Business, Health

Rastelli Bros., Inc. recalls meat products sold in Maryland due to possible foreign matter contamination

NOTTINGHAM, MD— Rastelli Bros., Inc., doing business as Rastelli Foods Group, a Swedesboro, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 130,464 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The raw ground beef items were produced from Oct. 3, 2019 through Oct. …


Crime, Health, Politics

Governor Hogan announces $6.4 million federal grant to combat opioid epidemic

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) had received more than $6 million from the Department of Justice for the state of Maryland to support a coordinated, statewide response to the opioid crisis in collaboration with the work of the Opioid Operational Command Center. The Maryland Statistical Analysis Center (MSAC) …


Mann Packing Co. recall of vegetable products affects Whole Foods Market stores

NOTTINGHAM, MD—In response to Mann Packing Co., Inc’s recall of vegetable products, Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling multiple products from its stores in the United States. Mann Packing issued the recall because the vegetables may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date. Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium which can cause serious and sometimes fatal …

Nestle USA announces recall of ready-to-bake refrigerated cookie dough products due to potential presence of foreign material

BALTIMORE, MD—Nestlé USA is initiating a voluntary recall of ready-to-bake refrigerated Nestlé Toll House Cookie Dough products due to the potential presence of food-grade rubber pieces. This voluntary recall only covers specific batch codes of the following products, which include ready-to-bake refrigerated Nestlé Toll House Cookie Dough bars, tubs and tube-shaped “chubs.” These products were distributed in the continental U.S. …

Freeze Warning issued for Baltimore County

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for Baltimore County. The warning will be in effect from 2 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday. Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30 degrees are expected. Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing. Residents should take steps now to protect tender …

Sanitary sewer overflow reported in Essex

ESSEX, MD—A sanitary sewer overflow occurred in the Essex area overnight. Baltimore County officials say that the overflow occurred in the area of Back River Neck Road at Old Eastern Avenue on Wednesday night and was stopped at around 4 a.m. on Thursday morning. The overflow was caused by the failure of a by-pass pump which was set up to …

Governor Hogan urges Congress to fully fund Chesapeake Bay restoration

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan, chairman of the Chesapeake Executive Council, along with other watershed state leaders sent a letter on Thursday to U.S. House of Representatives and Senate leaders calling on Congress to fully fund federal Chesapeake Bay restoration programs. The Senate approved a measure today that increases funding for the Bay, but falls short of the $85 million in …

Dorsey Keith, Parkvile High student with Autism, voted Homecoming King

PARKVILLE, MD—A feelgood story for the ages went down at Parkville High School last weekend. On Saturday, some 800 students not only celebrated their homecoming dance, but they also celebrated and embraced their incredibly diverse student body. Th students elected Dorsey Keith IV, a student with Autism, as this year’s Homecoming King. According to the school, Dorsey is well liked …