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Beef Patties Recalled Due To Listeria

January 19, 2011 9:28 am | News | Comments

Southern California supplier is recalling approximately 7,875 pounds of ready-to-eat Angus Beef patties that may be contaminated with Listeria bacterium.

Flint Hills Resources Recognized for Operating Safe Work Sites

January 18, 2011 11:12 am | News | Comments

Flint Hills Resources is proud to announce that three of its Wisconsin fuel terminals have been recognized for earning the Star status under the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration Voluntary Protection Program.

J & J Recalls 47M Packages Of Nonprescription Drugs

January 17, 2011 9:32 am | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson is recalling packages of Tylenol, Sudafed and other drugs manufactured at a Pennsylvania facility that has already been subject to massive recalls.


GM Expands Recall Of 2011 Models

January 17, 2011 4:34 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

General Motors is expanding an earlier recall of some 2011 trucks and SUVs to fix a problem that could cause the vehicles' rear axles to lock.

Vermont To Receive $136,000 Drug Settlement

January 14, 2011 9:24 am | News | Comments

Vermont's attorney general says the state will receive $136,000 as part of a settlement with pharmaceutical manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline over defective drug allegations.

OSHA Fines 2 Companies After Coke Plant Explosion

January 14, 2011 9:20 am | News | Comments

Federal officials have fined U.S. Steel and a subcontractor $175,000 for safety violations found after a coke plant explosion injured at least 15 workers.

FDA Warns Of Liver Damage With Sanofi Drug

January 14, 2011 9:12 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Federal health officials are warning doctors and patients that a recent heart drug from Sanofi-Aventis SA has been linked to liver damage in a handful of patients.

Merck Stops Trial For Potential Blood Thinner

January 13, 2011 9:52 am | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Drugmaker unexpectedly halted one late-stage trial of a potential blood thinner and will immediately stop giving the drug in another study to patients who have had a stroke.


Mitsubishi Issues Recalls Over Fire Risk

January 13, 2011 4:43 am | News | Comments

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp. recalled 31,924 trucks as 14 trucks of the same model have caught fire while running in 11 prefectures nationwide since 2001.

Johnson & Johnson Sued Over Recall Delay

January 13, 2011 4:29 am | News | Comments

Oregon Attorney General sued Johnson & Johnson, claiming consumers were exposed to defective supplies of Motrin by a delay in public disclosure of a recall.

China Still Selling Tainted Dairy Products

January 13, 2011 4:20 am | News | Comments

Authorities confiscated huge caches of dangerous milk powder in the latest bid to root out the melamine-tainted dairy that killed six children in 2008.

OSHA Cites Louisiana Plant

January 12, 2011 9:21 am | News | Comments

Federal workplace safety regulators have cited a plant with 14 serious violations for exposing workers to multiple safety and health hazards at the facility.

Meat Packer Recalls 200,000 Lbs Of Ground Beef

January 11, 2011 9:21 am | News | Comments

U.S. Department of Agriculture says products from One Great Burger were discolored and smelled wrong, totaling more than 200,000 pounds of ground beef products.


CPSC To Set Up Office In China

January 10, 2011 4:33 am | by Alexa Olesen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Consumer Product Safety Commission will set up office in China in bid to reduce the amount of dangerous products reaching the U.S. market.

Germany Halts Pork, Egg Sales In Scare

January 7, 2011 9:05 am | by Melissa Eddy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Sales froze of poultry, pork and eggs from more than 4,700 farms to stem the spread of food contaminated with cancer-causing dioxin.

Chemical Leak Sickens Workers At China Factory

January 7, 2011 3:45 am | News | Comments

Phosgene, commonly used to produce pesticides, painkillers and antibiotics, leaked at a pharmaceutical factory in eastern China, sickening 62 workers.

Teva Recalls 75 Bottles Of Antibacterial Drug

January 6, 2011 4:57 am | News | Comments

Medication recalled because some of the tablets in the affected lot are underweight and may not deliver a full dose, which may cause an infection to get worse or recur.

China Steps Up Safety Requirements For Dairy Firms

January 6, 2011 4:08 am | News | Comments

Domestic dairy companies must renew production licenses this year or will be closed, the latest safety measure after melamine-tainted milk products killed six children.

Battery Factory Poisons 24 Children In China

January 6, 2011 4:01 am | News | Comments

Twenty-four children have been hospitalized with lead poisoning caused by an illegal battery factory in their east China village, state media said Thursday.

Judge OKs DuPont Waste Pile Settlement

January 5, 2011 9:28 am | News | Comments

Chemical maker to pay $70 million and fund long-term medical monitoring for residents of a West Virginia town who sued over pollution from a zinc smelter and its waste.

6,500 Bicycle Handlebar Stems Recalled

January 4, 2011 9:19 am | News | Comments

Unit of Quality Bicycle Products is recalling approximately 6,500 bicycle handlebar stems because they can crack or break, which could lead riders to fall.

Senator Wants Helmet Makers Investigated

January 4, 2011 4:31 am | by Howard Fendrich, AP Pro Football Writer | News | Comments

Senator is asking FTC to investigate 'misleading safety claims and deceptive practices' in the selling of new football helmets and reconditioning of used ones.

Obama To Sign Food Safety Bill

January 4, 2011 4:23 am | by Darlene Superville and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

President is set to sign a $1.4 billion overhaul of the food safety system, giving Washington power to increase inspections and force companies to recall products.

Tobacco Maker Seeks Special Designation

January 4, 2011 4:11 am | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

Company that sells tobacco lozenges that dissolve in the mouth said it plans to ask FDA for approval to sell the new item as safer than any competing product.

Greasy Backup Into Homes Appears Linked To Factory

January 4, 2011 4:09 am | News | Comments

A Hammond Sanitary District official says a greasy white substance backing up through basement drains into homes appears linked to operations at a Unilever soap factory.

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