Taco Bell bans green onions after E coli outbreak

first_imgDec 6, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – An outbreak of Escherichia coli infections in people who ate at 11 Taco Bell restaurants in New York and New Jersey has sickened more than 3 dozen people in 3 states and prompted the company to remove green onions from its outlets nationwide.At least 42 people in New Jersey and New York and 1 in Pennsylvania fell ill with E coli O157:H7 infections in the outbreak, the Newark, N.J., Star-Ledger reported today. The Associated Press (AP) said today that 9 people remained hospitalized, including an 11-year-old boy who was in stable condition with kidney damage.In a news release, Taco Bell Corp. announced today it had removed green onions from all of its 5,800 restaurants after an independent testing laboratory hired by the company found three samples of green onions that were positive for E coli O157:H7 in preliminary tests.”In an abundance of caution, we’ve decided to pull all green onions from our restaurants until we know conclusively whether they are the cause of the E coli outbreak,” said Taco Bell President Greg Creed in the press release.Seventeen types of food taken from a Taco Bell in South Plainfield, N.J., tested negative for pathogens, Marilyn Riley, a spokesperson for the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, told the Star-Ledger. She added that the state’s public health laboratory will continue testing additional samples.New Jersey health officials told the AP their investigation would likely focus on produce because some of the people who ate at New Jersey Taco Bell outlets are vegetarians.E coli O157:H7 is the same strain blamed for an outbreak associated with fresh spinach that sickened 200 people and caused 3 deaths in September and October. The strain produces a toxin that causes diarrhea—often bloody—and abdominal cramps, but typically no fever. The illness usually resolves in 5 to 10 days but can cause hemolytic uremic syndrome, potentially leading to kidney failure or death, in 2% to 7% of patients.The first illness was reported Nov 17, the Star-Ledger reported on Dec 3. Though health officials haven’t announced a definitive cause, media reports say that most of the patients had eaten at Taco Bell restaurants in South Plainfield, Edison Township, and Franklin Township, N.J.Most of the patients are children, ranging in age from 1 to 23 years old, David Papi, Middlesex County health director, told the Star-Ledger.All 11 Taco Bells implicated in the E coli outbreak used the same food distributor, Texas-based McLane Co., the AP reported. Taco Bell representatives, along with state and federal health inspectors, toured a Burlington, N.J., distribution center that supplied 8 restaurants in New York and 3 in New Jersey.Yesterday Taco Bell said in a press release that it had closed 8 of its restaurants for 1 day so the company could replace food supplies and clean and sanitize the restaurants, utensils, and cooking equipment.In September 2003, green onions served in restaurants were linked to outbreaks of hepatitis A in 4 states, including one in Pennsylvania that sickened more than 600 people and resulted in 3 deaths. The US Food and Drug Administration confirmed that green onions in 3 of the outbreaks came from Mexico.See also:Taco Bell site with access to news releaseshttp://www.tacobell.com/Dec 10, 2003, CIDRAP News article “FDA confirms Mexican scallions caused three hepatitis outbreaks”last_img read more

Lord Rogers’ fears for our cities

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Gun-toting man arrested in Molo

first_imgILOILO City – Accused of pointing a gunat another a man, a resident of Barangay San Antonio, Molo district wasarrested. Jame Estrella was taken to the Molopolice station on Nov. 29. He was facing charges for grave threat and illegalpossession of firearm. The 22-year-old Dayne Vincent Hoponiacomplained to the police that Estrella threatened to shoot him with around 9:45p.m. on Nov. 29. center_img Recovered from Estrella’s possession wasa .38-caliber revolver with several live bullets./PNlast_img

Napoleon blood drive scheduled

first_imgNapoleon, In. — A community blood drive will be held at the St. Maurice Catholic Church in Napoleon Monday, July 31 from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Walk-ins are always welcome but appointments are preferred, call 812-852-4394 or online at hoxworth.org/.last_img

