28 February 2007

News From The Cozumel Consulars Office

News and updates from the Consulars Office in Cozumel.  Saturday, 24 February 2007

Summary : Peanut butter recall, Cozumel Office of Tourism looking for volunteers, passport reminder, and a US tax seminar in Merida.   

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 Salmonella outbreak in Peter Pan Peanut Butter and Great Value Peanut Butter. On February 14, 2007, the FDA advised consumers not to eat any Peter Pan peanut butter purchased since May 2006 and not to eat Great Value peanut butter with a product code beginning with "2111" purchased since May 2006. This is due to a risk of contamination of Salmonella Tennessee. Salmonella is a bacterium that causes food borne illness, and “Tennessee” is a type of Salmonella.

All Peter Pan peanut butter purchased since May 2006 is affected; only those jars of Great Value peanut butter purchased since May 2006 with a product code beginning with "2111” are affected. This type of Peanut butter is available at the Wal-Mart in Playa del Carmen so please check your shelves. It was distributed in the US, Canada and Mexico.

For more info on this & other food warnings see:

http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01565.html

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Cozumel Office of Tourism has asked if any of you might be willing to volunteer to help them create celebrations of some US holidays such as St. Paddy's Day and 4th of July that would be entertaining for residents and tourists. Please contact the Consular’s Office in Cozumel if you are interested in getting involved.

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The U.S. Consulate in Merida, Mexico cordially invites you to an informational seminar on paying your US taxes and other issues that arise when living in Mexico. It will be followed by a cash-bar Happy Hour from 4:00 to 6:00 PM(guess they figure that you will need it !) Next Wednesday February 28th from 3:30 to 4:00 PM if you wish to attend you must RSVP so please send an email with your names to: Amcitmerida@gmail.com This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it ' ); //--> and bring your US passport for admission into the Consulate.

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Just a reminder : All Americans, even minor children, who travel to or from Mexico by air will need to carry a valid (unexpired) U.S. passport to enter the USA, under new rules that went into effect on January 23, 2007 ======================================================

Anne Harris USCA - CZM cell: 987-876-0624 Office phone 987-872- 4574 hours 12:00 to 2:00 PM M-F Villa Mar Mall in the Main Plaza (Behind Fat Tuesdays) 2nd floor right rear, across from Cozumel On Line. E-mail: usca@cozumel.net  This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it ' ); //--> fax 872 6662

http://www.usembassy-mexico.gov/merida/meridae.htm
 

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