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Recall of celery tied to E. coli outbreak expands to 16 states

Liz Szabo
A large California vegetable producer has expanded its recall of celery linked to a dangerous strain of E. coli bacteria that has sickened 19 people in seven states.

The celery was sold by Taylor Farms Pacific Inc. of Tracy, Calif., and was used as part of an onion and celery mix included in chicken salad at Costco stores. Now, the FDA has expanded the recall to a dozen retail chains in 16 states.

In addition to Costco’s chicken salad, the celery was used in sandwiches, wraps, vegetable trays, cornbread stuffing and other items sold at a variety of stores. Affected stores include 7-Eleven, King Soopers, Raley’s, Save Mart, Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Starbucks, Target, Walmart and Sam’s Club.

 

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Caution Now  Entering The Twilight Zone ………….

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There  is  quite a  big  difference  between  presenting  evidence  that  is  pertinent  to the  case.  Evidence  that  might   give  some  clue  as  to the  reasoning  behind  such an act.  Now  I  may  be  way  off  base  here  ,  but  what in the  hell  does   this  woman  having  been arrested  for  shoplifting  have anything to do with what  her  sons  are  accused  of  doing?

Immigrants are not  the only  ones  who may  be  guilty  of  shoplifting….Plenty  of  American  born   people that  have never  even  been to  another  country   much less be  involved with  a terrorist  plot are  arrested on a  daily  basis   for  shoplifting  from  Stores  all over  America. 

So  what   the  hell is the  point  of  this?  

Haven’t  these  people  been  through  enough? 

Last  I checked   even if their  sons  are   guilty it  does not  make  them   guilty  by  association. 

Or  will they  also  be   treated  as  enemy  combatants?

And  then  we  have these  details that are  being  “reported” here.  Somewhat  strange  and  begging t he   questions  why  and  what  for  …..at  least  in  my  mind.

Tamerlan reportedly had a bomb strapped to his chest when he was killed while he and his brother robbed a 7-Eleven, tried to steal an SUV and threw explosives at police officers.

They used the carjacking victim’s debit car to withdraw $800 from an ATM.

OK……  If  they  robbed the  7Eleven   why  did  they  take the  800  out of the  carjacking  victims account?

If they had  planned this  would it  not  stand to  reason that  they  would  have prepared  a  getaway?  Supposedly  these  were  two  very  smart  guys. 

They  didn’t  have  an  escape  plan? 

It  was  obvious  this  was  not a  suicide  bombing  otherwise   they  would  both  be  dead .  So  we  know  it  wasn’t  the typical  Jihad suicide  bomb  deal.  So  not  typical  and   not very  well planned  out.  It  seems

 

If he  had a  bomb  strapped  to  his  chest   why  not say  he was  giving  himself  in and   detonate  when there  were  enough  cops  close  enough  to  take  out ?

Or just  take  himself  out  so  he  could not  be taken  alive?  I  mean  it’s  not like he  knew  he  was   going to get  away  by  some  miracle  the  cops  were  just  going  to  walk away  and  leave  him  be,  right ?

All actions  would indicate  he  wanted to  live or  so it  seems.

Does  that  seem  like the  type  of plan  two  highly intelligent guys  would come  up  with? 

Knowing  they  were  not  going  to  kill themselves in the  explosion,  having  no  escape  plan  and  hoping  that the  oldest brother’s  Facebook  messages to  friends  that  they  stay  safe  would  throw  people  off  their trail? 

The  entire  Nation  witnessed  on   TV  the  manhunt  for  Chris  Dorner , they  would have  seen it  just  like the  rest  of  us  did.  The extent  to  which  law  enforcement  went ,  the  amount of  manpower  used. 

We are  told  that  according to  cryptic  messages  left  on   Facebook accounts  that  this  was  planned for  a very  long time.  We  are  also  expected  to  believe  that  while  they  were  planning  this  bombing  for  months they  never once  considered  planning for their  escape  and the  fact  that they  would need  money?

Months  of planning   came  down  to  robbing a  7 Eleven to  get  money  to  what –  get  out of the  country ?  WOW!

Really  ?

As  with   Aurora Colorado, Sandy Hook and  Chris  Dorner there   seems to  be  more  questions  than  answers  to the  official reports.  I  don’t have  any  answers , only  more   questions.  This is becoming  a  very  disturbing  trend.