FC Barcelona appoint Koeman as new coach

first_imgFC Barcelona have appointed Ronald Koeman as their next coach, the club said in a statement on Wednesday.Koeman, who has left his role as manager of the Netherlands, has signed a two-year-deal with FC Barcelona. The club had sacked Quique Setien on Monday after he presided over the club’s worst defeat ever in European competition.He will be officially presented at the Camp Nou stadium later on Wednesday.The former FC Barcelona defender later became the club’s assistant coach before embarking on a career as a head coach.He managed Dutch sides Ajax Amsterdam, PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord, as well as Premier League sides Southampton and Everton, and La Liga’s Valencia.“FC Barcelona and Ronald Koeman have come to an agreement for him to be the team’s coach until June 30, 2022,” the statement said. “A club legend and Barca’s hero at Wembley who gave fans their first European Cup, Koeman is coming back to the Camp Nou. But this time he will be in the dugout to lead the team.”Koeman has frequently been linked with the FC Barcelona job in the past, in spite of a somewhat patchy club record which included disappointing stints at Valencia and Everton.“Over the past two and a half years, I have done everything I can to achieve success with the team,” Koeman told the website of the Netherlands’ football association, the KNVB.“I look back with pride on what we have achieved together in that period.“The Dutch national team has a bright future, I am convinced of that. Everyone knows that FC Barcelona is my dream club. It feels very special to me to be able to become a coach there,” he said. The KVNB’s director Eric Gudde added: “We regret Ronald’s decision, but respect his choice.“In the period that Ronald has been national coach, he has achieved good results and given the team colour back in their cheeks after a number of difficult years,” he said.Assistant coach Dwight Lodeweges will act as interim national coach until the KNVB has appointed a successor.Reuters/NAN.RelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Tags: FC BarcelonaLa LigaQuique Setienronald koemanlast_img read more

Messi staying back at Barca is ‘fantastic’ — Koeman

first_imgRelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms Messi wins court case against cycling company over logo Messi becomes football’s second billionaire + Top 10 FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman on Friday said it was fantastic that Lionel Messi was staying back with the team for the coming season.The Argentine had kept the club on tenterhooks by trying to force a move away for free last month. Barca’s all-time top goalscorer confirmed last week that he would remain at the club where he has spent his entire career for the coming season.He then began training with new coach Koeman for the first time on Monday.“It’s great. Everyone knows he’s the best player in the world. So, to have that player in your team is exceptional,” Koeman told the club’s official media channel, while speaking for the first time since the Messi saga began.“For us, it’s now very important to have Leo in the best conditions to play. There’s no question about his quality and it’s fantastic that he’ll be part of the season with FC Barcelona. Everyone is really happy about that.”Messi could make his first appearance since ending the speculation, when Barca play Gimnastic de Tarragona in a friendly on Saturday. The Catalans are missing the first two weekends of the new La Liga season.This was due to playing in last month’s UEFA Champions League, where they were thrashed 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals.“It’s good to have a friendly. All the players will have 45 minutes to reach the intensity levels we want to see,” added Koeman.“The score is not the most important thing, but we’ve spoken about tactics —- what we need to do when we have the ball and how to press the opponent when they have the ball. It’s these tactical details that we’d like to see tomorrow (Saturday).”(Reuters/NAN)Tags: BarcelonaKoemanMessilast_img read more

