14 Bottled Water Brands Recalled for E. Coli

A water bottling company that is responsible for 14 different brands issued a voluntary recall on Monday after discovering that one of their spring water sources tested positive for E. coli bacteria.

“E. coli are bacteria whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes,” a representative of Niagara Bottling LLC said in a statement. “Microbes in these wastes can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly and people with severely compromised immune systems.”

Read entire Huffington Post article here.

PSA – update your OS!

It’s one of those annoying things we’re required to do on a regular basis…yet keep putting off, right? I just tried to install my tax program, only to find out that I’m behind the curve enough that I can’t install it!

If you’re like me (scary thought, that), here’s a link for iTune Mountain Lion upgrade.  If you haven’t even gotten that far, here’s the iTune Lion link.

If you’re looking to upgrade to the latest OS, that’s OS X Yosemite and the upgrade is free from Mountain Lion (at least).

If you’re not running a Mac, then I can’t help you, but please, please, upgrade.

PSA: Keurig Mini-plus recall – – 7 million!

801e78d749941332690f6a7067004ca5(Reuters) – Keurig Green Mountain Inc said on Tuesday it was recalling about 7.2 million single-serve brewing machines because they could overheat and spray hot liquids on users.

The recall is for Keurig’s Mini Plus brewers that were made between 2009 and 2014. Keurig received about 200 reports of hot liquid spraying from the brewer, including 90 reports of burn-related injuries.

Keurig’s shares fell 2.2 percent to $136.77 in afternoon trading. The recall comes as the company tries to roll out new brewers and expand beyond the single-serve coffee business.

It’s the revenge of the full-pot brigade…

Cyber Monday Sale on Rooibee teas

UntitledThis was one of the booths at the blogging convention I attended last year in NYC.  Very, very fine taste and all organic.  They sent an email today with a special 50% off promotion – only today – on ALL their products!  I checked Amazon and it’s insanely expensive over on the river!

I’m not getting paid for pushing any of this, but if you’re looking for a really nice, high-quality tea, check out all their varieties.  At 50% off (even with shipping), it’s a steal!

I was almost ashamed of myself for standing there with my paper cup for refills…almost

PSA: Paper shortage?

Apparently the Chicago Tribune doesn’t want to sell newspapers (well, that’s pretty much a given, looking at their horrible track record) – some of the Dollar Trees were shorted – – as in nothing delivered — on their Saturday deliveries of Sunday papers.  Wonder if anything will appear tomorrow.

This Sunday’s paper has the December P&G, so it’s not like they wouldn’t sell.

PSA: Truvia class action lawsuit settlement

en_product_80packetsCargill has agreed to pay claims for persons who purchased their Truvia sweetener.  They are offering either free product vouchers or cash. Here’s the link to the main page of the Settlement.  Here’s also the link to the August 10, 2012 deranged.me post, which had Jewel paying us to shop for a very expensive sweetener!  I bought at least 36 boxes.

“Under the proposed settlement, all persons who from July 1, 2008 through July 24, 2014 (the “Class Period”) resided in the United States and purchased in the United States any of the Truvia Consumer Products for their household use or personal consumption and not for resale are potential class members may be entitled to participate in a proposed class action settlement.”

This Settlement is the result of two lawsuits filed that challenge the labeling and marketing of Cargill’s Truvia Natural Sweetener products as natural products.