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Over 200 Million Eggs Recalled, 6 People Hospitalized After Salmonella Outbreak

It’s never good to hear that a food is being recalled, but it’s scarier when it’s such a common food, such as eggs.

The FDA reported that over 206 million eggs from Rose Acre Farms in Seymore, Ind. were recalled after being linked to 22 cases of Salmonella.

Nine states were affected by the voluntary recall, as Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia had eggs at risk of being contaminated.

From the 22 cases, six people have been hospitalized, but thankfully there have been no reported deaths.

The brands that use these eggs are Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, and Sunshine Farms, so if you have any of them in your fridge, you should probably return them.

Rose Acre Farms produces 2.3 million eggs a day, according to the New York Times, that means about three months worth of egg production had to be returned.

If you live in these states, and feel there’s a chance you may have been affected, be sure to watch for salmonella symptoms such as abdomen and muscle pain, chills, dehydration, fatigue, fever, headaches, diarrhea, bloody stool, or even loss of appetite.

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Driving Under The Influence Of Burritos May Soon Be Illegal In New Jersey

New Jersey is taking a stand on the issue of distracted driving, but if a bill cracking down on distracted driving is passed, NJ drivers are subject to a hefty fine if they’re caught participating in any behavior that could be considered distracting, including eating behind the wheel. Yes, you can now be pulled over for eating your favorite burrito while driving.

 

“An operator of a moving motor vehicle shall not engage in any activity unrelated to the actual operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that interferes with the safe operation of the vehicle on a public road or highway.” – NJ Legislature

The key phrase here is “any activity unrelated to the actual operation of a motor vehicle,” which is extremely broad and open to interpretation from the start. Many of us have proudly mastered every day tasks like eating a burrito, or drinking hot coffee while driving. Although it’s no secret that often times that hot coffee ends up on your lap which could prove to be a painful distraction. 

Rosenblum Law Firm cites that eating and drinking are two of the top five causes of distracted driving accidents.

The first offense of eating , or any other type of behavior deemed as distracting while driving will cost you somewhere within the range of $200-$400, likely depending on the degree of distraction that takes place. So hopefully you’re not a messy eater on wheels like I am.

Second offense will cost you between $400- $600, and the 3rd between $600-$800 as well as the possibility of a suspended license.

Long commutes to work and road trips tend to be common times that the American people eat and drink while driving, so just be sure to stop for your Whopperrito outside of NJ state lines.

What’s next I ask you? Well there’s this…

 

 

Source: msn, Photo Credit: mysticboii

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New Jersey Assembly Unanimously Approves Bill Banning Eating While Driving

It’s an art, really, arranging your car for optimal behind-the-wheel snackage. Fries in the cup holder; burger tucked in the narrow space between your hand and steering wheel. In time, you even learn which foods are most commuter-friendly and which will do a better job coating your carpets than your stomach. But if you live in New Jersey, all those handy tricks could very soon be all for naught.

On Monday, the New Jersey State Assembly approved 12 – 0 a bill that would ban “any activity unrelated to the actual operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that interferes with the safe operation of the vehicle on a public road or highway,” according to NBC.

This presumably means everything we know we shouldn’t be doing while driving, but do anyway, like applying make-up or smoking or, of course, eating, or even more innocuous activities like reading directions or rubbernecking.

The bill leaves it open to police discretion to decide what is or isn’t interfering, spawning some well-warranted hesitation among locals.

“I can’t adjust the radio anymore? I can’t change the CD? I can’t look at a map?” New Jersey National Motorists Association representative Steve Carrellas reportedly told local newspaper The Star-Ledger.“This is a whole set of undefined behavior that someone could perform in the car that could be considered not driving.”

Luckily the State Senate still needs to give the bill a once-over, so Garden Staters can continue on with their behind-the-wheel grubbing, at least until it’s green-lit.

H/T Vice

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Hardee’s Plans to Open 200 Restaurants in the Northeast, Including New Jersey and New York

Steakhouse Burger

Hardee’s, the brother brand of Carl’s Jr., just announced plans to expand into the Northeast United States, including New Jersey and New York, then onward to Connecticut and Massachusetts.

The new restaurants are expected to open in the next 12 to 18 months, with potential available to open some 200 Hardee’s locations in the region over the next five years, and an ultimate hope to get 1,000-plus units through the Northeast.

More information can be seen in the press release currently making its Internet rounds:

 

HARDEE’S® RETURNS TO NORTHEAST

Consumer demand and the right partner lead Hardee’s to bring its popular 100 percent Black Angus Thickburgers and Made from Scratch Biscuits to New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut

 

CARPINTERIA, Calif. –With vast growth potential, Hardee’s® and parent company CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. announce plans to expand the burger chain and innovative premium-quality menu selections into the Northeast, starting in New Jersey and New York, then onward to Connecticut and Massachusetts. The new restaurants are expected to open in the next 12 to 18 months.

