Meijer has confirmed that it received peppers from the batch that may be contaminated, and there are other stores and distributors that may have. For now, the Food and Drug Administration says to maybe check with the retailer if you’ve bought any serrano chile peppers since October 2 and October 21.
Salmonella is not a fun illness. Sometimes people who are healthy show no symptoms when infected, but when they do, those symptoms can include fever, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Children, the elderly, and people who are immunocompromised can become even more ill, leading to hospitalization or death.
These peppers originated with Bailey Farms of North Carolina. If you have questions about the recall, you can contact them at 1-888-820-2545.
Balderstuff and poppyrot! It appears that my local chemist’s has depleted its supply of Whickham and Warwick’s Wildroot Wonder Whisker Wax! Now I shall be forced to attend the annual reunion dinner of the 51st North Southeasterwest Light Infantry looking like an unkempt assortment of discarded pipe cleaners! The outrage!
“She can shoot laser beams from her moustache,” boasts Redditor threeswordstyle.
Arby's would certainly do that.
Consumerist reader Michael noticed that his “22 oz.” Arby’s cup only holds 21 ounces of liquid. A quick look at the underside of the cup (see below) confirms that this cup can’t possibly hold the amount of liquid advertised.
Consumerist reader Michael recently bought a small drink from an Arby’s in Ohio. And printed right on the Arby’s-branded paper cup it clearly states “22 oz.”
But then Michael noticed some text on the underside of that same cup that states “21 oz.”
Since you can’t put 22 ounces of liquid into a 21 oz. cup, Michael busted out the old measuring cup to confirm that the cup does indeed hold the smaller volume of liquid.
Michael says he’s not terribly upset about the shortchanging — after all, 21 oz. is still quite a bit of drink for a small size — but it does bring up the question of how widespread this particular apparent mislabeling might be, and how long Arby’s has been selling drinks in these particular cups.
To see if this issue was relegated to just the franchise visited by Michael in Ohio, we sent a Consumerist reporter to buy a small soda at an Arby’s in Arlington, VA.
Lo and behold, these cups also stated 22 oz. on the outside of the cup and 21 oz. on the underside. And the measuring cup test confirmed that the Arby’s cup could only hold 21 ounces.
We also looked at other sizes of drinks available from Arby’s, but only the “22 oz.” cups were different from the size printed by the manufacturer on the underside.
When reached for comment on this issue, a rep for Arby’s would only tell Consumerist, “Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are looking into the matter.”
Fast food customers already get less than they pay for at the soda fountain thanks to the huge volume of ice used to water down most soft drinks; no company should be using mislabeled cups — which could be in violation of the law — to give customers even less value.
We have brought this story to the attention of the offices of the Attorneys General for Ohio and Virginia to ask which, if any, state laws might apply to the labeling/size of fountain sodas and where consumers in these states can go if they believe they are being shortchanged. If we hear anything back, we will update.
Risk of Rain is a great little action platformer that'll make you feel like garbage before building you up into an unstoppable force of destruction. Try it, sometime! You can even bring friends along.
Developer Hopoo Games has an update out now (full patch notes are here, or below) that's notable for new players and veterans alike. Risk of Rain now uses a newer, smoother-running engine, for starters. Much needed. There are also two new characters, 10 extra items, and six new challenges. More stuff to unlock, basically. Curious to see what those classes are.
I tried to pick the game up after what feels like an eternity but got my ass kicked. It's for the best, really -- I don't need to spend the rest of today in Risk of Rain. But it's nice knowing I have reasons to come back. That damned "Drown 20 Whorls" achievement will forever taunt me.
Risk of Rain Patch v1.2.0 [Risk of Rain]
Are you tired of shopping from a catalog that doesn’t speak to your unique sensibilities? Looking for a new kind of catalog that contains an eclectic selection of goods only a true oddball original can appreciate?
Then you’re in the market for a unique product from the Skymaul Catalog, which features things you never knew you needed, like hot dog alarm clocks, mobile garbage detectors and SantaGard- the ultimate in holiday home protection.
Unfortunately for us (and fortunately for Santa) SkyMaul isn’t a real store with real products, it’s the product of the Kasper Hauser comedy group from San Francisco, collected in a book called SkyMaul 2: Where America Buys His Stuff.
SkyMaul 2 is a follow up to the 2006 release SkyMaul: Happy Crap You Can Buy From A Plane, and even though you can't buy these crappy products you can buy the books that contain pictures of the fake products, which is virtually the same thing, right?
-Via Boing Boing
Even the cheapest items will ship for free through Dec. 20, reports the Associated Press, noting that this is a pretty early holiday move, even as retailers in recent years have continued to bump the holiday season backward into the fall.
It’s certainly an attention getting move, and could end up costing Target a pretty penny if not enough people order pricier things. But if it gets people shopping, Target seems to be willing to take that risk.
“We know shipping costs play a big role in online purchasing decisions… . We believe our free shipping offer will create excitement and incremental sales for Target,” said Kathee Tesija, Target’s executive vice president and chief merchandising officer.
Perhaps Target thinks free shipping will wipe last year’s massive holiday data breach from shoppers’ minds as well. You know, the one that swiped personal and payment information for more than 100 million shoppers. Since then, of course, there have been numerous data breaches at other retailers, proving to shoppers everywhere that no one is ever really safe.
Target offers free shipping on all holiday items [Associated Press]
If you ever wondered what characters from The Simpsons would look like if they got animated in the style of South Park or Archer or Adventure Time or various animes or maybe even made to look like minions, well, here you go. On last night's episode, we got to see what The Simpsons would look like as different cartoons.
The developer of Paranautical Activity, described by its creators as a fast-paced, first-person shooter roguelike, had its game pulled from Valve's Steam service today after its creator posted a death threat to the company's co-founder, Gabe Newell.
Mike Maulbeck, creator of Paranautical Activity, says he released the final version of his PC game on Steam today. When it went live, the game's Steam page indicated that the game was still in Early Access, which Maulbeck believed would "greatly cripple sales and confuse customers."
"This being a project I spent years of my life on, I was very frustrated by this mistake [Valve] made, so I tweeted a series of tweets calling them incompetent that eventually ended in me saying 'I swear I'm...
better than Roku?
One of the coolest things we've seen in the past few weeks is the new Nexus Player. The consumer debut of Android TV brings a mix of Google TV and Chromecast, allowing you to do a bit more but also being a bit more intense (read: complicated) than everyone's favorite, the Chromecast. We think it's an important product to Google, and may just finally bring their ecosystem into the living room — something Google (and every other giant corporation with an ecosystem to bring) has wanted for a long time.
But the Chromecast is just so simple. And it offers access to any and all media you have stored into Google's cloud, so for many it's exactly what they wanted. We don't think Google has any plans to discontinue the Chromecast, and they haven't said anything to make us think that way. For a lot of us, it's the perfect solution.
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