Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Lead Testing

Yes we want to keep our children safe and free from too much lead....but...its confusing!

There has been much discussion and somewhat of an uproar about this new law going into effect and how it will effect small businesses and second hand stores.

February 10th the new law goes into effect! All products used by children under the age of 12 must be tested and meet the new standard of only 600ppm (parts per million) and one year from now it will be 300ppm.

Here is a little bit of information I took off the US CPSC website:

Relevant Definitions
Consumer Product –any article, produced or distributed (i) for sale to a consumer for use or (ii) for the personal use, consumption or enjoyment of a consumer in or around a permanent or temporary household or residence, a school, in recreation, or otherwise
Children’s Product –consumer product designed or intended primarily for children 12 years of age or younger

Phthalates Definitions
Children’s Toy –consumer product designed or intended by the manufacturer for a child 12 years of age or younger for use by the child when the child plays
Child Care Article –consumer product designed or intended by the manufacturer to facilitate sleep or the feeding of children age 3 and younger, or to help such children with sucking or teething

For more information please visit the official website: http://www.cpsc.gov/about/cpsia/cpsia.html#whatsnew

If you have a small business like I do....it is very confusing as to what has to be done by when. Share any comments or questions you might have about this issue!

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Easy Chicken Pasta

Easy Chicken Pasta

What's For Supper Ya'll?

White Beans, Pasta and Chicken
8 ounces dried cavatappi, fusilli, rotini, ditaloni, or other short pasta tubes
1 15- to 19-ounce can cannellini (white kidney) beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chicken broth
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped (about 2 cups)
12 ounces cooked chicken, shredded
1/4 cup snipped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
Fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley sprigs (optional - I usually skip it)
Olive oil (optional - but I recommend at least a little for moisture)
1. In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions; drain well and set aside.
2. In a blender or food processor, combine 3/4 cup of the beans and the chicken broth. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Place bean puree in pan used for cooking the pasta; bring to boiling. Return pasta to pan.
3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook garlic in 1 tablespoon hot olive oil for 1 minute. Add tomatoes; cook for 1 minute. Add the remaining beans, shredded chicken, snipped parsley, pepper and salt. Heat through.
4. Add the tomato mixture to hot pasta; toss to cost. Top with parsley sprigs and additional olive oil. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.
Posted by Stacy Nelson, Easy Dinner Recipes.blogspot.com

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