Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas Bells & FYI Recalls

Christmas Bells
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along
The unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Till ringing, singing on its way,
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime,
A chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Then from each black, accursed mouth
The cannon thundered in the South,
And with the sound
The carols drowned
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

It was as if an earthquake rent
The hearth-stones of a continent,
And made forlorn
The households born
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And in despair I bowed my head;
"There is no peace on earth," I said;
"For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!"

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men."


Top Line Specialty Produce of Los Angeles Ca, is voluntary recalling its 12 x 1 pound boxes of "Green Paradise label" Fresh Italian basil, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with this organism often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with "Salmonella" can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), Endocarditis and arthritis.

The recalled "Green Paradise Basil" was distributed to Food Service Distributors through direct shipping on 12/06/2007 in Southern California, Illinois and Texas.

The product comes in a 12 x 1 lb box marked with lot # 1219 on the side of the box.
Consumers who have purchased the affected boxes of "Green Paradise Italian Basil" are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-213-747-9200.

Trader Joe's Company of Monrovia, California is voluntarily recalling 1,000 cases of 12 oz jars of Trader Joe's Pinjur (a traditional Macedonian condiment made with roasted peppers, eggplant, and tomatoes), UPC 00529068, Best By 10/2009. The Best By date can be found printed on the top of the lid. The product is being recalled because customers reported finding small pieces of glass in the product.

Trader Joe's Pinjur was potentially sold from Trader Joe's retail stores in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., and Wisconsin.
Upon discovery of the problem, the product was removed from sale in all Trader Joe's stores and put on hold in all Trader Joe's distribution centers.

The product should not be consumed. Customers should discard it, or return it to any Trader Joe's store for a full refund. Customers with questions may call Trader Joe's Customer Relations at 626-599-3817, or write Trader Joe's through their website at
Have a safe weekend everyone! :)

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N Posted by Rain at 12/21/2007 01:12:00 AM


  • Blogger Hale McKay posted at 6:26 PM  
    I often find that when reading the Blogs of others I learn something.

    I only knew that poem (At least the first few verse) as a song - a Christmas carol. I never knew it was a poem, much less one by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow!

    Learn something everyday!

    Rain, I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a most Happy New Year.
  • Blogger Damiel posted at 11:01 AM  
    Same for me - we used to that at school when we were gremlins .. heuu .. "children" i meant to say :p

    Have a blessed Christmas
  • Blogger RR Johnson Jr. posted at 11:03 AM  
    What a wonderful posting of Longfellow Rain. A nice touch.
  • Blogger Brian posted at 7:28 PM  
    Merry Christmas dahling.

    Where's that mistletoe anyway? ;)
  • Blogger TECH posted at 9:31 AM  
    Merry, merry Christmas!
  • Blogger TECH posted at 1:52 PM  
    Rain, darlin', you've been Tagged with a meme on my blog. Please forgive me, and Happy New Year!
  • Blogger Brian posted at 7:14 PM  
    Happy New Year!
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