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Variety of food products also sold in Wyoming
A multi-state E. coli outbreak has been traced back to celery distributed by Taylor Farms in California. Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, serve, or sell any of the recalled products containing celery produced by Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. dated on or before November 20, 2015. Customers who have any recalled products are urged to discard the affected products immediately.
Multistate Outbreak of E. coli infections linked to Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Friday, November 27, 2015.
As of November 23, 2015, 19 people infected with the outbreak strain of STEC O157:H7 have been reported from 7 states (Montana, Utah, Colorado, California, Washington, Missouri and Virginia, (http://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2015/o157h7-11-15/map.html). The majority of illnesses have been reported from states in the western United States. 5 ill people have been hospitalized, and 2 have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. No deaths have been reported. CDC and state and local public health partners are continuing laboratory surveillance through PulseNet to identify any additional ill persons and to interview them.
Montana reports the most sicknesses traced to a rotisserie chicken salad from Costco eaten by several people who became ill.
States with reported sickness:
California, 1 sick
Colorado, 4 sick
Missouri, 1 sick
Montana, 6 sick
Utah, 5 sick
Virginia, 1 sick
Washington, 1 sick
To date, there have been no reported sickness in Wyoming, although products from the company have been sold in the state. Jackson Whole Grocer in Jackson, Wyoming is listed as having received some of the product included in this recall. None of the products listed in the recall are carried by the Ridley’s chain, which has a grocery store in Pinedale.
Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. of Tracy, California, is recalling the products listed because they may include celery which could potentially contain E. coli 0157:H7. The products listed are being recalled out of an abundance of caution due to a Celery and Onion Diced Blend testing positive for E. coli 0157:H7 in a sample taken by the Montana Department of Health. The Celery and Onion Diced Blend tested by the state of Montana was used in a Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad that has been linked to a multi-state E. coli 0157:H7 outbreak.
Escherichia coli O157:H7 is a bacterium that causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Most people infected with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) develop diarrhea (often bloody) and abdominal cramps an average of 3-4 days after swallowing the germ. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death.
The celery was sold in multiple products in states including: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming.
Stores receiving products from the company include 7-Eleven, Albertsons, Costco, King Sooper, Pantry, Raleys, Safeway, Sams Club, Savemart, Starbucks, Target, Tony’s, Vons, and Walmart.
Products are things like snack food trays, celery dice bags, celery stick bags, chicken salad, Waldorf salad mix, tuna salad, pasta toss salad, potato and bacon salad, potato salad, macaroni salad, veggi salad kit, Mandarin Orange Chinese W/Chicken Kit, seafood salad, cornbread stuffing, vegetable and Ranch dip, chopped salad, bulk salads, premade salads, Buffalo chicken wrap, celery & carrot slims.
Use dates are around November 20th and range to December 6th. Check the complete list for specific stores, their products, and the lot numbers that will be stamped on the product.
The following retailers are the only stores that are known to have received affected products are (where a town/state was given, we have included that in this list):
Allens SPR Save 1, Provo, Utah
Fresh Market, Richfield, Utah
Fresh Market, Park City, Utah
Clark’s Market, Aspen
Dick’s, Centerville, Utah
Dick’s, Bountiful, Utah
Lee’s Marketplace, Logan
Macey’s, Providence, Utah
Macey’s, Spanish Fork, Utah
Payson Food Corp
Peterson’s Fresh Market
Reams, Springville, Utah
Dan’s, Foothill, Utah
Stewarts Roosevelt B.W.W.
The Market at Park City, Utah
Town & Country Foods, Bozeman, Montana
Fresh Market, Holladay, Utah
Fresh Market 21st South
Harmons 7th Street grocery
Harmons at the Brickyard
Harmons at City Creek
Orange Street Market
Missoula Fresh Market, Missoula, Montana
Van’s Thriftway Inc
Jackson Whole Grocer, Jackson, Wyoming
Broulims Market, Rigby, Idaho
Broulims Market, Driggs, Idaho
Broulims Market, Rexburg, Idaho
Atkinsons, Ketchum, Idaho
Click here to see the complete list of states, stores and recalled food products: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm474601.htm
Only the products listed are subject to this recall. This recall is being conducted in coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). CDC and state and local public health partners are continuing laboratory surveillance through PulseNet to identify any additional ill persons and to interview them.
Consumer advice from the CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2015/o157h7-11-15/advice-consumers.html
Consumers may call 209-830-3141 for any further information Monday to Friday, exclusive of holidays, between the hours of 8am-5pm (PST). Consumers with concerns about an illness from consumption of any of the recalled products should contact a health care provider.
Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. contact phone: (209) 830-3141
PFAC presents free show at the Library
Pinedale Fine Arts Council
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council (PFAC) is proud to present internationally acclaimed classical and ragtime pianist Richard Dowling live in Pinedale, Wyoming on Tuesday, Dec.8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sublette County Library Lovatt Room. This free concert is sponsored by the The Piatigorsky Foundation and the Muriel & Seymour Thickman Family Charitable Foundation. Free wine and apps will be served!
