March 3, 2011
Here is a short list of items recalled in February: Strawberry banana smoothies, 170 pounds of ground beef, breaded okra, barbecue pork, apple chipotle salsa, frozen veal ravioli, children's hooded jackets, cheese spread, holiday newborn mittens, cilantro, snow bikes, weight loss pills, white bread, and children's watches. I left the brand names off the products in an attempt to not appear slanderous. However, I must include Toyota and Ford specifically, as car recalls immediately take top of mind. This could amount to food, car and kid safety issues, or it could amount to nothing at all. In looking at these common items- cheese, kids clothes and car gas pedals; I wonder if anyone has the means or time to consistently check on the products in their pantry, refrigerator, garage and entire home. Whether she's single or the mother of five, items that could pose a potential danger to her need to be addressed. Yet, is there enough time in the day or is overall trust in the USDA enough?
Whereas recalls should not be the main topic of a music based radio show, you could help a gal out by giving her easy access to a website or an update here and there on products she might want to check. I wouldn't go out of my way to tell her about the 5 spice Asian seasoning that has the wrong amount of sodium written on it's label, but car issues, major branded food items and kids toys are things she'd want to know about. Sign her and yourself up for a recall newsletter courtesy of our government at www.cdsc.gov
She buzz words
Right now she could be
- Checking her pantry for expired products
- Cleaning out dressing drawers
- Taking winter coats to the dry cleaners
- Hanging a window treatment
She could be working at a
- Law Office
- Surgical Center
Right now she could be
- Prepping for surgery
- Preparing herself for surgery
- Giving blood
- Looking for a bandage
She could be a
- Red Cross Volunteer
- Cheerleading Coach
- Swim Instructor
- Menu Planner
"Why does everything that tastes so good have to be that bad for you?"
She Phone Starter:
Does she have a secret stash of sweets she pulls out after the kids go to bed?
A Rutger's Food Policy Study finds 41 percent of people never check their cabinets for recalled foods. She can follow FDA recalls on Twitter for updates or online at www.FDA.org.
She's in the know
A "Blackberry Bling" is a manicure where her texting thumb is painted a different color, usually something sparkly.
A baby blaster is a contraption similar to headphones that allows sound to be magnified into the womb when Mom props them around her pregnant belly. The cost ranges from $80 to $150. Perhaps her favorite disc jockey will just let her borrow the real thing. www.Babyblaster.com
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