Dole recalls blueberries in Canada because of positive test for parasite

A grocery chain in Canada is recalling Dole brand fresh blueberries because test results have shown contamination with the Cyclospora parasite.

The move by Save-On-Foods LP comes after Dole recalled blueberries nationwide in the United States. Neither the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) nor the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have received any confirmed reports of infections as of June 25.

In Canada, Dole distributed the implicated blueberries in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Yukon, and possibly nationally, according to the recall notice posted by the CFIA.

“Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below,” according to the recall notice. Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

“This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety … Read more

For Transgender Uber Eats Drivers, ‘Right to Pride’ Is a Long-Overdue Change in Policy

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Transgender drivers say their safety concerns have gone unchecked. Now, Uber claims it’s listening.

On June 1, with Pride Month in full swing, Uber rolled out Right to Pride, an initiative designed to “empower a better experience for our LGBTQIA+ community, and particularly the transgender community,” according to the company’s website. While Uber had already created community guidelines that expressly forbid discrimination, as well as an in-app option to report it, the new initiative’s bulleted list of upcoming measures included changing the Uber app to allow “trans and nonbinary drivers and delivery people to display only their self-identified chosen first name,” as well as the establishment of a fund to help its drivers cover the costs of updating names and gender on legal IDs and records.

Delivery drivers have provided an essential service over the past year while boosting sales for third-party delivery apps such as Uber Eats, Grubhub, … Read more

Cedar Plank Honey Lime Salmon

Smoky, woodsy flavors meet summery honey and lime in this melt-in-your-mouth salmon recipe! You are not going to be able to get enough of this irresistible Cedar Plank Honey Lime Salmon!

There is nothing better than a tender, grilled cut of fish bursting with flavor. For all of my seafood lovers out there, you have got to try mahi mahi, salmon, and the best shrimp that will turn your dinner table into a Michelin coastal restaurant.

Grilled salmon on cedar plank with garnish.

Delicious Cedar Plank Salmon Recipe

Once you have tried cooking your salmon over cedar planks, you won’t want to go back. This cooking method with Native American and Scandinavian roots uses a cedar plank soaked in water to gently grill meat and seafood while also infusing it with a smoky, earthy flavor. Since you are cooking with indirect heat, you get a perfectly smoked outside while retaining a moist and flaky center. This is … Read more

FDA issues public alert about Little Hatch’s products because of Listeria

The FDA is urging consumers to check their homes for certain Little Hatch’s brand products because of an ongoing problem with Listeria at the company’s manufacturing facility.

In a public alert today the Food and Drug Administration said it detected Listeria monocytogenes in retail samples of the company’s Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip, Queso, and Spicy Queso and subsequently initiated an inspection at the manufacturing facility. The products are packaged in 13.5-ounce or 14-ounce containers.

“The FDA detected Listeria monocytogenes in retail samples of Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip, Queso and Spicy Queso and subsequently initiated an inspection at the manufacturing facility. The FDA confirmed Listeria monocytogenes in 23 of 149 samples taken from processing, packaging, and storage areas at the facility, including various food-contact surfaces,” according to today’s public alert.

“On May 20 2021, Interstate Food Products, initiated a voluntary recall of ‘Little Hatch’s’ brand Jalapeno Cream Cheese, Queso, and Spicy … Read more

Beware of Brands That Love Queer People’s Dollars More Than Queer People

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Your annual reminder that just because a company slaps a rainbow on a product during Pride doesn’t mean it supports the community

During Pride month one year when I was in high school, I got my underage hands on a limited-edition vodka bottle — one of the ones with a rainbow label, its contents mostly gone. Even when the bottle itself was empty, I tucked it away in the back of my closet, and kept it there for years: at the time, my family didn’t know I was gay. But the bottle was a concrete, tangible reminder that there was broad — or broad enough — acceptance of gay culture that when I did eventually come out, I could have the kind of life I dreamed about. That little symbol mattered to me.

Now that I’ve been out for years, and have found the very acceptance and love … Read more