We hope everyone has had a very Happy Thanksgiving.
I have heard and read all kinds of negativity concerning Thanksgiving for the past several days, and I have one thing to say: A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE SEEM TO FORGET THAT THEIR FOREFATHERS FOUGHT FOR THIS COUNTRY IN ONE WAR OR THE OTHER.
Besides all of that, I have yet to find a perfect race of people.
Every race has good folks, down-on-their-luck folks, and the dregs of society.
I want to say THANK YOU to Our Veterans, Active Service Members, Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters. and other public servants, for all you do.
FDA says it received 125 complaints about gluten-free Cheerios before recall
General Mills said it knows how the gluten got into its flour and has taken steps to prevent it.
Federal food regulators said Tuesday they have received 125 reports of adverse health effects — mostly gastrointestinal problems — from consumers who ate gluten-free Cheerios.
After hearing of such complaints, General Mills Inc. on Monday recalled 1.8 million boxes nationwide of gluten-free Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios, concluding they inadvertently contained wheat, which contains gluten.
The company said Tuesday it has added another layer of testing at its cereal plants to ensure gluten contamination doesn’t occur again.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in an e-mail that since mid-September, it has gotten 125 reports of “adverse events from/about consumers who ate Cheerios labeled gluten-free.” The FDA said it’s “not aware of any reports of hospitalizations or deaths from the consumption of Cheerios labeled gluten-free.”
People with celiac disease, who are estimated to make up about 1 percent of the population, get sick from eating gluten, a protein that can lead to damage in their small intestine. Another 6 to 7 percent of the population is believed to be allergic to wheat or have gluten sensitivity. For the gluten-sensitive, ingesting gluten can cause gastrointestinal issues such as bloating, diarrhea and constipation.
General Mills said Monday that it began investigating its Cheerios production system after becoming aware of illness reports to the FDA, as well as fielding a couple of consumer complaints directly.
The voluntary recall includes four days of production of Cheerios and 13 days of production of Honey Nut Cheerios made during July at the company’s Lodi, Calif., plant. Cheerios made at other General Mills plants aren’t subject to the recall.
The FDA said it tested 36 samples of Cheerios products labeled as gluten-free from different manufacturing facilities and lots. One sample of Honey Nut Cheerios contained 43 parts per million of gluten. The FDA limit for food labeled as gluten-free is 20 ppm.
General Mills, which is based in Golden Valley, launched gluten-free Cheerios in recent months as part of its biggest marketing offensive in years for cereals. Cheerios is the nation’s biggest cereal brand, Honey Nut Cheerios is the top-selling U.S. cereal and gluten-free foods have become a hot trend in the packaged food industry.
The company said Monday the foul-up occurred when the Lodi plant lost rail service and its gluten-free flour was transferred from rail cars to trucks.
Cheerios are made primarily of oats, which naturally do not have gluten. But the cereal manufacturing process can still let through small amounts of gluten. General Mills has made a big investment in its plants and supply chain to ensure its gluten-free Cheerios are indeed gluten-free.
At its flour mill in Fridley, the company has built a multistory piece of equipment that sifts the oats it receives, shaking out traces of wheat and barley, which also contains gluten. After the sifting, General Mills tests the oats to ensure they are gluten-free, said Kirstie Foster, a company spokeswoman.
The oats are then milled into flour, which is tested again before it is shipped from the Fridley plant to the company’s cereal factories, including the one in California.
General Mills said oat flour was contaminated when bulk rail cars full of the stuff were offloaded into bulk trucks, Foster said. The bulk trucks were believed to recently have carried wheat, she said.
Since the oat flour had been tested twice at the Fridley mill, General Mills didn’t check the cereal itself as its rolled off the production line. Now, General Mills is testing gluten-free finished products for gluten at all of its cereal plants, Foster said.
I am at a loss for words. I can never understand how it can be so easy for me to see, for it is right there, in front of you, in your face.
OH, if I were only a Knight, a Paladin, This man would be my Bard…. WHAT’S THAT???? OH NO, My Friend, for I already have My Merlin, whose words can be your worst nightmare, or the Bar Maid, or so you think; when this Bard sings or expounds his poetry, they will make a movie one day of 3, not 300.
I fail to see how the love of one’s own self can overshadow the reality of what is happening to so many, and the one’s that suffer the most are the Elders and the Children.
