Alaska Quake M7.8 Rattles Area, Tsunami Alert Cancelled | 2

ALASKA QUAKE 2020

UPDATE 2 

The USGS reported a M7.8 earthquake that rattled the State of Alaska which prompted an emergency Tsunami alert has now been cancelled.

The earthquake occurred approximately 99 km (61.51 miles) SSE of Perryville, Alaska (USA) that occurred 06:12:42 (UTC) on 7/22/2020 or around 2312 PT on 7/21/2020 (West Coast time).  It would have been around 2212 AKDT.

Quake has been deemed to have been a M7.8 that is located Lat: 55.2*  N.   Lon:  158.6* W.  It is approximately 75 miles south of Chignik, Alaska that was 8 miles in depth.

TIMELINE

July 22, 2020

M5.7 – 123km SE of Sand Point, Alaska. 7/22/2020 0620 UTC. (0026 PT) 26.2 km depth.   Tsunami alert is cancelled at 0125 PT.

July 21, 2020

M7.8 – Alaska Peninsula. 105 km SSE of Perryville, Alaska.  28.0 km in depth. 2329 PT / 7/22/2020 0612 UTC. Tsunami alert issued for Alaska.

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Alaska Hit by Preliminary M7.4 Quake, Prompts Tsunami Alert | 1

ALASKA QUAKE 2020

UPDATE 1

The USGS reported a M7.8 earthquake that rattled the State of Alaska which prompted an emergency Tsunami alert.

Giving you a little prespective – Courtesy of NWS Tsunami Alerts

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The earthquake is approximately 99 km (61.51 miles) SSE of Perryville, Alaska (USA) that occurred 06:12:42 (UTC) on 7/22/2020 or around 2312 PT on 7/21/2020 (West Coast time).  It would have been around 2212 AKDT.

Quake has been deemed to have been a M7.8 that is located Lat: 55.2*  N.   Lon:  158.6* W.  It is approximately 75 miles south of Chignik, Alaska that was 8 miles in depth.

== TSUNAMI ALERT ==

A Tsunami Alert has been issued by NOAA.

ALERT #2

...A TSUNAMI ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT...

Tsunami Warning in Effect for;

 * SOUTH ALASKA AND THE ALASKA PENINSULA, Pacific coasts from
   Kennedy Entrance, Alaska (40 miles SW of Homer) to Unimak
   Pass, Alaska (80 miles NE of Unalaska)

 * ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, Unimak Pass, Alaska (80 miles NE of
   Unalaska) to Samalga Pass, Alaska (30 miles SW of Nikolski)

Tsunami Advisory in Effect for;

 * SOUTH ALASKA AND THE ALASKA PENINSULA, Pacific coasts from
   Cape Suckling, Alaska (75 miles SE of Cordova) to Kennedy
   Entrance, Alaska (40 miles SW of Homer)

 * ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, Samalga Pass, Alaska (30 miles SW of
   Nikolski) to Amchitka Pass, Alaska (125 miles W of Adak)
   including the Pribilof Islands

For other US and Canadian Pacific coasts in North America, 
the level of tsunami danger is being evaluated.  Further
information will be provided in supplementary messages.

PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS - UPDATED
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 * The following parameters are based on a rapid preliminary
   assessment of the earthquake and changes may occur.

 * Magnitude      7.8
 * Origin Time    2213 AKDT Jul 21 2020
                  2313  PDT Jul 21 2020
                  0613  UTC Jul 22 2020
 * Coordinates    55.2 North 158.6 West
 * Depth          8 miles
 * Location       75 miles S of Chignik, Alaska
                  520 miles SW of Anchorage, Alaska

FORECASTS OF TSUNAMI ACTIVITY
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 * Tsunami activity is forecasted to start at the following
   locations at the specified times.

