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Hy-Vee adds 12 more salad varieties to recall over cyclospora risk - KCRG
A major Iowa-based grocery retailer expanded the list of bagged salad mixes that could be contaminated by a dangerous parasite.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) - A major Iowa-based grocery retailer expanded the list of bagged salad mixes that could be contaminated by a dangerous parasite. Hy-Vee, Inc., said that 12 more varieties of its bagged salads are being recalled from all of its stores as part of an ongoing outbreak of cyclospora illnesses in the upper midwest United States. The Food and Drug Administration had previously only recalled the companys garden salad products. The list of included products is now:
- Hy-Vee Southwest Chopped Salad Kit 13.4 oz.
- Hy-Vee Shredded Iceberg 8 oz.
- Hy-Vee Veggie Deluxe Salad 12 oz.
- Hy-Vee Greener Supreme Blend 12 oz.
- Hy-Vee American Blend Salad 12 oz.
- Hy-Vee Italian Blend Salad 10 oz.
- Hy-Vee Coleslaw Mix 16 oz.
- Hy-Vee Romaine Garden Salad 12 oz.
- Hy-Vee Asian Chopped Salad Kit 13.7 oz.
- Hy-Vee Sunflower Chopped Salad Kit 13.2 oz.
- Hy-Vee Chipotle Cheddar Chopped Salad Kit 11.4 oz.
- Hy-Vee Garden Salad 12 oz.
- Hy-Vee Avocado Ranch Chopped Salad Kit 12.8 oz.
FDA issues warning for Aldi, Hy-Vee bagged garden salad products - KCRG
Federal officials are alerting customers to avoid eating certain pre-packaged salad products sold at some Midwestern retailers.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Federal officials are alerting customers to avoid eating certain pre-packaged salad products sold at some Midwestern retailers. The Food and Drug Administration issued the alert that bagged salad mixes labeled as garden salad from Hy-Vee, Aldi, and Jewel-Osco should not be eaten. Investigators believe that a multi-state outbreak of cyclospora illnesses could be tied to the products. The recommendation is only for the products specifically called garden salad, containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots. Other varieties of bagged salads are not included. The Hy-Vee products are sold in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nebraska. Aldis Little Salad Bar brand products are sold in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Missouri. The Iowa Department of Public Health said that 58 cases of illness from cyclospora, a microscopic parasite, have been reported in the state so far. Symptoms usually develop after about a week, and can manifest as diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps, bloating, gas, nausea, and fatigue. Vomiting, body aches, headache, and fever are also possible symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. FDA investigators are conducting further analysis of the products along with tracing suppliers and distribution paths to discover the origins of the contamination. Copyright 2020 KCRG. All rights reserved.
Kirk Ferentz addresses racial disparities surrounding football program - MSN Money
Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz addressed the media on Sunday over allegations of racial disparities surrounding the football program.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) - The Iowa football program has been known for hard work and no nonsense." However in the last 48 hours, the program has come under fire from several former players, many of them African-American. Nearly 40 players, including Jaleel Johnson and James Daniels, who are currently in the NFL, have shared their stories on social media of racial disparities within in the Iowa football program. Head coach Kirk Ferentz spoke with the media on Sunday and said he has spoken with several of those former players since Friday. I just want to assure every player that their voices were heard and their anger and frustrations have been noted," said Ferentz. "I was really impacted Friday night that I missed an opportunity here over the last 21 years to talk to players, but conversations, not just hows your family and all those types of things, but ask some hard questions of the players. Many of the players who have shared their stories, have accused strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle of racial comments. Doyle has been on Ferentzs staff for 21 years, but was placed on administrative leave on Saturday. He released a statement on Sunday denying the allegations. Im painting my own picture and thats the process Im going through, Ferentz said. I dont want to leave it to chance or innuendo. Ferentz says hes taken some steps towards changing the culture. Last year, he allowed players to wear hoodies, hats and earrings around the football facility. Over the weekend, he ended the social media ban for players and announced that former Hawkeye Mike Daniels will chair the Advisory Committee. However, Ferentz admits the program still has a long ways to go. There is a difference between being demanding and then also potentially being demeaning, Ferentz said. I did ask multiple players that if they feel that Im part of the problem or if we cant move forward with me here, then Id appreciate that feedback. Thats not what Ive heard thus far, but my commitment to us is having a good program and having a healthy team and an improving environment. Copyright 2020 KCRG. All rights reserved.
Hawkeye football strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle put on administrative leave follow claims of 'racial disparities' - KCRG
University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz announced Saturday evening that football strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle has been put on administrative leave pending an investigation following claims of ‘racial disparties’
IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) - University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz announced Saturday evening that football strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle has been put on administrative leave pending an investigation following claims of racial disparties by former Hawkeye players. This comes less than 24 hours after former Hawkeye center and current Chicago Bears offensive lineman James Daniels posted to Twitter Friday saying, There are too many racial disparities in the Iowa football program. Black players have been treated unfairly for far too long." There are too many racial disparities in the Iowa football program. Black players have been treated unfairly for far too long. — James Daniels (@jamsdans) June 6, 2020 Doyle joined Iowas football program for Ferentzs first year as head coach, in 1999. USA TODAY reported, last year, that Doyles $800,000 salary made him the nations highest-paid strength and conditioning coach in college football. Ferentz released a video announcing the decision to put Doyle on leave calling it a defining moment for the Iowa Hawkeye football program This is a defining moment for the Iowa Hawkeye Football program: pic.twitter.com/ckEH39QVki — Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) June 6, 2020 Following Daniels tweet, other former Hawkeye players shared their experiences. Among those is Toren Young, a former Hawkeye running back, who said, If you are a black player you quickly learn to conform to white culture (when in the building) at Iowa and if you dont. You wont make it very long. Several of the tweets single out coach Chris Doyle. Starting with @coach_Doyle !!!!!!!!!!!!! — HaitianQ (@__haitianprince) June 6, 2020 Coach Ferentz is one of the reasons I committed to Iowa as a high school senior. He cares, and he gets it. However, for this program in particular, real change begins with @coach_Doyle and his Strength & Conditioning staff. https://t.co/MuSRAfABbq — Faith Ekakitie (@Faith_Joseph) June 5, 2020 I am saddened to hear these comments from some of our former players, Ferentz said in a statement. While I wish they had reached out to us directly, I am thankful that these players decided to share their experiences now. As I said earlier this week, the best way to affect change is by listening. I have started reached out to them on an individual basis to hear their stories first hand. Ferentz added, Making change that matters involves an open dialogue and possible some tough conversations. I am glad to have the opportunity to do just that. As a staff and as leaders, we will listen and take to heart the messages we hear. As a staff and as leaders, we will listen and take to heart the messages we hear. pic.twitter.com/wqg2ZoX8pk — Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) June 6, 2020 Check back for updates. Copyright 2020 KCRG. All rights reserved.