Archive for July, 2016

Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist

July 12, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — General Mills Inc. is recalling two flavors of Betty Crocker cake mix sold in the U.S. and one flavor sold in Canada because they use flour that was recalled earlier that could contain E. coli.

The flavors include Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Party Rainbow Chip Cake Mix, which is called Betty Crocker Super Moist Rainbow Bit Cake Mix in Canada.

In the U.S, the mix carried a Package UPC 000-16000-40997 and “better if used by dates” including:

  • 25MAR2017
  • 28MAR2017
  • 27APR2017
  • 28APR2017
  • 23MAY2017
  • 24MAY2017
  • 25MAY2017

The U.S. recall also includes Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Carrot Cake Mix with UPC 000-16000-40987 and “better if used by dates” including:

  • 12APR2017
  • 13APR2017
  • 14APR2017
  • 28May2017
  • 29May2017
  • 30MAY2017
  • 07JUL2017
  • 08JUL2017

In Canada, the Super Moist Rainbow Bit Cake Mix has a Package UPC of 000-65633-46589 and “better if used by dates” of:

  • 27AL2017
  • 08JN2017
  • 09JN2017

A General Mills supplier used Wondra flour implicated in a July 1, 2016 recall to make the flavor chips used in the recalled cake mix flavors. No illnesses reported to date have been connected to the cake mix.

A full list of products and additional information on the flour recall can be found on General Mills’ website.

U.S. consumers with questions or those requesting Betty Crocker replacement products should call General Mills at 1-800-230-8103.

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Mobile Home vs regular home

July 9, 2016

Is there a difference between a mobile home water heater and a regular water heater?

*NOTE: For insurance reasons we can no longer install water heaters in manufactured or mobile homes.

Yes. Mobile homes, also known as manufactured homes, are required to comply with the rules laid down by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Mobile homes are plumbed for specific water heaters and they can be quite complicated to replace. Consequently the cost of a mobile home water heater is significantly more.

Mobile home water heaters are different than regular water heaters in three main ways:

  • Mobile home water heaters have interchangeable gas and propane orifices so that the water heater can be converted from natural gas to propane gas operation. This is the main reason for the increased cost.
  • Mobile home water heaters have the cold water inlet connection on the side and the hot water outlet connection on top. Residential water heaters have all connections on the top of the tank.
  • A mobile home heater comes with a securing strap kit

Can I install a regular water heater in my mobile home?

No. Mobile home water heaters will have a H.U.D. safety approval. Anything else used for a mobile home is against the law, will void the manufacturer’s warranty, and will nullify your insurance coverage. Look for a replacement water heater that is made specifically for mobile homes.

According to HUD’s Homeowners’ Center all manufactured homes must have water heaters with a non-adjustable temperature and a pressure-relief valve, The water heater installed must comply with the local building codes of the state in which it is located and must be owned by the homeowner, as rental water heaters are not accepted. Standard water heaters are generally not HUD-approved because of the square intake vent at the base, which is not completely sealed.