Significant rain possible through Saturday

rain140819-1025FLAGSTAFF - Hazardous weather warnings are in effect for Williams and Flagstaff. Up to two inches of rainfall are possible through Saturday.

There is a 10% chance of rain today after 11 am for Flagstaff and Williams with a 100% chance of precipitation overnight. There is a 90% chance of rain Friday in Williams with 100% chance expected in Flagstaff.

According to the hazardous weather warning, a low pressure system off the Baja Coast will strengthen which will impact Arizona Saturday night. While current conditions will keep the snow level above 8500 feet, the storm has the potential to deliver up to two-inches of rainfall.

A winter storm watch has been issued for the White Mountains.

Rain should continue through Saturday clearing up in time for Super Bowl Sunday. Sunday should be clear and sunny.

Utility work on State Route 89 in Chino Valley scheduled this week

Fines are doubled for speeding in a construction zone.

Fines are doubled for speeding in a construction zone.

CHINO VALLEY - State Route 89 in Chino Valley between Perkinsville Road and Road 3 North will be narrowed to one lane in each direction this week between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 28 and 29 for utility work in the roadway.

Speed limits are reduced to 45-MPH in the construction area.

ADOT advises drivers to allow additional time to reach their destinations and to proceed through the work zone with caution, comply with the reduced speed limit, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

Rain tonight and through the weekend

rain140819-1025Rain is in the forecast for tonight and then again on Friday through the weekend. Flagstaff has a chance of rain and snow showers through the weekend.

Tonight there is a 90% chance of rain for Williams followed by 70% before 11 a.m. tomorrow dropping to 10% before 11 p.m. Tuesday night. Wednesday and Thursday are predicted to be sunny with highs around 53 and lows around 30. Rain is expected to pick up again Friday with a chance of rain all weekend.

Predictions for Flagstaff are roughly the same with a possibility of snow over the weekend.

J.J. Fuds, Inc. Issues Recall of Pet Food Because of Possible Health Risk

jdfudsValparaiso, IN – J.J. Fuds in Valparaiso, IN is recalling a select lot and product of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Animals’ ill with Listeria will display symptoms similar to the ones listed above for humans. People who have concerns about whether their pet has Listeria should contact their veterinarian.

The recalled product was distributed regionally in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois to wholesale and retail customers. The product can be identified by the batch ID code (manufactured date) and UPC code printed on the back of the individual plastic bag or on the master case label. This product is a frozen raw poultry product (see Safe Handling Instructions on package) and has a shelf life of one year if kept frozen.

The recalled product is as follows:
J. J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends, Chicken Tender Chunks
All 5 lb. bags with:
Product UPC Number: 654592-345935
Manufacture/Lot Code Date: 5/5/14

The recall was a result of a routine sampling program by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development resulting in a positive test for Listeria monocytogenes. The company has not received any reports of dogs experiencing nausea and diarrhea that may be associated with these specific products. The company has received no reports of human illness as a result of these products.

J.J. Fuds, Inc. will immediately start working with distributors and retailers to properly dispose of any affected product left on freezer shelves. The company will also be working with distributors and retailers to recall this product from pet owners to ensure the proper disposal of any affected product that has been purchased.

J.J.Fuds is issuing this action out of an abundance of caution and sincerely regrets any inconvenience to pet owners as a result of this announcement.

The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets. Pet owners who have the affected product at home should return to retailer for a refund and proper disposal.

For further information or questions regarding this recall, please contact us at jjfuds.com or by phone at 888-435-5873 Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM CST.

Cox Veterinary Laboratory, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of “Gastroade Xtra”

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Chester, SC — Cox Veterinary Laboratory, Inc. is voluntarily recalling the lots of Gastroade Xtra identified below down to the consumer level
distributed nationwide. Gastroade Xtra was previously marketed by Cox Veterinary Laboratory as an OTC drug for use in horses, and contains Omeprazole. This recall has been initiated due to information from the FDA that Gastroade Xtra must have an approved new animal drug
application to be legally marketed in the United States. Gastroade Xtra is not approved by the FDA. In addition, some lots may be sub-potent and pose a risk of continued ulceration. As a consequence, Cox Veterinary Laboratory has ceased all production and sales of Gastroade Xtra and is recalling the product..

Because the FDA has not approved Gastroade Xtra, the safety and efficacy of the product has not yet been established. To date, however, there have been no reported adverse events associated with the use of Gastroade Xtra.

Gastroade Xtra is labeled for the care of gastric ulcers in horses. Gastroade Xtra is a paste that is packaged in a 32 ml tube bearing the name Gastroade Xtra, Omeprazole 2.28g.

