Thursday July 29, 2021

McCormick & Company Inc. is voluntarily recalling three of its seasonings due to possible salmonella contamination. According to the recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration website Tuesday, the three seasonings are McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning, McCormick Culinary Italian Seasoning and Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning. The company, said no illnesses have been linked to the recall to date. Select WalmartTarget and Kroger stores sold the seasonings, they were shipped to 32 states, including Florida, between June 20 and July 21.McCormick said consumers “do not need to return the product to the store ” but should “dispose of the recalled product and its container.” Contact McCormick Consumer Affairs at 1-800-635-2867, weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET for a replacement or full refund and with questions.

McCormick seasoning recall 2021

The following products are part of the recall:

McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning 1.31-ounce bottle

  • UPC: 052100049731
  • McCormick item number: 901582629
  • Affected date codes: MAY 26 24 K, MAY 27 24 K, JUN 04 24 K, JUN 05 24 K

McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning 2.25-ounce bottle

  • UPC: 052100038254
  • McCormick item number: 901455463
  • Affected date codes: JUN 30 24 H, JUL 01 24 H

McCormick Culinary Italian Seasoning 1.75-pound bottle

  • UPC: 52100325743
  • McCormick item number: 932574
  • Affected date code: Jun 12 24 H

Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning 153-gram bottle

  • UPC: 066200021047
  • McCormick item number: 901543520
  • Affected date codes: BB / MA 2022 SEP 06

The periodical Al Dia reports, on Thursday, July 22, a small group of advocates, including some Congressmembers joined communities in calling for the close the Glades County Detention Center (GCDC) in Moore Haven.The letter comes amid allegations of abuse, by ICE and Glades County officials, including life-threatening medical negligence, and the use of toxic chemical spray. The lawmakers cited civil rights complaints and testimony from migrant detainees within the center, outlining a disturbing cycle of abuse, use of force in retaliation for peaceful protest, and lack of compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols. The fight to close GCDC has been gaining momentum since early 2021. 

Florida reported 16,038 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday. This total was the seventh consecutive day in which Florida reported more than 12,000 new cases and came as the CDC issued guidelines advising fully vaccinated people to wear masks while indoors in public places. The increased numbers and new CDC guidance have come as the delta variant of the coronavirus sweeps across the nation and as many people remain unvaccinated. Florida also reported 92 deaths on Tuesday and had a seven-day average of 57 deaths, according to the CDC data. A total of 49% of the state’s population is fully vaccinated, while 57% have received at least one dose. Over the last two weeks, Florida has seen a 124% increase in cases, a 123% jump in hospitalizations, and a 44% uptick in virus-related deaths.

Please be advised that Woodland Blvd. west of the Flaghole Road will be closed for emergency road repairs beginning at 8am on Monday, August 2, through 5pm on Thursday, August 5. Motorists traveling to and from Montura Ranch Estates will need to use County Road 833 (Sam Jones Trail) and State Road 80 as alternate routes. Drivers with any questions or concerns can contact the Hendry County Engineering Department at 863-675-5222.

Hendry County will be conducting mosquito spraying over the Wheeler Estates, LaBelle Acres which includes (Case and Evans Roads), LaBelle Ranchettes which includes (Alphabet Roads), Felda and South LaBelle Communities. Spraying operations begin today through, Monday, August 2nd. These operations will continue throughout the remainder of the year as mosquito levels warrant. The insecticide to treat for adult mosquitoes is approved for application by the Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Florida.  This operation will be conducted by Clarke. If you have questions concerning this operation, please call Clarke at 800-443-2034 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

The US Army Corps of Engineers is speaking with local officials and the public about the new lake regulation plan. Colonel Andrew Kelly heard concerns from agriculturists in Hendry and Palm Beach County, afraid they won’t have enough water for crops and livestock. Kelly’s job is to determine where Lake Okeechobee water flows for the next decade. Belle Glade Mayor Stephen Wilson says, his city is concerned about impacts on the Torrey Island Campground that attracts tourists from all over. Kelly said the framework selected for the new release schedule, called LOSOM, is now in the optimization phase. Overall, the plan calls for a reduction in harmful releases into the St. Lucie Estuary and sending more water south. Tweaks in the plan will still be made in the coming months.