FDA Investigating New E. coli Outbreak in Romaine Lettuce

 

On Nov. 20, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it is investigating a new outbreak of E. coli in romaine lettuce. Here is the press release verbatim:

 
FDA Fast Facts: FDA, CDC and partners investigate new E. coli O157:H7 outbreak, urge consumers to avoid romaine lettuce

For Immediate Release: November 20, 2018
Media Inquiries: Peter Cassell, 240-402-6537, peter.cassell@fda.hhs.gov
Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 likely linked to romaine lettuce. Continue Reading

City Implements FOG Program

Recently, the City of Jackson announced that it has started a program to keep fats, oils and grease, or FOG, out of the city’s sewer system. Here is the press release verbatim. CITY OF JACKSON ENCOURAGES RESTAURANTS TO CLEAN UP HARMFUL FATS, OILS, AND GREASE WITH ‘FOG’ PROGRAM

Jackson, Miss.—The City of Jackson is partnering with local Food Service Establishments (FSEs) to help educate business owners on the importance of keeping fats, oils, and grease—or FOG—out of the City’s sewer system. As they move through the sewers, FOG components congeal, causing line blockages or sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs), which require significant resources to alleviate. In an effort to help combat this issue, the City has launched a new Fats, Oils, and Grease Control Program (FOG Program) as one part of the City’s efforts to meet the requirements of its Consent Decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce the volume and frequency of sewer overflows. Continue Reading

New Stage Announces Fall Class Schedule

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, New Stage Theatre (1100 Carlisle St.) announced its fall 2018 class schedule. Here is a press release verbatim. JACKSON—New Stage Theatre, Mississippi’s professional theatre located in Jackson, Miss., announces its fall class schedule. The fall session begins Sept. Continue Reading

Press is a Tool for Musicians, Not a Destination

Working at the Jackson Free Press, I get quite a few emails from local and national musicians, authors and artists requesting press coverage. That is to be expected—we are a newspaper, after all—and I’m actually grateful for those emails. For one, I’m a fan of the new and the interesting, from music to literature to theater. Finding out about the unfamiliar can be rewarding in itself. For another thing, those emails also serve a practical purpose, of course, in that they tell me things I might otherwise have forgotten or not known about at all. Continue Reading