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Broccoli Salad Kits Recalled by Taylor Farms
More than 5,000 pounds of broccoli salad kit products are being
recalled by Taylor Farms because they contain salad dressing that
may be contaminated with Listeria, the U.S. Department of
The kits were shipped to distributors and delis for sale to
consumers in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New
Jersey, New York and Vermont,
The recalled products are boxes labeled "TAYLOR FARMS BROCCOLI
CRUNCH WITH BACON AND DRESSING," with the case codes 310151 or
310153. They were produced on October 21, 22 and 23, and bear the
establishment number EST. 34522 inside the USDA mark of inspection,
the USDA said.
Listeria bacteria can cause a serious infection called
listeriosis, which typically affects pregnant women, older adults,
infants, and adults with weakened immune systems,
CNNreported. The USDA said there have been no reports of
illnesses associated with the recalled products.
Former NFL Quarterback Brett Favre Has Memory Problems
Former star quarterback Brett Favre is the latest retired
National Football League player to reveal that he is suffering
Favre played for 20 years and was sacked 525 times, more than
any other NFL quarterback. He told
ESPN Radiothat he's become worried about his memory in
"I think after 20 years God only knows the toll," Favre said. "This was a little shocking to me, that I couldn't remember my daughter playing youth soccer."
Research about the effects that repeated head injuries have on
pro football players has only recently shown how devastating the
long-term impact can be. This has led to criticism that the NFL has
failed to protect players,
More than 90 percent of the 34 former NFL players who died and
donated their brains to research were found to have a degenerative
brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE),
according to a University of Michigan study.
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