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Article By: Marcelle - Feb• 25•18

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Dog Food Recall: VIP RECALLS ON MANY OTHER ITEMS ….4 Companies Pull Products After Deaths, Illnesses….PLUS OTHER RECALLS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE

Article By: Marcelle - Feb• 18•18

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Dog food recall: 4 companies pull products after deaths, illnesses

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https://www.gofundme.com/dog-cat-rescuer-birthday-fundraiDog food recall: 4 companies pull products after deaths, illnesses
Updated Feb 15; Posted Feb 15

Four pet food companies have recalled products due to a risk of salmonella.

USA Today reports Darwin’s Natural and ZooLogics, Raws for Paws Ground Turkey Pet Food, Redbarn Pet Products, and Smokehouse Pet Products have all issued a recall of dog food after detecting salmonella in samples of raw pet food.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says at least six animals have died or gotten sick from consuming Darwin’s Natural and ZooLogics products, manufactured by Arrow Reliance of Tukwila, Wash. One was a cat, but the other animal types have not been disclosed.

Fortune reports Listeria monocytogenes was also detected in some Darwin’s Natural and ZooLogics products and a fifth company, Arrow Reliance Inc,

The FDA also says it received two reports of human illness from contact with the Minneapolis-based Raws for Paws Ground Turkey Pet Food. The products tested positive for salmonella, according to he Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Redbarn Pet Products and Smokehouse Pet Products also found positive tests for salmonella, but no illnesses have been reported in connection with their products.

Affected products include:

ZooLogics Duck with Vegetable Meals for Dogs (Lot #41957)
ZooLogics Chicken with Vegetable Meals for Dogs (Lot #41567)
Raws for Paws 5-pound and 1-pound sealed plastic tubes of ground turkey pet food, also known as “chubs”; can be in Turkey Pet Food cases or Combo Packs
3-packs of 7-inch Bully Sticks dog chews (Redbarn Pet Products)
4-ounce bags of Beefy Munchies dog treats (Smokehouse Pet Products)
See the FDA website for additional details about recalled products. Consumers who purchased affected products are urged to throw them away, clean and disinfect any bowls or other surfaces that may have been contaminated, and contact health care providers or veterinarians.

The FDA says salmonella can cause salmonellosis in humans and animals. Pets can get sick and/or carry the bacteria to infect humans.

“Raw pet food is more likely than other types of pet food to contain salmonella and listeria monocytogenes. Pet owners who choose to feed raw pet food should be aware of the risks associated with these products,” the FDA said.

Human symptoms of a salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps, which last up to week. Pets don’t always have symptoms, according to USA Today, but warning signs include vomiting, diarrhea, fever, loss of appetite and lethargy.

The majority of people recover without treatment, the FDA said.

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

PRODUCT RECALLS
Dog food recall: Euthanasia drug found in Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits products
Updated Feb 15; Posted Feb 15

One of the products recalled due to the presence of a euthanasia drug in dog foods. (Chewy.com)
By Geoff Herbertgherbert@syracuse.com
syracuse.com

Another dog food recall has been announced, following a salmonella outbreak affecting four companies.

Smucker’s said Wednesday that it is voluntarily recalling some of its products after the FDA found a euthanasia drug in them. The company said tests found pentobarbital in “extremely low levels” in several products under the brands Kibbles ‘N Bits and Gravy Train.
Pentobarbital is a drug is commonly used to euthanize animals, according to WNDU.

Smucker’s said the levels detected are not dangerous and do not pose any threat to the safety of pets, but apologized and issued a recall “out of an abundance of caution.”

“The presence of this substance at any level is not acceptable to us and not up to our quality standards,” the company said. “We sincerely apologize for the concern this has caused.”

Affected products are being recalled from the warehouses of retailers nationwide, though the company insists veterinarians and the FDA confirmed the low levels of pentobarbital do not pose a risk. No information about refunds has been offered, but concerned consumers can contact 1-800-828-9980 or email them.

