The Credo Current – September 25
Today’s post provides you with background information on items that are in the news this week.
Also called the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur is a Jewish high holiday or “day of awe.” It is held on the 10th day of Tishri, the first month of the Jewish year, and often falls in late September or early October on the secular calendar. Yom Kippur is observed with fasting and prayer as signs of repentance and ends the ten days of penitence that follow Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. We at Credo would like to wish a happy new year and an easy fast to everyone observing Yom Kippur today, 25 September, and tomorrow, Wednesday, 26 September.
Salmonella is the genus of a wide variety of parasitic bacteria that can cause intestinal infections in both humans and animals. Salmonella bacteria are responsible for the familiar effects of food poisoning, which include vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain, although some less common strains cause typhoid and paratyphoid fever. Many food products are recalled every year because of the presence of Salmonella, most often poultry and other animal products. The two products currently in the news because of Salmonella-related recalls are Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter and Boots & Barkley’s American Beef Bully Sticks.
We at Credo also just want to say how sad we are that the panda cub we wrote about in last week’s Credo Current passed away last Sunday, 23 September. Mei Xiang did everything she could as the cub’s mother, but the cub was born with liver difficulties it couldn’t overcome. We wish Mei Xiang a speedy recovery!
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