One  wonders  if   next  we  will be  told  there  were actually  mentally  unstable ,  under  psychiatric  care  and the influence  of  psychotropic  drugs…….

~Desert Rose~

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Mother of Boston bombing suspects arrested last year for ‘stealing $1,600 worth of clothes from Lord & Taylor’

  • Mom charged in June 2012 for shoplifting from the upscale department store
  • Her sons were caught on CCTV from a different Lord & Taylor along the marathon route
  • Tamerlan, 26, was killed Thursday night after shootout with law enforcement
  • Dzhokhar is still on the run and considered armed and very dangerous

By Daily Mail Reporter

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The mother of the two Chechnyan brothers suspected of setting off two bombs at the Boston Marathon was arrested last year for allegedly stealing $1,600 worth of clothes from an upscale department store.

Zubeidat K. Tsarnaeva, 45, was charged with two counts of malicious/wanton damage and defacement to property after allegedly swiping the merchandise from a Lord & Taylor in Natick, Mass. in June 2012.

She also spoke today to proclaim that her son’s didn’t plant the bombs and that they are ”100 per cent innocent.’

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Zubeidat K. Tsarnaeva

Zubeidat K. Tsarnaeva, mother of the terrorist suspect brothers Dzokhar and Tamerlan, said her sons’ are ‘100 per cent innocent’

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Zubeidat K. Tsarnaeva’s two sons have been accused of planting the two bombs that exploded at the Boston Marathon on Monday. She was arrested last year for allegedly shoplifting from a Lord & Taylor

Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev is still on the loose after being identified as one of the Boston Marathon bombers

Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev is still on the loose after being identified as one of the Boston Marathon bombers

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Tamerlan Tsarnaev attended Bunker Hill Community College and was studying to become an engineer but took a year off to pursue boxing. He is a two-time Golden Glove champion

 

It’s a set-up: Mother of Boston bomb suspects speaks out

‘This is a set up, my son would never ever carry out such terror attack,’ she said Friday.

She went on to say: ‘FBI knew everything what my son was doing, told me he was serious leader, that they were afraid of him.’

Mrs Tsarnaeva went on to say that Dzhokhar was raised in the US and insisted that ‘no one ever talked about terror’ in their house.

She stole $1,624 in women’s clothes, according to a Patch.com story.

Her sons allegedly left two bombs, packed with ball bearings and other materials, near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday.

The terror attack left three dead and 183 injured.

They were captured on CCTV by a different Lord & Taylor store on Boylston Street.

The FBI released those CCTV images of the two brothers Thursday evening and later that night
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was killed in a shootout with law enforcement in Watertown, Mass.

A police officer was shot dead near the campus for Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Her other son, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, is still on the run and considered by authorities to be armed and extremely dangerous.

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Law enforcement gather near the scene of the shootout that killed Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev late Thursday night

Tamerlan reportedly had a bomb strapped to his chest when he was killed while he and his brother robbed a 7-Eleven, tried to steal an SUV and threw explosives at police officers.

They used the carjacking victim’s debit car to withdraw $800 from an ATM.

The entire city of Boston is on lock down with residents warned to stay indoors, public transport shut down and a no-fly zone around the city.

A transit police officer was critically wounded in the exchange of gunfire with the suspects.

Still here: A Double Gulp is pictured, the largest of 20 to 50 ounce beverages sold at 7-Eleven stores with the Double Gulp when filled with Coca-Cola supplying 600 caloriesStill here: A Double Gulp is pictured, the largest of 20 to 50 ounce beverages sold at 7-Eleven stores with the Double Gulp when filled with Coca-Cola supplying 600 calories

New York Soda Size Limit Statute Barred by State Judge

By Chris Dolmetsch – Mar 11, 2013 2:30 PM CT
Bloomberg

The city’s Board of Health in September approved Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to limit the size of sugary soft drinks sold in restaurants, movie theaters, stadiums and arenas to no more than 16 ounces (473 milliliters) a cup.

Groups representing beverage makers, restaurants and theaters filed a petition in New York State Supreme Court in October, the state’s trial level court, seeking to block enforcement of the measure, calling the ban “unprecedented interference” with consumer choice.

New York Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling in Manhattan approved the group’s request, issuing a permanent injunction preventing the city from implementing the plan, which had been scheduled to begin March 12. The city may appeal the ruling.

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Judge tosses out NYC’s planned ban on sugary drinks

How sweet it is — for sugar-lovers anyway.