                 FORECAST
                 START
SITE             OF TSUNAMI
----             ----------

 * Alaska
Sand Point       2315 AKDT Jul 21
Unalaska         2350 AKDT Jul 21
Kodiak           0005 AKDT Jul 22
Cold Bay         0015 AKDT Jul 22
Adak             0015 AKDT Jul 22
Seward           0030 AKDT Jul 22
Valdez           0050 AKDT Jul 22
Cordova          0100 AKDT Jul 22
Saint Paul       0115 AKDT Jul 22
Homer            0125 AKDT Jul 22

OBSERVATIONS OF TSUNAMI ACTIVITY
--------------------------------
 * No tsunami observations are available to report.
ALERT #1
FORECASTS OF TSUNAMI ACTIVITY
-----------------------------
 * Tsunami activity is forecasted to start at the following
   locations at the specified times.

                 FORECAST
                 START
SITE             OF TSUNAMI
----             ----------

 * Alaska
Sand Point       2315 AKDT Jul 21
Kodiak           0005 AKDT Jul 22
Cold Bay         0015 AKDT Jul 22

OBSERVATIONS OF TSUNAMI ACTIVITY
--------------------------------
 * No tsunami observations are available to report.

RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
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Actions to protect human life and property will
vary within tsunami warning areas.

If you are in a tsunami warning area;

 * Evacuate inland or to higher ground above and beyond
   designated tsunami hazard zones or move to an upper floor
   of a multi-story building depending on your situation.

 * Move out of the water, off the beach, and away from
   harbors, marinas, breakwaters, bays and inlets.

 * Be alert to and follow instructions from your local
   emergency officials because they may have more detailed or
   specific information for your location.

 * If you feel a strong earthquake or extended ground rolling
   take immediate protective actions such as moving inland
   and/or uphill preferably by foot.

 * Boat operators,
     * Where time and conditions permit, move your boat out to
       sea to a depth of at least 180 feet.

     * If at sea avoid entering shallow water, harbors,
       marinas, bays, and inlets to avoid floating and
       submerged debris and strong currents.

 * Do not go to the shore to observe the tsunami.

 * Do not return to the coast until local emergency officials
   indicate it is safe to do so.

IMPACTS
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Impacts will vary at different locations in the warning
areas.

If you are in a tsunami warning area;

 * A tsunami with damaging waves and powerful currents is
   possible.

 * Repeated coastal flooding is possible as waves arrive
   onshore, move inland, and drain back into the ocean.

 * Strong and unusual waves, currents and inland flooding
   can drown or injure people and weaken or destroy structures
   on land and in water.

 * Water filled with floating or submerged debris that can
   injure or kill people and weaken or destroy buildings and
   bridges is possible.

 * Strong and unusual currents and waves in harbors,
   marinas, bays, and inlets may be especially
   destructive.

 * Some impacts may continue for many hours to days after
   arrival of the first wave.

 * The first wave may not be the largest so later waves may
   be larger.

 * Each wave may last 5 to 45 minutes as a wave encroaches
   and recedes.

 * Coasts facing all directions are threatened because the
   waves can wrap around islands and headlands and into bays.

 * Strong shaking or rolling of the ground indicates an
   earthquake has occurred and a tsunami may be imminent.

 * A rapidly receding or receded shoreline, unusual waves and
   sounds, and strong currents are signs of a tsunami.

 * The tsunami may appear as water moving rapidly out to sea,
   a gentle rising tide like flood with no breaking wave,
   as a series of breaking waves, or a frothy wall of water.

RECENT QUAKE HISTORY

July 22, 2020

M5.7 – 123km SE of Sand Point, Alaska. 7/22/2020 0620 UTC. (0026 PT) 26.2 km depth.

July 21, 2020

M7.8 – Alaska Peninsula. 105 km SSE of Perryville, Alaska.  28.0 km in depth. 2329 PT / 7/22/2020 0612 UTC. Tsunami alert issued for Alaska.

July 7, 2020

M5.9 – Kodiak Island Region, Alaska – USGS

July 5, 2020

M5.5 – South of Alaska – USGS

ALASKA’S ANNUAL QUAKE HISTORY

2018

November 30, 2018

Quake hits the Anchorage area and causes a lot of serious damage to infrastructure, homes and emotional scarring in people’s lives.

