Food Recall Warning – Miss Vickie’s brand Jalapeño Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Recalled

Miss Vickie’s Canada is recalling Miss Vickie’s brand Jalapeño Kettle Cooked Potato Chips from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been distributed nationally.

Recalled Products

Miss Vickie’s – Jalapeño Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Size: 40 g | 0 60410 00176 9 | All “Guaranteed Fresh” dates up to and including JN 20

Size: 66 g | 0 60410 01714 2 | All “Guaranteed Fresh” dates up to and including JN 20

Size: 220 g | 0 60410 06638 6 | All “Guaranteed Fresh” dates up to and including JN 20

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Beer & Food Festival Scheduled for Saturday, May 6

Event Supports Food Depot’s Mission to Feed the Hungry

The Second Annual Santa Fe Beer & Food Festival Takes Place at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino on Saturday, May 6. You Don't Want to Miss This Popular Event! (PRNewsfoto/Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino)

There is a hidden horror in New Mexico called “hunger” and it affects one out of every five people in the state.  But Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino intends to raise awareness of the problem, as the entertainment giant hosts the second annual Santa Fe Beer & Food Festival on Saturday, May 6. The highly-anticipated event directly supports The Food Depot, Northern New Mexico’s food bank.

“Hunger is closer than you think,” according to Christine Gabaldon, Director of Marketing for Buffalo Thunder.  “And it’s a growing crisis. Through this festival, we want to boost awareness of what our neighbors and friends are experiencing.  We intend to make a difference.”

The Santa Fe Beer & Food Festival promises to do that and more, added Gabaldon.  It’s a full day of live entertainment, food vendors, craft and commercial breweries, prizes and a compelling charitable component, too:  Event attendees who bring five or more cans of food for donation to The Food Depot receive a free festival t-shirt.

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White Wine May Increase Risk for Rosacea in Women, Study Says

For women with certain drinking patterns, white wine and liquor were linked to increased incidence of the skin condition.

Although many think red wine is linked to rosacea, researchers at Brown University found white wine and liquor increase risk for the skin condition depending on a woman’s regular drinking patterns. 

Maybe, according to new research that found women with certain drinking patterns had a higher risk of developing rosacea, an inflammatory skin condition.

“We found white wine and liquor were significantly associated with a higher risk of rosacea,” said study senior author Wen-Qing Li. He’s an assistant professor of dermatology and epidemiology at Brown University.

Rosacea causes redness and flushing on the face and the neck. In some forms, acnelike outbreaks can form, and visible blood vessels can appear.

Genetics can play a role in the development of rosacea. In those with acnelike rosacea, their immune system may be reacting to a single bacterium, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

While red wine is often pinpointed as the beverage that can trigger rosacea flushing, Li said that that information tends to come from reports by patients who already have the disorder.

The new research focused on alcohol’s role in the development of rosacea. Li’s team evaluated nearly 83,000 women enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study II from 1991 to 2005.

The researchers collected information on alcohol intake every four years during a follow-up of 14 years. Over that time, nearly 5,000 new cases of rosacea occurred.

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Auntie Anne’s Rolls in National Pretzel Day with FREE Pretzels

“My Pretzel Perks” Members Can Redeem One Free Original or Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel from April 26 – 30

Auntie Anne's logo (PRNewsFoto/Auntie Anne's)

Auntie Anne’s logo (PRNewsFoto/Auntie Anne’s)

Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Today, Auntie Anne’s®, the world’s largest hand-rolled soft pretzel franchise, announced they will be honoring National Pretzel Day with some serious pretzel generosity. Guests who use the “My Pretzel Perks” app will have a choice of one free Original or Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel, redeemable from National Pretzel Day – Wednesday, April 26 – through Sunday, April 30, 2017.

“National Pretzel Day is our favorite day of the year at Auntie Anne’s,” said Heather Neary, president of Auntie Anne’s. “Our stomachs would be in serious knots if not everyone got to celebrate this special holiday with us, so we’re giving our loyal fans five days to redeem their free pretzel offer!”

In order to receive the free pretzel, guests must download the “My Pretzels Perks” app – available for free in Apple’s App Store and Android’s Google Play Store – before 11:59 p.m. EST on April 26. In addition to the National Pretzel Day reward, “My Pretzel Perks” members earn 10 points for every $1 spent at any Auntie Anne’s location that can be redeemed for more free pretzels and signature Auntie Anne’s items. Members also receive free pretzels on their birthday and information about fresh, new products from the company.

