Education, Family, Health

Free breakfast, lunch available at 81 BCPS locations throughout the summer

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Summer Meals program, offered each year by Baltimore County Public Schools, is officially up and running. At all sites, youth, 18 years of age and younger, receive a breakfast and lunch on Monday through Wednesday. On Thursday, students receive two breakfasts and two lunches for Thursday and Friday. Meals are not distributed on Friday. Service will continue through …


Business, Education, Family, Health

MSDE announces new guidelines for free, reduced-price student meals

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education on Friday announced revised Income Eligibility Guidelines (IEGs) for free and reduced-price school meals. The guidelines are set by the federal government and adopted by MSDE. The IEGs are used to determine eligibility for free or reduced-price meals in child nutrition programs for the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. …


NOW Health Group Inc. recalls NOW Real Food Raw Macadamia Nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination

NOTTINGHAM, MD—NOW Health Group, Inc., of Bloomingdale, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling its NOW Real Food® Raw Macadamia Nuts – Product Code 7119, Lot#3141055 – because this lot has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons …

Lakeside Refrigerated Services recalls beef products due to possible E. coli contamination

BALTIMORE, MD— Lakeside Refrigerated Services, a Swedesboro, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 42,922 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Monday. The raw ground beef items were produced on June 1, 2020. The following products are subject to recall: 1-lb. vacuum …

Maryland education moves forward as part of state’s Stage Two recovery

ANNAPOLIS, MD—In tandem with the State of Maryland’s further advancement into Stage Two of Governor Larry Hogan’s Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery, the education community is moving forward as outlined in the recently updated “Maryland Together: Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Education.” Informed by stakeholder input and an emphasis on equity, the second iteration of the plan addresses requirements for local …

Additional site added to BCPS mobile meal distribution program, effective Monday, June 8

TOWSON, MD—The Fleming Center in Dundalk has been added to the list of distribution locations for the Baltimore County Public Schools’ Mobile Meal Program, effective Monday, June 8. In addition, the times when meals will be distributed at Sollers Point Multipurpose Center have changed. At all sites, BCPS students will receive a breakfast, lunch, and snack on Monday through Wednesday. …

Conagra expands recall on Healthy Choice chicken, turkey bowl products after small rocks found inside

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Conagra Brands, Inc. is recalling approximately 276,872 pounds of not ready-to-eat chicken and turkey bowl products because the products may contain extraneous material, specifically small rocks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced this week. The scope of the original April recall has been expanded to include Healthy Choice Power Bowls Chicken Feta & Farro …

Maryland Department of Agriculture confirms first spotted lanternfly hatch of 2020

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The Maryland Department of Agriculture on Thursday confirmed the first spotted lanternfly hatch of 2020. The first instar nymph of the season was reported by a department employee while surveying for the pest in the upper northeast corner of Cecil County near the Pennsylvania border. “Our department continues to work closely with our federal and state partners to survey …