3 aftershocks occur:

  • M5.1 – 11/30/2018 – 2207 AKDT – 17 miles south of Willow
  • M5.3 – 11/30/2018 – 2207 AKDT – 19 miles west of Anchorage
  • M4.5 – 11/30/2018 – 2207 AKDT – 14 miles nw of Elmendorf

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Damaged roadways on November 30th show what it looked like and how quick repairs were made – only taking 4 days. – Credit | AK DOT

“Mother Nature’s horrible dance moves threw stuff all over the place in our APD Help Desk / IT Center, among many other places. Here’s a look at it on Friday vs. the following Monday.” – Anchorage PD

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“After the earthquake, we found some structural damage in the ceiling of our APD Dispatch Center. Looks like someone up there already assessed the damage and took care of it. As you can see, they had all the necessary tools.” – Anchorage PD

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2017

July 17, 2017

M7.7 shakes near the western tip of the Aleutian Islands, Alaska with a 10km depth. Hazardous tsunmai alert issued as a possibility.  It is said to have released more energy than all Lower 48 earthquakes since 1992 combined.

2016

January 24, 2016

A M7.1 hits west of Iliamna (Southern), Alaska. No threat of tsunami is given.

April 2, 2016

 A M6.2 rattles a remote region of southeastern Alaska.

2015

In the year of 2015, the State was rocked by 1,575 earthquakes compared to its counterparts California at 130 and Oklahoma at 888.

July 26, 2015

M6.9 hits near the Aleutian Islands. No tsunami alerts for the West Coast issued.

2014

In 2014, there were 1,296 quakes compared to 191 in California and 585 in Oklahoma.

May 4, 2014

M4.5 quake rattles the area.

2013

2013 Presented Alaska with 1,329 quakes with California at 240 and Oklahoma at 103 up from the year before.

January 5, 2013

 M7.5 is approximately 106km southwest of Craig, Alaska.

2012

September 26, 2012

M6.9.

2011

September 9, 2011

M4.3. Quake hits the Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands in Alaska.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Be ready for more earthquakes

  • More earthquakes than usual (called aftershocks) will continue to occur near the mainshock.
  • When there are more earthquakes, the chance of a large earthquake is greater which means that the chance of damage is greater.
  • The USGS advises everyone to be aware of the possibility of aftershocks, especially when in or around vulnerable structures such as unreinforced masonry buildings.
  • This earthquake could be part of a sequence. An earthquake sequence may have larger and potentially damaging earthquakes in the future, so remember to: Drop, Cover, and Hold on.

What we think will happen next

According to our forecast, over the next 1 Week there is a 4 % chance of one or more aftershocks that are larger than magnitude 7.8. It is likely that there will be smaller earthquakes over the next 1 Week, with 140 to 13,000 magnitude 3 or higher aftershocks. Magnitude 3 and above are large enough to be felt near the epicenter. The number of aftershocks will drop off over time, but a large aftershock can increase the numbers again, temporarily.

More details about the earthquake forecast are provided in the section “Our detailed aftershock forecast” below.

About this earthquake and related aftershocks

So far in this sequence there have been 2 magnitude 3 or higher earthquakes, which are strong enough to be felt, and 0 magnitude 5 or higher earthquakes, which are large enough to do damage.

Our detailed aftershock forecast

The USGS estimates the chance of more aftershocks as follows: Within the next 1 Week until 2020-07-29 07:10:00 (UTC):

  • The chance of an earthquake of magnitude 3 or higher is > 99 %, and it is most likely that as few as 140 or as many as 13,000 such earthquakes may occur in the case that the sequence is re-invigorated by a larger aftershock.
  • The chance of an earthquake of magnitude 5 or higher is 98 %, and it is most likely that as few as 0 or as many as 130 such earthquakes may occur.
  • The chance of an earthquake of magnitude 6 or higher is 68 %, and it is most likely that as few as 0 or as many as 14 such earthquakes may occur.
  • The chance of an earthquake of magnitude 7 or higher is 18 %, and it is most likely that as few as 0 or as many as 3 such earthquakes may occur.

About our earthquake forecasts

No one can predict the exact time or place of any earthquake, including aftershocks. Our earthquake forecasts give us an understanding of the chances of having more earthquakes within a given time period in the affected area. We calculate this earthquake forecast using a statistical analysis based on past earthquakes.

