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Salmonella Outbreak In Cereal

It seems that almost every week there is a warning about food contamination. The largest salmonella outbreak in eggs just occurred a few months ago and now salmonella outbreak in cereal that has sickened 73 people across 31 states. The outbreak is linked to Kellogs Honey Smacks cereal according to the Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Salmonella Outbreak In Cereal
From the CDC

Kellogg Co. is recalling packages of Honey Smacks cereal. The CDC advises that no one consumes any box of Honey Smacks cereal. Their initial warning was for box sizes of 15.3-ounce and 23-ounce boxes with best-if-used-by dates from June 14, 2018 – through to June 14, 2019.

Salmonella Outbreak In Cereal Purchased:

People who purchased Honey Smacks should discard them and contact Kellogg Co. for a full refund. For more information, call 1(800) 962 1413.

Use or consumption of products contaminated with salmonella can result in serious illness, including fatal infections,  vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, fever,  and abdominal pain, especially for young, frail or elderly people, according to the CDC.

Healthy individuals typically recover within four to seven days with treatment.

Salmonella Outbreak In Cereal
From the CDC

From CDC Highlights

CDC recommends people do not eat recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal because it has been linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections.

Important advice for consumers and retailers:

  • Do not eat Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal in any size package. Check your home for it and throw it away, or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.
  • Retailers should not sell or serve recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.
  • The Kellogg Company Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal on June 14, 2018.
  • Even if some of the cereal has been eaten and no one got sick, throw the rest of it away or return it for a refund.
    • If you store cereal in a container without the packaging and don’t remember the brand or type, throw it away.
    • Thoroughly wash the container with warm, soapy water before using it again to remove harmful germs that could contaminate other food.
Target Pulled "Baby Daddy" Father's Day Cards

Target Pulled “Baby Daddy” Father’s Day Cards

Target pulled  “Baby Daddy” Father’s Day cards from the stores after a firestorm of complaints.

American Greeting (the creator – manufacturer ) and Target have issued apologies as many folks voiced their opposition to the cards.

Many of the complaints centered around the cards targeting a stereotype of a particular ethnic group.

Target’s “Baby Daddy” cards gained widespread attention, Takeisha Saunders shared an image of the card to Facebook. She stated it was the only card that featured a Black couple and the term “baby daddy” was offensive as the term is used to describe a deadbeat father.

A commenter on Saunders’ post responded that the inside of the card did have the word “Father” and “Husband to the objection of Saunders.

The Twittersphere

Had quickly caught on and started talking about finding the “offensive” card in local stores.

Target Responded

“Thanks for sharing this with us. We assure you it is never our intention to offend our guests with the merchandise we provide. We sincerely apologize to anyone this particular card has offended. Please verify the store location this was displayed so we can share your feedback.”

Menstrual cup

Using A Menstrual Cup May Be A Hazard To Your Health

Menstrual cup
Menstrual Cup Use

Being environmentally conscious and saving money are the top to reason cited by women opting to use menstrual cups over pads or tampons. However, health may be compromised according to a new study that has found an increase of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) with menstrual cups.
Toxic Shock syndrome is an overgrowth of the Staphylococcus Aureus.

The Study

In the study, fifth-teen inter-vaginal products were tested. Eleven types of tampons and four types of menstrual cups were observed on how they affected the growth of the bacteria that causes TSS by the growth of Toxic Shock Toxin 1.

The study resulted in the tampons actually reducing the growth of the bacteria, whereas the menstrual cup had a greater growth and production of toxins.

The volume and shape of the menstrual cup allow for greater air circulation that encourages the growth of bacteria. Tampons today are less absorbent than those in the seventies and eighties – when the first cases of TSS were identified.

Menstrual Products

Here is a list of other environmental and health friendly menstrual products

Sanitary Reusable Cloth Menstrual Pads

THE MOST ABSORBENT” – LEAK PROOF, ODOR NEUTRALIZING: Charcoal infused reusable feminine pads eliminate smells while capturing heavy flow for UP TO 10 HOURS making our reusable sanitary pads BETTER FOR OVERNIGHT USE THAN period panties, postpartum maxi pads, disposable sanitary napkins, panty liners with wings, tampons, a menstrual period cup and even washable cloth incontinence pads for women.

For the reusable cloth Menstrual pads  Click Here

Hesta Organic Cotton Reusable Cloth Menstrual Period Pads

Safe Guarantee – FDA registered / Our pads are made of 100% certificated organic cotton (GOTS) without chemicals (no bleach and toxic), Ideal for women who have a sensitive skin or skin allergy. You can feel safe for your body, baby and the environment.


