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Fiat Chrysler Replaces Quality Chief

October 28, 2014 12:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler's longtime quality chief is leaving the company a day after its brands performed poorly in the annual Consumer Reports reliability rankings. Fiat Chrysler says Senior Vice President of Quality Doug Betts will pursue other interests. He will be replaced by Mark Chernoby, who will head quality for the global...

China: No Evidence Spoiled Meat Made It To Japan

August 6, 2014 11:59 am | News | Comments

An ongoing investigation into the food safety scandal that hit several popular fast food chains...

Food Writers Subpoenaed In 'Pink Slime' Lawsuit

July 29, 2014 10:35 pm | by Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press | News | Comments

Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat...

Manufacturing.net Rewind: Massive Layoffs At Microsoft; Wal-Mart And Obama Face Lawsuits

July 18, 2014 2:19 pm | News | Comments

Check out some of this week's top headlines from across Manufacturing.net, from Microsoft's plan...

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What Do ISO 9001 Revisions Mean For Manufacturers?

June 23, 2014 2:49 pm | Articles | Comments

It’s never too early to begin understanding topics that can make your management system more effective and provide even greater benefit for your organization. This revision to ISO 9001 is bringing the requirements up-to-date with good management practice.

Porsche Takes Top Spot In New Car Quality Survey

June 19, 2014 7:50 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Porsche, Jaguar and Lexus were the best-performing brands in this year's survey. The worst performers were Fiat, Jeep and Mitsubishi.                     

Va. Resumes Chicken Exports To China

June 18, 2014 9:24 am | News | Comments

China blocked Virginia chicken exports in 2007 after a case of pathogenic avian influenza was reported on a single farm in Virginia.                     

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Dr. Oz Scolded At Weight Loss Scam Hearing

June 18, 2014 8:18 am | by Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press | News | Comments

Under pressure from Congress, celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz is offering to help "drain the swamp" of unscrupulous marketers using his name to peddle so-called miracle pills to millions of Americans desperate to lose weight.        

'Pink Slime' Makers: Sales Are Rebounding

June 17, 2014 8:20 am | News | Comments

Sales of a treated ground beef product that critics derisively dubbed "pink slime" have rebounded, according to two of its manufacturers.                    

Malaysia: Cadbury Chocolate Free From Pork

June 2, 2014 7:56 am | by Eileen Ng, Associated Press | News | Comments

Cadbury chocolates sold in Malaysia have been cleared of containing pork, the country's top Islamic body said in a statement that should lessen calls for a boycott of the company after earlier tests suggested two types of chocolate bar contained pig DNA.

State Court Allows 'Pink Slime' Lawsuit To Go Forward

May 23, 2014 7:57 am | by Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press | News | Comments

Beef Products Inc. sued the television network in 2012 seeking $1.2 billion in damages for the coverage of the meat product called lean, finely textured beef, which critics dubbed "pink slime."          

Protecting The Godzilla Brand

May 16, 2014 8:36 am | News | Comments

Toho's attorneys use copyright and trademark law as effectively as Godzilla uses his tail and claws to topple buildings and swat opponents. Their court injunctions have permanently whacked music, books and movies from store shelves.       

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Pet Food Legal Battle Escalates

May 15, 2014 7:59 am | News | Comments

Purina accuses its competitor Blue Buffalo of false advertising, disparagement and unjust enrichment. The counterclaim accuses Purina of some of the same deceits, as well as defamation.            

13 Arrests After Italian Factory Makes Bad Mozzarella

May 13, 2014 8:22 am | News | Comments

Police in Italy have shut down a mozzarella factory and arrested 13 people after finding that prized local buffalo milk was being cut with cheaper imported cow milk.               

U.S. Report Faults China, India Over Intellectual Property

April 30, 2014 12:38 pm | News | Comments

The U.S. is highlighting failures by China and India to curb intellectual property theft in an annual report that could add to strains in relations between Washington and the two Asian powers.           

Defense Contractor Accused Of Selling Phony Parts

April 25, 2014 8:24 am | News | Comments

A new indictment accuses a Coos Bay, Ore., defense contractor of defrauding the military of $10.5 million by supplying phony truck and helicopter parts.                       

Does It Matter If We Beat The Recall Record?

April 23, 2014 5:21 pm | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO | Blogs | Comments

Just one quarter of the way through 2014, we’ve already topped 9 million vehicles recalled in the U.S. And the numbers keep rising.                     

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Stratocaster Still A Favorite At 60

April 18, 2014 11:25 am | News | Comments

Some of the most legendary guitarists in music history have elicited unforgettable sounds from the Fender Stratocaster, the distinctive double-cutaway guitar born in a small Fullerton, Calif., workshop 60 years ago this month.     

Jar Of French Mountain Air Goes For $860 In China

April 10, 2014 8:20 am | by Didi Tang, Associated Press | News | Comments

Liang's work is part of a gust of recent artistic protest reflecting widespread dissatisfaction over air quality in China, where cities often are immersed days on end in harmful pollutants at levels many times what is considered safe by the World Health Organization.

In Defense Of Mary Barra

April 4, 2014 10:17 am | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO — @TalesFromTia | Blogs | Comments

The fact that it took almost a decade for the company to recall vehicles it knew had problems is disgusting. And guess what? Mary Barra agrees.                                       

Judge Won't Dismiss 'Pink Slime' Suit

March 28, 2014 7:50 am | News | Comments

A South Dakota judge on Thursday refused to throw out a defamation lawsuit against ABC related to its coverage of a meat product called lean, finely textured beef, which critics have dubbed "pink slime."            

GM CEO Takes To Video, Promises Vehicles Are Safe

March 26, 2014 2:58 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Barra reportedly asked engineers if they would let their own families drive and ride in these vehicles, and they said, “Yes.”                                         

GM CEO Taps Into Call Center, Listens To Customer Complaints

March 26, 2014 1:32 pm | News | Comments

The new CEO Mary Barra spent about a half hour last Thursday wearing a headset at the suburban Detroit center and will return there periodically.                            

Nissan Recalls More Than 1M Vehicles For Air Bags

March 26, 2014 9:38 am | News | Comments

In documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Nissan says the vehicles' computer software may not detect an adult in the passenger seat.                             

Why Can’t Automakers Seem To Learn?

March 21, 2014 12:32 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

The question I want to know is, why didn’t GM learn its lesson from the Toyota fiasco? They had five years to pick up on the fact that burying a potential safety issue wasn’t, exactly, the course of action.             

Toyota Facing One Of The Largest Automaker Fines Ever

March 21, 2014 10:47 am | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO | News | Comments

With a growing investigation into GM for a decade-long delay in recalling 1.6 million small cars, this verdict is highly anticipated.                                  

1st Production Model Stratocaster For Sale For $250K

March 19, 2014 7:41 am | by Johnny Clark and Kristin Hall, Associated Press | News | Comments

Over the years, a fair number of vintage Strats have sold for $100,000-plus, with some approaching $1 million.                        

GM Recalls 1.18 Million SUVs For Air Bag Problem

March 17, 2014 2:25 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The new recalls aren't related to investigations over the defective ignition switches case, but the company did say they're part of a broad product safety review prompted by the ignition switch problem, which is linked to 12 deaths.      

Fiat Recalling More Than 18,000 500Ls

March 17, 2014 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler Group is recalling 18,092 Fiat 500L cars in the U.S. because the transmission shifter can be delayed or stop working.                                         

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