Our forecast changes as time passes due to decline in the frequency of aftershocks, larger aftershocks that may trigger further earthquakes, and changes in forecast modeling based on the data collected for this earthquake sequence.

This forecast was issued: 2020-07-22 07:02:42 (UTC)

This forecast will be updated on or before 2020-07-29 07:02:42 (UTC) – USGS

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/22/2020 0125 PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FDA ALERT: 2 MEDICINES

MedWatch – The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program

Codeine and Tramadol Medicines: Drug Safety Communication – Restricting Use in Children, Recommending Against Use in Breastfeeding Women

AUDIENCE: Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Internal Medicine

ISSUE: FDA is restricting the use of codeine and tramadol medicines in children. These medicines carry serious risks, including slowed or difficult breathing and death, which appear to be a greater risk in children younger than 12 years, and should not be used in these children. These medicines should also be limited in some older children. Single-ingredient codeine and all tramadol-containing products are FDA-approved only for use in adults. FDA is also recommending against the use of codeine and tramadol medicines in breastfeeding mothers due to possible harm to their infants.

As a result, FDA is requiring several changes to the labels of all prescription medicines containing these drugs. These new actions further limit the use of these medicines beyond the 2013 FDA restriction of codeine use in children younger than 18 years to treat pain after surgery to remove the tonsils and/or adenoids. FDA is now adding:

  • FDA’s strongest warning, called a Contraindication, to the drug labels of codeine and tramadol alerting that codeine should not be used to treat pain or cough and tramadol should not be used to treat pain in children younger than 12 years.
  • A new Contraindication to the tramadol label warning against its use in children younger than 18 years to treat pain after surgery to remove the tonsils and/or adenoids.
  • A new Warning to the drug labels of codeine and tramadol to recommend against their use in adolescents between 12 and 18 years who are obese or have conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea or severe lung disease, which may increase the risk of serious breathing problems.
  • A strengthened Warning to mothers that breastfeeding is not recommended when taking codeine or tramadol medicines due to the risk of serious adverse reactions in breastfed infants. These can include excess sleepiness, difficulty breastfeeding, or serious breathing problems that could result in death.

See the FDA Drug Safety Communication for a data summary, a list of approved drugs containing codeine and tramadol, and additional information.

BACKGROUND: Codeine is approved to treat pain and cough, and tramadol is approved to treat pain.

RECOMMENDATION: Health care professionals should be aware that tramadol and single-ingredient codeine medicines are FDA-approved only for use in adults. Consider recommending over-the-counter (OTC) or other FDA-approved prescription medicines for cough and pain management in children younger than 12 years and in adolescents younger than 18 years, especially those with certain genetic factors, obesity, or obstructive sleep apnea and other breathing problems. Cough is often secondary to infection, not serious, and usually will get better on its own so treatment may not be necessary.

Caregivers and patients should always read the label on prescription bottles to find out if a medicine contains codeine or tramadol. You can also ask your child’s health care provider or a pharmacist. Watch closely for signs of breathing problems in a child of any age who is taking these medicines or in infants exposed to codeine or tramadol through breastmilk. These signs include slow or shallow breathing, difficulty or noisy breathing, confusion, more than usual sleepiness, trouble breastfeeding, or limpness. If you notice any of these signs, stop giving the medicine and seek medical attention immediately by going to an emergency room or calling 911.

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: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report
  • 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

Read the MedWatch safety alert, including links to the current and previous Drug Safety Communications, at:

https://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm554029.htm

ACTIVE ALASKA WILDFIRES for Sunday, July 26, 2015

FIRE SUMMARY

7 NEW Fires for 108 acres. 24 Staffed Fires. 292 Active Fires. Total Acres Burned: 4,791,160!

AGGIE CREEK FIRE: Start: 6/22/15. Time: Midnight. Location: 30 miles NW of Fairbanks. Cause: Lightning. Personnel: 164. Acres: 31,705. Containment: 55%.

ANIAK COMPLEX: [4 Fires – White Fish Lake 1, North Aniak Fire, Ophir Creek and Mission Creek] Start: Unknown. Cause: Lightning. Personnel: 178. Total Acres: 155,072. Containment: 82%.

