5 Things for Sept. 14: Camping at Normandy Farms for Jimmy Fund, Foxboro Football, Contaminated Cheese and More
Here's five things you need to know today in Foxborough: Expect a high near 78 and sunny; Foxborough High School football travels to East Providence for its second game of the season; Forever Cheese Inc. is recalling one lot of cheese and more.
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1. Expect a Sunny Friday in Foxborough with a High Near 78
Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for sunny, with a high near 78. Light southwest wind increasing to 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Friday night: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 5 a.m. Patchy fog after 2 a.m. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 57. South wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
2. Jimmy Fund Campout at Normandy Farms Begins Tonight
From Friday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 16, over 100 campers will unite to support the inaugural Jimmy Fund Campout at Normandy Farms Campground at 72 West St., Foxborough. The campout will give participants the opportunity to enjoy camping and the great outdoors while supporting adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
The fun-filled event will include exclusive activities throughout the weekend, including a geocaching GPS scavenger hunt challenge by Geoteaming™ (a schedule is included below). All activity equipment and instruction is provided and no experience is necessary.
The Jimmy Fund Campout will also be hosted at two other New England campgrounds this weekend: Bayley’s Camping Resort in Scarborough, Maine and Danforth Bay Camping Resort in Freedom, N.H.
The Jimmy Fund Campout will be held rain or shine.
Friday, Sept. 14:
- Welcome party, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Recreation Lodge
To view the rest of the weekend schedule, click here.
3. Warriors’ Game Day:
The following Foxborough High School teams will be in action Friday:
- Football travels to East Providence for a 7 p.m. game.
- Boys’ soccer travels to Oliver Ames for a 3:30 p.m. match.
- Girls’ soccer hosts Oliver Ames for a 3:30 p.m. match.
- Field hockey hosts Oliver Ames for a 3:30 p.m. game.
For results and expanded schedules, check out Patch's Warriors Scoreboard here.
4. Patriot Place Events:
- 4 p.m. - Fall Fun - Tom Knight Puppet Show: Tom Knight has been writing and performing for kids since 1988. Tom brings his portable stage and hand-made puppets to schools, libraries, theaters and festivals all throughout the Northeast.
- 8 p.m. - Sue Costello with Jimmy Walsh & Taylor Connelly at Showcase Live: From her thick Boston accent to her street-smart demeanor to her ability to make you feel like you want to take care of her and be her best friend, Sue Costello has the "it" factor.
- 9:30 p.m. - Thirty 6 Red at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill: This New England band performs a wide variety of Rock and Roll covers spanning the decades.
5. Potentially Contaminated Ricotta Salata Cheese May Have Been Sold in Massachusetts
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning Massachusetts residents of potentially contaminated ricotta salata cheese sold in the state.
Forever Cheese Inc. voluntarily recalled one lot of Frescolina brand ricotta salata cheese because of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The recall affects more than a dozen states, including Massachusetts. The recalled cheese was sold to distributors for retailers and restaurants between June 20 and Aug. 9. The CDC has not reported the exact locations of the sales or companies that may have sold the cheese.
“The recall affects lot number T9425 and/or production code 441202. Products were sold to supermarkets, restaurants and wholesale distributors,” according to the CDC.
The CDC offered the following information to consumers:
Contaminated ricotta salata cheese has made people sick.
- CDC recommends that consumers not eat imported Frescolina brand ricotta salata cheese. This is especially important for pregnant women, persons with weakened immune systems, and older adults.
- Even if some of the cheese has been eaten without anyone becoming ill, the rest of the cheese should be disposed of immediately.
- When in doubt, throw it out. (See disposal recommendations below)
How do I recognize the contaminated cheese?
- The recalled cheese is labeled Frescolina brand ricotta salata cheese. It is a product of Italy. Consumers should consult with their retailer if they have questions about the origin of cheese.
- Be aware that the recalled cheese has a 4 month shelf life, so contaminated cheese may still be in consumer’s refrigerators and may still be for sale in stores.
- Ricotta salata cheese is often served crumbled or grated as an ingredient in some dishes.
- Ricotta salata is a salty white cheese made from pasteurized sheep’s milk. Note: It is not the same as ricotta cheese, which is a very soft cheese often sold in plastic tubs.
Contaminated cheese may still be in consumers' homes. Listeria can grow in cut cheese at room and refrigerator temperatures. Listeria can also spread to other cheeses cut and served on the same cutting board or stored in the same area.
- Follow these simple steps if recalled cheese is or was in your home:
- Dispose of cheese in a closed plastic bag placed in a sealed trash can. This will prevent people and animals from eating it.
- Wash the cheese drawer and other areas where the cheese was stored in the refrigerator with hot water and soap. Sanitize the area with a solution of one tablespoon of chlorine bleach to one gallon of hot water.
- Wash cutting boards, surfaces, and utensils used to cut, serve, or store cheese. If possible, use a dishwasher; otherwise, use hot water and soap, followed by sanitizing with a dilute bleach solution described above.
- Wash hands with warm water and soap following the cleaning and sanitation process.
Who is most at risk?
- Listeriosis primarily affects pregnant women and their newborn infants, persons with weakened immune systems, and older adults.
Persons who think they might have become ill from eating contaminated cheese should consult their doctor immediately. People can sometimes develop listeriosis even up to two months after eating contaminated food.