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Go real-istic: a timeline of the Chobani crowdsourced recall

As I was writing yesterday’s post about the “non-recall recall” by Chobani of some of its Greek yogurt, I wondered briefly how this all started. Who actually took the time to explore, research, and investigate this, and then pulled it together for the rest of us? Watching more of the Twitter stream today, there was the answer at 9:17 am from John Sowell, self-described as a public safety reporter at the Idaho Statesman:

John Sowell ‏@IDS_Sowell
Six days after I broke the story that stores removed Chobani yogurt from shelves, the company admits to a recall.

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Chobani awarded first-ever Crowdsourced Recall

During the past 24-36 hours, the major social media sites have been lit up by the news that Chobani, one of the major manufacturers of Greek yogurt, had quietly asked retailers last week to remove some of its products from grocery store shelves because of a problem with mold — actually a non-problem in their early recounting — in “less than 5% of its total production.”

I learned of this yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon when I came home with a four-pack of my favorite, the 3.5-oz Raspberry + Chocolate Chips. And then my wife noticed the “bloating” of the unopened-yet-unexploded containers….

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Our correspondences… our intimacies

While I was doing some Spring Webcleaning a year ago, I coincidentally received a phone call from Nick Bantock about my long-moribund fan pages on his Griffin & Sabine trilogy. As I subsequently cleaned up the link rot in Where in the World are Griffin & Sabine?, I was briefly re-immersed in the tactile pleasures of the letters-in-envelopes motif that made the trilogy such a novelty.

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Spring Webcleaning

Web nostalgia is sweeping over me.

As I described in the previous post, Zen and the Art of Instellar Immanence, I recently chanced upon a link to one of my old Web essays from 1995 that had been mirrored on another site. Turns out it still is! I had moved it from my academic host to a personal domain last year, but had never put it back in circulation, so to speak. Having discovered that it was indeed very much alive, I spent an evening cleaning up the link rot and tweaking the layout. If I wanted it to be presentable, I would have to make it so myself.

Hardly was that done, when the phone rang, and it was Nick Bantock, author of the early-1990s best-selling Griffin & Sabine trilogy: Did I still have the Web pages that I had created about the trilogy in that long-ago era?… Yes, as a matter of fact I did, on that same commercial server…. There was more in this vein of reminiscing, until he mentioned that:

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