CASTLEBERRY CANNED FOOD RECALL EXPANDED AGAIN
A canned food recall is being expanded once again to cover several products sold at St. Louis Metro-East area Schnucks and Dierbergs supermarkets. The recall, by Castleberry's Food Company, stems from a botulism scare last week. The expanded list of recalled products include some cans of Steak 'n Shake chili, Bryan chili with and without beans, Firefighter chili with and without beans, and Firefighter chicken chili. Steak 'n Shake chili is also sold at area Dierbergs stores. The original recall was issued in the middle of last week, with the expanded recall issued over the weekend. For more information on the recall, call Castleberry's consumer hotline at 1-888-203-8446.
NATIONWIDE NOODLE PRODUCTS RECALL
Nissin Foods Co., Inc. has initiated a voluntary nationwide recall of selected shrimp-flavored noodle products after it was discovered that the seafood-flavored powder used in these products also contains cod and lobster. Persons who are allergic or who have a severe sensitivity to cod or lobster, may run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The recalled products were sold through Wal-Mart stores under the label, "Great Value Instant Shrimp," at Winn Dixie stores under the label "Thrifty Maid with Shrimp Oriental Noodles with Vegetables," and at ALDI grocery stores under the label, "Jehling Ramen Noodle Soup Cup with Shrimp and Vegetables."
Anyone who has purchased any of these recalled products and who has a concern about an allergic reaction should discard the product immediately. For more information or a refund, contact Nissin Foods at 1-866-548-2945.
REGIONAL STAFF TRAINED TO MAKE SCHOOL BUILDING SAFER
Regional Superintendents and Office and Education staff, who perform yearly building inspections, recently received training to help their school district comply with safety codes for Illinois schools. A member of the State Fire Marshall's office held training for the 16 southwest and south central counties, in the region, at the Greenville High School. Participants learned how to complete an annual life-safety walkthrough, as new checklists were introduced. The idea is that the Illinois fire service will be able to enhance the existing inspection by adding a professional fire safety perspective to the program.
VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED FOR ILLINOIS STATE FAIR
The Illinois State Fair still is looking for volunteers to help out with various activities throughout the 10 days of this year’s fair. Volunteers are needed for information booths, various buildings and gates and at the Illinois State Fair Museum under the Grandstand. The Illinois State Fair runs August 10-19. For more details on how to volunteer, contact Dennis Morris at 217-782-0777