I got this email in my inbox from gov loop-that says that RFP-EZ is headed to the states. This means contracts under 150,000 can be clipped just like coupons. It is in the early stages-but it promises to make contracts simplier, for info on the story
According to the food safety news, 12 people have fallen ill due to salmonella outbreak in Cambridge, Boston. The illness has been linked to the Clover Restaurants-all clover restaurants and food trucks in Boston have been closed. To read more:
The Cahokia Mounds World Heritage Site is having the 18th Annual Contemporary Indian Art Show Preview Party this Friday from 6:30pm-9pm. There will be music, drinks, awards, and first dibs on purchasing art work before it opens to the public. Their number is 618-344-7316 for anyone who is interested.
I got this in my emails. Seems to be a good thing for those who are female business owners
Opportunities for Women In Federal Contracting
Attention Women-Owned Small Businesses –
The Federal Government Wants to Work with You!
Join us for the next ChallengeHER Event in Denver, CO, July 16, 2013 Presented in partnership with the Small Business Administration (SBA), Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), and American Express OPEN, this event will help Women-owned small businesses learn how to take part in the WOSB Federal Contract Program and grow their businesses through federal contracting.
This special event will feature:
- Insight into the incredible potential for women in federal contracting.
- Advice on how to become WOSB certified and resources to help you succeed.
- An update on current Procurement Policy and the WOSB Program.
- Opportunities to meet other WOSB and EDWOSB Firms working in your field.
An outbreak of Listeria has prompted a cheese recall of the soft, Brie-style cheese by the Crave Brothers Homestead Classics. One death so far, and 2 hospitalized:
Les Freres (LF225 2/2.5#) with a make date of 7-1-13 or prior, packaged in white plastic with a green and gold label.
Petit Frere (PF88 8/8 oz.) with a make date of 7-1-13 or prior, packaged in small round wooden boxes.
Petit Frere with Truffles (PF88T 8/8 oz.) with a make date of 7-1-13 or prior, packaged in small round wooden boxes.
I got an article from govloop.com that what you see at the Smithsonian is only 1% of the whole collection. The Smithsonian has plans to digitize their whole collection of 139 million artifacts. I wonder how many years that would take or are they planning on hiring a whole bunch of people.
According to the FDA the pomegranate seeds from the "Goknur Foodstuffs Import Export Trading of Turkey that were used by Townsend Farms to make Organic Antioxidant Blend, a mix of frozen berries, sold to Costco and Harris Teeter stores." (Food Safety News-http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/06/fda-to-block-pomegranate-seeds-from-turkey-linked-to-outbreak/)
States affected according to the article:
California: 64 cases of Hepatitus A-due to pomegranate seeds from Turkey
Nevada : 5 cases
Utah : 2 cases
Colorado : 25 cases
Arizona : 17 cases
New Mexico: 5 cases
Hawaii: 7 cases
Utah: 2 cases
Food Saftey News states that 60% of all cases are women