Business, Entertainment

Guy Fieri’s Flavortown ‘ghost kitchen’ opens in White Marsh

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Celebrity chef Guy Fieri is rolling out a new delivery-only restaurant chain that adopts the “ghost kitchen” concept instead of a static brick-and-mortar, sit-down establishment, according to Deadline. The ghost kitchen concept is fairly new, but their popularity has blossomed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  A ghost kitchen (also known as a delivery-only restaurant, or virtual kitchen) is a professional …


Business, Health, Sci-Tech

CDC: Listeria outbreak tied to Hispanic-style fresh, soft cheeses

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked a Listeria outbreak to various Hispanic-style fresh and soft cheeses. On Tuesday, February 16, Connecticut officials found Listeria in samples of El Albuelito brand queso fresco cheese collected from a store where a sick person bought Hispanic-style fresh and soft cheeses. Investigators are working to confirm if the Listeria …


Edsal recalls 2.2 million shelving units, Nautilus recalls select Bowflex barbells

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced two important product recalls this week. Edsal Shelving Recall Edsal is recalling approximately 2.2 millions of its 5-Tier Muscle Rack Heavy Duty Steel Shelving Units used to store heavy items. The company says the shelves can fail to support the 800-pound weight load as stated on the packaging, posing an injury hazard …

Councilman Marks: Five years after Mars closed, a revived Silver Spring Shopping Center

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The following is an op-ed piece from Councilman David Marks: Nearly five years ago, Mars Supermarkets announced they would close all 13 stores in the Baltimore area. While some were acquired by Weis Markets, other locations became vacant. One spot was the Mars Supermarket at Belair and Silver Spring Roads in Perry Hall. As Councilman, I have worked hard …

Rapala recalls rechargeable fillet knives due to fire hazard

BALTIMORE, MD—Rapala is recalling its rechargeable fillet knives due to the fact that the battery can overheat and catch fire if non-Rapala chargers are used to charge the battery. This recall involves the Rapala Rechargeable Fillet Knife with item number RRFN. The knife handles are black and gray. The Rapala logo is printed in red on the handle, along with …

Hot Pockets recalled due to glass, plastic contamination

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Nestlé is recalling approximately 762,615 pounds of not-ready-to-eat pepperoni Hot Pockets products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of glass and hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced this week. The frozen Hot Pockets products were produced from Nov. 13, 2020 through Nov. 16, 2020. The product has a shelf …

Belkin recalls portable wireless chargers due to fire, shock hazards

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Belkin is recalling various wireless chargers and stands due to possible fire and shock hazards. The company says there is a manufacturing defect in the power supply unit that can cause the charger to malfunction and overheat, posing fire and shock hazards. This recall involves the Belkin Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition. This product is a power …

Noble House recalls home furnishings sold online due to tip-over, entrapment hazards

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Noble House has recalled various chests, cabinets, and dressers that were sold online, saying that the items are unstable and can tip over if not anchored to the wall. These items pose serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or injuries to children. Approximately 780 units are involved in the recall.  The items were sold online …