patients, the use of the recalled product could potentially result in severe or life-threatening adverse events such as bacteremia/sepsis, pneumonia, invasive fungal rhinosinusitis, or disseminated fungal infection. In non-immunocompromised patients, the use of the recalled product may result in infectious complications that are expected to be less severe and more readily responsive to treatment.
The product is used as a nasal spray to temporarily help stop or reduce symptoms of non-apneic snoring and is packaged in one single unit plastic bottle with a nasal pump as a delivery system. The affected SnoreStop NasoSpray lot includes the following: 2372/21222 (2373 is printed on a sticker placed on the bottom of the bottle and 21222 is on a sticker placed on the outer packaging).
The product can be identified by a clear transparent plastic box with the name SnoreStop NasoSpray. The product was distributed nationwide in health food stores and online. Green Pharmaceuticals Inc is notifying its retailers and customers by email and is arranging for return and replacement of all recalled products. Consumers and retailers that have product which is being recalled should stop using and return to place of purchase.
Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Green Pharmaceuticals Inc by phone at 805-388- 0600, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM Pacific Standard Time. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.
Company name: Green Pharmaceuticals Inc
Brand name: SnoreStop
Product recalled: Nasal spray
Reason of the recall: Due to microbial contamination identified as Providencia rettgeri.
FDA Recall date: June 09, 2022
4 days ago
as I stated before, I just opened a brand new bag of Dreambones and saw that there is black mold on the bones
Nottingham, NH, Buzzagogo Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Allergy Bee Gone for Kids Nasal Swab Remedy to the consumer level due to potential microbial contamination. FDA testing found some product to contain elevated levels of yeast & mold and may contain the bacteria Bacillus cereus.... Allergy Bee Gone for Kids Nasal Swab Remedy, lot # 2006491, was distributed Nationwide to wholesale distributors, retail stores and online on Amazon.com and the company web site. Buzzagogo, Inc. places the utmost emphasis on patient safety and product quality at every step in the manufacturing and supply chain process.
Risk Statement: In immunocompromised patients, the use of the affected product could potentially result in severe or life-threatening adverse events such as bacteremia/sepsis, pneumonia, invasive fungal rhinosinusitis, or disseminated fungal infection. In non-immunocompromised patients, the population most likely to use the product, the use of the defective product may result in infectious complications, for instance bacteremia or noninvasive fungal rhinosinusitis, but in this population the infections are expected to be less severe and more readily responsive to treatment. To date, Buzzagogo, Inc. has not received any complaints related to microbial concerns or reports of adverse events related to this recalled lot.
The product is used to lessen seasonal allergy symptoms and is packaged in individual tubes for topical nasal application. The affected Allergy Bee Gone for Kids Nasal Swab Remedy lot is 2006491 with expiration date 8/2024 and UPC code 860002022116. The product can be identified by locating the lot number and expiration date on the bottom of the product carton.
Buzzagogo, Inc. is notifying its distributors and customers by email and is arranging for return or replacement of all recalled products. Consumers, distributors or retailers that have Allergy Bee Gone for Kids Nasal Swab Remedy, lot # 2006491, should stop using the product, and discard any remaining product.
Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using this drug product.
Company name: Buzzagogo Inc.
Brand name: Allergy Bee Gone for Kids
Product recalled: Nasal Swab Remedy
Reason of the recall: Product contains elevated levels of Bacillus cereus
FDA Recall date: June 07, 2022
1 week ago
Freshpet Inc. is announcing a voluntary recall of a single lot of Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe (4.5 lb. bag), with sell by date of 10/29/22, due to potential contamination with Salmonella. To date, Freshpet has received no reports of illness, injury,... or adverse reaction.
The lot may have sold at limited Walmart stores in Alabama and Georgia; and limited Target stores and other select retailers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia.
Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe (4.5 lb. bag) with Sell by Date 10/29/22. The Sell by date, along with the UPC code, can be found on the bottom and back of each bag. Please see product pictures below for details.
- FRESHPET® SELECT FRESH FROM THE KITCHEN HOME COOKED RECIPE. UPC: 627975011673. Lot code: 10/29/22. Sell by code: 10/29/22 L3
The Freshpet Team had designated this single lot for destruction, but a small portion of the lot was inadvertently shipped to retailers in limited geographic markets in the last two weeks. No other Freshpet products or lot codes are impacted by this recall.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans, notably children, the elderly, and the immunocompromised, when handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or surfaces exposed to these products.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.
Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare provider. Dogs with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some dogs will have only decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy dogs can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.
If your dog has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. If pet parents have products matching the following description and sell by date in their possession, they should stop feeding it to their dogs and dispose of it immediately. Please call the company 1.800.285.0563 Mon. through Fri., 9 am–9 pm (EDT) and Sat. through Sun. 9 am--1 pm (EDT) if you have any of the recalled product.
Company name: Freshpet Inc.
Brand name: Freshpet
Product recalled: Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe
Reason of the recall: Potential Salmonella contamination
FDA Recall date: June 18, 2022
1 week ago
We had a chorgy mix about 4 ibs that started not eating or drinking. Didn't want to move and basically died within 2 days . Was vomiting and diarrhea also. Going to have dog food tested. Will be following back. Dogs have been eating this food for at least 3 years.
3 weeks ago
After chewing n swallowing dream bone stick, my morkie got violently ill. Took to vet and X-ray showed inflammation in stomach with no blockage found. They gave her iv fluids as she was dehydrated. Then gave her something for vomiting. She had horrible diarrhea. She was sent... home with antibiotics. The reason I suspect dream bone is that a week later after chewing on a stick she relapsed (vomiting n diarrhea n dehydrated). :( | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Vomiting, Dehydration
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