Aided with the information provided by the FDA, Cox Veterinary Laboratory is notifying its
distributors and customers by a letter sent certified mail directly and through this press release of this voluntary recall. Cox Veterinary Laboratory will arrange for a return of all recalled product. Consumers and distributors that have unused Gastroade Xtra should stop using this product immediately and contact Cox Veterinary Laboratory to arrange for the return of the product.

Horse owners, caretakers and veterinarians should report to the FDA any adverse events,
including ineffectiveness, in horses that received unapproved omeprazole products. Information on reporting adverse events for approved or unapproved animal drugs can be found at: http://www.fda.gov/animalveterinary/safetyhealth/reportaproblem/ucm055305.htm. Complaints about approved and unapproved animal drug products can be reported by calling a consumer complaint coordinator, within your FDA District Office or by filing a Veterinary Adverse Drug Reaction report.

Affected lots include Batch 0052 (UPC 091037382986) manufactured 5/29/2014.

Questions regarding this voluntary recall should be addressed to Jeanne Buffington by email at jeanne@coxvetlab.com from Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4pm, EST.

Consumers should contact their veterinary healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to the use of this drug product.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Arizona Firm Recalls Chicken Breast Fritters Products

poultry-1Primecut Meats, a Phoenix, Ariz. establishment, is recalling approximately 17,700 pounds of chicken breast fritters products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain eggs, a known allergen which are not declared on the product label.

  • 4 lb. boxes of “Prime Poultry Chicken Breast Fritters.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P-27220” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The items produced were shipped to retail locations in Arizona and Colorado.

The problem was discovered during routine FSIS in-plant verification activities.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Chad Poppen, at (602) 455-8834.

Hospira Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Sodium Chloride Injection

ucm430936LAKE FOREST, Ill., — Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today it will initiate a voluntary nationwide recall of one lot of  0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 250 mL (NDC 0409-7983-02, Lot 44-002-JT, Expiry 1AUG2016) to the user level due to one confirmed customer report of particulate in a single unit. Hospira has identified the particulate as a human hair, sealed in the bag at the additive port area. To date, Hospira has not received reports of any adverse events associated with this issue for this lot.

In the unlikely event that the particulate breaks and pieces are able to pass through the intravenous catheter, injected particulate material may result in local inflammation, phlebitis, and/or low-level allergic response. Capillaries which may be as small as the size of a red blood cell, approximately seven microns in diameter, may become occluded. Patients with preexisting condition of trauma or other medical condition that adversely affects the microvascular blood supply are at an increased risk.

This lot was distributed nationwide from September 2014 through November 2014. Hospira has initiated an investigation to determine the root cause and corrective and preventive actions.

Anyone with an existing inventory of the recalled lot should stop use and distribution and quarantine the product immediately. Customers should notify all users in their facility. Customers who have further distributed the recalled product should notify any accounts or additional locations which may have received the recalled product and instruct them if they have redistributed the product to notify their accounts, locations or facilities to the consumer level. Hospira has notified its direct customers via a recall letter and is arranging for impacted product to be returned to Stericycle in the United States. For additional assistance, call Stericycle at 1-877-877-0164 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. Hospira will provide allocation credits and make replacement product available for contracted customers.

For clinical inquiries, please contact Hospira using the information provided below.

Hospira Contact Contact Information Areas of Support
Hospira Global Complaint Management 1-800-441-4100 (8am-5pm CT, M-F)
(ProductComplaintsPP@hospira.com)
To report adverse events
or product complaints
Hospira Medical
Communications
1-800-615-0187 or medcom@hospira.com
(Available 24 hours a day/7 days per week)
Medical Inquiries

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

We are on the move

move150114-05WILLIAMS - Grand Canyon Coffee and Cafe (Facebook) will close today at 3 p.m. and remain closed for a few days. They will have a grand re-opening on February 1 at their new location at 137 W. Railroad Avenue across the street from the visitor parking lot.

Lights are on.

lites-0121-42WILLIAMS - The new light posts along Route 66 from First Street east are installed and on. At least on the Bill Williams Avenue side.

The lights were installed yesterday and now light up at night.

Other lights are being installed on Railroad avenue. They are also being installed from Third Avenue west toward Safeway.
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Tarrier Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts and Egg in Chopped Twix

twixColumbus, OH – Tarrier Foods of Columbus, OH is recalling 316 cases of Chopped Twix item 0807, because it may contain undeclared peanuts and eggs. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts and eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The Chopped Twix product was distributed to wholesale warehouses in Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Florida where it was distributed to foodservices.

The product can be identified by the item number 0870 on the outside of the case. The inside contains two bags in white film marked “CHOPPED TWIX Lot 087034314.”

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing peanuts and eggs was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of peanuts and egg on the ingredient statement. Subsequent investigations are being performed to determine the temporary breakdown in the company’s production and packaging processes.”

Consumers who have purchased Chopped Twix lot code 080734314 are urged to return it to the distributor for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Tarrier Food’s Customer Service at (614) 876-8595.