Archive for December, 2010

Possible Scam from 570-309-3055

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Recently received a phone call from 570-309-3055 that appears to be trying to scam people. The female caller was asking for someone who was responsible for the electric bill (or at least that what I thought she was asking). Right from the beginning the types of questions being asked were trying to get you to say “Yes”. I was asked if “I was responsible for the electric” and then another question “Are you a business”?

I did a little research and found that some others are also reporting a potential phone scam from the number.

Now, the number shown on the caller id was 570-309-3055 but it could have been manipulated. If you receive a call from this number, you probably should just plain hang up on the caller. Since I am paranoid about receiving telemarketing type calls, as a precaution I never use the word “YES” until I can figure out who the caller really is.

Whole Foods Recalls Ground Nutmeg

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

If you purchased nutmeg from Whole Foods Market just in time for Christmas, you should check the jar. Whole Foods Market has recalled packages of its ground nutmeg sold in the U.S. and Canada due to fears of salmonella contamination.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that Frontier Natural Products Co-op packaged the ground nutmeg both for Whole Foods and under their own brand name of Frontier Bulk.

The jars recalled are the 1.92 ounce Whole Foods 365 Nutmeg Ground with the UPC code 0-99482-41931-8 and the lot code of 0321 (located on the bottom of the bottle) and the 16-ounce packages of Frontier Bulk Nutmeg Ground with the UPC code 0-89836-00165-8 and the lot code of 0306.

So far, there have been no reports of illness due to consuming the recalled nutmeg. Salmonella can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, stomach pain and can be life-threatening to children and those with weakened immune systems.

If you have purchased either of these products, you should not consume them. If you have the Whole Foods brand, contact the local store where it was purchased. If you have the Frontier Bulk brand, call the company for a replacement or refund at (800) 669-3275, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern, Monday through Friday.