DEFY swim team ends Bath’s 25-year winning streak

first_imgDown East Family YMCA swimmers (from left) Beckett Markosian, Sam Pelletier, Brandon Aponte and Camden Holmes broke the age 13-14 boys’ 200-yard freestyle relay record — which is also a state record — with a time of 1:37.58 on Saturday at the Bath YMCA. PHOTO COURTESY MATT MONTGOMERYBATH — The Down East Family YMCA swim team notched a historic 590-522 win over Long Reach Swim Club (Bath YMCA) on Saturday.Long Reach Swim Club has been the YMCA state champion for 25 years and has not lost a dual meet in that period of time.Some 250 swimmers competed in the last meet of the season. DEFY finished with a 5-0 record.DEFY also set two team records.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textCamden Holmes, Brandon Aponte, Sam Pelletier and Beckett Markosian broke the age 13-14 boys’ 200-yard freestyle relay record — which is also a state record — with a time of 1:37.58.Sam Alvarado broke the eight-year-old senior boys’ 500-yard freestyle record with a time of 5:53.14.DEFY individual meet resultsDEFY relay meet resultslast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgJamaican official says Usain Bolt tests positive for COVIDKINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica’s Minister of Health says legendary sprinter Usain Bolt has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.Minister Christopher Tufton says Bolt is aware of the results and his recent contacts are being traced.Bolt said he’s trying to be responsible and will stay indoors and self-quarantine. He said he has no symptoms.The world record holder in the 100 and 200 meters retired in 2017. The Yankees activated outfielder Aaron Judge from the injured list before the game against the Braves. Judge was shelved with an ailing right calf after hitting .290 with nine homers and 20 RBIs in 17 games. His return provides a boost to a lineup that went 1-for-21 with runners in scoring position during a series last week against the Tampa Bay Rays.In other moves, the Yankees placed left-hander Luis Avilán on the 10-day injured list with shoulder inflammation, retroactive to Saturday. The team also recalled infielder-outfielder Miguel Andújar and right-hander Brooks Kriske from its alternate training site.MLB-BRAVESBraves welcome top prospectATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have called up top prospect Ian Anderson to make his big league debut against Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees. The Braves added the 22-year-old right-hander to their active roster, hoping Anderson can bolster a rotation that has struggled to find any consistency beyond top starter Max Fried. SOCCER-BARCELONA-MESSIMessi tells Barcelona he wants to leave the clubBARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave the club after nearly two decades with the Spanish giants.The club has confirmed that the Argentina great has sent a note expressing his desire to leave. The announcement comes 11 days after Barcelona’s humiliating 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals, one of the worst in the player’s career and in the club’s history.But the club hinted that a legal battle could be coming and said it won’t automatically grant the Argentine star his wishes. The dispute centers around a clause in Messi’s contract. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Dallas Mavericks center Kristaps Porzingis is missing his second straight game in a first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers because of right knee soreness. The 7-foot-3 Latvian was ruled out a few hours before Game 5. He had been a late scratch for Game 4. Luka Doncic made a buzzer-beating 3-pointer in overtime to clinch the biggest playoff comeback in franchise history. Dallas beat LA 135-133 in overtime to even the series after trailing by 21 points in the first half. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-AP PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAMParsons, Sewell among AP preseason All Americans not playingUNDATED (AP) — Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons and Oregon tackle Penei Sewell are among 11 players selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America first-team team who will not be playing this fall. Lions coach Matt Patricia opened the team’s morning meeting by allowing players to share their thoughts on the shooting of Jacob Blake, who is paralyzed from the waist down. Blake was shot Sunday, three months after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.The players continued to discuss Blake’s shooting and shared their personal experiences regarding race in the locker room.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NFL-FANSTeams announce initial home games without fansUNDATED (AP) — The Buffalo Bills will play their first two home games without fans present, while not ruling out the possibility of allowing some into the stadium before season’s end. The Bills announced the decision on their Twitter account Tuesday following discussions with state and county health officials. The team said it is still attempting to establish policies and procedures “that hopefully permit fans later this season.” Anderson was the third overall pick in the 2016 draft and the anticipation for his arrival in Atlanta only grew as he made a rapid rise through the farm system. In addition to bringing up Anderson, the Braves are welcoming back Ronald Acuña Jr. from the injured list. MLB-INDIANS-CLEVINGERClevinger back with Indians after COVID-related demotionCLEVELAND (AP) — Indians starter Mike Clevinger will pitch Wednesday for the first time since breaking team and Major League Baseball’s COVID-19 protocols and being demoted for 10 days. Clevinger will return to the team and pitch the series finale against the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins. The right-hander last pitched on Aug. 5 at Cincinnati. Three days later, he and teammate Zach Plesac violated the Indians’ code of conduct by leaving the team’s hotel in Chicago and risking exposure to the coronavirus. The team sent the two pitches to their alternate training facility after a team meeting in Detroit. SQUAW VALLEY-NAME CHANGE California ski resort changing name, citing offensive wordTAHOE CITY, Calif. (AP) — Officials say California’s popular Squaw Valley Ski Resort will change its name because the word “squaw” is a derogatory term for Native American women. The site was the scene of the 1960 Winter Olympics. Ron Cohen, president and COO of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadow, says the decision was reached after consulting with Native American groups and extensive research into the etymology