For the organic cotton reusable pads Click Here

 Cora Organic Cotton NON-APPLICATOR Tampons

100% CERTIFIED ORGANIC COTTON. Healthy, comfortable, highly-absorbent, biodegradable organic cotton. Pesticide-free. Bleach-free. Fragrance-free. Toxin-free. Non-GMO. ONE BOX PURCHASED = ONE MONTH DONATED. Your purchase provides menstrual products and education to girls in need so that they can stay in school during their period.

For Cora Organic Cotton Tampons Click Here

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School Bus Driver IS Caught On Video Dragging 7 Year Old Child Off Bus

A school bus driver is caught on video dragging a 7-year-old child off a bus after breaking up a fight.

The Bus driver in Memphis, Tennessee is under investigation and face disciplinary actions after a video surfaced of him dragging a screaming 7 years old off the school bus. The bus driver says he had just broken up a fight that the child was involved in.

The Bus driver faces a range of disciplinary actions that includes possible termination.

egg recall

Egg Contamination Recall for Salmonella

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Egg Contamination Recall

An Egg Contamination Recall for Salmonella for more than 200 million egg cartons have been issued. The recall is for 206,749,248 eggs distributed to restaurants and retail stores in the following states: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

According to the FDA “Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana is voluntarily recalling 206,749,248 eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.”

22 illnesses have been reported to date.

The affected eggs, from plant number P-1065 with the Julian date range of 011 through the date of 102 printed on either the side portion or the principal side of the carton or package.

Stop using the recalled eggs right away! The eggs may be returned to you bought them from for a full refund.

Lot Codes 011 – 102

Item Description Carton UPC
COUNTRY DAYBREAK A LARGE X 30 DOZEN 077236000302
COUNTRY DAYBREAK A LARGE X15 DOZEN 077236000302
COUNTRY DAYBREAK A JUMBO X24 DOZEN 077236000500
COUNTRY DAYBREAK A MEDIUM X30 DOZEN 077236000203
COUNTRY DAYBREAK A XLARGE X30 DOZEN 077236000401
COUNTRY DAYBREAK A JUMBO X12 DOZEN 077236000500
FOOD LION A JUMBO X 12 DOZEN 035826089618
FOOD LION A MEDIUM X15 DOZEN 035826089649
FOOD LION A XLARGE X 15 DOZEN 035826089625
FOOD LION A 18PK LARGE X15 DOZEN 035826089601
FOOD LION A LARGE X15 DOZEN 035826089588
FOOD LION A 6PK LARGE X 15 DOZEN 035826089632
LOOSE A USDA SMALL X 30 DOZEN N/A
LOOSE A USDA MEDIUM X 30 DOZEN N/A
LOOSE A XLARGE X15 DOZEN N/A
LOOSE A XLARGE X30 DOZEN N/A
LOOSE A MEDIUM X 15 DOZEN N/A
LOOSE A MEDIUM X30 DOZEN N/A
LOOSE USDA AA XLARGE X30 DOZEN N/A
LOOSE USDA AA XLARGE X15 DOZEN N/A
LOOSE USDA AA LARGE X30 DOZEN N/A
LOOSE USDA AA LARGE X15 DOZEN N/A
LOOSE USDA AA MEDIUM X30 DOZEN N/A
LOOSE AA XLARGE X30 DOZEN N/A
LOOSE USDA AA LARGE PFG X 30 DOZEN N/A
LOOSE USDA AA LARGE PFG X 15 DOZEN N/A
LOOSE USDA A XLARGE X30 DOZEN N/A
NELMS A JUMBO X24 634181000018
WAFFLE HOUSE LOOSE USDA A LARGE X 30 DOZEN N/A
CRYSTAL FARMS A MEDIUM X30 077236000203
CRYSTAL FARMS A 18PK MEDIUM X 30 077236000258
CRYSTAL FARMS A 2.5 DOZ MEDIUM X 25 077236000124
COUNTRY DAYBREAK A XLARGE X15 DOZEN 077236000401
COUNTRY DAYBREAK USDA GRADE A XLARGE X 240 DOZEN PULP 077236700400
COUNTRY DAYBREAK USDA GRADE A LARGE RACK X 240 DOZEN PULP 077236700301
COBURN FARMS A MEDIUM MP X 30 DOZEN 051933182608
COBURN FARMS A LARGE X 30 DOZEN 051933190801
COBURN FARMS A 18PK LARGE X 30 DOZEN 051933182509
SUNSHINE FARMS A JUMBO X 12 DOZEN 804879457336
GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE LARGE (6-2.5 FLATS) X 15 DOZEN N/A
GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE LARGE (12-2.5 FLATS) X 30 DOZEN N/A
GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE MEDIUM (6-2.5 FLATS) X 15 DOZEN N/A
GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE XLARGE (6-2.5 FLATS) X 15 DOZEN N/A
GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE MEDIUM (12-2.5 FLATS) X 30 DOZEN N/A
GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE XLARGE (12-2.5 FLATS) X 30 DOZEN N/A
GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 18PK XLARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC 078742127132
GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 12PK XLARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC 078742127128
GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA TWIN 18PK LARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC 078742127101
GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 6PK LARGE X 15 DOZEN 078742127095
GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 12PK MEDIUM X 15 DOZEN 078742127224
GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 12PK LARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC 078742127071
GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 18PK LARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC 078742127088
GREAT VALUE GRADE A 12PK JUMBO X 22 DOZEN RPC 078742127149
GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 5DZ LARGE X 5 DOZEN 078742127118