The following products are affected:

Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with T-Bone Flavor Chunks, UPC code: 7910052541
Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with Beef Strips, UPC code: 7910052542
Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with Lamb and Rice Chunks, UPC code: 7910052543
Gravy Train 22 oz. with Chicken Chunks, UPC code: 7910051645
Gravy Train 22 oz. with Beef Chunks, UPC code: 7910051647
Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with Beef Chunks, UPC code: 7910034417
Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with Chicken Chunks, UPC code: 7910034418
Gravy Train 13.2 oz. Chunks in Gravy Stew, UPC code: 7910051933
Gravy Train 13.2 oz. Chicken, Beef & Liver Medley, UPC code: 7910051934
Gravy Train 13.2 oz. Chunks in Gravy with Beef Chunks, UPC code: 7910034417
Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Burger Bacon Cheese and Turkey Bacon Vegetable Variety 12-Pack, UPC codes: 7910010377, 7910010378
Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Beef, Chicken, Vegetable, Meatball Pasta and Turkey Bacon Vegetable Var. Pack, UPC codes: 7910010382, 7910048367, 7910010378
Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Beef, Chicken, Vegetable, Burger Bacon Cheese and Beef Vegetable Variety Pack, UPC codes: 7910010380, 7910010377, 7910010375
Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Wet Variety Pack, UPC codes: 7910010375, 7910048367
Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Chef’s Choice Bistro Tender Cuts with Real Beef & Vegetable in Gravy, UPC codes: 7910010375, 7910048367
Kibbles ‘N Bits Chef’s Choice Homestyle Tender Slices with Real Beef, Chicken & Vegetables in Gravy, UPC codes: 7910010378, 7910010380
An investigation is ongoing, and Smucker’s promised to take the appropriate steps to ensure this does not occur again. The company said it’s already narrowed the issue to “a single supplier and a single, minor ingredient, used at one manufacturing facility.”

WJLA reports the U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration was first alerted last week when Ellipse Analytics said it found nine of 15 cans made by Gravy Train tested positive for the drug pentobarbital. Gravy Train, owned by Smucker’s, is made by Big Heart Pet Foods, the same manufacturer behind Meow Mix, Milk Bone, Kibbles ‘N Bits, 9 Lives, Natural Balance, Pup-Peroni, Gravy Train, Nature’s Recipe, Canine Carry Outs, Milo’s Kitchen, Alley Cat, Jerky Treats, Meaty Bone, Pounce and Snausages.

More than two dozen brands were tested, but only Gravy Train and Kibbles ‘N Bits tested positive.

The recall comes in the same week that four pet food companies — Darwin’s Natural and ZooLogics, Raws for Paws Ground Turkey Pet Food, Redbarn Pet Products, and Smokehouse Pet Products — issued a recall after detecting salmonella in samples of raw dog food. At least six animals died or got sick; two humans also fell ill.

PRODUCT RECALLS
Harley-Davidson recalling 175K motorcycles in U.S. because brakes could fail
Updated Feb 8; Posted Feb 8

The Harley-Davidson name is seen on the gas tank of a 2017 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron XL883N at a Harley-Davidson dealership, Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in Glenshaw, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 250,000 motorcycles because the brakes might fail.

The voluntary recall, which last week Harley said would cost it $29.4 million, covers CVO Touring and VSRC bikes — model years 2008 through 2011 — equipped with anti-lock brakes.

Worldwide it includes more than 251,000 motorcycles, with nearly 175,000 of those bikes sold in the United States.

In July 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating problems with the brakes after getting 43 complaints, including reports of three crashes and two injuries.

The problem is linked to a module that’s part of Harley’s anti-lock brake system that can corrode and fail without warning. Usually, only the front or rear brakes won’t work.

But in one case, both systems gave out, resulting in a low-speed crash into a garage door. The trouble appears to lie with the brake fluid, which some owners apparently aren’t changing as required every two years.

The old fluid can become contaminated by moisture and may be corroding the anti-lock brake system’s actuator valves.

If it does, the valves won’t work. “While it may be true that complainants failed to adhere to Harley-Davidson’s two-year brake fluid service interval requirement, the consequent sudden and complete loss of brakes, without warning, is a concern,” the recall documents said.

PRODUCT RECALLS
Panera Bread recalls cream cheese nationwide due to listeria risk
Updated Jan 29; Posted Jan 29

Panera Bread says it is recalling its 2-ounce and 8-ounce cream cheese products due to a possible Listeria contamination
By Geoff Herbertgherbert@syracuse.com
syracuse.com

Panera Bread has announced a nationwide voluntary recall of cream cheese due to a listeria risk.

