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Multiple rawhide dog chew products recalled

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! TAGSRecall Previous articleJune 12th: A day of unity and remembrance of “the 49”Next articleKlouse named Firefighter of the Year Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom  Recall Alert: United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc., is voluntarily recalling multiple brands of rawhide dog chew products due to chemical contamination.What Caused the Recall?The recall was initiated after United Pet Group realized that specific rawhide chew manufacturing facilities in Mexico and Colombia, as well as one of its suppliers in Brazil, were using a quaternary ammonium compound mixture as a processing aid in the manufacturing of rawhide chews.The compound is an anti-microbial chemical that is approved for cleaning food processing equipment. But it has not been approved in the U.S. as a processing aid in the production of rawhide chews for dogs.United Pet Group received very limited reports of pet illness based on the volume of possibly affected rawhide chew products manufactured and distributed.The primary complaint received from consumers was that the affected product had an unpleasant odor. Diarrhea and vomiting were also reported.Exposure to quaternary ammonium compounds through direct ingestion may cause the following symptoms in dogs: reduced appetite, and gastric irritation including diarrhea and vomiting.These symptoms may require treatment by a veterinarian depending on severity.Where Were the Products Sold?The affected product was distributed nationwide from United Pet Group’s Edwardsville, Illinois, distribution facility and was delivered to consumers through various retail establishments including online outlets.Expiration DatesAll of the dog chew products included in the voluntary recall identify an expiration date ranging from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020 located on the back of the package.The products subject to the recall are described below.American BeefhideUnited Pet Group is recalling certain packages of dog chews with the American Beefhide brand on the label. This recall is limited to dog chew products that contain rawhide.Only products with lot codes listed on the back of the package that start with AH and which list expiration dates from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020 are affected by this recall.This includes all package sizes and/or weights.The following contact information appears on the back of the package of the affected products:Manufactured by:Salix Animal Health, LLCDeerfield Beach, FL 33442Digest-eezeUnited Pet Group is recalling certain packages of dog chews with the Digest-eeze brand on the label. This recall is limited to dog chew products that contain rawhide.Only products with lot codes listed on the back of the package that start with AH, AV, A, AI, AO, or AB, and which list expiration dates from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020 are affected by this recall. This includes all package sizes and/or weights.The following contact information appears on the back of the package of the affected products:Manufactured by:Salix Animal Health, LLCDeerfield Beach, FL 33442Healthy HideUnited Pet Group is recalling certain packages of dog chews with the Healthy Hide brand, Healthy Hide Good-n-Fit brand, and Healthy Hide Good-n-Fun brand on the label.This recall is limited to dog chew products that contain rawhide.Only products with lot codes listed on the back of the package that start with AH, AV, A, AI, AO, or AB and which list expiration dates from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020 are affected by this recall.This includes all package sizes and/or weights.The following contact information appears on the back of the package of the affected products:United Pet Group, a Division of Spectrum Brands, Inc.3001 Commerce St. Blacksburg, VA 24060800-645-5154What to Do?Consumers who have purchased the products described above are urged to dispose of the product or return it directly to United Pet Group or to the retail establishment where they initially purchased the product for full refund.We take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously and we are continuing to investigate the cause of this problem. We are implementing changes across the affected manufacturing facilities in order to prevent this problem from reoccurring in the future. United Pet Group is also working with retailers to ensure that the affected products are no longer sold and removed from inventory.“This is a very scary situation for dog owners and is indicative of the problems that are coming to light in commercial dog foods,” says Leslie Kessinger, co-owner of Three Dog Bakery in Franklin and Mt Juliet. “There are poor food safety standards in place at many large producers that cause contamination and development of other pathogens.”If you have these products, please contact the United Pet Group consumer affairs team at 1-855-215-4962 between the hours of 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM Eastern Standard Time for a refund.Consumers with questions may call the consumer affairs team at the number listed above. You have entered an incorrect email address! 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Tokyo surges to 30-year high as shares start week with rally

first_img TAGS  Tokyo surges to 30-year high as shares start week with rally WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Local NewsBusinessWorld News By Digital AIM Web Support – February 14, 2021 Previous articleThunder overcome Antetokounmpo’s triple-double, top BucksNext articleBooker, Suns roll to 6th straight win, beating Magic 109-90 Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img A photographer captures an image of an electronic stock board showing Japan’s Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Tokyo. Asian shares started the week off with a rally, as Japan’s Nikkei 225 index briefly topped 30,000 for the first time since August 1990. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

