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Winn-Dixie Recalls Mislabeled Baked Goods

Winn-Dixie Recalls Mislabeled Baked Goods

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Winn-Dixie stores announced a voluntary recall of some baked goods, saying they weren't labeled for eggs or wheat.

According to a release from the store, the "Winn-Dixie Lemon Bar" cakes, "Winn-Dixie Chocolate Cherry Bar" cakes and "Winn-Dixie Bakery Iced Cinnamon Rolls - 6 Pack"  weren't labeled properly, creating a problem for customers with egg and wheat allergies and those who are gluten intolerant.

A customer complaint led to an internal investigation of the matter, Winn-Dixie explained, and prompted the recall.

Products affected by the recall were sold in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, and now Winn-Dixie said it's working with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Food and Drug Administration and the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network to fix the problem.

Health Comes First on Back to School Checklist

Health Comes First on Back to School Checklist

HEALTH COMES FIRST ON BACK TO SCHOOL CHECKLIST

It’s important, it’s required, and this year it may cost less.

It may not be first on your child’s back-to-school checklist, but it should be. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida reminds parents that now is the time to confirm health exam and immunization requirements for first-time and returning students for grades kindergarten through 12th grade.

So before clothes, before supplies, check with your child’s school about what’s required, and give yourself enough time to schedule whatever exams and vaccinations are needed before school starts.  And this year, you may get a budget break, thanks to the Affordable Care Act.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Florida Names the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund its July Winner

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Florida Names the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund its July Winner

BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF FLORIDA

NAMES THE AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RELIEF FUND

THE JULY WINNER OF “THE PURSUIT” SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST

 

Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, Florida Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, and Special Olympics Florida Named August Pursuit Nominees

 

Mosquitoes are Here, Five People Infected With West Nile Virus

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Duval County Health Department confirmed three new human cases of West Nile Virus Tuesday, bringing this year's total to five.  There's concern more people will get sick.

Englewood resident Natasha Calhoun keeps her five children inside most of the evening.  She said, "We barely, we don't come outside."  They only go for a short walk each evening.

Dr. Bob Harmon, the director of the Duval County Health Department, said five cases so far this year is a high number.  He added, "And they're the only cases in Florida, so we're on high alert."

Mosquito-borne Illness Alert for Duval County

Mosquito-borne Illness Alert for Duval County

The Duval County Health Department (DCHD) has issued a mosquito-borne illness alert for Duval County. Human cases of West Nile Virsus (WNV) have been confirmed and there is a heightened concern that additional residents will become ill. The most recent case involves a 52 year-old female resident.

Symptoms of West Nile virus may include headache, fever, fatigue, dizziness, weakness and confusion.  Physicians should contact their county health department if they suspect an individual may meet the case definition for a mosquito-borne illness. Florida Department of Health (DOH) laboratories provide testing services for physicians treating patients with clinical signs of mosquito-borne disease.

Save PE in Duval County

Save PE in Duval County

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Mosquitoes: More this Year than Last Year?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  Peggy Munsey and her dog Gunner head out for their morning run each day, and every time, there's a pesky disruption.

"Yeah, they're very bad in this area," said Munsey.

The mosquitoes around her Clifton Road neighborhood in Jacksonville are unbearable and her neighbors agree it's the worst they've seen.

Jacksonville's Mosquito Control is tracking increasing calls for service on maps. In May, there were about 300 calls for service.  In June, that number doubled, and already in July, calls for service have exceeded 600.

"It's very irritating.  I was just talking to a neighbor yesterday and said, can you call the mosquito people because I've already called them twice," said Munsey.

Richard Smith, mosquito control superintendent, said he thinks the number of service requests will top 5,000. "That's a lot of service requests," he said.