The restaurant chain said it was acting “out of an abundance of caution” after samples of one of its cream cheese products from a single day of production showed a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Panera says it’s recalling all 2-ounce and 8-ounce cream cheese products with an expiration date on or before April 2, 2018. The recall only affects cream cheese sold in U.S. Panera Bread bakery cafes and does not affect Canadian locations or any other Panera Bread food products.

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FRIDAY FEB 16TH 7:00 p.m. – Porsche Downtown LA and Classic PR presents the exclusive”Style You” FEB 15TH Trina Funding Group and The Money Lane Firm Presents Beauty & The Beats Master Class & Concert Extravaganza sponsored by Amzi SkinCare THURSDAY

Article By: Marcelle - Feb• 12•18

FRIDAY FEB 16TH 7:00 p.m.

 

Porsche Downtown LA and Classic PR presents the exclusive “Style You” All Star Weekend Men’s Luxury Style and Grooming Lounge hosted by NBA Hall of Famer Gary Payton and will feature Celebrity Wardrobe Stylist Eboni Johnson. Event Features: Cigar Lounge, Massages, Men’s Grooming and Styling. Featured food by Hooters & Ladies Touch Catering, Desserts by Studio Chefs. Featured interviews with Online Sirius XM Shade 45 radio host of Weekend Work, Coach PR. Porsche Downtown LA. 

TONIGHT THURSDAY FEB.15TH

Trina Funding Group and The Money Lane Firm Presents Beauty & The Beats Master Class & Concert Extravaganza sponsored by Amzi SkinCare.

Together brands team with entrepreneur Trina Sanchez & The Money Lane Firm to present the first concert and panel discussion called “Beauty And The Beats” set to tour 10 cities in 2018. The kickoff event will host some of the best brands in beauty and live music experience. Panelist include star of E! hit show Wags LA, Olivia Pierson and TV Personality Ranella Ferrer from Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian, former NFL Patriots Bret Lockett. Fashion Models from agency All Models Worldwide ripping the runway during a live performance by R&B Artist Ro James and Love & Hip Hop Brittney Taylor, on “The Beats” stage, performing hit record “Permission” which reached number 37 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Beauty & The Beats supports women and men from all walks of life and will use our first event to continue to support NBA All Star Weekend and the rise of entrepreneurs in business, tech, music, beauty and fashion industry. Come enjoy social networking, pampering and grooming, live panel discussions, live music, cool activations and shopping during a big weekend.

In addition, Universe Network TV will be broadcasting the whole event live which has a vast network within the music and entertainment industry, that provides access to up to date news, music, and upcoming industry breaking events, as well as future collaborations ranging from album releases to chart topping hits. Universe website has received close to 7 million hits, averaging 9,000 monthly unique visitors within one year. Universe TV’s target audience includes a balance of males and females ages 21-45 worldwide and excited to team up with Beauty and The Beats. Universe TV works closely with many notable players in the music and entertainment industry.

About Beauty & the Beats: There has been a significant amount of research done on the effect that advertising in the fashion and beauty industry has on. Beauty & The Beats was created to empower the every image of woman, freedom, and creativity that is sometimes linked between art, beauty and music.

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OPENING MONDAY FEB. 12TH INDIE DRAMA STILLWATER THE MOVIE AT LAEMMLE ON LANKERSHIM, NORTH HOLLYWOOD 7:30PM

Article By: Marcelle - Feb• 11•18

INDIE DRAMA “STILLWATER” TO MAKE ITS GLOBAL PREMIERE ON ITUNES, AMAZON AND ALL VOD PLATFORMS BEGINNING MARCH 13, 2018

Mystery Thriller Marks Feature Directorial debut of Director/Producer Nino Aldi & Producer Jay Ostrowski

 

Indie outdoorsy murder mystery, followed by Q&A. Celebrities expected: Writer/Producer/Director/Actor Nino Aldi along with producers Jay Ostrowski, MJ Caballero, Adam and Mark Thiel and co-writer Joseph Rein; cast members Tyler Ritter (“The McCarthys”), Paul Elia (“Dirty”), Ryan Ray Vincent (“Elizabeth Blue”), Eric Michael Roy (“Danny Collins”), Travis Quentin Young (“Vinyl”), Carlena Britch (“Supernatural”), and, who also directed the film. Other guests expected to attend include Academy Award Nominee Eric Roberts, Eliza Roberts and “Voice” Season 13 Winner Chloe Kohanski.