BAKER FIRE: Start: 6/21/15. Time: 1506 Hours. Location: 14 miles East of Manley Hot Spring. Cause: Lightning. Personnel: 179. Acres: 26,103. Containment: Unknown.

BLAIR FIRE: Start: 6/20/15. Time: 12PM. Location: 39 miles SE of Fairbanks. Cause: Lightning. Personnel: 11. Acres: 41,154. Containment: Unknown.

DENALI FIRES: [13 Fires] Cause: Lightning. Location: Denali National Park and Reserve. Total Acres: 142,657. Containment Status: Unknown.

HEALY LAKE FIRE: Start: 6/16/15. Time: 1945 Hours. Location: 28 miles SE of Delta Junction. Cause: Lightning. Personnel: 39. Acres: 11,473. Containment: 15%.

IDITAROD FIRE: Start: 6/20/15. Time: Unknown. Location: 2.5 miles North of Ghost Town Iditarod. Cause: Lightning. Acres: 98,183. Damage: 3 structures in the early days of the Fire. Containment: In Monitor Status.

LONG LAKE FIRE: Start: 6/20/15. Location: Directly South of Northway. Cause: Lightning. Acres: 29,100. Containment: 60%.

Long Lake – Courtesy via Inciweb

MICHIGAN CREEK FIRE: Start: 6/17/15. Time: 1330 Hours. Cause: Lightning. Location: 38 miles NE of Delta Junction. Acres: 10,499. Containment: near 100%. This is the last update.

MIDDLE YUKON FIRES / RUBY AREA FIRES: [Big Creek, Bruno Creek, Ruby Slough Fires]. Start: Unknown. Location: S and E of Village of Ruby. Cause: Lightning. Personnel: 92. Acres: 407,613. Containment: Unknown.

Supplies for firefighters are either flown in from Fairbanks, or boated upriver from Galena.

Supplies being Unloaded by Air, 1 of 2 ways of Receiving Deliveries.

Courtesy via Inciweb

TANANA AREA FIRES: [Spicer Creek, Rock Fire, Deep Creek Fire]. Start: 6/19/15. Time: 1315 Hours. Cause: Lightning. Location: Multiple fires located close proximity up to 60+ miles from town of Tanana. Acres: 489,673. Containment: 4%.

TETLIN HILLS FIRE: Start: 6/20/15. Time: 1800 Hours. Location: 8 miles SE of Tok. Cause: Lightning. Acres: 1,878. Command: Transitioned to IMT4. Personnel: 71. Containment: 95%.

Dozer in fire - Tetlin Hills on July 1, 2015

Dozer within Tetlin Hills Fire – Courtesy via Inciweb

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

Another Hospira Manufactured Drug Is Being Recalled

Contact:
Consumer:                                                        Media:
1-888-345-4680                                             1-224-212-2357

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 6, 2015 — LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Hospira, Inc., (NYSE: HSP) has announced a voluntary recall of one lot of Magnesium Sulfate in 5% Dextrose, Inj., USP, 10 mg/mL (NDC: 0409-6727-23, Lot 42-120-JT, Expiry 1DEC2015) to the user level due to confirmed customer reports of an incorrect barcode on the primary bag labeling. The barcode on the overwrap is correct; however, there is potential for the primary container barcode to be mislabeled with the barcode for Heparin Sodium 2000 USP units/1000 mL in 0.9% Sodium Chloride Inj. The product is labeled with the correct printed name on the primary container and overwrap.

 If the incorrect barcode on Magnesium Sulfate in 5% Dextrose, Inj., USP, 10 mg/ mL is not detected prior to dispensing or administration to a patient, and the product is administered based on the printed name, patient harm is unlikely since the barcode on the overwrap and readable text on the primary container and overwrap are correct. However, if detected, there is the potential for delay in treatment of magnesium sulfate in 5% dextrose, that can result in life-threatening seizures, stroke, cerebral hemorrhage and maternal death, and attendant risks to the fetus, including fetal demise. Administration of the magnesium sulfate drug product to a patient who is prescribed heparin and in whom the magnesium sulfate is contraindicated can result in serious adverse events related to the drug’s pharmacologic action and may require medical intervention. Although serious in nature, the likelihood of this risk to occur is low due to the high detectability of this nonconformance. To date, Hospira has not received reports of any adverse events associated with this issue for this lot.

