2:30 p.m. Sunday, February 8, Loucks Auditorium
Eight-cello ensemble, Cello Connection, returns for a sixth show in the Camerata Musica series. The cello octet will feature especially Bruce McIntosh, Hekun Wu, and Georgienne Young. Among the pieces on the program will be the Americana Suite, written for cello orchestra by Norman Leyden, beloved conductor of the Oregon Symphony.
It is requested that audience members arrive on time. Late-comers will only be seated between pieces. Camerata Musica concerts are funded by the Salem Foundation and contributions from patrons. More information about the series is available online at www.cameratamusica.org, or by phone from George Struble at 503-364-3929.
Federal officials have released a tidal wave of fresh recalls in the past 24 hours as they connect the dots in the supply chain of tainted peanut-related products.
The latest recalls by 25 companies listing dozens of items include Walgreen's chocolate candy with peanuts, Best Brands peanut butter cookie dough and Hain Celestial's frozen pad Thai dinners, including one made for Trader Joe's.
On Saturday, Harry and David of Medford joined the recall, pulling Olympia Delight Trail Mix products, and Berkeley, Ca.-based Clif Bar and Co. pulled eight more of its protein bars.
The recall has reached a fever pitch since it was expanded to include all products - from roasted peanuts to peanut butter -- from Peanut Corporation of America's plant at Blakely, Ga., where Food and Drug Administration investigators found two strains of salmonella and evidence that on 12 occasions in 2007 and 2008 the company sold food even after it had tested positive for salmonella.
In a startling revelation on Saturday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution said the president of Peanut Corp., Stewart Parnell, serves on an industry advisory board that helps the U.S. Department of Agriculture set quality standards for peanuts.