Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Alaska SeaLife Center Announces Birth of Harbor Seal Pup

By Chris Klint, Channel 2 News

The Alaska SeaLife Center announced the birth of a male harbor seal pup to two of the center’s seals Tuesday, marking the mother’s second successful pregnancy in two years.

The new pup, born June 27 to Atuun and Snapper, was named Kobuk following a poll of center employees, interns and volunteers. The seal has exhibited rapid weight gain common to harbor seal pups, rising from an estimated 22 pounds at birth to 66 pounds, and Kobuk means “big river” in Inuit.

The center’s staff gave Atuun and Kobuk two weeks to bond before getting close enough to determine the pup’s gender.

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Mount Franklin Foods, LLC Issues Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall for Undeclared Milk in Sunrise Indian Corn Candy


Mount Franklin Foods, LLC. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Sunrise Indian Corn because the candy contains undeclared milk and sulfites. People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk can run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The recall affects Sunrise Indian Corn Candy which is packaged in 16 oz clear plastic tubs with Best By date of MAR 26 2013 and with Lot # 2321811. The Best By date and Lot Number are printed on the bottom label of the tub. This lot had UPC number 0-76500-16651-5. No other lots or products are affected.

The products were distributed in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Florida, only through Albertson’s LLC retail stores between the dates of 7/3/2012 and 7/5/2012.

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