AROUND THE NEK- Tri-Union Seafood’s has issued a precautionary recall on some of their canned tuna products. Earlier today Bumble Bee brand was also issued a recall for some of their canned tunas.
The products specific to the recall include; the Chicken of the Sea brand canned chunk light tuna in oil and the canned chuck light tuna in water.
According to the FDA this recall was initiated due to an equipment malfunction, which may have caused the products to be undercooked.
There has been no reported illnesses connected with the affected products Tri- Union Seafood’s is issuing the recall to ensure the highest level of safety and quality.
“The health and safety of our customers is our number one priority,” says Shue Wing Chan, president of Tri-Union Seafoods. “As soon as we discovered the issue we took immediate steps to initiate this voluntary recall, alerting our retail customers that received the product and instructed them to remove it from the shelves.”
No other cans by Chicken of the Sea are affected by this recall.
The FDA says consumers may return the product to the store where they purchased it for a full refund.
AROUND THE NEK- Bumble Bee Foods announced they are voluntarily recalling canned Chunk Light tuna due to "process deviations." At this time, no reports of illnesses have been filed.
AROUND THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM- St. Johnsbury and Lyndon are the two biggest towns in Caledonia County. Together they make up about 43%, according to the Vermont 2012 Economic Demographic Profile Series. While the towns have battled it out on the football field for the last 120 years, that is not the only way they are competing.
EAST ALBANY-The farming industry has never been an easy one, and that's why more farmers, like John and Jane Nielsen who own the Log Cabin Farm in East Albany, are finding unique ways to make extra money.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM- After the recent flooding, now is the time to get yourself educated so you don’t get caught in a situation that could cost you your life. This week the National Weather Service in Burlington is holding their annual flood awareness week, which is a week meant to educate people on the threat of flooding here in the Northeast.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM- The history of Vermont is rooted in it's farms and scenic lands. Thanks to The Vermont Land Trust, the preservation of this historic state has become easier.
VERMONT - Tomorrow and Sunday will be a big day for veterans around and out of the area. Two local events will take place tomorrow to bring veterans, their families, and service organizations together to interact and build connections with one another.
Around The Northeast Kingdom- For years, the population of bees has been on the decline. Now the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is trying to fix it.
AROUND THE NEK- Several consumers report finding small pieces of glass in their food has resulted in a voluntary recall by Nestle USA. No injuries have been reported, but Nestle USA says they believe the source of glass is from the spinach in DiGiorno, Lean Cuisine, and Stouffer's products.
SAINT JOHNSBURY- “The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.”- Marcus Tullius Cicero. For those who knew the late Sarah Helstein this quote embodies all that she was and stood for.
AROUND THE NEK- The parent company that owns Corona Extra issued a voluntary recall of their 12 and 18 pack glass bottles after they found bits of glass in the beer. According to Constellation Brands Beer Division, select 12 and 18 packs of Corona Extra may contain small particles of glass.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM-With the presidential election heating up, Vermonters will also elect a new governor come November. As of right now there are four candidates running for the Governor’s seat. They include Bruce Lisman, Phil Scott, Sue Minter, and Matt Dunne.
Around the NEK -- Democracy in Vermont was strong during the first week of March.
Residents from across the state stormed their town halls to cast votes during Town Meeting Day. In the Northeast Kingdom, for instance, -- where even small towns see big participation – education weighed heavy on the minds of voters. In such towns as Peacham, new members of the school board were elected, and in St. Johnsbury, a drop in enrollment at the St. Johnsbury School was cause for a budget uptick.
GROTON - Reporter Tyler Simpson was on scene and reports that the Vermont State Police SCUBA team located the body of Groton Volunteer Firefighter Jordan Smith Saturday morning. Smith was last seen at a campsite with his friends.
Around The Northeast Kingdom- If you drive thought Vermont you will see a lot of hill-top wind farms and fields with solar panels. The movement for green and renewable energy is strong, but the returns are raising some questions.
Vermont- After a very unseasonably warm Vermont Winter, Vermont maple syrup producers are optimistic as there season begins.
The ideal conditions for sap to run is when the temperature dips below the freezing mark at night, and then rises to the 40’s and 50’s during the day. Although this winter has been warm, Maple syrup producers say the weather is impeccable for their job.
GREENSBORO- The Northeast Kingdom, known for years for its beautiful fall scenery and harsh winter months, can now lay claim to another fame. According to Ratebeer, Hill Farmstead Brewery based out of Greensboro has been named the best place in the world to get a beer for three out of the last four years.
AROUND THE NEK- The mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms has been discussed for awhile in the state. Now Act 120 is set to take affect July 1st possibly having a larger impact on Vermonters than what meets the eye.
Around the Northeast Kingdom - The first day of March also marks the first day of a new stage of the presidential election cycle.
JOHNSON- The Vermont State College Board of Trustees voted this weekend to increase tuition at many of the state colleges.
For the past ten years, the board raised tuition members of the board say they thought the colleges were financially in a good place. The chancellor, leadership and college presidents said that it was untenable for next year.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM – Governor Peter Shumlin is continuing his work on bettering the environment in the Green Mountain State. On Tuesday, Shumlin spoke at the state house continuing his push to divest from coal and other fossil fuels.
LYNDON- December through February is historically the time when many start sniffling, coughing, and sneezing. However, you might be surprised where germs like to hide, especially in schools.
LYNDONVILLE - In Lyndonville Bag Balm has served the Northeast Kingdom for over one hundred years. Now the company has started the next chapter in it's history, which is to reach the rest of the country. The expansion is because of their new marketing scheme and addition of more products.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM- The lack of snow and freezing temperatures has left a lot of residents in the Northeast Kingdom happy this winter season. However, not all are excited about the change to warmer weather, including those who rely on the cold to bring steady income to their businesses.
LYNDONVILLE - Everyone may be celebrating Valentine's Day on the 14th, but one local organization is celebrating the day before.The organization, Helping Other People Everyday, is hosting their second annual Sweetheart Ball Saturday, February 13th to celebrate the holiday and a good cause.