A judge on Monday invalidated New York City’s plan to ban large sugary drinks from restaurants and other eateries, one day before the new law was to take effect.

State Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling in Manhattan ruled the new regulations are “fraught with arbitrary and capricious consequences. The simple reading of the rule leads to the earlier acknowledged uneven enforcement even within a particular city block, much less the city as a whole….the loopholes in this rule effectively defeat the state purpose of the rule.”

New York City is “enjoined and permanently restrained from implementing or enforcing the new regulations,” Tingling ruled.

The American Beverage Association and other business groups had sued the city challenging the ban.

 

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Big Gulps beware! New York City approves large sugary soda ban to take effect six months from now (complete with $200 fines)

  • Vote by city’s Board of Health will prohibit the sale of sodas and other sugary drinks over 16-ounces at restaurants and concession stands
  • Large beverages sold at grocery stores and select convenience stores are an exception
  • Thursday’s vote is unlikely to be the final word on the proposal

By Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 12:12 EST, 13 September 2012 | UPDATED: 16:48 EST, 13 September 2012

New York City’s Board of Health opened up a new, experimental front in the war on obesity Thursday, passing a rule banning sales of big sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, concession stands, and other eateries.

The regulation, which was proposed in the spring by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and approved by a panel of health experts after several months of review, puts a 16-ounce size limit on cups and bottles of non-diet soda, sweetened teas, and other calorie-packed beverages.

The ban will apply in fast-food joints, movie houses and Broadway theatres, workplace cafeterias, and most other places selling prepared food.

Banned: A McDonald's worker is seen preparing an order with a large beverage, possibly the last of its kind if in New York City with a new rule banning sales of big sodas and other sugary drinksBanned: A McDonald’s worker is seen preparing an order with a large beverage, possibly the last of its kind if in New York City with a new rule banning sales of big sodas and other sugary drinks

It doesn’t cover beverages sold in supermarkets or most convenience stores.

The restaurant and beverage industries have assailed that the plan is misguided. They say the city’s health experts are exaggerating the role sugary beverages have played in making Americans fat.

One board member, Dr Sixto R. Caro, abstained from voting. The other 8 board members voted yes.

‘I am still sceptical. This is not comprehensive enough,’ Caro said.

Some New Yorkers have also ridiculed the rule as a gross government intrusion and tens of thousands signed a petition, circulated by the industry, voicing their opposition.

Too sweet: In war on obesity, the city's attack on sugary beverages, started last spring, concluded on Thursday with a unanimous vote to ban those over 16 ouncesToo sweet: In war on obesity, the city’s attack on sugary beverages, started last spring, concluded on Thursday with a unanimous vote to ban those over 16 ounces
Growing: Recently called Nanny Bloomberg over the mayor's efforts to closer monitor its residents' health and wellbeing, his officer released graphs like this one, showing how the size of Coca-Cola has grownGrowing: Recently called Nanny Bloomberg over the mayor’s efforts to closer monitor its residents’ health and wellbeing, his office released graphs like this one, showing how the size of Coca-Cola has grown

The unprecedented regulation would follow other ambitious health moves on Bloomberg’s watch.

Some have proven to be national pacesetters, such as making chain restaurants post calorie counts prominently on their menus; McDonald’s announced on Wednesday that it would start displaying the information nationwide next week, before a federal requirement that could force all major chains to do so next year.

New York City also has barred artificial trans fats from restaurant food and taken aggressive steps to discourage smoking. Starting this month, dozens of city hospitals are asking mothers of newborns to listen to talks about why they should breast-feed instead of using formula.

Upset: Andrea Hebert of New York, protests the soda-ban while holding a 7-Eleven Big Gulp, one of the few exceptions to the ban due to the store considered a grocery storeUpset: Andrea Hebert of New York, protests the soda-ban while holding a 7-Eleven Big Gulp, one of the few exceptions to the ban due to the store considered a grocery and convenience store

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NYC passes ban on supersized sugary drinks

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New Yorkers will still be able to down a Big Gulp at the 7-Eleven, but not a gut-busting regular soda sold at sports arenas or movie theaters. City health officials voted Thursday to ban sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces sold everywhere except grocery stores.

By NBC News and wire reports

The New York City Board of Health voted Thursday in support of the ban on large, sugary drinks on Thursday, in a controversial move to reduce obesity.

The ban is an unprecedented 16-ounce limit on sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, delis and movie theaters.

