Amy’s Kitchen Recalls 73,897 cases of various products

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Amy’s Kitchen, Inc. is recalling approximately 73,897 cases of products. This recall is based on a recall notice from one of Amy’s organic spinach suppliers that Amy’s may have received organic spinach with the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

Amy’s Kitchen is not aware of any illness complaints to date related to the recalled products.

The recalled products were distributed to stores nationwide.

No other products or varieties are included in this recall.

Consumers who have any of the products identified below are urged to dispose them or return them to the store where they were purchased for an exchange or full refund. Consumers may also call Amy’s at (707) 781-7535 [Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Pacific)].


Vegetable Lasagna, 12pk
Amy’s Item: 000032
UPC: 0-42272-00032-6
Lot Codes: 30-A215, 30-A305, 30-B115, 30-C045
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12,540 packages of Frozen Wegmans Organic Spinach Recall for Listeria

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Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is recalling approximately 12,540 packages of Wegmans Organic Food You Feel Good About Just Picked Frozen Spinach, 12 oz. (UPC 77890-32932) due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The product was sold in the frozen food department of the company’s 85 stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts between January 27 and March 21, 2015. Only packages with the following codes are affected:

BEST USED BY JAN 26 2017 50265
BEST USED BY FEB 02 2017 50335

This product is supplied to Wegmans by Twin City Foods, Inc. based in Stanwood, Washington.

No illnesses associated with this recall have been reported to date.

Wegmans will place automated phone calls to customers who purchased the product using their Shoppers Club card. Customers who purchased the recalled products from Wegmans should return it to the service desk for a full refund.

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FDA Review of Schizophrenia Drug Which Caused Two Patient Deaths Now Complete

AUDIENCE: Psychiatry, Pharmacy, Patient

ISSUE: FDA has concluded a review of a study undertaken to determine the cause of elevated levels of the injectable schizophrenia drug Zyprexa Relprevv (olanzapine pamoate) in two patients who died. The study results were inconclusive. FDA is unable to exclude the possibility that the deaths were caused by rapid, but delayed, entry of the drug into the bloodstream following intramuscular injection. The study suggested that much of the drug level increase could have occurred after death, a finding that could explain the extremely high blood levels found in the two patients who died 3 to 4 days after receiving injections of appropriate doses of Zyprexa Relprevv. On the basis of all of the information reviewed (refer to the Drug Safety Communication for a full data summary), FDA is not recommending any changes to the current prescribing or use of Zyprexa Relprevv injection at this time. Patients should not stop receiving treatment without first talking to their health care professionals.

BACKGROUND: Treatment with Zyprexa Relprevv may help improve the symptoms of schizophrenia, which include hearing voices, seeing things that are not there, and being suspicious or withdrawn. The labeling for Zyprexa Relprevv carries a boxed warning, FDA’s most serious type of warning, for post-injection delirium sedation (PDSS). This is an update to the MedWatch safety alert issued on June 18, 2013.

RECOMMENDATION: Patients should read the Medication Guide that comes with the Zyprexa Relprevv prescription each time before they get an intramuscular injection, as there may be new information. Patients receiving Zyprexa Relprevv or their caregivers should immediately report symptoms of PDSS to a health care professional.

Health care professionals should continue to follow the Zyprexa Relprevv Patient Care Program Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) requirements and current label recommendations. Notable requirements of the REMS include:

  • For a patient to receive treatment, the prescriber, health care facility, patient, and pharmacy must all be enrolled in the Zyprexa Relprevv Patient Care Program.
  • Zyprexa Relprevv injections must be administered at a REMS-certified health care facility with ready access to emergency response services.
  • Patients must be continuously monitored at the REMS-certified health care facility for at least 3 hours following an intramuscular injection.
  • Patients receiving Zyprexa Relprevv must be accompanied to their destination from the health care facility.

Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

  • Complete and submit the report Online:
  • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

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Bellevue, Washington | Sky E Metalwa has been missing from the Bellevue area since November 6, 2011, when his mother reportedly seatbelted him in when she left him in the car on the side of the road when her vehicle ran out of gas.  This was in the 2400 block of 112th NE.  She left him taking his sibling and walking to the nearest gas station.

When she returned, police were told he was no longer in the vehicle.  Police, Detectives and Search and Rescue volunteers searched for hours looking for this little boy described as 2 years of age at the time with a buzzed hair cut, wearing dark green hooded sweatshirt and blue/gray striped Carter pants.  He had black hair with brown eyes and is mixed of Indian/Caucasin descent.


Sky’s Birthday is October 2, 2009, which would make him 5-1/2 years old today.

Bellevue Police have been working this case and they need the Public’s help to find him.  If you have any information that may help to the rescue of this little boy or information about him, contact the Bellevue Police Department or call 9-1-1 or call Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound [WA] at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Please SHARE this post with all of your Social Media Sites so we can help BRING HIM HOME.

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BREAKING: Missing Washington Teen Reunited With His Parents, Found Safe

Mt Vernon, Washington | Kaine Moody, 15, was last seen on Monday, March 9, 2015, when he ran away from his father’s house disappearing.  After 10 long days as being considered as a runaway by Police, he would later call his father to pick him up.


Unsure of the details of what he had been doing during that time, his parents are grateful he has decided to come home.  He lives with his father in Mt. Vernon and his mom in another part of Washington State.

“Thank you, thank you all. You have been our supporters, whether you have known us for years or months or weeks or never at all. You are amazing. Without you we would not be making it.” – Lisa Day, his joyous Mom.

Thank You and a round of Applause to all of you for sharing his story and photo.  It seemed to do the trick. Whatever the reason he disappeared, we wish his family a time of healing and privacy.

We will continue to share other Parent’s messages, photos and stories about their Missing Children.  Please help us by spreading the word through every conceivable Social Media site to “Help Bring Them Home”.


Again, thank you for all that you do and we appreciate you so much!  You can also find us hanging out on Twitter @nwfireblog or on Facebook “The NW Fire Blog”.  Please join us by “Following” And “Liking” Us.

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HAVE YOU SEEN ME? I am missing from the State of Oregon

  • NCMEC: 1244706

No photo available

See her? Contact | Columbia County Sheriff’s Office (Oregon) 1-503-397-1521 or call 1-800-THELOST

Case handled by |

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

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Product Recall | Residential Hydraulic Elevator by Coastal Carolina Elevators due to Crushing Hazard

Little River, SC | Coastal Carolina Elevators manufactrued by Cambridge Elevating of Canada is recalling approximately 240 of its elevators in response to a catastrophic brain injury to a 10-year-old boy from Baltimore, Md. and two other reports of incidents.

MANUFACTURER  | Cambridge Elevating 

PRODUCT NAME | Elmira Hydraulic residential hydraulic elevators

Coastal Carolina residential elevator

DISTRIBUTOR | Coastal Carolina Elevators LLC, formerly Seaside Elevator LLC.

SOLD AT  | Coastal Carolina Elevators through residential contractors and home builders, including DRHorton, in South Carolina from January 2006 through December 2009 for between $16,000 and $25,000.

CONSUMER CONTACT | Coastal Carolina Elevators collect at (843) 399-6545 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or and click on the Recall tab at the top of the page (effective April 6, 2015).

THE HAZARD |   The elevator can operate while the gate door is open, posing a crushing hazard.

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Product Recall: Bernat Tizzy Yarn by Spinrite due to Entanglement Hazard

Washington NC | The Spinrite Yarns LP issued a recall for the Bernat Tizzy Yarn products due to an entanglement hazard and were soon pulled from the major craft stores, such as Michael’s, Joann’s and other retailers nationwide.

Bernat Tizzy Yarn


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission received two reports of children being entangled from the unraveling or snagging of yarn blankets.  No reports of injuries reported at this time.