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Magnesium sulfate in 5% dextrose injection, USP, is a prescription product administered intravenously for the prevention and control of seizures in preeclampsia and eclampsia, respectively. The product is packaged in 50/100 mL container bags and sold 24 bags per carton (NDC: 0409-6727-23, Lot 42-120-JT, Expiry 1DEC2015). The lot was distributed nationwide in the U.S. to wholesalers, distributers and hospitals from October 2014 to January 2015. Hospira has initiated an investigation to determine the root cause and corrective and preventive actions.

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Anyone with an existing inventory of the recalled lot should stop use and distribution and quarantine the product immediately. Customers should notify all users in their facility. Customers who have further distributed the recalled product should notify any accounts or additional locations which may have received the recalled product and instruct them if they have redistributed the product to notify their accounts, locations or facilities to the consumer level. Hospira will be notifying its direct customers via a recall letter and is arranging for impacted product to be returned to Stericycle in the United States. For additional assistance, call Stericycle at 1-866-382-9260 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. Patients should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using this drug product.

For clinical inquiries, please contact Hospira using the information provided below.

Hospira Contact Contact Information Areas of Support
Hospira Global Complaint Management 1-800-441-4100 (8am-5pm CT, M-F) (ProductComplaintsPP@hospira.com) To report adverse events or product complaints
Hospira Medical
Communications
1-800-615-0187 or medcom@hospira.com (Available 24 hours a day/7 days per week) Medical inquiries

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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About Hospira
Hospira, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, and a global leader in biosimilars. Through its broad, integrated portfolio, Hospira is uniquely positioned to Advance Wellness™ by improving patient and caregiver safety while reducing healthcare costs. The company is headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill. Learn more at www.hospira.com.

REBLOGGED directly from Source: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm437033.htm FDA.gov.

2015 The NW Fire Blog

King County Public Health Shuts Down Seattle Food Establishment due to Immenient Public Health Safety Concerns

Seattle, Washington |The King County Public Health shut down the food establishment Seadle House dba Zen Noodles & Cafe located at 4537 University Way NE #A, Seattle, WA 98105, on February 9, 2015, at 1300 Hours.

Per the County’s website, they state the Restaurant had the following violations.

  • Potentially hazardous foods at unsafe temperatures
  • Inadequate facilities to control temperatures, hot/cold holding
  • Foods not protected from cross contamination
  • Equipment/utensils not properly sanitized
  • Handwasing facilities unavailable and inaccessible

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

 

FOOD RECALL ALERT: Greek Yogurt [Seattle Co]

Contact:
Consumer:
206-623-8194
info@shoeboxexpress.com

Media::
(206) 318-7100

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 5th, 2014 – Out of the utmost caution and care for our customers, Gretchen’s Shoebox Express in Seattle, Washington, is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited number of Greek Yogurt Raspberry & Lemon Parfait cups sold under the Starbucks brand in Seattle and Portland regional Starbucks stores because the product was mislabeled and failed to declare the presence of eggs, an allergen. Persons who have an allergy or sensitivity to egg run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

This limited voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

This recall was immediately initiated after the mislabeling was discovered by the company and the product was removed from the relevant Starbucks stores in the Seattle and Portland regions. These are the only regions affected by this recall.

The product being recalled is sold in 6.1 oz plastic cups, with a white code date sticker on the back of the cup, stating “Enjoy by 03 05”. Only this lot of product is affected by the recall, no other date codes of product were affected and no other yogurt parfaits were affected.

There have been no reported illnesses attributed to this product.

Anyone who has the recalled product in their possession should not consume it and should destroy or discard the product. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 206-623-8194 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time). Media may contact the company at (206) 318-7100.