and history of the term “squaw.” It derived from the Algonquin language and may have once simply meant “woman.” But over generations, the word morphed into a misogynist and racist term to disparage indigenous women. The new name is expected to be announced next year. Update on the latest sports Voters considered all Division I players, even those who had already opted out of the season or whose teams had postponed football. The results show just how much star power will be missing from this pandemic-altered college football season. Another 12 second-team All-Americans will not be playing in the fall, including Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields.NFL-LIONS-BLAKELions skip practice in protest over Wisconsin shootingALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions decided not to practice on Tuesday, protesting after a Black man was shot by police in Wisconsin. NHL-MAPLE LEAFS-PENGUINS TRADEPenguins reacquire Kapanen from Maple LeafsPITTSBURGH (AP) — The retooling of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ roster is underway. The Penguins acquired forward Kasperi Kapanen from the Toronto Maple Leafs as the centerpiece of a trade between the two clubs that reunites the 24-year-old Kapanen with the team that originally drafted him with the 22nd overall pick in 2014. The Maple Leafs sent Kapanen, well-traveled forward Pontus Aberg and defensive prospect Jesper Lindgren to the Penguins for Pittsburgh’s first-round pick in this year’s draft as well as forward Evan Rodrigues, defenseman David Warsofsky and Swedish forward Filip Hallander.NHL-BLUE JACKETS-TORTELLA FINEcenter_img Elsewhere in the majors:— The Houston Astros’ game against the Los Angeles Angels that was scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed until next month because of Hurricane Laura. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Sept. 5 in Anaheim. Los Angeles will be the home team for the first game of the doubleheader and the Astros will be the home team for the second game, which is the rescheduled game.— The Baltimore Orioles have placed left-hander Wade LeBlanc on the 60-day injured list with a season-ending elbow problem. LeBlanc walked off the mound in the first inning of Sunday’s game against Boston after experiencing elbow tightness. The injury has been diagnosed as a stress reaction. NBA-MAVERICKS-PORZINGIS OUTMavs’ Porzingis sitting again vs. Clippers with knee injury — The San Francisco 49ers will play their season opener without fans in attendance because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The team said Tuesday after consulting with local officials that the Sept. 13 game against Arizona at Levi’s Stadium will be played without spectators. The team said it would work with state and county officials to determine whether it will be safe to allow fans to attend games later this season.— The Minnesota Vikings will play at least their first two home games without fans in attendance. With current Minnesota Department of Health guidelines specifying an indoor venue capacity of 250 people, officials from the Vikings, the state, U.S. Bank Stadium, the NFL and the city of Minneapolis were unable to establish a prudent way to open the gates to the public for now.NFL-BROWNS-DELPITBrowns: Delpit out for the seasonBEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns rookie safety Grant Delpit ruptured his right Achilles tendon and is out for the season. The team also announced Delpit will need surgery. It’s another blow to Cleveland’s defense and first-year coach Kevin Stefanski. Delpit is the third Browns defensive starter to sustain a significant injury in the past week. Linebacker Mack Wilson hyperextended his left knee while breaking up a pass, and nickel back Kevin Johnson lacerated his liver when rookie tight end Harrison Bryant landed on him. The Browns selected Delpit in the second round out of LSU. Elsewhere in the NFL:— Two-time Pro Bowl safety Budda Baker has agreed to terms on a $59 million, four-year contract extension with the Arizona Cardinals. The team announced the deal on Tuesday. Baker’s agent David Mulugheta confirmed the terms and that $33.1 million is guaranteed. The 5-foot-10, 195-pound Baker played in college at Washington and was drafted in the second round in 2017. He’s quickly become a cornerstone for the Cardinals’ defense.— Minnesota Vikings linebacker Cameron Smith’s surgery to repair an enlarged heart has gone as planned. Smith’s genetic defect was discovered earlier this month, only after a false positive COVID-19 test. Coach Mike Zimmer said Smith was “in good shape” after the procedure Monday in Philadelphia. The recovery process will take about three months. He’ll miss the 2020 season. Drafted in the fifth round out of USC in 2019, Smith is confident he’ll be able to resume his career in 2021. NHL fines Tortella $25,000 for conduct in media sessionCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The NHL has fined Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella $25,000 for his conduct during a media session after his team was eliminated from the playoffs.Following the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Game 5 victory over the Blue Jackets, Tortorella ended his video news conference after two questions and walked away. In handing down the fine, the NHL was collecting on a “conditional” fine issued in January after Tortorella criticized officials and the league for what he perceived as a time-keeping error in a Dec. 29 loss to Chicago. He was required to go the rest of the year without any conduct offenses to avoid the fine.VIRUS OUTBREAK-USAIN BOLT August 25, 2020 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-YANKEESCole goes for recordATLANTA (AP) — Yankees ace Gerrit Cole tries to set an AL record with his 21st straight win in the regular season. He’ll go for the mark when he starts at Atlanta. Cole’s 20-game string matches Roger Clemens for the longest in AL history. Hall of Famer Carl Hubbell holds the major league mark of 24. VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE FOOTBALL-TENNESSEEReduced crowd planned for Tennessee home gamesKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will be selling tickets for approximately 25% of the seats at Neyland Stadium for this season.The stadium has a capacity of 102,455, counting everybody in the building, which could mean around 25,000 fansThe Volunteers’ first home game is Oct. 3 against Missouri and university officials say restrictions could change during the season based on statewide virus data and recommendations from public health officials. Tennessee asked fans statewide to wear masks in public.last_img read more