The recall includes all 11 colors of Bernat brand Tizzy Yarn. The yarn was sold as a ball or skein in a 3.5 ounce package with a paper sleeve. The green sleeve has a striped border with a photo of a baby in a knitted sweater and “Bernat” printed in all white capital letters and “Tizzy” printed in yellow and orange letters.   UPC codes included in the recall are printed under the barcode on the paper sleeve. Below is a full listing of the color numbers, color names and UPC codes included in the recall.

Color # Color Name UPC
24005 Marshmallow White 057355350380
24114 Playtime Denim 057355375970
24128 Blue Skies 057355350397
24230 Sweet Green Pea 057355350403
24305 Pixie Purple 057355350410
24412 Red Riding Hood 057355375987
24421 Posey Pink 057355350427
24611 Dandelion Yellow 057355350434
24627 Playtime 057355366336
24628 Creamsicle 057355350441
24711 Day Dream 057355355521


620,000 in the United States and 220,000 in Canada.


Jo-Ann Stores, Michaels and other craft retail stores nationwide and online at from April 2012 through February 2015 for between $4.50 and $5.


Bernat toll-free (844) 418-7973 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on the “Voluntary Recall” button at the top of the page for more information.


Consumers should immediately stop using the yarn or finished yarn projects, keep them out of the reach of young children, and contact Bernat for a full refund.

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Kirkland Fire & Emergency Operations Management’s A.R.E.S. Seek Volunteers

Kirkland, WA | The Kirkland Fire and EOM’s Amateur Radio Emergency Services [ARES] Program is calling out to all HAM Radio operators to join their great team of volunteers.  This non-profit organization servces as communications back-up in the event of an emergency or major disaster.


  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Pass Background Check.
  • Attend Training/Meetings 3rd Tuesday of each month.
  • Must attend Training or Orientation.

LOCATION | 123 – 5th Ave, Kirkland, Washington


Visit the Volunteer Match website and start your profile today.  It’s easy as 1-2-3!

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Lynnwood Fire Corps Seeking Volunteers to Support Local Fire Department

Lynnwood WA | The Lynnwood Fire Corps is looking for you! Be a part of a great organizaton of volunteers that support the needs of the Lynnwood Fire Department and help make a difference.


Here are some of the many examples you can expect to help support the needs of a great Washington Fire Department, while serving your Communty:

  • Provide Blood Pressure checks at Station #15, Lynnwood Senior Center and other locations.
  • Provide Amin and Clerical duties to Lynnwood Fire Department.
  • Assist with Community events such as:  Lynnwood University and National Night Out.
  • Assist with Community Programs such as: Toy Drive collection and Food Drives for families in need.
  • Assist with Preparedness efforts, including planning for quick access to stocks of emergency supplies, shelter readiness and procedure review.
  • Translate materials for non-English speaking populations.


The Fire Corps are looking for those that may have the following skills :

  • Admin Support
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • First Aid / CPR


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Possess a Valid Driver’s License.
  • Pass a Background Check.
  • Time Needed may be Variable


lynnwood Fire Department – 18800 44th Ave W, Lynnwood,WA98036


The Lynnwood Fire Department provides fire prevention, fire suppression, public education, emergency medical, hazardous materials and specialized rescue responses to its City of 36,000 residents in an eight-square radius by two fully staffed Fire Stations.

The Department has 50 full-time career Firefighter/EMTs, Paramedics and Fire Inspectors.  It’s personnel generally respond to approximately 6,000 alarms annually, with 75% those being emergency medical calls.

Additionally, Lynnwood Fire Department in cooperation with FEMA, Snohomish County Emergency Services Coordinating Agency [ESCA] also provide training for the Community Emergency Response Team or also known as CERT several times annually.  To find out more about this great program, contact ESCA at 425-776-3722.


Apply through this weblink on –> and follow the prompts.

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