Frozen burritos recalled over listeria fears

A company in New Mexico is recalling about 253,000 pounds of frozen burritos in four states over fears of listeria contamination.

Green Chile Food Company recalled several types of meat and poultry burritos “shipped to institutions, retail stores and distribution centers” in California, Illinois, Oregon, and South Dakota.

The US Department of Agriculture said it discovered the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria in a beef and potato burrito during routine sampling.

The frozen burritos in question were produced and packaged between March 8 and May 10.

Those who purchased them should not eat them, the USDA said. It asked consumers to throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.

There have been no confirmed reports of illnesses.

Listeriosis is a serious infection usually caused by eating contaminated food and can be particularly dangerous for pregnant women and older people.

Symptoms include fever, muscle aches and sometimes diarrhea or other gastrointestinal problems, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Symptoms appear a few days or up to a few weeks after eating the contaminated food.

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Amazon fires package-tossing Miami delivery driver

At this rate, Amazon users in South Florida will be lucky if any of their items arrive intact.

For the second straight day, the same delivery woman for the online giant was caught on video recklessly throwing packages towards a customer’s home.

Now it appears that she is out of a job.

Over the weekend, the woman was seen hurling packages over a security fence at a doctor’s home without waiting to see if he would answer the bell.

The second case captured on surveillance video occurred Monday afternoon in Miami near Southwest 47th Street and Southwest 157th Avenue.

At the new home, there is no security fence blocking the woman’s access to the front door. Instead, the woman, while still seated in the car, simply throws the packages out of her window towards the porch.

A loud thud can be heard when the first package lands on the front driveway.

“We have high standards for our delivery partners and expect every package to be handled with care,” Amazon spokesman Ernesto Apreza told Local 10 News. “This delivery partner will no longer be delivering on behalf of Amazon and we will continue to work with customers directly on matters related to their package delivery.” 

On Monday, Amazon responded to the first video by saying that the company has “high standards for our delivery partners and expect every package to be handled with care.”

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Amazon fires package-tossing Miami delivery driver

At this rate, Amazon users in South Florida will be lucky if any of their items arrive intact.

For the second straight day, the same delivery woman for the online giant was caught on video recklessly throwing packages towards a customer’s home.

Now it appears that she is out of a job.

Over the weekend, the woman was seen hurling packages over a security fence at a doctor’s home without waiting to see if he would answer the bell.

The second case captured on surveillance video occurred Monday afternoon in Miami near Southwest 47th Street and Southwest 157th Avenue.

At the new home, there is no security fence blocking the woman’s access to the front door. Instead, the woman, while still seated in the car, simply throws the packages out of her window towards the porch.

A loud thud can be heard when the first package lands on the front driveway.

“We have high standards for our delivery partners and expect every package to be handled with care,” Amazon spokesman Ernesto Apreza told Local 10 News. “This delivery partner will no longer be delivering on behalf of Amazon and we will continue to work with customers directly on matters related to their package delivery.” 

On Monday, Amazon responded to the first video by saying that the company has “high standards for our delivery partners and expect every package to be handled with care.”

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Gin recalled for having too much alcohol

Canadian health authorities have launched a nationwide recall of Bombay Sapphire gin after bottles containing nearly double the advertised amount of alcohol were discovered.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said the bottles were found to contain 77% alcohol by volume rather than the typical 40%.

The agency said that a “small” number of 1.1-liter bottles were affected. It warned consumers to throw out the bottles or return them but added that there were no reports of anyone becoming sick from drinking the gin.

Other products may be recalled following a food safety investigation, the agency said.

Bombay Sapphire is made by the private firm Bacardi, which is well known for its rum products and Grey Goose Vodka. The company said the recall was launched after “an isolated consumer complaint and subsequent quality assurance checks.”

Bacardi sells its alcoholic products in about 160 countries around the world.

The company, which is headquartered in Bermuda, operates 30 production facilities in places like Scotland, Italy, India, France, Spain, Germany, England and Mexico.

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McDonald’s phasing out Hi-C Orange, to offer new drink instead

McDonald’s is phasing out a familiar drink and then will to add a new one to their menu beginning on Monday.

According to multiple reports the fast food chain has decided to stop serving familiar favorite Hi-C Orange.

The drink had been popular in both Happy Meals and with adults but by the end of July the drink option will be gone altogether.

Locations have been told to sell Hi-C until their supply is gone and then a new beverage called Sprite TropicBerry will be offered and served exclusively at McDonald’s.

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So McDonalds has announced that it will stop offering my favorite drink: Hi-C Orange Lavaburst! What are we going to do without it? Help! pic.twitter.com/3YhbFfu1Pw

— Evrod Cassimy (@EvrodCassimy) April 27, 2017

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