Here we go again; yet another food recall. Remember the spinach recall? How about the peanut butter recall? Now, it's Bumble Bee Chicken Salad. It seems that the list goes on and on.
Currently, there is a food safety bill in Congress that attempts to reduce the food borne illnesses that we have been facing as a nation. The Senate has passed the bill 73-25. It is now in the House. I hope it becomes a law.
According to Western Farm Press, Senate Bill 510 would give the "Food & Drug Administration (FDA) broad new authorities to issue mandatory recalls of suspected contaminated foods, increase the frequency of inspections for food facilities, and standardize information collected on food products to improve the agency’s ability to trace the history of those linked to outbreaks of food-borne illnesses. The FDA also would gain access to records of domestic food facilities in emergencies and would be empowered to bar importation of high-risk foods if the products lacked proper certification or if US inspectors were denied access to processing facilities."
The recalled products are:
1) Bumble Bee Lunch on the Run Chicken Salad Complete Lunch Kit – 8.2-ounce package (UPC 8660070741) with a "Best-by" date of 07/11.
2) Bumble Bee Chicken Salad with Crackers Ready-to-Eat Kit – 3.5-ounce package (UPC 8660070350) with a "Best-by" dates of 01/12 and 02/12.
This Thanksgiving was a rare chance to spend time with my husband's entire family. Everyone's lives are so busy, it's almost impossible to get everyone in the same place for a day. An extra special treat this Thanksgiving was the time I spent with my infant nephew on his first Thanksgiving. It's so exciting to see him standing up! It's a wonderful gift to be able to see a child developing from month to month, but an even more special gift to see it in your own family.
Next, was the pure love that my other nephew and my son have for each other. "Fumble" and "Boing" were the main games. These were created on the fly. What fun to watch!
Lastly, we had a chance to spend some one-on-one time with my brother-in-law, sharing a home cooked meal; it was simple and nice. The sweetest part of the evening was that he saved two Christmas specials for my son to see. And watching him and my son bond even more than before ... priceless!
There were many moments with each family member. Too numerous to mention. Brief snapshots fill my memories. Yes, I am thankful for so much. We often take for granted the simple blessing of spending quality time with each other.
Oh & yes ... my mother-in-law made a killer turkey with all the trimmings! Left-overs were awesome.
What were you thankful for? What about the kids? Did you ask them? It's never to late to look back and give thanks. As for me, this Thanksgiving, I was thankful for good food, family, love, and memories.
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