Premiership: Chelsea Maintains Seven Points Lead at the Top, Beats City…

first_imgChelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois was also badly at fault when his poor clearance to David Silva set up Sergio Aguero’s equaliser after 26 minutes – but Chelsea were back in front before half-time.They were awarded a penalty after Fernandinho tripped Pedro and even though Cabellero saved Hazard’s spot-kick, the rebound fell kindly for the Belgian to score.City, who stay in fourth, had the better chances in a tense second period, with Kompany’s header bouncing back off the bar and John Stones shooting over from six yards in injury time. Chelsea, however, held on for a win that was even more vital given Tottenham’s dramatic late comeback at Swansea City.Chelsea’s progress towards the Premier League title has been a tale of almost unbroken serenity since manager Antonio Conte reworked his tactical approach after successive losses at home to Liverpool and away to Arsenal in September.This was arguably their biggest game since as it followed on from the shock home loss to Crystal Palace and it was against a Manchester City side with the talent and capability to make this night at Stamford Bridge a real test of nerve.And so it proved as City, with David Silva the orchestrator supreme, putting Chelsea’s defence and their supporters on edge right until the final whistle.Chelsea emerged triumphant thanks to the mixture of talent and resilience that has served them so well this season and the celebrations at the final whistle reflected just what a significant night this might prove to be.Eden Hazard provided the flourishes but manager Conte proved his pragmatism with the introduction of Nemanja Matic for Kurt Zouma at the start of the second half to attempt to lock down Silva and the win.It worked to an extent but Chelsea also enjoyed good fortune as Kompany’s header bounced back off the bar and Stones somehow scooped an injury-time chance over the top.In the final reckoning, Chelsea showed the bloody-minded defiance of champions – and this is the sort of result that could earn them that crown.If this meeting of two of the Premier League’s superpowers and two elite coaches was meant to be an enjoyable experience, you would not have known from the body language of Chelsea coach Conte and his Manchester City counterpart Guardiola.Guardiola, in particular, appears to lead an agonised existence in his technical area. The advocate of the joyous, beautiful game looks as if he is going through torture in almost every game.He was slapping his thigh and remonstrating with backroom staff within 15 seconds of the kick-off and he was in regular dialogue with fourth official Bobby Madley, with Conte occasionally joining in.It was, it should be stressed, another frustrating night for Guardiola when his team promised much and ended with nothing – although it concluded with a warm handshake for Conte, who also looked like he had endured a tough night.Conte, by his standards, was relatively low-key but the mask dropped at the final whistle as he pumped his fists in the direction of Chelsea’s fans. This was a huge night for the Italian as he did the double over Guardiola.Manchester City remain the great enigma of the Premier League – looking like they could score every time they attack but liable to concede at any moment.Guardiola still has a goalkeeper conundrum, with Willy Caballero unconvincing and caught out by a routine deflection from Kompany for Hazard’s first goal, while there is an air of permanent frailty at the back.City’s slim title hopes are now over and they must hunt a top four place, aided by Bournemouth’s late equaliser at Liverpool, and the FA Cup.They must achieve one of both of those target to stop this season ending unfulfilled before Guardiola tackles those goalkeeping and defensive problems in the summer.RESULTSArsenal 3-0 West HamHull 4-2 M’BoroS’thampton 3-1 C’PalaceSwansea 1-3 TottenhamChelsea 2-1 Man CityLiverpool 2-2 Bour’mouthShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Chelsea maintained a seven-point advantage over Tottenham at the top of the Premier League with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Manchester City.Pep Guardiola suffered league defeats home and away to the same opponents in a single league season for the first time in his managerial career as City are now left to fight for a top-four place.Eden Hazard gave Chelsea a 10th minute lead when his shot deflected off returning City captain Vincent Kompany past keeper Willy Caballero, who should have done better.last_img read more

Wide receivers coach McDonald accepts same position at North Carolina State

first_img Published on January 6, 2015 at 10:08 am Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Syracuse wide receivers coach George McDonald has accepted the same position at North Carolina State, North Miami Beach (Florida) High School head coach Jeff Bertani confirmed on Tuesday morning.Bertani is also a close friend of McDonald’s. The move was first reported by Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans on Tuesday morning.McDonald was demoted from offensive coordinator in early October and was openly unhappy with head coach Scott Shafer’s decision to make him the wide receivers coach. Tim Lester was promoted to offensive coordinator, and Shafer said toward the end of the season that Lester would return at the position in 2015.Rumors arose several days ago regarding a possible move to Florida for McDonald, but instead he’ll take the same job for the Wolfpack, which is in Syracuse’s division in the Atlantic Coast Conference.Syracuse travels to Raleigh, North Carolina to play N.C. State in the upcoming season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDevelopment editor Jacob Klinger, jmklinge@syr.edu, contributed reporting to this story. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more