Heinz Is Recalling This Thanksgiving Staple Just Days Before the Holiday
Thanksgiving is a mere three days away, and we have almost everything we need to make sure one of our favorite holidays goes off without a hitch — and that’s no small undertaking, when you consider all the prep that goes into it! As if all that weren’t enough, you have to worry about horrific allergic reactions… especially this year. Even if you went through your guest list and made sure you’d accommodated everyone’s food preferences and needs, you’re going to need to double check, because Heinz just stepped in some major shizz with their turkey gravy.
The company is in the process of recalling 500 cases of HomeStyle Bistro Au Jus Gravy because they were mislabeled as Heinz Pork Gravy. The biggest problem with this is that the cases don’t have the correct allergen warnings — the gravy that’s actually in the cases contains milk and soy products, and if someone were to ingest something they weren’t supposed to, well, it could be really bad.
There is good news to all this, though: So far, no bad reactions have been reported. And if you have a jar of the unfortunate gravy in your pantry, you can return it to your favorite grocery store for a full refund. Crisis averted!
What’s your favorite gravy recipe? Share it with us by mentioning @BritandCo!
(h/t Good Housekeeping, photos via KidStock/Getty + Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/Getty)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!