Flixseed Production’s feature film, “STILLWATER”, directed by Nino Aldi, is a mystery/thriller set in Northern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA).

A weekend camping trip among six old friends turns tragic after one dies under mysterious circumstances, triggering further turmoil as they attempt to unmask the killer within their own group.

“STILLWATER” was sourced from an original screenplay written by Joseph Rein & Nino Aldi. Jay Ostrowski, Nino Aldi & MJ Caballero Produced with Adam & Mark Thiel as Executive producers.

“There are a lot of stories to be told on the making of Stillwater. Nearing the top of the list is the fact that the idea of the film didn’t come until May 17th, 2017,” said filmmaker Nino Aldi. “What transpired after that can only be described as a full force of focus, industry favors, and grit and “Stillwater” is a very special movie that I feel is destined to live on for many years.”  

“I didn’t consider sending this particular film to festivals and am thrilled to self-distribute it.  I strongly believe that our marketing strategy, coupled with the legs of the film itself, will make it among the most successful self-distributed films of all time and will be a example of DIY distribution for years to come.”  

The new @Ryansrays film. See this thriller in theaters in April. #stillwatermovie #bpa #variety… https://t.co/bL93IefqHf

 Contact: Amy Prenner FOR MORE INFO:

amy@theprennergroup.com

FLAX’s The Dialectic of the Stars, a Visual Arts and Performance Festival, drawing a constellation of 5 iconic venues, like points of a star, over 2 weeks (Feb 11-25)

Article By: Marcelle - Feb• 07•18

 FLAX’s The Dialectic of the Stars, a visual arts and performance festival, drawing a constellation of 5 iconic venues, like points of a star, over 2 weeks (Feb 11-25) featuring everything from a motorcycle concert at LACE to a series of art installations as well as dinner & games by Robert Karima at FORD Theatres on February 18. Each arts institution will blend their own programming with FLAX curator-in-residence Fabien Danesi’s unique vision to ignite dialogue about L.A. as an important cultural hub. FLAX promotes mutual understanding between SoCal and France through the arts and the festival is free and open to all, promising to be a multi-sensory art experience. 

  • The Dialectic of the Stars launches at The Sowden House on Sunday, February 11 at 6 p.m. with a video proposal by curator Fabien Danesi and showcased artwork by Ange Leccia. His video piece, Star Dusts, acts as a call from the street while Danesi introduces this journey with images extracted from famed movies set in Los Angeles, all showcasing West Coast culture.
  • LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) presents Wrong Ped Xing on February 15 from 7 to 9pm. Artist duo Nøne Futbol Club will showcase an hypnotic video piece seen from Hollywood Boulevard while the public will be welcomed by the online radioYou are listening to Los Angeles. At 7:30pm, Tehran-Geles, a contemplative movie by Arash Nassiri will be screened followed by an enticing performance by Geneva Skeen. At 8:30pm, the evening will culminate in a trailblazing motorcycle concert by Fouad Bouchoucha, in which the artist transforms motorcycles into musical instruments.
  • Ford Theatres presents Drag Me Crazy on February 18 from 2-8 p.m. Taking place throughout the day, Ford Theatres transitions into a true gallery space with videos and installations by Scoli Acosta, Hoël Duret, Alison O’Daniel and Assaf Shaham, all playing with illusion and transformation of the spaces. There will also be performances in the amphitheater from 4-6 p.m. by Emily Mast in collaboration with Alan Chan, Rafaela Lopez and Lucky Dragons.
  • L.A. Dance Project presents Bodies2 on February 24 at 7 p.m., which will include the screening of The Pit (Dancer with Golden Lips) by Naotaka Hiro followed by a performance by Noé Soulier, Movement on Movement.
  • Zebulon presents Surfing Countdown on February 25 from 6-12 p.m. with a sound performance by Jasmin Blasco that evokes a spatial journey, followed by a screening of Animal Glisse by Bertrand Dezoteux. The evening culminates with an afterparty from 7:30-12 p.m. with a DJ Set by Jasmin Blasco.

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