Yogurt Cup

Source:  FDA.gov

2014 The NW Fire Blog

***Warning*** to Active Social Media Users

Hello ~ Everyone – Not sure of the circumstances other than this warning was on a Facebook page (fire-related page) warning users of various Social Media sites of the following person and recommending to delete them.

The person is going by the following names and is currently under investigation with a government agency (I will not mention their name) but this info was posted on Facebook site: Hub911.com’s page with over 3k members/followers.  I know it to be a reputable organization as some of the Administrators are on other pages I have and have communicated with them.

Please be aware of the following names being used:  midtownsixtyfivegirl, chris marie c, lilyangel, FDNYchicky, batcavegirl26 & Chris Main.

They are recommending that you delete this person from your list because she is looking up police, fire, EMS, EMTs and Paramedics background information and posting it on FaceBook.  I haven’t been able to confirm that yet, but it sounds credible.  With someone doing this, it is always something that they are doing for the wrong reasons.  She obviously doesn’t care about what she is doing or the fact that she putting people’s lives in danger.

Have questions? Check out the original source at Hub911.com on Facebook for more info.

2013 The NW Fire Blog

Reposted: 1910 Hours PST

FDA Warning: Juice Products

For Immediate Release: May 10, 2013
Media Inquiries: Tamara Ward, 301-796-7567, tamara.ward@fda.hhs.gov
Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA
 

FDA warns consumers about potential health risk with Juices Incorporated juice products

 
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to consume any juice products or other beverages from Juices Incorporated (aka Juices International and Juices Enterprises) of Brooklyn, N.Y. The company’s carrot and beet juice products have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause botulism, a serious and potentially fatal foodborne illness. Consumers are warned not to consume these products even if they do not look or smell spoiled.
 
Botulism can cause the following symptoms: general weakness; dizziness; double-vision; and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these symptoms after consuming carrot or beet juice products from Juices Incorporated should seek immediate medical attention.
 
Although previously distributed in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, Juices Incorporated products were recently found in retail establishments and restaurants in the New York City area, and consumers may have moved the products beyond this region.
The following Juices Incorporated juice products pose a particular concern for Clostridium botulinum contamination:
  • Carrot Juice Drink
  • Carrot & Beet Juice Drink
  • Carrot & Ginger Drink
  • Double Trouble Carrot Punch
  • Ginger Beet Juice
  • Beet Juice Drink
The products are packaged under the following brand names:
  • Juices Incorporated
  • Juices International
  • Juices Enterprises
 
On October 7, 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a complaint for permanent injunction against the owners of Juices Incorporated after FDA inspections revealed continuing violations of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, including insanitary conditions at the Juices Incorporated facility. Under a January 3, 2011 Consent Decree of Permanent Injunction (Consent Decree), the owners of Juices Incorporated are required to stop manufacturing and distributing any articles of food, including all juice products and other beverages, until they correct the food safety deficiencies and insanitary conditions at their facility.
 
Subsequently, on June 21, 2012, U.S. District Court Judge Sandra L. Townes for the Eastern District of New York issued an Order to Enforce Consent Decree after the owners of Juices Incorporated failed to comply with the requirements of the Consent Decree. FDA investigators recently confirmed that Juices Incorporated and its owners continue to manufacture and distribute juice products and other beverages in violation of the Consent Decree and the Court’s Order to Enforce Consent Decree. 
 
Although Clostridium botulinum has never been found inJuices Incorporated’s juice products, FDA is concerned about the firm’s continuing production of potentially hazardous juice products despite the requirements of the Consent Decree and Order to Enforce Consent Decree. Because the company was ordered not to manufacture or distribute any food, FDA is also warning consumers not to consume other Juices Incorporated beverages, including but not limited to:  Ginger Beer Drink, Agony Peanut Punch, Front End Lifter Magnum Punch, Irish Sea Moss, Cashew Punch, Sorrel Drink, Pineapple Twist, Soursop Juice, and Corn Punch.
The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act refers to unsanitary conditions as insanitary.
 
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The FDA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines, and other biological products for human use, and medical devices. The Agency also is responsible for the safety and security of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, products that give off electronic radiation, and for regulating tobacco products.
 
Source: FDA
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