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Snak King Recalls Certain O Organics Sea Salt Organic Popcorn Over Milk Allergen Concerns

Snak King has recalled certain “O Organics Sea Salt Organic Popcorn” due to undeclared milk allergen.

The FDA announced that Snak King has issued a voluntarily recall of 5-ounce packages of “O Organics Sea Salt Organic Popcorn” with “best if used by” dates of 9/24/2022 and 9/25/2022 due to the potential presence of an undeclared milk allergen.

The product is being recalled due to cross contamination with a milk allergen. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to milk may risk serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The recalled products were sold in ACME, Safeway, King’s, Balducci’s, Jewel-Osco, Andronico’s Community Markets, Vons, Pak ‘N Save, Albertsons, Eagle, Carrs-Safeway, Haggen, and Pavilions locations in the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Idaho.

Consumers who have purchased 5-ounce packages of O Organics Sea Salt Organic Popcorn with the “best if used by” dates in question are urged to not eat the product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Deputies in Larimer County shoot assault suspect at the county’s landfill.

A suspect in an assault and domestic violence case was shot on Thursday afternoon by deputies in Larimer County.

The shooting happened just before 2 p.m. at the county landfill, 5887 S. Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies were attempting to apprehend the suspect when “shots were fired by law enforcement,” the sheriff’s office said. The suspect was injured and taken to a local hospital. No deputies were injured. The landfill has been closed by the shooting.

An investigation is ongoing.

 

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected To 185,000

A report released by the Labor Department on Thursday showed first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits increased by more than expected in the week ended April 9th.

The Labor Department said initial jobless claims rose to 185,000, an increase of 18,000 from the previous week’s revised level of 167,000.

Economists had expected initial jobless claims to edge up to 171,000 from the 166,000 originally reported for the previous week.

“Despite the increase, claims are still at very low levels, underscoring historically tight labor market conditions,” said Nancy Vanden Houten, Lead U.S. Economist at Oxford Economics.

She added, “We expect initial claims to remain below 200k in the weeks ahead, as employers, who continue to struggle to attract and retain workers, will keep layoffs to a minimum.”

The report showed the less volatile four-week moving average also inched up to 172,250, an increase of 2,000 from the previous week’s revised average of 170,250.

Meanwhile, the Labor Department said continuing claims, a reading on the number of people receiving ongoing unemployment assistance, fell by 48,000 to 1.475 million in the week ended April 2nd.

The four-week moving average of continuing claims also dipped to 1,511,500, a decrease of 29,750 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 1,541,250.

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Fire breaks out in Woodland Park and some residents are ordered to evacuate.

A fire has broken out in Woodland Park and some area residents were ordered to evacuate.

The fire, in windy conditions, is about 5 acres and burning along Mills Ranch Road, according to the Teller County Sheriff’s Office.

An area north of Mills Ranch Road, one mile and east of Sour Dough Road, and one mile past Lovell Gulch Road is under a mandatory evacuation order, according to the sheriff’s office. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

How medical cannabis in South Africa is taking off

(CNN Business)New Jersey will begin adult recreational cannabis sales and use starting next Thursday, according to a release from the state’s cannabis regulatory commission.

According to the release, the commission will issue licenses to seven alternative treatment centers — including 13 retail dispensaries.
Early last year, Gov. Phil Murphy signed the legislation decriminalizing marijuana use for those 21 years and older, CNN previously reported.

    That signature came on the heels of a 2020 ballot measure that saw New Jersey vote to legalize recreational marijuana. State lawmakers, unable to drum up enough support to pass a bill to fully legalize marijuana, agreed to place the question directly to voters: “Do you approve amending the Constitution to legalize a controlled form of marijuana called ‘cannabis’?”

      Public Question No. 1 amended the state constitution to legalize cannabis for personal, non-medical use by adults 21 and older, with the state commission that oversees the medical market also regulating the personal market.

      “Starting on April 21, adults ages 21+ will be able to legally purchase cannabis and cannabis products without a medical card. This is a historic step in our work to create a new cannabis industry,” Murphy said in a tweet Thursday.

        In its release, the commission reiterated its focus on equity and diversity across the state’s cannabis industry.

          – CNN’s Brian Vitagliano and Caroline Kelly contributed to this report