In the first week of July, we heard about two recalls. Mars Petcare U.S. recently announced a voluntary recall on multiple product lines because small pieces of blue plastic made their way into its Pedigree dog food products during production, creating a choking hazard. Similarly, Dole Fresh Vegetables announced a voluntarily recall of 2,598 cases of bagged salad due to a possible health risk from Listeria Monocytogenes.
The company says that a corrosion problem with the rear suspension arm could affect 760,000 RAV4s and 18,000 units of the Lexus HS 250h.
Lebanon Cheese Co. has been fined $200,000 for buying tainted milk destined for a landfill and making ricotta from it.
Ford says Dana's frames were to blame for a 2011 recall of more than 425,000 Windstar minivans for corrosion caused by road salt.
Nothing’s worse than being put on prescription after prescription while your physician attempts to find a cure all of your symptoms, right? Wrong. In reality, there is something that is worse than ineffective medicine: drugs that not only don’t work, but also cause serious harm. The current counterfeit drug crisis is nothing short of an epidemic. And, although this epidemic doesn’t seem to be growing, it doesn’t seem to be slowing either.
Hyundai said it has received complaints from some adults under 130 pounds whose air bags didn't deploy in the event of a crash.
Nokia's net loss nearly quadrupled in the second quarter on sagging sales of smartphones, a market in which the company is struggling to regain ground lost to rivals including Apple and Samsung.
Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday that its second-quarter net income fell by half due to lower sales and charges for litigation.
When pointing to the characteristics (or price) of your products, never assume that these “benefits” are a no brainer. Some plant personnel have told us in recent years that their biggest impediment to spending has to do with their current staff. One operations manager told us he would wait for his personnel to retire because they knew how to fix the current machinery and it wasn’t worth it to re-train them in the ends of their careers.
The brand said buyers can get refunds if they return their 2012 or 2013 vehicles for any reason, an effort to show confidence in their lineup.
Isuzu said the rear suspension link brackets can rust and become detached from the frame in areas where salt is used to clear the roads.
The southern New Jersey company some of its nationally distributed meat items tested positive for a possible bacterial contamination.
Although the breadth of concern regarding traceability was far-reaching, we found that almost 70 percent of executives surveyed were worried about coordinating recall issues with suppliers and distributors. Additionally, more than half of executives are concerned about their ability to isolate items within their own supply chain or execute a product recall within hours.
As recently as this week, Bright Dairy and Food Co. announced that one of its factories had accidentally flushed alkaline water into cartons of milk.
Issues surrounding food handler personal hygiene and cross contamination continue to top the list of food safety risk factors. Current and widely accepted food safety training models are designed to work from a very basic assumption that we are able to devise comprehensive and prescriptive rules for all food safety practices that will be followed at all times. However, we all know from real life experience that this isn’t always the case.
Haynes CEO Mark Comerford says the $24M investment will add about 20 percent to the Kokomo factory's capacity and create 40 new jobs.
GM says 30 fires have occurred when fluids dripped onto a plastic shield below the engine and ignited, but no injuries have been reported.
The agency has received 15 complaints that the 3.6-liter V-6 engines stall without warning while coasting to a stop.
Just as two cars may be of vastly different quality even though both have one steering wheel and four tires, not all wire is exactly the same, even though it appears to be on the outside.
The Toyota luxury brand was tops in the J.D. Power and Associates study of quality in 2012 models.
ConAgra Foods Inc. says a lawsuit that claims its Hebrew National products aren't really kosher is without merit.
A top British medical expert says faulty French-made breast implants do not pose any long-term health problems to women.
Websites like the food scandal database 'Throw It Out the Window' underscore the deep anger in China over the country's persistent food safety problem.
"We're not ready to declare victory yet," said Maj. Gen. Charles Lyon, but he claims to be quickly ruling out reasons why pilots' breathing becomes restricted.
Voters will soon decide whether to require special labels for food made from genetically modified ingredients, in a closely watched test of consumer attitudes.