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February 8, 2013 at 8:55 AM
UPDATE AT 4:31 P.M.: The 15-year-old boy has been booked into the Denney Juvenile Justice Center in Everett for investigation of second-deree assault, the Sheriff’s Office says.
ORIGINAL POST: A 15-year-old boy was shot in the foot after the car he was driving struck a security guard at a Food and Drug Administration lab in Bothell Friday morning, according to police.
The boy was treated at a Kirkland hospital and is being questioned by police.
According to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, at around 7 a.m., a private security guard contracted with the federal government to provide protection to the FDA lab, 22215 26th Ave. S.E., approached a suspicious person in the parking lot. The person fled on foot, then returned a short time later and got into a vehicle parked at the facility.
As the guards approached the vehicle, the suspect backed out and the vehicle struck one of the guards, the Sheriff’s Office said. The guards fired at the vehicle.
The boy drove toward his home, Bothell police Capt. Denise Langford said. On the way, he was involved in a hit-and-run accident in which his vehicle struck an occupied car near 527th Street and 228th Avenue Southeast, Langford said.
Bothell police tracked the vehicle to a nearby home, where they found a 15-year-old boy with a gunshot wound in the foot and minor facial wounds. The boy was taken into custody and to Evergreen Hospital Medical Center for treatment.
The FDA laboratory, called the Pacific Regional Lab Northwest, analyzes samples of products for safety and compliance with regulations.
The teen is a student at the Secondary Academy for Success, an alternative high school adjacent to the FDA building, said Northshore School District spokeswoman Leanna Albrecht. The school was in a modified lockdown while some students were questioned by police.
The school and the FDA building are separated by a fence, and there’s no history of problems between students and the FDA, Albrecht said.
The Snohomish County Multi-Agency Response Team will be leading the investigation in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security.
Jacqueline C. Yost, spokeswoman for Federal Protective Services, a division of Homeland Security, issued the following statement on the incident:
“The Federal Protective Services (FPS) is aware of a shooting today involving an individual and two FPS contracted Protective Security Officers at the Food and Drug Administration … The suspect has been apprehended and is in custody. FPS is working with local law enforcement to investigate the incident.”
– Seattle Times staff reporter Sarah Freishtat contributed to this report
January 23, 2013 at 6:08 PM
Buying organic frozen pizza may not be the healthier choice this week if you’re looking at Annie’s Homegrown “rising crust frozen pizza”: The company is recalling all frozen pizzas with a best-by-date between Jan. 9 and Sept. 13.
Berkeley, Calif.-based Annie’s Homegrown Inc. issued the recall after discovering metal fragments in flour used in its pizza dough at a third-party production facility, according to the Food and Drug Administration. A defective metal mesh screen at a flour mill dispensed several wire fragments, some too small to detect by standard industry metal detectors, into the flour.
No one has reported being injured by the eating the company’s pizza, according to the company.
“While no metal has been found in Annie’s finished product, as a precaution, Annie’s initiated this voluntary recall,” the company said in a statement.
The products were made between May 9 2012 and Jan. 17 2013 and shipped throughout the United States.
The products affected by the recall include:
• 23.6-oz. Organic Pepperoni Pizza, UPC code 0 13562 20000 9
• 25.4-oz. Organic Supreme Pizza, UPC code 0 13562 20002 3
• 22.6-oz. Pepperoni Pizza, UPC code 0 13562 20006 1
• 23.1-oz. BBQ Recipe Chicken Pizza, UPC code 0 13562 20009 2
Each product package above has an establishment number of “EST. 5699”, “EST. 15815B”, “P-5699” or “P-15815B” ink jetted on the upper flap of carton’s side panel.
In addition, the following products are subject to FDA recall:
• 23.5-oz. Organic Four Cheese Pizza, UPC code 0 13562 20001 6
• 22.5-oz. Four Cheese Pizza, UPC code 0 13562 20007 8
• 25-oz. Organic Spinach and Mushroom Pizza, UPC code 0 13562 20005 4
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the Annie’s Homegrown Pizza hotline at 888-825-6720.
September 12, 2012 at 8:49 PM
Whole Foods Market has recalled a cheese called ricotta salata that may be contaminated with sometimes fatal Listeria monocytogenes from stores in Seattle, Lynnwood, Bellevue and Redmond, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.All “sell by” dates through Oct. 2 may be carrying the organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems, according to the FDA.
Listeria can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Healthy individuals may only suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
In addition to six Puget Sound area locations, stores in 20 other states that sell the product supplied by Forever Cheese Inc. of Long Island City, NY, were affected by the recall. Fourteen illnesses which may be associated with the recalled cheese have been reported to the FDA.
The 4,800 pounds of imported Italian cheese was first recalled by the Long Island supplier on Monday, according to the Associated Press.
The cheese is cut into wedges and packaged in clear plastic wrap with a Whole Foods Market scale label using the PLU 293427. The FDA says stores have signage posted about the recall and will refund customers who have purchased the product recently.
The specific Washington state stores affected are located in:
-Lynnwood at 2800 196th St. S.W.
-Seattle’s Interbay at 2001 15th Ave. W.
-Seattle’s Westlake at 2210 Westlake Ave.
-Seattle’s Roosevelt Square at 1026 N.E. 64th St.
-Bellevue at 888 116 Ave. N.E.
-Redmond at 17991 N.E. Redmond Way
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