Genomic methods take the plunge: Recent advances in high-throughput sequencing of marine mammals

first_imgThe dramatic increase in the application of genomic techniques to non-model organisms (NMOs) over the past decade has yielded numerous valuable contributions to evolutionary biology and ecology, many of which would not have been possible with traditional genetic markers. We review this recent progression with a particular focus on genomic studies of marine mammals, a group of taxa that represent key macroevolutionary transitions from terrestrial to marine environments and for which available genomic resources have recently undergone notable rapid growth. Genomic studies of NMOs utilize an expanding range of approaches, including whole genome sequencing, restriction site-associated DNA sequencing, array-based sequencing of single nucleotide polymorphisms and target sequence probes (e.g., exomes), and transcriptome sequencing. These approaches generate different types and quantities of data, and many can be applied with limited or no prior genomic resources, thus overcoming one traditional limitation of research on NMOs. Within marine mammals, such studies have thus far yielded significant contributions to the fields of phylogenomics and comparative genomics, as well as enabled investigations of fitness, demography, and population structure. Here we review the primary options for generating genomic data, introduce several emerging techniques, and discuss the suitability of each approach for different applications in the study of NMOs.last_img read more

Coffee king Phillip Di Bella sells Gold Coast apartment for millions

first_imgThe new owners won’t need to go out for fancy dinners. The living area boasts ocean views. Phillip Di Bella, who is renowned for his popular business Di Bella Coffee, has sold his Gold Coast apartment for millions. Picture: Alex Coppel.COFFEE king Phillip Di Bella has sold his glitzy Surfers Paradise apartment in a multimillion-dollar deal.The three-bedroom residence, which takes up the entire fourth floor of the Allure building at 1 Northcliffe Tce, was snapped up within 30 days of First National Surfers Paradise taking over the marketing.Russell Rollington, who marketed it with agency principal Rob Rollington, wouldn’t disclose the price but said it sold for “around the $3 million mark” last week. The apartment in Surfer Paradise’s Allure building is unique.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“The successful buyer is Brisbane based and purchased (the apartment) as a holiday home,” Mr Rollington said.“The buyer was sourced from our database and not actively looking at the time, we sent him the details and a deal was finalised that week.”It was listed for $3.15 million.Mr Rollington said properties like this were in high demand.“We are finding increased interest and inquiry on premium beachfront properties, with limited supply and strong buyer demand locally, from Brisbane and interstate,” he said.Mr Di Bella is renowned for his popular business Di Bella Coffee, which began as a small coffee roasting operation in Brisbane in 2002. What a view! Not a bad view to wake up to either.He and wife Gianna listed their Gold Coast apartment in December last year under another real estate agency.While they loved it, Mr Di Bella said earlier this year that they had only spent about 20 nights there in more than two years.“We love the Gold Coast and it was always our wish to own an apartment in Allure, and we were able to buy one as they are very rarely available,’’ he said.“We plan to spend more time in Queenstown, New Zealand, where we have built a spectacular home.“It’s a four-level house on Queenstown Hill with views over Lake Wakatipu.” Even the kitchen has views.last_img read more

