Recall Warning: Hot Dogs

By KBBE News
May 23, 2017

John Morrell and Co., a Cincinnati, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 210,606 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dog products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The beef franks items were produced on January 26, 2017. The following products are subject to recall:

14 oz. sealed film packages containing “Nathan’s SKINLESS 8 BEEF FRANKS,” with a Use By date of Aug. 19, 2017.

16 oz. sealed film packages containing “Curtis BEEF MASTER Beef Franks,” with a Use By date of June 15, 2017.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 296” on the side of the package. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered after the establishment received three complaints of metal objects in the beef frank product packages. The establishment notified FSIS on May 19, 2017.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions or injury due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify theircustomers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

KHP Working Overtime

By KBBE News
May 23, 2017

The peak of summer travel across our nation’s highways is about to begin. The Kansas Highway Patrol will be working additional hours from now, through June 4. This additional coverage comes thanks to funding from the Kansas Department of Transportation through the STEP (Special Traffic Enforcement Program) campaign, to help motorists reach their destinations safely.

“The Patrol is dedicated to helping save lives on Kansas highways. We will enforce the state’s seat belt and child safety seat laws, as a way to help prevent fatalities on our roads. One death is one too many,” said Colonel Mark Bruce, Superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol.

The STEP program allows officers to work overtime hours, providing extra manpower on the roads and focusing on areas such as occupant protection, enforcing impaired driving laws, enforcing the state’s texting laws, and other traffic safety issues. This year’s focus of the Memorial Day STEP campaign is, “Click It Or Ticket,” encouraging seat belt/child safety seat use for occupants of all ages.

Over the 2016 Memorial Day holiday reporting period for the Patrol (KHP stats only), troopers worked one fatal crash on Kansas’ roads, which was DUI-related. Patrol personnel arrested 25 people for impaired driving. Personnel also assisted 1,079 motorists who needed help on Kansas roads. 

“Memorial Day is a celebration of the great men and women who have lost their lives serving this great country, and also marks the beginning of summer vacation season nationwide.  The KHP and all of our law enforcement partners remind all Kansans to buckle up, every trip, every time,” said Lieutenant Adam Winters, Patrol public information officer.  “We would also remind everyone to make plans in advance for a sober driver.  Law enforcement will be out looking for those drivers who made the wrong decision to drink and drive.”

The Patrol wishes all of those traveling during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, and throughout the summer, safe travels. If you are in need of assistance on a Kansas highway, you can call KHP for assistance at *47 (*HP) or *582 (*KTA) for the Kansas Turnpike.

Lindsborg Water Fight Date Changed

By KBBE News
May 23, 2017

All-Community Water Fight has been changed to Thursday, May 25th. All other information remains the same. 

Everyone is a winner at the Annual All-Community Water Fight so time to fill up your super-soakers and join the action. The Lindsborg Fire Department will be adding to the fun, along with a giant refill tank. The battle begins at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 25th in Swensson Park, located at the 400 block of N. Main St. Dry zones are provided for those who don't want to get wet. 

Hot dogs and watermelon will be available. A freewill donation is encouraged to support the Brandon Rogers Scholarship Fund. The Lindsborg Firemen will also be collecting donations for the same cause. The water fight is a chance for the firemen to show off their skills and connect with the community. 

This is the first of the Front Porch Friday events that will be occurring in Lindsborg throughout the summer, so stay tuned.

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