Free Stem Learning For Kids

kid virtual realityVerizon Innovative Learning Lab
Fun, Interactive & FREE

Free Stem Learning For Kids

Registration Required

To help bring technology to all there is now free stem learning for kids. Verizon hosts FREE Verizon Innovative Learning Lab for local kids at local Verizon stores around the country.  Verizon partners with Project Lead The Way, Verizon Innovative Learning Labs.  The kids get to explore and build interest in technology through hands-on lessons around coding, virtual reality, robotics, 3-D design, and app development.

Each lab session lasts 50 minutes and can accommodate up to 8 students. It is open to kids between the age of 8-12.

Register and select a time here.

Upcoming Labs:

March 24, 2018 – Code Design
April 21, 2018 – Internet of Things
May 19, 2018 – 3D Printing
June 16, 2018 – Augmented Reality
July 21, 2018 – Emoji Design
August 18, 2018 – Holography

FAQ’s for the Verizon Innovative Learning labs

What is a lab?
Verizon is partnering with Project Lead The Way to bring free, hands-on learning opportunities and cool new technology directly to kids. During each lab, kids will use their hands, brains and creativity to try new, innovative technologies, learn new skills and get exposure to topics not widely taught in school. Instructors will guide students through hands-on lessons in virtual reality, coding, Internet of Things (ioT), robotics, app development and 3-D design & printing.

What is the objective of the lab?
Each lab is designed to inspire student interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

Who will teach the lab?
Instructors from Project Lead The Way will guide each lab session. Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative in-school learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. Through pathways in computer science, engineering and biomedical science, students learn problem-solving strategies, critical and creative thinking and how to communicate and collaborate. PLTW is shaping the innovators, creators and designers of today and tomorrow

Who is eligible to participate?
All kids, 8-12 years old, are eligible to participate in the lab.

What should I know about attending the lab?
Students and parents/guardians should arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time of the lab. All lab sessions are 50 minutes long, so students and parents should expect to remain in the Verizon store for approximately one hour. All students and adults must sign in and out with the instructor at the workshop table upon arrival and departure from the lab. Each lab session will cover a different topic, such as virtual reality, coding, 3-D design & printing, app development, robotics and Internet of Things (ioT). Students will be provided with any technology needed to participate in the lab for the duration of the session. Each lab session can typically accommodate up to 8 students. Students will be asked to provide experience feedback via a brief survey at the end of the lab. This is completely optional. Parents/guardians may receive follow-up emails from Verizon Innovative Learning or Project Lead The Way after the lab. These emails are optional and an opt-out choice will be provided at the bottom of the first follow-up email.

Why do I need to stay in the store?
For safety reasons, a parent, guardian or authorized adult caregiver must remain in the store for the duration of the lab session.

Can my child sign up for more than one lab session?
Yes, students may sign up for as many lab sessions as they wish, as long as the session has space.

How can I make the most out of this experience for my child?

To reinforce learning, take time to ask your child about their experience. Potential conversation starters:
• What was your favorite part of the lab?
• How is this technology used in everyday life?
• How could you use what you learned to make a career?

Where can I go to learn more about these topics?
For more information, visit verizon.com/ learninglabs

Click here to download the complete FAQ page.

