• California Firm Recalls Grilled Chicken Salad Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination

    WASHINGTON, November 10, 2013 – Glass Onion Catering, a Richmond, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 181,620 pounds of ready-to-eat salads and sandwich wrap products with fully-cooked chicken and ham that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. 

    The company announced that the products are being recalled in conjunction with other foods regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A full list of products being recalled will be available on FDA’s website at: www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Recalls/default.htm.

    Products regulated by FSIS bear the establishment number “P-34221” inside the USDA mark of inspection. FSIS products subject to recall include:

    • 12 oz. packages of  “delish pan pacific chop salad”
    • 13.4 oz. packages of  “delish California style grilled chicken salad”
    • 9.9 oz. packages of  “delish uncured applewood smoked ham & cheese wrap”
    • 10.5 oz. packages of “delish grilled chicken caesar wrap”
    • 10.9 oz. packages of  “delish southwestern chicken wrap”
    • 11.5 oz. packages of  “delish greek brand low-calorie grilled chicken wrap”
    • 9.9 oz. packages of  “delish white chicken club wrap”
    • 11.2 oz. packages of  “delish asian style chicken wrap”
    • 13.4 oz. packages of  “atherstone Fine Foods Southwestern Style White Chicken Wrap with Chimichurri Sauce”
    • 10.5 oz. packages of  “atherstone Fine Foods Asian Style White Chicken Wrap with Mango Vinaigrette”
    • 9.9 oz. packages of  “atherstone Fine Foods Grilled White Chicken Caesar Wrap with Caesar Dressing”
    •  10.7 oz. packages of  “super fresh Foods California Grilled Chicken Salad, Low Fat Mendocino Mustard Dressing”
    • 10.7 oz. packages of  “Lunch Spot Southwestern Style Chicken Wrap, Chile & Lime  Dressing”
    • 9.2 oz. packages of  “super fresh Foods Pan Pacific Chopped Chicken Salad, Ginger Soy Dressing”
    • 10.7 oz. plastic containers of “TRADER JOE’S Field Fresh Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken.”
    • 11 oz. plastic containers of “TRADER JOE’S MEXICALI SALAD with Chili Lime Chicken.”

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  • No increase to Washington’s minimum wage in 2010

    The Department of Labor and Industries says the state’s minimum wage will remain at $8.55 for another year because there was no increase in the Consumer Price Index. The state recalculates the wage each September as required by an initiative passed by voters 11 years ago. It requires the state to increase the minimum wage based on the federal “CPI-W,” which is a national index covering the cost of goods and services needed for day-to-day living. The CPI-W decreased 1.9 % over the past 12 months. You can find more information at http://Wages.Lni.wa.gov


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  • Washington Sage-Grouse

    Volunteers track progress of Washington Sage-Grouse

    Washington wasn’t included in the new federal plan announced last week for preserving sagebrush habitat in 11 Western states, but it’s working just as hard to protect the greater sage-grouse that lives in those wide open spaces. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the federal Bureau of Land Management both track sage-grouse populations, […]

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  • Little Creek Casino Intros New CEO

    SHELTON, Wash. – Squaxin Island Tribe has named Michael Starr the new CEO of Little Creek Casino Resort, the tribe’s award-winning entertainment property in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle and Olympia.

    With 30-plus years of experience in the gaming industry, Starr comes to Little Creek Casino Resort from Primm Valley Casino Resorts in Nevada, where he managed three hotel-casinos as executive vice president and general manager.

    Michael’s experience, knowledge and successful performance guiding casino resorts to elite stature and quantifiable results appealed to tribal leadership and aligns well with our resort vision and objectives – Squaxin Island Tribal Chairman Dave Lopeman.

    Starr joins Little Creek Casino Resort during a dynamic time of significant growth. The tribally owned and operated resort – located 20 minutes from Olympia and 75 from Seattle – recently began construction on a full-service spa and unveiled the Skookum Spirit Cigar Lounge last month. It also opened the new Salish Cliffs Golf Club in September, 2011, to best-new-course acclaim from national golf magazines.

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  • Boat inspections planned on I-5 to stop aquatic invasive species

    OLYMPIA – As part of an ongoing effort to keep aquatic invasive species out of Washington waters, all northbound vehicles transporting watercraft past the Ridgefield weigh station on Interstate 5 will be required to stop for an inspection Friday, Sept. 25.

    The mandatory inspections, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is the latest in a series of more than two-dozen check stations for aquatic invasive species planned by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) around the state this year.

    Sgt. Eric Anderson, WDFW enforcement coordinator for the program, said signs will be posted notifying motorists of the inspection at the weigh station at Milepost 18, a key entry point for out-of-state boaters.

    The inspections can usually be completed in 10 minutes, Anderson said.  But failure to stop for an inspection can result in a citation.  

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