 

“It’s a massive advance into prime territory and a tremendous opportunity for a highly anticipated return,” said Jim Sullivan, senior vice president of domestic franchise development for CKE, which owns both the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.® burger chain brands. “We’ve heard from residents all across the region for years, begging us to bring our food back to them. We just needed the right partner.”

 

CKE makes the announcement in concert with franchisee Bhupen “Bob” Patel, who was selected for his deep knowledge of the industry and the area. Patel said he chose Hardee’s because he was “in search of a better burger brand to support and grow, and as soon as I learned there was interest and the potential to reopen Hardee’s here in the Northeast, I knew I had found what I was seeking.”

 

According to Sullivan and Patel, the potential exists to open some 200 Hardee’s restaurants in the region in the next five years and ultimately 1,000-plus throughout the Northeast. The stand-alone units will average 2,500 to 2,750 square feet each and they will include drive-thru service, Patel said.

 

Before it was bought by CKE in 1997, Hardee’s operated restaurants in the Northeast, but all had closed by the ’90s. Since the brand’s purchase and successful turnaround by CKE, the renewed Hardee’s restaurants feature partial table service and quality menu items such as 100 percent Black Angus premium charbroiled burgers, Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™, Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Shakes™ and, of course, the iconic Hardee’s Made from Scratch Biscuits™.

 

About Hardee’s

 

Celebrating more than 50 years in the quick-service industry, Hardee’s® Food Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. of Carpinteria, Calif. As of the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2014, the Company, through its subsidiaries, had a total of 3,373 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 42 states and 28 foreign countries and U.S. territories worldwide, including 1,403 Carl’s Jr.® restaurants and 1,965 Hardee’s® restaurants. For more information, or to find a Hardee’s near you, go to www.hardees.com. Hardee’s social media sites includewww.facebook.com/hardeeswww.twitter.com/hardees and www.youtube.com/hardees.

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Is Bon Jovi Hitting the Sauce?

Pasta sauce that is. Yes it’s true, the father of  the famous Jersey rocker has started his own line of pasta sauces, called Bongiovi Brand (Did you know that was Jon’s real last name?). What might seem a bit gimmicky at first, does have a history behind it, according to the brand’s website:

PASSED DOWN THREE GENERATIONS, the Bongiovi family recipe originated in the town of Sciacca, Sicily in the late 1800s. When Great Grandma Bongiovi would prepare the sauce, she made enough to feed the neighborhood. This tradition was passed to her son, which was then passed to his son and then passed again to his three sons in America.

Bongiovi Brand is only offering 3 different flavors at this time- Marinara, your old-school classic of tomatoes, onions, garlic, and Italian herbs. Garden style, which combines all your traditional flavors, with mushrooms and green peppers. The Arrabiata offering has a little kick if you’re feeling spicy.

At this time, it appears you can get your supply through their website, however jars are not sold individually but in packs of 3 or cases of 12. Or if you’re local to New Jersey, they seem to be offering it in select markets in the area.

Has anyone actually purchased and tried this product? If so, do you think Bongiovi gives sauce… a bad name?

Buy: Bonjiovi Brands $24-$96

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Restaurants

Jersey Restaurant Introduces New York Giants ‘G-Men’ Big Blue Burger

2012 New York Giants G-Men NFL Big Blue Burger

New Jersey’s Zinburger Restaurant introduced the ‘Big Blue Burger’ as its latest menu offering after the New York Giants’ (G-Men) upset victory over the pundit-Superbowl-chosen Green Bay Packers this past Sunday. The New York Giants really know how to fool you during the regular season, only to unforgivingly dismantle promising teams during the postseason.

The ‘Big Blue Burger‘ includes certified Angus beef, Maytag Blue Cheese, two slices of Applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on a brioche style bun.

“With all due respect to last year’s champions, you won’t find any Wisconsin cheese on the Big Blue Burger,” said Rick Barbrick, President and COO of The Briad Group, licensee for the Clifton Zinburger. “We’d rather serve great burgers and wine than make predictions, but we are planning to have the Big Blue Burger on the menu through Sunday, February 5.”

What do you think? Will The Big Blue Burger be offered until the Super Bowl? Or will the 49ers land another comeback victory? Maybe during the Steve Young Super Bowl years, San Francisco restaurants offered Jerry Rice pudding? I’ll stop.

 

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Cravings

The G.B.M.F. Sandwich and Challenge

The Klibitz Room is a deli out out of Cherry Hill, NJ offerring up a nice variety of sandwiches utilizing some great deli meats. Unsurprisingly, the Klibitz Room has a rather hugely portioned sandwich that acts as a “challenge” piece for any of its interested customers. This sandwich is the G.B.M.F., stacked high with corned beef, pastrami, turkey, roast beef and brisket with cole slaw, Russian Dressing, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion. PRiced at $40.00 a-la-carte, the sandwich is offerred up in “challenge” form with a side of potato salad, a side order of coleslaw, and a pickle. If a sole person finishes the entire meal in 55 minutes or less, their meal is on the house and their name gets immortalized on their “Wall of Shame”. Win-win right?