General Mills announced the voluntary recall of more than 10 million pounds of flour.


01 June 2016

Federal and state health officials are investigating an outbreak of E. coli O121 that has caused 38 cases of illness across 20 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

Ten of those individuals have been hospitalized.

Out of an abundance of caution, General Mills announced the voluntary recall of more than 10 million pounds of flour because it may be linked to the outbreak.

Approximately half of the ill individuals reported making something

homemade with flour before becoming ill, and some of them reported

using a General Mills brand of flour, the company said in a news release.

The illnesses occurred between December 21 and May 3, according to General Mills.

“To date E. coli O121 has not been found in any General Mills flour products or in the flour manufacturing facility, and the company has not been contacted directly by any consumer reporting confirmed illnesses related to these products,” –  General Mills

“To date E. coli O121 has not been found in any General Mills flour products or in the flour manufacturing facility, and the company has not been contacted directly by any consumer reporting confirmed illnesses related to these products,” the company said, adding that some of the ill individuals also consumed raw dough or batter.
Eating raw dough or batter that is “intended for cooking” is not recommended. It also should not be given to children to play with, according to the CDC.

Symptoms of E. coli illness can include stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting and fever that can last five to seven days. Individuals who are very old or very young and those with compromised immune systems have an increased risk of becoming ill.
The recall includes Gold Medal® flour, Wondra® flour and Signature Kitchens® flour. All three brands were sold at Safeway, Albertsons, Jewel, Shaws, Vons, United, Randalls and Acme retailers.
Consumers who have recalled flour should not use it. Contact General Mills with any questions.

Skype not working – Anger


Skype not working – (angry)

If you have recently updated your version of Skype™, there is an issue with the current (Beta) version of Skype™ (< 10 May 2013):

And you are using the Windows 7® Operating System with Service Pack 1 and all applicable security updates from Windows® Update –

Your installation of Skype™ may be causing you headaches.

Anger can be overly taxing on your sensibilities.

I had the “Automatic Updates” feature in Skype™ doing it’s job’…

I was very sorry for that, I ended up with that Windows®7 machine being practically worthless while I was on a Skype™ conference call.

The clock stopped running, other applications were “locked out” and even the good-old standby of ‘Ctrl+Alt+Del’offered no redemption.

The ONLY solution I was able to come across was to uninstall the Skype™ version 6.3 that was on my affected PC and re-install Skype™ version 6.0x

I found a site that I could post about (meaning you can download from it, and it is not my site) which has previous versions of software that are “out of circulation”.

You can get the following version of the file here: http://bit.ly/10BRmu6

Supported Systems

Windows 95, 98 (Skype 3.8.0.188 ?), Me (Skype 3.0.0.198) , 2000 (Skype 4.2.0.187 ?), XP, Vista, 7, 8

MD5 Checksum

D388A6B2C06E9D148466ADB106DFD875

SHA1 Checksum

63B9DB8F06BC01A4B62246D00672E330E8C1CFA2

Release Date

24 October, 2012 (7 months ago )

 

You can get the following version of the file here: http://bit.ly/10BRmu6

Here is a quote from a person who had a different problem:

Dave Jannsen3 months ago

The windows 8 app is totally horrible, it’s unuseable. It flips to a screen and you can’t use other stuff on your desktop when you use skype. It’s unreal that they thought that was a good idea.

 

If this helps you solve the same problem, great!