I’ve been featuring different sort of stuff ranging from foods, supplements and medicines that has been recalled either by health officials or the company itself and or both in my previous posts. And this one is no difference from them all as Richmond-based Glass Onion Catering is recalling a reported more than 90 tons of ready-to-eat salads and sandwiches because they may be contaminated with Escherichia Coli or E. coli.
And to be more specific, the products that are being recalled were produced between 13 Sept and 14 Nov 2013. Reports says that it was shipped in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Texas. And there have been several people in three states who were sickened after eating pre-packaged salads with grilled chicken.
The recalled pre-packaged salads and sandwich wraps that reportedly have E. coli contains cooked chicken and ham. The Food Safety and Inspection Service say that the E. coli bacteria causes dehydration, bloody stools and abdominal cramps and to some, it come develop a form of kidney failure especially to young children and the elderly.
While full investigation is under way to pin point any source of contamination, the FDA is encouraging consumers who purchased the contaminated products to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of it. And if you want to see the full lists of products being recalled, check the Food and Drug Administration’s website at:
Image from healthrynk.
I woke up this morning or should I say the ring of my phone woke me up at 15 minutes before seven. When I look at my phone I noticed the familiar number displayed on the screen. Although I am expecting calls from time to time since I am on stand-by duty today. It was the medical center and asking me to come because the first responder ambulance just left for an emergency call. And so I dressed. But before I can go upstairs, I noticed that it is gloomy outside and when I double checked it, the fog is so thick that you can barely see the road.
My suspension became clear as I drove to the medical center as I can only go as fast as 40 km/hr. That if you consider 40 km/hr as fast, but I cannot jeopardize my safety by going faster than that because the road visibility is more or less just two meters away. In fact, I already missed my first turn in the roundabout because I barely can see the intersections.
And before I can even park my vehicle, I was told to hurry because of the mass casualty incident that happened. Then even driving towards the scene is not difference as I can only run a fast as 60 or 70 km/hr even I have an emergency warning systems in my disposal. So if you want to arrive safely to your destinations you must practice defensive driving because you don’t know if other drivers around you is practicing the same safety standards as you do.
There was a rear collision of two buses on their way to work and many have said that the accident was due to the first dense fog of the coming winter season. But I stand to disagree although it is a contributing factor yet it is still completely avoidable if and when you practice defensive driving. So when we arrived at the scene, there are already five ambulances and was just glad that we got non critical patients at the back of our ambulance.
You all be safe out there when driving especially in the harsh environment.
Watching the sun rise at the other side of the world was amazing. Its vibrant colors reflect on the waters of the sea. It was a lovely day while we are enjoying the night camping by the beach. It was my first time to go an overnight camp out, although we have had one like it last year but we went home before midnight because our son was sick at that time. And this time around he is quite active so I decided that we will have our first camping experience as a family.
As we enjoyed the get together, least that I expect that on the other side of the Pacific a tragedy will struck fears to those who survive especially the kids who are most traumatized in the devastating earthquake. Hundreds were killed, thousands of structures are destroyed but countless survivors are terrified from the effect of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that wreaks havoc in Bohol and Cebu early yesterday morning. With kids and adult alike still traumatized from the effects of the earthquake, countless aftershocks can still be felt at a higher intensity level.
And it is at this time when you are helpless and felt guilty to yourself as you cannot help or comfort your loved ones when they needed you most while you are doing the same thing for others in far away country. That’s the sad part in my profession that I won’t be around for my loved ones and I cannot imagine how terrified they were during the earthquake especially that my sister just gave birth the night before it happened. But what’s holding me and keeps me moving is the fact that someone like us will be around to lend a hand despite our absence.
Image from Caloy Ramirez
No words can compare to the heroics of nurses, doctors, rescuers and their support staffs. I am grateful and I appreciate what you have done because you never left them alone when they needed you most in those fearful times in their life. And this post will remind the good deeds of the Nursery staffs, Nurses at station 3, the doctors and nurses at the Pediatric department of CDU Hospital and to Dr. Lariza Diaz-Roa who took time looking out for my family.
The holiday season is fast approaching and there are only two things to describe it, shopping and festival celebration. And because of the surge and increase in the number of people in a certain area it could cause a health issue in many ways. Your frequency of travel could take its tool in the long run while the fast turn around of customers in hotels, resorts, restaurants or any kind of hospitality industry can put a strain to their resources. This could lead into shortages of hotel bar supplies most importantly the clean linens and table clothes.
This is very critical to the health care industry as they have to maintain good hygienic practices not only to keep up with the licensing requirement but also to lure back customers considering the fierce competition. Since it is flourishing, many are taking their chances in opening business like the Atlanta hotel supply because the demand is there. And with technology, it is now easy to find high quality hotel supply online at a very reasonable price. You can even have it delivered at your own doorstep with just a click of the mouse.
And if you are looking for a one stop shop destination then the PeachSuite Hotel Supply could somehow be your solution, who could probably solve all your needs no matter what type of hospitality industry you are engaged with. They have a very wide selection of supplies, equipment and even disposable products either for commercial purposes or even for residential use that are offered in a very lucrative deal.
Image from wikimedia commons.
Its another fruitful year behind and another more years to face ahead for the next generations of dedicated personnel who serves so that others may live. Happy 27th anniversary ERUF, I am sure you are no longer an unsung heroes.
“Saving Lives is not an accomplishment but a way of life”.
Video from ERUF161