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Publix Recalls Publix Premium Pancake and Waffle Mixes Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 7, 2016 – LAKELAND, Fla – Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for certain Publix Premium Pancake and Waffle Mixes after being informed by the supplier that milk powder used as an ingredient may contain Salmonella.

The mixes were sold at Publix stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee and North Carolina. All lot codes of the following items are affected by this recall:
Item Description Size GTIN
Publix Premium Banana-Flavored Chocolate Chip Pancake& Waffle Mix 16 Oz. 4141503503
Publix Premium Pumpkin Pancake & Waffle Mix 16 Oz. 4141503703
Publix Premium Blueberry Flavored Pancake & Waffle Mix 16 Oz. 4141503603

Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps and most individuals recover without treatment. In some cases, diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness. Continue reading Publix Recalls Publix Premium Pancake and Waffle Mixes Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

Hurricane Matthew: What you need to know

Hurricane Matthew is a dangerous storm. We have not seen a hurricane this strong in almost a decade. It has already devastated Haiti, and has been building strength on its way to the U.S. As it makes landfall in Florida tonight and tracks up the eastern coastline over the coming days, Americans living in its path can expect to see life-threatening hurricane conditions, storm surges, tropical force winds, heavy rains, and all the devastation that it may bring.

Today, President Obama declared a state of emergency in Florida. Evacuations for coastal counties in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina are in effect. If you live in these areas, please listen to the directions of your state, tribal, and local officials. If instructed to evacuate, don’t wait. You can always repair and rebuild — and we’ll be here to help you do that. The most important thing you can do is keep you and your family safe.

You can download the FEMA mobile app for shelter information, disaster resources, weather alerts, and safety tips, in English and in Spanish.

As a native Floridian, I am intimately aware of the devastation hurricanes can wreak. As the head of FEMA, it is my job to make sure that we do everything we can to prepare our communities for the oncoming storm and ensure that our emergency response efforts are ready to go as soon as we’re needed. Continue reading Hurricane Matthew: What you need to know

Charleston, South Carolina

St. Michael's on Broad Street

The first thought on arriving at Charleston is: “what a beautiful place with so much well-preserved history!” The city gives you calm yet vibrant feeling. Known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, distinguished restaurants, and mannerly people, Charleston has received a large number of accolades, including “America’s Most Friendly City” by Travel + Leisure in 2011 and 2013 and 2014 by Condé Nast Traveler, and also “the most polite and hospitable city in America” by Southern Living magazine. In our view, Charleston truly deserves these accolades.

In a world where people are increasingly self-centered and unmindful of others, Charleston offers a model of good living, that its possible to grow without sacrificing the culture and community.

If you believe in God, then Charleston has so many churches, temples and places of worship, that you will want to capture the moments forever. No wonder Charleston is also known as “The Holy City” perhaps due to many prominent churches on the low-rise cityscape, maybe because Carolina was among the few original colonies to tolerate all religions. Continue reading Charleston, South Carolina