Jan 14, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – The manufacturer of peanut butter that has been implicated in a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections announced a recall yesterday of all of its product made since Jul 1, 2008.Peanut Corp. of America (PCA), based in Lynchburg, Va., announced the recall of 21 lots of peanut butter made in a company plant in Blakely, Ga. All of the product was sold to institutions and food service businesses, with none going to consumers through retail stores, the company said in a news release posted on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Web site.The peanut butter was distributed in 17 states, George Clarke, a PCA spokesman in Washington, DC, told CIDRAP News today. The list of states and total amount of peanut butter covered by the recall were not immediately available.Minnesota investigators announced Jan 12 that they had found the outbreak strain of Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium in an open 5-pound container of King Nut peanut butter from a nursing home associated with one of the outbreak cases. King Nut Cos., based in Solon, Ohio, a distributor of peanut butter made by PCA, announced its own recall on Jan 10. PCA peanut butter is also sold under the name Parnell’s Pride.As of Jan 12, the outbreak involved 410 salmonellosis cases in 43 states, according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The outbreak might have contributed to three deaths, and 18% of patients with available information were hospitalized, the agency said.Minnesota, one of the states hit hardest by the outbreak, now has 33 cases, up from 30 reported last week, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reported today. Twelve of the patients were in nursing homes, and 13 were hospitalized, said MDH spokesman Doug Schultz.In addition, a second Minnesota case-patient has died, Schultz reported today. He said the patient, a male nursing home resident in his 70s, had numerous underlying health problems, so the extent of Salmonella’s contribution to his death is unknown. Officials had said the same of the earlier death, that of a woman in her 70s.Although PCA said none of the recalled peanut butter was destined for retail stores, a Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) spokesman told CIDRAP News today that FDA investigators were looking into whether PCA peanut butter could have been used in other products.”I know that the FDA is in the facility in Blakely, Ga., and they’re looking at peanut butter that might’ve gone from that facility that might be used in other products,” said Ben Miller of the MDA. “What those products are I don’t know. That’s always a possibility when you’re dealing with a product like that.”Miller said the PCA press release referred to peanut butter that the company “probably had direct control over,” but if some of the product went to another manufacturer or distributor, the company wouldn’t have controlled how it was used.Clarke, the PCA spokesman, said he had no immediate information on whether any of the company’s customers could have formulated the peanut butter into other products.In other developments, King Nut Cos. said in a Jan 12 statement that King Nut peanut butter couldn’t have caused all the Salmonella cases because it is not distributed nationwide.”We only distribute in seven states and therefore King Nut peanut butter could not possibly be the source of a nationwide outbreak of Salmonella,” the company said. It said it sells to food service companies only in Ohio, Minnesota, Michigan, North Dakota, Arizona, Idaho, and New Hampshire.See also: PCA recall news release on FDA sitehttp://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ArchiveRecalls/2009/ucm128827.htmKing Nut Cos. news releaseshttp://www.kingnut.com/site.cfm/news.cfmCDC outbreak updatehttp://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/typhimurium/
MHC Tourney @ North Branch par 71.Team results: Southwestern Shelbyville 375; North Decatur 377; Hauser 413; Morristown 427; Edinburgh 451; South Decatur 469.Medalist: Bladen Hancock Edinburgh.North Decatur Collin Bryant: All-conference .North team scores: Collin Bryant 88; Trey Nobbe 94; Brendan Spears 95; Brady Espinda 100; Cejay Parmer 101.Comments: ‘There’s many ways we could go back and find 3 strokes from any of our five players and win but the bottom line is swest shelby was better than us today. Two key places they beat us was they had more para and fewer double bogeys or worse than us. We knew going in we would it be a close contest we just came up short. I’m proud of our players and also of Collin who made all-conference honors as a freshman. We will now get ready foe sectionals.’ Chargers Coach David Espinda.
9 Jan 2013 England quartet head for South America British stroke play champion Sarah-Jane Boyd, English stroke play champion Alex Peters and internationals Callum Shinkwin and Jordan Smith will represent England in the South American amateur championship from 23-26 January. The 72-hole individual event will take place at the Rincón de Cajica Golf Club in Bogota, Colombia. Sarah-Jane Boyd, 21, (Truro, Cornwall) won the 2012 British women’s stroke play championship and, as a result, secured her place in this year’s Ricoh Women’s British Open over the Old Course at St Andrews. Last year she also won the England Golf South West women’s championship and her third Cornwall ladies’ title. She trains with the England Golf Performance Squad. (Image © Leaderboard Photography) Alex Peters, 19, (Notts Ladies’, Nottinghamshire) won the 2012 English women’s stroke play title and was a member of England’s winning team at the women’s Home Internationals. She also won the Independent Schools’ championship, the Nottinghamshire ladies’ title and shared the Porters Park Centenary Cup. Alex, who was previously an England girl international, is also a member of the Performance Squad. Both Callum Shinkwin (Moor Park, Hertfordshire) and Jordan Smith (Bowood G&CC, Wiltshire) are full England internationals. Shinkwin, 19, the English under 18 champion in 2010 and a semi-finalist in the 2011 English Amateur Championship, began 2012 by winning the Hampshire Hog, finishing third in the Berkhamsted Trophy and fifth in the Darwin Salver. He won all four of his games on his full England debut against France in May then helped England win the European men’s Challenge Trophy in Iceland. He also played in the Home Internationals and is a member of the England squad for this year. Smith, 20, made his full England debut in last September’s Home Internationals in Scotland. He has been a member of the winning Wiltshire team at the English County Championships for the past two years, while he reached the English Amateur semi-finals in 2012. He also finished joint runner-up in the Chiberta Grand Prix and tied fifth in the Biarritz Cup in successive weeks last summer. He is also a member of the England squad for 2013.
