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Kroger recalls seasoning, Huntsville public hearings on alcohol

People who sell alcohol and those who drink it are expected at two public hearings today.

The Alabama Alcohol Beverages Study Commission will convene today in Huntsville and Hoover.

Othni Lathram is the director of the Alabama Law Institute and chief of staff for the commission. He says he looks forward to hearing the public’s opinions and proposals…
“The whole point of creating a commission like this is so that there is an opportunity for a handful of legislatures to really dig in to the depth of an issue and take comments, criticism, and proposals from all facets of the population, and give them all an opportunity to be heard and have better input.”

The hearings will focus on laws related to the manufacturing, distribution and sales, and licensing of alcohol.

Several Kroger sites in Alabama are subject to a recall of store-brand seasonings.  The grocery store is recalling four products due to a potential salmonella contamination.  Kroger has stores in Huntsville and Auburn.

The Kroger seasonings, Bac’N Buds, coarse ground black pepper, ground cinnamon as well as garlic power are the products being recalled.

Officials say if you have one of these products you can return it to the store for a refund or replacement.

The Southern Regional Conference for Learning in Retirement is going on this week.

The event is being held at The University of Alabama by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. The OLLI organization specializes in providing mature adults with opportunities for intellectual stimulation, cultural development, and social interaction.            

Jennifer Anderson is the Director of OLLI at UA. She says OLLI is for the joy of learning.

“Most of the individuals that belong are fifty and older and they have courses that they take. There’s no grades, no homework, no preparing, and no tests… it’s just coming and learning for the fun of it.”

The conference will be held at the Bryant Conference Center at The University of Alabama. It runs from July 28 through the 30 and will include lectures on how to improve various lifelong learning programs.

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