By a vote of eight members in favor, with one abstaining, the mayoral-appointed city health board outlawed sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces nearly everywhere they are sold, except groceries and convenience stores. Violators of the ban, which does not include diet sodas, face a $200 fine.

Opponents, who cast the issue as an infringement on personal freedom and called Mayor Michael Bloomberg an overbearing nanny, vowed to continue their fight, possibly by going to court in the hopes of blocking or overturning the measure before it takes effect in March.

“It’s sad that the board wants to limit our choices. We are smart enough to make our own decisions about what to eat and drink,” Liz Berman, a business owner and chairwoman of New Yorkers for Beverage Choices, said in a statement.

Health Commissioner Thomas Farley heralded the measure’s passage as a major step toward making New Yorkers healthier and said it was likely to be copied elsewhere in the nation – and even the world – as were the city’s bans on trans fats and smoking.

“This is a historic step to address a major health problem of our time,” Farley said at the meeting immediately after the vote.

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Farley recently said that if the law results in “shrinking only one sugary drink per person every two weeks from 20 ounces to 16 ounces, New Yorkers could collectively prevent 2.3 million pounds gained per year. This would slow the obesity epidemic and prevent much needless illness.”

About one-third of Americans are obese, and about 10 percent of the nation’s healthcare bill is tied to obesity-related diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and hypertension, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

The OECD projects more than two out of three people will be overweight or obese in some developed countries by 2020.

Doctors and nutrition experts said the regulation’s success or failure may depend on more than just the modest number of calories it might slash from people’s diets. It will hinge on whether the first-in-the-nation rule starts a conversation that changes attitudes toward overeating.

Since the mid-1970s, Americans have increased their daily intake by 200 to 300 calories while getting less exercise — a couch-potato lifestyle that has left the country with epidemic levels of obesity and diabetes.

While plenty of foods contribute to the problem, some experts believe soft drinks deserve a greater share of the blame, in part because the body doesn’t scream, “I’m full!” when someone downs a 32-ounce soda, even though it has more calories than a typical fast-food cheeseburger.

The standard soda has gone from a 12-ounce can in the 1980s to a 20-ounce bottle today.

“This is the largest single driver of the obesity epidemic,” said New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley. “It is the largest source of added sugars to our diet.”

The math behind the ban is simple:

A 16-ounce Coke has 200 calories.

A 20-ounce Coke has 240 calories, or about 30 more than a Hershey bar.

If you drink a soda per day — as do 46 percent of Bronx residents, according to one recent Health Department survey — choosing the 16-ounce bottle rather than the 20-ounce would save you 14,600 calories a year, or the equivalent of 70 Hershey bars. That is enough to add about four pounds of fat to a person’s body.

To burn off those extra calories, an average-size woman would have to walk about 340 miles.

New York City health officials aren’t actually expecting an effect that large, in part because the ban doesn’t apply to sodas sold in grocery stores or convenience stores such at 7-Eleven.

But if the average New Yorker decreased soda consumption from 20 ounces to 16 ounces only once every two weeks, that would still be enough to prevent roughly 2.3 million pounds of weight gain in the city every year, Farley said.

The rule, which will take effect next March, would have its biggest effect on fast-food joints like McDonald’s, where a 16-ounce drink is considered a small. (A 21-ounce is a medium and a 32-ounce is a large.)

The new rules will be enforced through the city’s existing system for inspecting restaurants. Restaurants with self-serve soda fountains will be restricted to giving out 16-ounce cups, but free refills will still be allowed.

McDonald’s would not discuss the possible effect on soda sales or how it might reconfigure cup sizes. It issued a statement expressing displeasure with the proposed rule but declined to say whether it would fight it.

Some advocates for the beverage and restaurant industries have said they are contemplating suing to halt the ban.

“Public health issues cannot be effectively addressed through a narrowly focused ban,” McDonald’s said in its statement.

Many doctors would agree.

The rule, for example, doesn’t apply to alcohol, which some studies have indicated plays a larger role in obesity among adults. Nor does it address the thousands of other things we eat that are terrible for us, such as potato chips or fries.

“Beverages are the low-hanging fruit,” acknowledged Barry Popkin, a professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina and an author of books on global obesity. “I don’t believe that cutting the portions alone will do it all.”

But he said the real importance of the rule is that it has started a national dialogue.

“The bigger effect is helping to continue to educate Americans about why we have to do this,” he said. “There is a chance this is going to matter.”

The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report

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