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In brief: Taylor Farms Pacific recalls broccoli products

Sun., Feb. 27, 2011, midnight

TRACY, Calif. – A Northern California company is voluntarily recalling products sold at supermarkets across the West because they could contain contaminated broccoli.

Tracy-based Taylor Farms Pacific announced the recall this week after a random test by agricultural officials came up positive for the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

The broccoli is in cooked and fresh products with expiration dates from Feb. 7, 2011, to March 7, 2011. The products were distributed in California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. They were sold at Safeway, Vons, Pavilions and Pak N’ Save stores.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with the broccoli.

Pregnant mare rescued from frozen pond

KALISPELL, Mont. – A pregnant horse trapped in a frozen pond for so long the ice hardened around her is expected to recover after firefighters and neighbors pulled her out.

Veterinarian John Erfle said 9-year-old Robin was too weak to stand after being pulled out on Friday and taken to the LaSalle Equine Clinic in Kalispell. On Saturday he said Robin was doing fine and headed home.

A neighbor spotted Robin in the pond about 10:30 a.m. Friday. West Valley Fire Department, owner Steven Holmquist, a neighbor with a tractor, and other neighbors pulled her out.

Robin was then pulled onto a trailer and taken to the clinic.

Heroin, guns, $37,000 seized in drug raids

YAKIMA – Investigators said they made several arrests and seized $37,000 in cash during raids in Yakima County last week.

The Yakima Police Department said agents also found four guns, a half-pound of Mexican brown heroin and several ounces of crystal methamphetamine. The drugs were worth about $36,000.

Drug and gang units served the search warrants at three homes in Yakima, one near Mabton and another northeast of Selah.

At one Yakima home, officers said they arrived to find two men installing a security system.


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