Hailed by The New York Times as "an especially impressive fine young pianist," Richard Dowling appears regularly across the United States in solo recitals, at chamber music and jazz/ragtime festivals, and as a guest soloist in concerto performances with orchestras. He has been acclaimed by audiences for his elegant and exciting style of playing which earns him frequent return engagements. An artist of international stature, Mr. Dowling has presented solo recitals in South America, the Far East, Australia, Africa, and Europe. Career highlights include a sold-out New York orchestral debut at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, a solo recital at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in New York, and a special award from the National Federation of Music Clubs recognizing his outstanding performances of American music. In the United States he has received nationwide attention for recitals seen on the PBS television program Debut, and heard on the NPR radio program Performance Today. In New York Mr. Dowling has performed in Central Park with orchestra, and in recitals at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park, the 92nd Street Y, Steinway Hall, The Kosciuszko Foundation, The Liederkranz Foundation, Trinity Church, St. Bartholomew’s Church, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Club, The Dahesh Museum, The Tenri Cultural Institute, Christie’s, 54 Below, The Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center, The Brooklyn Conservatory, and Concordia College. Works of Chopin, Debussy, Ravel, Gershwin, and American ragtime figure prominently in his repertoire.
For more information please visit www.pinedalefinearts.com or www.sublettecountylibrary.org
Wolf delisting proposed in Senate (posted 11/30/15)
WYDOT reminds drivers of WAT program (posted 11/30/15)
Forest Service extends Food Storage Order (posted 11/30/15)
White Pine Ski Area opens Dec. 3 for the 2015/2016 Winter Season (posted 11/25/15)
4th graders can get free 2015 Christmas Tree permits (posted 11/24/15)
White Pine Ski Resort hopes to open soon, with their tentative opening day on Friday, November 27, the day after Thanksgiving. The final decision will be made on Monday, November 23rd. White Pine’s General Manager Tim Scott indicated the storm at the end of last week brought 14" of snowfall and another storm is fast moving in from the Pacific to add to their base. They will begin with running Little Spirit lift. Great Spirit lift will open as soon as they have sufficient snow cover.
Fall mowing and clean up by community volunteers in early November allowed for great snow cover on the lower mountain. Early grooming and packing immediately following the recent storm has provided a solid base ready for the next snowfall. "Another 6 inches and we’ll fire up Little Spirit lift," said Scott. The decision on opening the rest of the mountain will be made in conjunction with White Pine lead ski patroller Gary Wilson with safety and adequate snow cover the primary considerations.
White Pine held lift evacuation training over the weekend of Nov. 21 & 22. Over 40 emergency response personnel from EMS, Search and Rescue, Ski Patrol volunteers and employees met at White Pine to attend the annual training/refresher course on how to evacuate skiers caught on the chair lift in the unlikely event of a major power shutdown.
"In the event of a malfunction or breakdown with skiers on both lifts, we would involve all Sublette County emergency response personnel, so it was crucial that they attended the refresher," said Gary Wilson. "White Pine has returning staff and a lot of new faces – everyone would be called upon to assist if there was an emergency – so all employees learn how to belay and perform the rescue. We went through the evacuation numbers of times, so every person had the opportunity to be familiarized with all aspects of the evacuation." Fortunately it has been a number of seasons since anyone needed to be evacuated. Lift evacuation is just one of the many functions that Wilson and his ski patrol team assist guests with on the mountain.
White Pine’s new Tubing Hill scheduled to open mid-December. The tubing run is on the west of the Great Spirit on Competition run. The Tubing Hill opening is still awaiting a little more snow to create a safe run out at the base.
White Pine is located 10 miles northeast of Pinedale, Wyoming in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. It has 25 runs for downhill skiing and snowboarding and is adjacent to 35K of looping Nordic ski trails for all skill levels. Two lifts service groomed downhill runs and the terrain park offers jumps and slides. Fortification Mountain rises to an elevation of 9,500 feet and offers spectacular views of the Continental Divide, Wind River Mountains, the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Fremont Lake, as well as the nearby Wyoming Mountain Range.
Once they begin their regular Winter hours, they will be open Thursday through Sunday from 9AM to 4PM. White Pine is open all of Christmas break and most holidays. Adult full day lift tickets are $48/day, half day adult lift ticket is $36/day. Junior/Student/Senior full day lift tickets are $35/day, half day $28. Child (5 and under) lift ticket for full and half day is $6. Discount rates are available for schools and groups. There is no charge to cross-country ski on the nearby Nordic trails.
White Pine offers several large slope-side condo cabins for rent that can accommodate up to six people. The cabins typically have 2 bedrooms and 2 baths (one with a jetted tub), well-equipped kitchens with stainless steel appliances, a large walk-around deck, washer/dryer, living room with fireplace, and a BBQ on the deck. Cabins are non-smoking and pets are not allowed, except for service animals. White Pine Lodge offers food services and a bar.
Additional lodging and dining services are available in nearby Pinedale, a small community with a population around 2,000. Jackson Hole is located 88 miles to the north, and Rock Springs is 110 miles to the south. For more information about Pinedale visit www.visitpinedale.org.
For more information about White Pine Ski Resort call 307-367-6606, or go online to www.whitepineski.com.
PAPO seeks public comments on 2015 Pronghorn Annual Report (posted 11/20/15)
BTNF seeks public comment on Middle Piney Dam Project (posted 11/20/15)
Christmas Tree permits available from BLM (posted 11/20/15)