NOT IN MY WORLD!!!! has been nominated for the LIEBSTER AWARD!!!!
This is indeed a Blessing to us, and I want to say Thank You Jennifer for this nomination. It is an Honor to introduce Jennifer, Blogger and the Motivator at “Motivation for today’s REALITY“. https://jenmotivates12.wordpress.com/
Jennifer is a very special person, and we want her to know how much we appreciate this, just as we appreciate her being an important part of Our Circle on Google.
I want to say Thank You WordPress, for all you do for the Citizens of this Giant Metropolis; you keep us moving forward year after year, with cutting edge, state of the art Themes, Widgets, and new, easier ways of doing the blogging that bloggers do, for bloggers like me and you.
NOT IN MY WORLD!!!! wants to say Thank You to all of the Citizens of the WordPress Metropolis.
And finally, to all of Our Faithful Followers who so diligently labor for all Our Children of this world: Google+, WordPress, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter, and LinkedIn:
NOW is the time to spread the word of what is visited upon Our Children every minute of every day, known now as “Child Maltreatment”, but in all reality is Neglect, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Heat Stroke in locked cars, Physical Abuse and Physical Abuse ending in traumatic death, Mental Abuse, Malnourishment, Incest and Child Sexual Abuse, Child Sexual Slavery, Sexual Abuse of and DEATH OF INFANTS, and the fact that at least 10,000,000 Children 13 years of age and up will contract an STI or an STD or even more than 1 this year. But that does not count the ones from BIRTH TO 13 YEARS OF AGE that simply is probably listed as an oversight by the DHHS and the DPS, since there is no formal list and tainted number!!!!
Rules for The Liebster Award
Make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated me and include the Liebster Award sticker in the post.
Nominate 5-10 other bloggers and notify them of this in one of their posts.
All nominated bloggers are to have less than 200 followers.
Answer the 11 questions posed by your nominator and create 11 different questions for your nominees to answer. Or, you can repeat the same questions.
Do you plan on blogging for a long time? ~No, I believe this atrocity should be taken care of within the next couple of months, but if not, I will be right here when my shift is finally done.
If you aren’t married yet, what season would you like to get married in? ~Any season but hunting season
If you haven’t had kids yet, what are some names you’d like to name your kids if you ever had any? ~If there were to be any more, I’ll put the wife on steroids, then have all male Children named YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE #1 thru # whatever, and they will be MAD MAX type PEDO HUNTERS
What’s your favorite restaurant? ~It has never been built, but Carl’s Burgers will do
Apple pie or Pumpkin? ~Pumpkin with whipped cream, then a big slice of warm Apple with vanilla ice cream.
Think of your favorite TV show or movie. Who would you date in that TV show and or movie and why?
~A League of Their Own is my favorite civilized movie, and I suppose we could have a really tall cop-type stand-in.
Are you more of a movie person or TV show person? ~If we are watching anything, that means women are involved, so anything is good.
What’s your favorite TV show of all time? ~”Follow Me Boys” with Kurt Russell
What grade were you in/age were you when you got your first cell phone? ~That would be say 1991, when we knocked the bugz out of IBMs first Accessable PC which was months behind because of a software issue, and I had Voltalker experience, which was a product of AutoDesk, and the only talking software, so IBMs crew, lead by Frank my Brother, assisted my crew and we knocked it out in about a month, and your phones can thank ME AND FRANK, because that was the first version of Dragon.The Cellular I had came with a carrying case the size of a small suitcase
Is blogging all that you thought it would be? More? ~I had to be dumb as dirt, because I never dreamed 60-75% of every adult in America would most probably have sex with a Child.
Would you rather travel around the world or live where you do now forever? ~There’s a place near the Great Barrier Reef I’d like to go, since I been diving basically a major part of my life, I think that is where the end of the rainbow is, but I would bring my prize back of course.
These are the questions for my nominees
1. If you had the resources, and were going to do 1 thing for someone(realistic), what would you do, and who for. 2. How old were you when you first got into blogging. 3. Have you ever posted from a restaurant. 4. Do you always leave a Tip. 5. When was the last time you wrote and mailed a letter. 6. Have you ever took an on-line course, or self-educated on-line. 7. Describe your blog in exactly 10 words. 8. Have you researched a post without using any electronics. 9. If you started a blog right now, what would you call it. 10. Who is your biggest fan. 11. What is the first thing you do when preparing to write a post.