Food Safety: Big Lots Ground Turmeric Recall

Another day, another recall…this time the spice touted to help with inflammation. GET THE LEAD OUT — Gel Spice, Inc. is recalling one lot of Fresh Finds Ground Turmeric Powder because the product contains elevated lead levels. The recalled “Fresh Finds Ground Turmeric” is packaged in 3.75 oz. PET jars.  It has a code of B/B 03/08/19 and B/B 05/18/19 on the neck of the container. The package also has a UPC code of 81026-01230. The product was distributed at Big Lots Stores throughout the United States.               Lead can accumulate in the body over time. Too much can cause health
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Food Safety: General Mills Flour Recall Expanded

Confession: I love raw chocolate chip cookie dough; the baked cookies not so much. But this General Mills Gold Medal Flour recall is giving me pause to ever eating raw cookie dough again. Facts Flour is a raw ingredient that is intended to be cooked or baked.  Flour is made from wheat that is grown outdoors where bacteria are often present and the normal flour milling process does not remove these bacteria. In order for severe E. coli illness to occur from flour, all three of the following things have to happen: The flour a consumer is using has to
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Pokemon Invades Casino Del Sol, Tucson

I may be the only person who doesn’t give a rat’s ass about Pokemon. Yet there seems to be a rash of interest in PokemonGo and I imagine it’s a mindless diversion to what heinous acts are going on in the world today. As long as nobody gets shot Pokemon-ing, I think it’s a good thing. It appears that businesses are getting into the Pokemon action too. At Casino Del Sol Resort, there are Pokemon-themed dishes and cocktails. Tequila Factory PokeBalls: Fried ice cream, adorned with sugar crystals, and chocolate, in a fried flour tortilla cup rimmed with sugar and
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Melting Pot Restaurants Thank Civil Service Employees

To thank Civil Service workers for all that they do, The Melting Pot will offer 50 percent off food from July 17-23. All Civil Service workers have to do is show a valid I.D. at the beginning of their meal. One dollar for every meal will be donated to the Civil Service Workers’ local police department. The Melting Pot is a gourmet fondue restaurant with four Arizona locations in Tucson (Foothills Mall), South Phoenix, Scottsdale and Glendale. Reservations are advised.
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Don’t Worry Be Happy Hour, Tucson

Happy Hour is my favorite meal of the day…especially in the summer. By 5ish pm I’ve been awake almost a dozen hours and I am hungry and tired. Happy hour is my dinner. I recently tried the happy hour at North Italia Restaurant* in La Encantada and then was so happy we meandered over to Blanco Tacos + Tequila for more happiness. Sort of like a double scoop of ice cream but only better with a buzz. One of my top favorite restaurants is North Italia so why not start here and begin with white sangria, certainly most refreshing on
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Tucson: July 4th Dining, Prep & Pastry Opens July 5th

Happy July 4th Not everyone is fortunate enough to be at the beach or invited to a barbecue. No worries, there are some dining specials around Tucson. Some restaurants like Downtown Kitchen, Kingfisher and Renee’s Organic Oven are closed so best to call first. All of Fox Restaurant Concepts here in Tucson – Blanco, North, Wildflower, and Zinburger – will be offering a 25% off discount to its “eBites” members on Monday, July 4. The discount is good for both food and adult beverages. But there’s a catch – you have to a signed up to their eBites email so
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