by Will GravesAP Sports WriterPITTSBURGH (AP) — Seven-time major league All-Star Dave Parker is dealing with Parkinson’s disease. Parker told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he was diagnosed with the disease in February 2012. Parker’s condition was first reported by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.“I went in for a physical, went through the whole physical and my hand was shaking,” Parker said by telephone. “The docs saw it and I said I’ve been having problems with that. They said ‘Yeah, you got Parkinson’s, that’s how I found out.”Parkinson’s is a progressive disorder that gradually takes a toll on the nervous system. Notable figures with the disease include Muhammad Ali and actor Michael J. Fox. The 62-year-old Parker said his older sister is also suffering from Parkinson’s. The 1978 National League MVP is able to get by without medication at this point and relies on a healthy diet and plenty of exercise, including at least an hour a day on his bicycle.He got in his usual round of golf on Wednesday, rushing a bit to beat afternoon thundershowers.“I’m managing it pretty well,” he said.Nicknamed “Cobra” because of his lethal bat and cannon-like arm, Parker hit 339 home runs during a 19-year career with five teams, most notably the Pittsburgh Pirates. He helped Pittsburgh win the 1979 World Series and was named MVP of the All-Star game that year after a pair of outfield assists helped the National League pull out a 7-6 victory.Parker won another title with the Oakland A’s in 1989, when he hit 22 homers and drove in 97 runs at age 38. He is still active in the game, occasionally working as a hitting coach. Parker said he believes the Pirates, in first-place in the NL Central, are ready to end two decades of losing.“I know the fans are used to winning when I played,” Parker said. “They desperately need a winning season. (Twenty) years of losing baseball is unacceptable as far as I concerned. When I played, we threw everything out on the field and including the kitchen sink. It’s nice to see these guys doing the same.” Dave Parker (AP File Photo)
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Image Courtesy: AFP/BCCIAdvertisement bqotNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsax31ofWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E40k1( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9auwWould you ever consider trying this?😱98h8Can your students do this? 🌚lvRoller skating! Powered by Firework Doesn’t matter if you’re 8 or 80, the passion and love for the game of cricket knows no limits in the country. Same was the case of Charulata Patel, the 87 year old ‘young’ lady who was an avid supporter of Team India, has unfortunately breathed her last on 13th January. To pay tribute to the evergreen supporter, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has taken it to social media, and the accolade will touch your heart.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFP/BCCIThe heartbreaking news was confirmed on Charulata Patel’s official Instagram account @cricket.daadi, which is managed by her grandchildren.Charulata Patel was all over the news during the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. The elderly ‘Superdadi’ was present in the stands of the quarter final of India’s face off against Bangladesh, where Virat Kohli and the squad won the match by 28 runs.On their official Twitter handle, BCCI tweeted an image of Patel ji with Virat Kohli, while they met each other after the match. The photo was captioned with a heart touching message:“#TeamIndia‘s Superfan Charulata Patel ji will always remain in our hearts and her passion for the game will keep motivating us.”“May her soul rest in peace.”Following the Men in Blues’ victory at Edgbaston, Patel met Kohli, and the two was seen exchanging greetings before the old lady gave her blessings to the Indian skipper and Rohit Sharma. Check out the heartwarming event in the video below, courtesy of the official Twitter account of the ICC Cricket World Cups.A resident of England, Charulata Patel was born to Indian parents on 1st May, 1932 in Tanzania. However, her ties to India was never suppressed. She was also present at Lord’s Cricket Ground in 1983 whrn India lifted their first Cricket World Cup trophy.Patel Ji was also featured in a video, where she expressed her love for the cricketers and the sport of cricket, and was seen blowing vuvuzelas and donning the tricolor just like any young Indian fan.“I am 87. I like India too much. They are my kids, my own kids.” Patel Ji said in the video. Check it out below-After his meeting with Patel Ji, Kohli made sure such a dedicated and loving fan should get the attention she deserves, and took it to Twitter to express his gratutide, along with some photos.Following the heartbreaking news, India’s superstar batsman Shikhar Dhawan expressed his sorrow and gratitude towards the old woman.The International Cricket Counci (ICC) also made their tributes to Patel Ji.Rohit Sharma, who had an amazing World Cup, was also framed together with the old supporter, and the Indian Premier League champions Mumbai Indians tweeted the photo with a touching message.Also read-India’s 87-year old super fan Charulata Patel now a part of Pepsi’s digital campaign Advertisement