Royce Eddington

Nothing to see here. Move along people.

Date: December 7, 2009

Recall / Warning : Don’t eat oysters from the San Antonio Bay

This is probably a little late for those who went out and indulged themselves over the weekend, but here goes… “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to avoid eating oysters harvested from the San Antonio Bay… due to reports of norovirus-associated illnesses.”

It looks like about a dozen or so people have become sick with a norovirus-related illnesses all the way up to North and South Carolina as well as other local state consumers who ate the oysters harvested from the San Antonio Bay.

“Symptoms of illness associated with norovirus include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramping. Affected individuals often experience low-grade fever, chills, headache, muscle aches and a general sense of tiredness. Most people show symptoms within 48 hours of exposure to the virus. The illness typically lasts one to two days. Norovirus typically is not life-threatening and does not generally cause long-term effects.”

The oyster beds in the San Antonio Bay that were causing this problem were shut down by the Texas Department of Health Services on Nov. 26, so this is just a warning to try and catch those shipments still out there.

Here’s the link to the FDA article.

Recall : College Inn “No MSG” Chicken Broth

You know, when you label a food item as NOT having something as an ingredient, you would think the food item would NOT have that something as an ingredient. For example: saying there’s “no high fructose corn syrup” would mean there’s no high fructose corn syrup. Easy enough, right?

Well, College Inn is initiating a voluntary recall of College Inn “No MSG” Chicken Broth sold in individual 14 ½ oz cans because… it contains MSG.

This recall affects all College Inn No MSG Chicken Broth Individual 14 ½ oz cans and only the products labeled as “No MSG”.

Plus the recall is in place because the product also contains wheat, which wasn’t listed in the ingredients.

Here’s the link to the official FDA recall.

Money Soap

I saw this at a local stationery store my wife loves to visit this past weekend. Money Soap! It was piled high near the register, but about half of the stack was already gone. You could smell the clean green apple scent before you even picked it up.

Money Soap 1

Money Soap 1

According to the label, there’s either a $1, $5, $10, $20 or $50 bill inside. So I picked one up and flipped it over.

Money Soap 2

Money Soap 2

Yep. You can see there’s real money inside! I couldn’t tell the denomination though. But I guess that’s part of the selling point.

Money Soap 3

Money Soap 3

There was no other markings on the soap aside from what was on the top and what was on the side. My wife saw me turning it over and over and over, trying to find the denomination, so she took one for herself and I got one too.

Opening the Money Soap at home was no help.

Money Soap 4

Money Soap 4

I could see the bill more clearly, but still had no idea what it was. A $1, a $5, a $10, a $20 or a $50.

Money Soap 5

Money Soap 5

The way I figure it, this is better than playing the lottery. I know I won at least $1. $1 cash money at that. Plus it’s going to keep me entertained for a lot longer than a scratch card or weekly ticket would. Plus I’m definitely going to have much cleaner hands because I’m washing them more than I need to now.

As soon as I find out what the denomination is, I’ll post a followup.

Monday Morning Music : 12/07/09

Every Monday I’m going to start posting some music to start the week off on the right foot.

The third Monday? Lyn Collins – Rock Me Again And Again (and again and again and again).

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