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Salmonella cases prompt sprouts recall

first_img Sprouters Northwest Inc. is recalling 2-, 3-, and 5-pound trays of sprouts sent to various institutions, the FDA said. The agency said 12 cases of Salmonella Bovismorbificans infection possibly linked to consumption of raw alfalfa sprouts have been reported. The FDA repeated its standard warning that raw sprouts may pose a health risk. People at high risk for serious complications of foodborne disease, and people who simply want to reduce their risk of foodborne illness, should not eat raw sprouts, the agency said. People at risk for complications include children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Jun 3 FDA news releasehttp://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2004/ucm108307.htm The agency said it is working with state officials and the company to determine the cause of the problem and possible steps to correct it. Food service operations that have the recalled product should not use it and should contact the company at 253-872-0577, officials said. S Bovismorbificans is rarely seen in the United States but can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immunity, the FDA said.center_img People who have experienced fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain after eating raw sprouts should contact their physician or the local health department, the FDA advised. Jun 4, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – A firm in Kent, Wash., is recalling raw alfalfa sprouts because they may be linked with a recent increase in Salmonella infections in Washington and Oregon, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced yesterday. See also:last_img read more

Value to be had in flipping homes

first_imgTOWNSVILLE’S buyer’s market has led to a resurgence in renovations in recent years with low-end properties being snapped up for a bargain.From Queenslanders and miner’s cottages to 1970s brick homes, buyers are being drawn to bargain properties to flip for profit or turn into a stunning family home — all for a minimal mortgage repayment.According to The Housing Industry Association, Townsville’s love for renewal is not surprising with the agency predicting a rise in renovation work of almost $3 billion by 2020 across Australia.The HIA Renovations Roundup report said renovations grew 2.7 per cent last year to $33.06 billion, but that was expected to hit $35.94 billion within three years.While this year was expected to see a slower pace of growth at 0.3 per cent, that was expected to accelerate to 3.2 per cent next year, 2.4 per cent in 2019 and a further 2.5 per cent in 2020.Living Here Townsville sales agent Margaret Hill said renovation shows such as The Block had a big impact on the city’s property market.“I think it’s a good thing as it allows people to make the house their own,” she said.“There’s no doubt Townsville gets its healthy share of renovations and I actually sell a lot of homes that were renovated for profit.”With renovations on the rise, Ms Hill urged homeowners to use appropriate tradespeople, particularly if they hoped to sell the property.“It will definitely show during resale of the home. Buyers can tell whether a home was renovated privately or by qualified tradespeople,” she said.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“While there are some things that can be done by the owner, things like carpentry and water proofing bathrooms should be left to the professionals.”HIA senior economist Shane Garrett says he expects renovations will make up a greater part of the building mix as new home building declines.“2016 marked the strongest year since WWII for new home building starts in Australia but our forecasts indicate that activity is set to decline … over the next three years,” he said.“In this context, our industry will become more dependent on work related to home renovations activity.”Mr Garrett said turnover in the established house market was an important driver of demand.last_img read more

Camp Nou reopens amid political confusion in Catalonia

first_imgHowever, how Barca’s fans will react to a tumultuous few weeks of political tension in Catalonia is less predictable with the support split like the rest of society in the wealthy northeastern region of Spain.“FC Barcelona will display a 45×46 metre banner at Camp Nou before kick-off Wednesday night emblazoned with the phrase ‘Dialogue, Respect, and Sport’ to call attention to the current situation in Catalonia,” Barca said in a statement on Tuesday.“People come to the stadium to express themselves, to experience the game, to enjoy it and we hope that tomorrow people come to the stadium to enjoy watching us play,” added Barca coach Ernesto Valverde.“If someone wants to demonstrate one way or another isn’t something that concerns us when we are preparing for a game.”Chants in favour of independence are common at the Camp Nou from a section of the Barca fanbase, most notably in the 17th minute to mark the fall of Catalonia in the Spanish War of Succession in 1714.Barca have also been repeatedly fined by UEFA for fans flying the Catalan ‘Estelada’ flag, which has become a symbol of the independence movement within Catalonia, at Champions League matches.Leading Barca players such as Gerard Pique and Andres Iniesta called for politicians on both sides of the independence debate to negotiate in the wake of the October 1 referendum.As Spanish riot police fired rubber bullets and seized ballot papers leaving 92 injured, among nearly 900 who sought medical attention that day, Barca beat Las Palmas 3-0 behind closed doors.Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu insisted he tried to have the match abandoned, but instead settled for showing their opposition by playing the match in an empty 99,000-capacity Camp Nou.– Confused standoff –Barcelona’s Lionel Messi (C) fights for the ball with Sporting’s defenders during their UEFA Champions League Group D match, at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, on September 27, 2017 © AFP/File / FRANCISCO LEONGYet, players have been less keen to position themselves on the confused political fallout in the past few weeks.A standoff has ensued with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy calling on Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to clarify if he has declared independence for Catalonia on the basis of the referendum, deemed illegal by the Spanish government.However, thousands of people took to the streets of Catalonia again on Tuesday after a judge ordered the detention of two separatist leaders Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez on Monday, reigniting the political touch paper.Barca announced representatives of pro-independence citizens’ groups Omnium Cultural and the Catalan National Assembly, led by Cuixart and Sanchez respectively, will be invited to the game.Barca’s first visit to Madrid since the escalation of the political divide to face Atletico Madrid on Saturday was expected to provoke a hostile welcome for the visitors.However, other than the waving of more Spanish flags than normal at Atletico matches and some jeers for Pique, the match passed off peacefully.“It was a great game, in a great atmosphere, in a great stadium,” said Valverde.Despite a series of distractions on and off the field, including the loss of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain and calls for Bartomeu to resign on top of the Catalonia crisis, Barca have started impressively under Valverde.A run of nine straight wins in La Liga and the Champions League was ended on Saturday, but Barca are heavy favourites to get back to winning ways against one of Valverde’s former clubs.Valverde won three league titles over two spells with the Greek giants, who have never won in 14 previous visits to Spain.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A message board outside Barcelona FC’s Camp Nou stadium announces that the site is closed as part of a general strike in Barcelona called by Catalan unions, on October 3, 2017 © AFP/File / Josep LAGOMadrid, Spain, Oct 17 – For the first time since playing to an empty stadium in protest at a violent crackdown of an independence referendum in Catalonia, Barcelona’s Camp Nou opens its doors when Olympiakos visit on Wednesday.On the field, Barca should have little problem sweeping aside an Olympiakos side without a point in the Champions League so far this season to consolidate their position atop Group D.last_img read more