Joh vonnie Jackson

Joh Vonnie Jackson Secret Sister Of Michael Jackson Writes About Being A “Bastard Child”

Joh vonnie JacksonJoh Vonnie Jackson pens a new book about being the secret child of Joe Jackson, the patriarch of the famous Jackson family clan.  She states that she was never accepted by the siblings although she kept quiet.

” I was very aware that I was in the Jackson Family growing up… I was hidden away…”

She tells the daily mirror.  Some say she wasn’t allowed to attend Michael’s funeral, but she has yet to confirm that.

Joh Vonnie reveals that Joe Jackson and her mother had a 25-year long relationship.

The Book has mixed reviews and she has been making the daytime show circuit. You can read free pages of Bastard Child.

Click here to read FREE pages of Bastard Child <<<<<<<

 

How to get rid of lice permanently

How To Get Rid Of Head Lice Permanently

How to get rid of lice permanently

 

How to get rid of head lice permanently is a dilemma I encountered when my daughter and I got head lice.

When my kid first came home from school with a letter stating she had lice, I was shocked and horrified. And then, I caught lice from my kid. No one in my family had ever had lice and we’re Black. My first thought was how did this happen – Black people don’t get lice. It’s both true and untrue. We’ll come back to this point later.

What is Lice

Head lice (pediculus humanus capitis) is a wingless parasite that lives on the human scalp, feeding off of human blood. They can not live more than a day without being attached to the host. They crawl and spread from one person to another through the sharing of hats, towels, combs and through head to head contact. The female louse lays 3-5 eggs a day called nits.

Lice Treatments

The most common treatment used in the riddance of head lice are over the counter concoctions. They contain harsh ingredients and head lice have become immune to what is on the market. There is a strong prescription available, but it also contains harsh ingredients. None of these can be used on very young children nor get rid of life permanently

What did not work

After two rounds of using over the counter box concoction and long bouts of nitpicking. we still had lice. It didn’t work. We then tried all the natural “cures” that folks were telling us about – olive oil, coconut oil, tea tree oil — none worked.

What did work

After thinking hard about the ½ myth that Black people didn’t get lice, I realized why. Black people use to always used heavy hair grease. With the rise of the “natural hair movement the use of hair grease had gone out of style. I had stopped using hair grease also opting for more “natural.”

I rushed to the nearest Walmart and bought a large jar of Grease. The tried and true of Black Haircare of a bygone era (now making a comeback). I believed that I discovered how to get rid of head lice permanently.

How I did it

How to get rid of lice permanently
Click here to order — Regularly $2.39 (price subject to change)

Blue Magic Hair Grease had always been a staple of black hair care in the past. I parted the hair in four quarters and then took each quarter starting in the back and greased both the scalp and length of hair with a generous amount of grease. I put each quarter in braids.

At the 1 week mark, I rebraided with more grease. At the 2 week mark, I would wash the hair thoroughly and repeat the process. For another two weeks. All seemed great after that, but I did it again the next month and all was clear.

It has been 9 years and we haven’t had an issue with lice since then even with lice breakouts in school as I knew to keep a bit a grease in my daughter’s hair as she went to school.

Disclaimer:  No medical or guaranteed to work claims are being made. This is a narrative of how I got rid of lice.

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated at no cost to you if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

How to survive a nuclear attack

How To Survive A Nuclear Attack

How to survive a nuclear attackThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Outlines How To Survive A Nuclear Attack

How to survive a nuclear attack is at the top of the concerns of Americans amid the increasing war of words between North Korea and the United States.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will conduct a briefing January 16th “Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation,” to detail how to prepare for nuclear war.


“While a nuclear detonation is unlikely, it would have devastating results and there would be limited time to take critical protection steps,” states the excerpt from the CDC’s website.

The CDC also states that all the information is crucial to increase survival, “For instance, most people don’t realize that sheltering in place for at least 24 hours is crucial to saving lives and reducing exposure to radiation.”


War Of Words

As we know, the war of words of nuclear prowess between North Korean  Kim Jong-un and  President Donald Trump has escalated.

President Trump tweeted Tuesday night, boasting his “nuclear button” is  “much bigger & more powerful” than North Korea’s.

 


World leaders have expressed their worry in recent days as the U.S.  edges closer to nuclear war with North Korea.

Besides knowledge of  how to survive a nuclear attack, having the correct gear and supplies is crucial. Survival experts recommend having a bugout bag and at least 2 -3 weeks of food and water to last for each person.


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Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year 2018 SingleMoms Hub family!!

We made it!!!

This is your year! Push through any fear, insecurity and the thought of scarcity to achieve your dream life!!