Organic kibble? All-natural chow? Fido and Fluffy don't know it, but their owners want them to eat better — and they are forking over big bucks to make it happen. Marketed as a healthier, more nutritious alternative, some premium dog and cat cuisine has gone the Whole Foods route.
Reser's Fine Foods in Topeka, Kan., is recalling about 22,800 pounds of potentially bacteria-tainted chicken, ham and beef products.The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Tuesday that the meat products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Suzuki is recalling 210,228 motorcycles in the U.S. because the front brakes might not work properly. The recall involves GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 motorcycles from the 2004 through 2013 model years and GSX-R1000 motorcycles from the 2005 through 2013 model years.
Nissan Motor Co. is recalling more than 188,000 Nissan and Infiniti SUVs worldwide to fix faulty brake control software that could increase the risk of a crash. The recall covers some Nissan Pathfinders from the 2013 and 2014 model years, as well as the 2013 Infiniti JX35 and its successor model, the 2014 QX60.
The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors, veterinarians and patients to avoid certain sterile drugs distributed by the Specialty Medicine Compounding Pharmacy of Michigan.The pharmacy, in South Lyon near Detroit, has recalled drugs distributed in Michigan between July 1 and Oct. 19.
The automaker said the recall covers cars from the 2009 through 2012 model years. Hyundai sold about 69,000 Genesis models, and about 60 percent of them already been repaired through a company service campaign that began in March, a spokesman said.
A Milwaukee food company that already recalled more than 9 tons of products including chicken salad and ham salad is expanding its recall to include other chicken and ham products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the products are being recalled due to possible contamination with a microbe known as listeria.
Two Colorado farmers whose cantaloupes were tainted with listeria have filed a lawsuit blaming a food-safety auditor that didn't pick up safety problems and gave the farm a "superior" rating just a month before the nation's deadliest case of foodborne illness in a quarter century.
Toyota is recalling 803,000 vehicles in the U.S. because their air bags or power steering could stop working. The Camry and Camry hybrid, Avalon and Avalon hybrid and Venza from the 2012 and 2013 model years are affected.
A bolt fixing the pulley to the engine may become loose, leading a belt for driving the electricity generator and a pump for circulating coolant through the engine to be disengaged. In such an eventuality, the engine would overheat and the volume of electricity stored in the battery would dive, causing the engine to stall, Honda said.
Two Colorado cantaloupe farmers charged in a deadly listeria outbreak plan to plead guilty under a deal with federal prosecutors. Eric and Ryan Jensen filed documents Tuesday notifying the court that they would plead guilty to unspecified charges under the agreements.
Revenue at French dairy company Danone was flat in the third quarter after an infant formula recall over fears of botulism contamination.The yogurt and baby food maker said Wednesday that revenue was 5.3 billion euros ($7.2 billion) in the July-to-September quarter.
Visible particles were found in a sample from the lot, including specs of metal, cotton fiber and hair. The agency warned that using the drug could result in blood clots causing stroke, heart attack and other catastrophic problems.
The company said that small heater coils in the barrel of the hair dryer can come into contact with adjacent coils and potentially create an electrical short. If there is an electrical short, small hot coils can project out of the dryer posing a burn or fire hazard.
An eastern New Mexico peanut butter plant involved in a nationwide salmonella outbreak last year closed its doors and filed for bankruptcy Wednesday. Officials with Sunland Inc., the nation's largest organic peanut butter processor, said "ongoing financial and liquidity challenges made it necessary for the company to file for bankruptcy under Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code."
Lives and property are at greater risk because auto recalls and investigations of safety defects have been put on hold during the partial government shutdown, safety advocates said.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has furloughed employees who investigate safety complaints and order carmakers to recall vehicles.
General Motors is recalling nearly 22,000 full-size pickup trucks to fix problems with the seats. The recall affects Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups from the 2014 model year that were sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
A Sitka seafood processor has recalled two years' worth of product, after a state inspection found monitoring equipment had failed. KCAW reports the recall covers all vacuum-packed smoked fish produced by Big Blue Fisheries for the last two years. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall last week.
Ford is recalling about 24,000 cars because a chime won't sound if the driver's door is opened while the key is inside the car.The recall in the U.S. and Canada affects Ford Focus electric cars from 2012 and 2013, and the C-Max hybrid from the 2013 model year.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that it has received 700 reports of overheating and melting, and 55 reports of property damage from smoke and fire, including $916,000 in fire damage to one home and $750,000 in fire damage to a medical facility.
Kewpie said around 190,000 bags of burdock root salad, around 110,000 bags of pumpkin salad and around 180,000 bags of pickled cucumber are subject to the recall, all of which are on store shelves almost nationwide. The three kinds of products were made at a factory of its wholly owned subsidiary Co-op Foods Co. in Kumamoto city, southwestern Japan.
Chrysler is recalling more than 142,000 pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide because of software glitches that could affect instrument cluster lighting and braking systems. Around 132,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs and 10,800 Ram pickup trucks from the 2014 model year are affected.
A jury could begin deliberating as early as Tuesday to determine whether Toyota Motor Corp. should be held liable for the death of a California woman who was killed when her Camry apparently accelerated and crashed despite her efforts to stop.
German carmaker BMW is recalling 176,000 vehicles over a problem with the power brake system. The company says in rare cases an interruption in oil supply to a part can mean loss of power braking assist. The brakes will still work but the driver would have to press harder on the pedal.
The recall affects Mazda six cars from the 2009 through 2013 model years. The company says the door latch mounting screws can loosen. That can stop the doors from latching. If the latches come loose, a door ajar light will warn drivers.