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Taste of Yolo Festival Tickets on Sale Now

California’s Newest Food & Wine Festival Comes to Davis, CA

CallingCard1Tickets are now on sale for the first-ever Taste of Yolo festival, set for June 10, 2017, in Central Park in downtown Davis CA. Taste of Yolo is an epic festival celebrating the extraordinary bounty of Yolo County agriculture and cuisine, the event will run from 3-8pm and offer a wide range of tastings, celebrity chef demonstrations, and other activities.

The festival is presented by Visit Yolo (Yolo County Visitors Bureau) as a way to raise the visibility of local producers and increase culinary and agricultural tourism in Yolo County.

“Yolo County is one of the great growing regions of the world, and what better way to celebrate that fact – and bring people together to sample and buy the good things we grow here – than to have a great gathering like this,” says Tiffany Dozier, PR & Communications Director of Visit Yolo. “We want to recognize our agricultural community, but also let people know there are great wineries and breweries to visit here, farm tours and farm stays to enjoy, farm-to-fork dinners out in the countryside all year, and many other things to see and do that make visiting Yolo County so worthwhile and enjoyable.”

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Ben & Jerry’s Launches its Newest (and Chill-est) Treat

The CHILL-aco debuts in Scoop Shops 4/20 for a limited time.

Ben and JerrysOn April 20th, Ben & Jerry’s is taking ice cream snacking to a whole new level! The company welcomes the CHILL-aco. For those who are seeking a unique way to take their ice cream eating to the next level, the CHILL-aco is the new hot menu item, even if it’s frozen! The CHILL-aco features a crunchy waffle cone taco surrounded by a soft waffle cone wrap with a layer of warm caramel between, filled with two scoops of ice cream and topped with a fudge drizzle and cookie crumbs to round out the deliciousness. It really doesn’t get more decadent than that!

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Hornblower Cruises & Events Introduces Alive After Five Happy Hour Cruises on The San Francisco Bay

This Spring and Summer, Hornblower Cruises & Events Will Be Hosting Happy Hour Cruises with Guest DJ’s, Small Bites and Cocktails on Tap

Hornblower Cruises & Events is kicking off Summer early today with Alive After Five, a new 2-hour after work happy hour cruise departing every Thursday through the end of October from Pier 3 on the Embarcadero. Guests can step aboard the San Francisco Spirit yacht at 5:30pm, making it a convenient happy hour option for small office parties and after work escapes. Upon boarding, guests will experience views of the San Francisco Skyline, Coit Tower and the Bay Bridge.

The Spirit will set sail at 6 pm for 2 hours cruising past iconic San Francisco landmarks. Highlights include traveling under the Golden Gate & Bay Bridges, around Alcatraz Island and into McCovey Cove on game nights. Cocktails on tap, including Ketel One Moscow Mules and Don Julio Margaritas, will be available for purchase. Bar bites such as BBQ pulled pork sliders with spicy jalapeno slaw, homemade mac and cheese, and veggie pot stickers with ponzu sauce and sriracha will also be available for purchase. There will also be a local DJ on board spinning Top 40 hits, and occasional guest DJ’s will be featured throughout the summer.

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Great Mall Street Eats Opens

Grab your co-workers and head out to Great Mall Street Eats for lunch! Great Mall Street Eats opens April 13, 2017 and runs every Thursday from 11:00 – 2:00 pm in the parking lot on the corner of Great Mall Drive and Mustang Drive. Every Thursday there will be a variety of food trucks options offered that are sure to please everyone’s cravings.

Great Mall, the largest outlet and value retail shopping, entertainment and dinning destination in Northern California, provides the ultimate shopping experience with more than 200 outlet and value retail stores including Neiman Marcus Last Call, Coach Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, UNIQLO, H&M, Forever 21, Abercrombie & Fitch Outlet, Banana Republic Factory Store and Michael Kors. Shoppers can dine at great restaurants including Dave & Buster’s, Red Robin and Outback Steakhouse, or catch a movie at Century Theatres 20.

Great Mall, part of The Mills® portfolio owned by Simon, is located at the intersection of Montague Expressway, Great Mall Parkway and Main Street in Milpitas, CA, between Highways 680 and 880, about 7 miles north of San Jose and 46 miles southeast of San Francisco. It is open regularly 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Mon–Sat, and 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on Great Mall, please call (408) 956-2033 or visit

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