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US officials defend Salmonella outbreak response

In Everyday Living, Government on August 5, 2011 at 8:52 am

NOTE: A post concerning this threat appeared last Saturday: https://columbianewsandviews.com/2011/07/30/todays-news-saturday-july-30/#more-6915


Aug 4, 2011 (CIDRAP News) – Federal officials reported today that ground turkey products belonging to two patients in the current multistate Salmonella outbreak were traced to a Cargill Inc. facility on Jul 20, 2 weeks before investigators presented all their evidence to the company, prompting yesterday’s Cargill recall of 36 million pounds of ground turkey.

But in a press conference, officials from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defended their response to the outbreak, saying the picture wasn’t clear enough to tie the outbreak to the Cargill facility in Arkansas until very recently.

They said the picture was muddied by the Read the rest of this entry »

today’s news … Friday, August 5

In Uncategorized on August 5, 2011 at 6:00 am

today’s news and information gleanings from here and there! Today’s Weather!   Today in History!

Quote for today“Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.” – Russell Baker

  • POLICE LOG. “RAPHO TWP.: Andrew J. Rodriguez, 19, of Columbia, was cited Sunday for pushing a woman in an incident on Habecker Road.” (Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era)
  • Can it be? Time for “fair season” in Lancaster County (LancasterOnLine.com)
  • Healthy eating means spending more (York Daily Record)
  • Noted these two Columbia Properties listed in the multi-page NOTICE OF TAX UPSET SALE TO OWNERS OF PROPERTIES DESCRIBED IN THIS NOTICE published in the August 3, 2011 Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era: 30 North Third Street (approximate upset sale price: Read the rest of this entry »

who’s your favorite sheriff?

In Opinions, People on August 5, 2011 at 5:09 am

The Warden in “Cool Hand Luke” 

The sheriff of Nottingham        

Boss Hogg

The one you know, the “zero tolerance one.”