Hoffarth: What killed ‘The Beast 980’? The nature of the radio business

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “This was a great programmed radio station,” Sutter added, “but the buyers liked the station for other reasons. That’s their right.”Yeah, but they’re wrong.No matter how many times those in the business of media have to endure this kind of change, it’s never a sporty process.“When we were hired, we were told the station was for sale and the goal was to sell, but all the research out there indicated there was a need for real, localized sports talk in L.A.,” said early-morning co-host Jeanne Zelasko, there from the launch in September 2014 with experience working at San Diego-based XTRA-AM and Fox Sports Radio and TV.“We can’t control the business aspect of all this, but I don’t think we had any game pulled on us. There are some young producers in the building who are learning a tough life lesson. You can’t commit yourself so fully to a job that just won’t love you back.“It almost felt like we were ‘WKRP in Cincinnati,’ a small station in some ways that kept going when others were trying to swat us away. Maybe there was slow recognition at the start, but I felt we were turning a corner because of the Twitter activity and the Clippers’ exposure. We were hiring solid people (like Bill Plaschke in the morning and Chris Myers in the afternoon) and it was time to go kick some butt.“What’s frustrating for me is I felt we were finally providing a good service to this city and we believed in it. When we first started doing mornings (with Marques Johnson), I felt we could stand on a rock on Highland and Wilshire and reach more people if we just screamed loudly. Eventually we were watching our ratings go from a 0.1 and hit a 1.2.”Ratings will unfortunately be the bottom-line measure of semi-failure and true failure in the radio world these days. What “The Beast” generated wasn’t spectacular by any means compared to its direct competitors, even with the Clippers’ momentum.A year ago, KSPN was cutting staffers and leading the L.A. sports-talk format with overall ratings at 1.3, well ahead of KLAC (0.6) and KFWB (0.2, last among the 41 stations monitored by Arbitron). While most ratings for these formats are broken down further into how the men 25-54 demographic fares, it looks more like a dissection of a sliver of pie that’s half eaten,Program director Tom Lee, who came into his job just nine months ago replacing Owen Murphy, said he was “proud of our significant ratings growth and was very optimistic we were positioned well for 2016. But this is a tough business. It’s sad to see it end. The ‘buzz’ may have been there, but ratings are the real scorecard in programming.”So what becomes of Rome’s L.A. presence?“I’m confident we’ll find a new Los Angeles radio station home, but as you know, in this day and age, there are a number of ways listeners can listen to the program; from AM 1090’s signal blasting up from San Diego to all the audio streaming apps and various websites,” he said. “Plus, I wouldn’t be shocked if a station changes format to sports talk to take advantage of the opportunity that comes with this audience.”And where do the Clippers, also assessing their local TV future, redirect their course?One might have thought team owner Steve Ballmer could have checked his sofa cushions and come up with the reported $15 million sale price to keep the station himself. (That figure, Sutter said, “has no bearing on reality” but she would not disclose its actual value. Others insist the station has been offered twice as much in the past, but those bids were turned down by CBS management.)The Clippers, a KFWB tenant since 2009, are in the first of a five-year deal with the station, whomever owns it. The team can opt out now, and it would make the most sense.Some options: KLAC takes the Clippers in and delegates them to their KIEB-AM (1150) platform. The team might work a temporary arrangement with CBS Radio’s KNX-AM (1070), the all-news format in town. Perhaps there’s something at KABC-AM (790), current home base for the NHL’s Kings.As that is all worked out, those looking from the outside in at this process might assume “The Beast 980” didn’t work out for obvious reasons — all bark, no bite. Just put it down like Old Yeller.That wasn’t the case, even if its brief run will eventually get a cold-case file at the L.A. Radio Morgue with previous all-sports format attempts like KMPC in the 1990s and KXTA in the 2000s.“It’s very bittersweet,” said Sutter. “I believe there is a place for sports talk that is done differently. You didn’t hear our hosts talk about the ‘last donut in the breakroom’ or ‘their favorite song at the Grammys.’ That was never our intent. We talked sports, specific topics, used social media and streaming, had street teams and sponsorships. … We were trying to elevate sports talk to a new place.“You can’t discount ratings, but ours were growing and almost doubled from a year ago. What’s important to me is to acknowledge the depth of the talent and commitment we had here.”In assessing “The Beast” upon its arrival in 2014, and even months before that, the hope was KFWB would be taken into the 21st century in a more dignified way than predecessors that came and failed.Survival of the fittest, ironically, won’t be legacy of the “The Beast.” MEASURING MEDIA MOMENTUMWHAT SMOKES• Aside from the ginormity that ESPN puts into its traditional telecast of Monday’s Clemson-Alabama college football national title game from Glendale, Ariz. at 5:30 p.m. — Chris Fowler has play-by-play, Kirk Herbstreit is the lone booth analyst, with Heather Cox and Tom Rinaldi on the sidelines (plus Dave Cutaia for rules clarification and Dr. Jerry Punch for medical-related speculation) — we’re into Year 3 of the “Megacast” arrangement that has gone through some refining since it launched for the Florida State-Auburn Rose Bowl national title game of 2014. Our favorite alternative universe to watch will be on ESPN2’s “Film Room,” where analysts Brian Griese and Chris Spielman compare Xs and Os with coaches Jim McElwain (Florida), Will Muschamp (South Carolina), Pat Narduzzi (Pitt), Larry Fedora (North Carolina) and Willie Taggart (South Florida). “This has really met our highest expectations from our intension of keeping it from being a TV show but rather allow it to be as authentic and real as we can get it in a studio setting,” said Ed Placey, the ESPN senior coordinating producer for the network’s remote production department in charge of college football. “They are in their greatest comfort zone when they have a clicker in hand and watching the replays. We just want to leave them alone.”WHAT CHOKES• Also available for the national title game to watch will be something on ESPNEWS called “ESPN Voices,” a collection of network personalities, on couches arranged in the L.A. Live studios, talking over themselves. Invitees include Michelle Beadle, Jay Bilas, Marcellus Wiley, Teddy Atlas, Taylor Twellman … let us know when to stop. A better alternative: Fox Sports 3 (does that exist yet?) launches a counter “Ex-ESPN Voices” and lets Colin Cowherd, Jason Whitlock, Keith Olbermann and Bill Simmons go round-table rodeo on whatever’s on their minds while the game drones on in the background.More media notes on the ESPN “Megacast” plans and the NFL wild-card TV lineup at www.insidesocal.com/tomhoffarth The beauty of “The Beast 980” crossed paths with the nature of the beast that is the business of radio. It happened on Wilshire Boulevard this week, just down the street from the La Brea Tar Pits.No one comes out smelling great when you’re stuck in this kind of muck.CBS Radio has been trying to sell off the iconic KFWB-AM station since the end of 2011, hiring Diane Sutter as a trustee to take care of the “asset” and make it presentable.center_img Eighteen months ago, after the go-to all-news format was bastardized into various hybrids of news, talk and entertainment, they decided to give it a go with the all-sports route. This would finally allow Jim Rome the syndicated spot in L.A. that CBS has been promising, and it could build something around a relationship with the Clippers as their home base.Then, a buyer showed up. CBS, which by all reports was at a point of just trying to get this beast off the books, somewhat surprisingly accepted the offer. With this proviso: The remodel may look spiffy, but it wanted a tear-down, replaced with foreign-language programs.• RELATED: Radio home of Clippers, KFWB ‘The Beast 980’, is sold; NBA team may need new stationThose who’ve been employed at the fourth all-sports format in Southern California — one that gave off a much more home-spun, independent feel than what gets filtered with ESPN-owned KSPN-AM (710), iHeartMedia/the Dodgers’ KLAC-AM (570) and the Angels’ KLAA-AM (830) — have until mid-February to say goodbye, in the language of their choosing.“You don’t know what will appeal to a new buyer — you try to create something with value, and what’s what we did with this sports format,” said Sutter, the president and CEO of ShootingStar Broadcasting who eventually arranged the sale to Universal Media Access, a company connected to a private equity firm that boasts of buying stations “at a distressed price” and turning them into brokered ethnic programming.last_img read more

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