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Ex-Peanut Plant Head Says He Lied About Salmonella

August 15, 2014 12:33 pm | by Kate Brumback, Associated Press | News | Comments

A former manager of a south Georgia peanut processing plant blamed for a deadly salmonella outbreak lied to federal investigators to protect the company he worked for but decided to come clean after ...      

Scientists Racing To Test Ebola Vaccines In Humans

August 14, 2014 6:28 pm | by Matthew Perrone - Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists are racing to begin the first human safety tests of two experimental Ebola vaccines, but it won't be easy to prove that the shots and other potential treatments in the pipeline really work. There are no proven drugs or vaccines for Ebola, a disease so rare that ...

OSHA: Flammables Wrongly Put In Factory Oven Pre-Blast

August 14, 2014 12:31 pm | by Joe Mandak, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal safety officials say a worker wrongly put parts coated with flammable materials into an electric oven before it exploded at a Mersen USA plant in Pennsylvania, killing a visiting employee. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing the plant ...

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More Potential Problems For The Tesla Model S

August 14, 2014 11:06 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

The Tesla Model S was once the darling of Consumer Reports, but a recent article states that the car now 'has more than its share of problems.'                  

Apple Bans Use Of 2 Chemicals In iPhone Assembly

August 13, 2014 8:28 pm | by Michael Liedtke - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during the final assembly of iPhones and iPads as part of the company's latest commitment to protect the factory workers who build its trendy devices. The decision announced Wednesday comes ...

Liberian Doctors To Get Experimental Ebola Drug

August 11, 2014 10:28 pm | by Jonathan Paye-layleh - Associated Press | News | Comments

Liberia announced Monday that it would soon receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug and give it to two sick doctors, making them the first Africans to receive some of the scarce treatment in a spiraling outbreak. The U.S. government confirmed that ...

U.S. Agency Moves Slowly On Investigation Requests

August 11, 2014 1:10 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

People are waiting longer than they should for an answer when they petition the government to open an investigation into what could be serious safety problems. The Associated Press reviewed all 15 petitions filed by ...     

Spanish Ebola Patient Gets Experimental Drug

August 11, 2014 6:28 am | by By Ciaran Giles - Associated Press | News | Comments

Spain has imported a U.S.-made experimental Ebola drug to treat a Spanish missionary priest who was evacuated from Liberia last week after testing positive for the killer virus. The Health Ministry announced Monday that the ZMapp drug, made by Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc. of San Diego, was...

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Crash Of Iranian-Built Plane Brings Production Into Question

August 10, 2014 1:28 pm | by Ali Akbar Dareini - Associated Press | News | Comments

A locally built Iranian passenger plane crashed shortly after takeoff in Tehran on Sunday, killing 39 people and reviving questions about the safety of a cash-strapped aviation sector left hobbled by international sanctions. The plane was based on a ...

Safety Agency Probes Can-Am Motorcycle Fires

August 8, 2014 9:30 am | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating two reports of fires in Can-Am Spyder three-wheeled motorcycles.                           

GM Issues Third Recall For SUVs That Can Catch Fire

August 8, 2014 8:09 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors' troubles with safety recalls has surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire.            

FDA Says Georgia Plant Waited To Disclose Salmonella

August 8, 2014 8:06 am | by Russ Bynum, Associated Press | News | Comments

Officers at a Georgia peanut plant took five days to disclose that lab tests found salmonella in some of their products, despite repeated questioning from on-site inspectors rushing to find the source of a deadly national outbreak, a federal investigator testified.          

FDA: Tattoo Inks Can Cause Infections

August 8, 2014 7:57 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is warning tattoo parlors, their customers and those buying at-home tattoo kits that not all tattoo ink is safe.                     

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Hyundai Fined $17.35M For Brake Defect

August 8, 2014 7:50 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hyundai has agreed to pay a $17.35 million fine for delayed reporting of a brake defect affecting Genesis luxury cars, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday.              

Mine Officials Will Allow Full Access To Inspectors

August 6, 2014 4:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A North Dakota company has agreed to let federal inspectors have unfettered access to a sand and gravel mine that is the subject of workplace safety complaints.                   

FDA Agent Says Peanut Plant 'Not Fit' To Produce Food

August 6, 2014 3:56 pm | by Russ Bynum, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal food safety inspector who investigated a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a Georgia peanut plant says the company was "not fit to produce products for human consumption."                 

Report Faults Chevron In Deadly Gas Well Fire

August 6, 2014 3:54 pm | by Kevin Begos, Associated Press | News | Comments

Environmental investigators faulted Chevron Inc. site managers in a report released Wednesday on a natural gas well fire in western Pennsylvania that killed one worker.                      

Coca-Cola Plant Had Received Threats

August 6, 2014 2:41 pm | News | Comments

A Coca-Cola distribution plant in southern Mexico had received threats before attackers burned four of its delivery trucks in an area known for drug gang turf battles, the company said.                  

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 last month has uncovered no evidence that spoiled meat made it to Japan, Chinese food safety regulators told their Japanese counterparts.     

Attackers Burn 4 Coca-Cola Trucks In Mexico

August 6, 2014 7:57 am | News | Comments

While local distribution companies are frequent targets for gang extortion in southern Mexico, multinational firms have seldom been attacked.                    

Bill On West Blast Would Delay New Rules

August 6, 2014 7:47 am | by Paul J. Weber and Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press | News | Comments

The prospect of Texas strengthening fire safety codes or enforcing tougher standards on companies with volatile quantities of hazardous chemicals has become murky 16 months after the disaster.              

Software Worth Its Value In Platinum: South African Smelter Embraces Big Data

August 5, 2014 12:09 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Africa’s economic expansion was largely driven by commodities over the last decade. But today, satisfying demand involves more than just pulling ore and minerals from the ground faster. Companies like South Africa’s platinum producer Lonmin are ...

McDonald's: China Meat Scandal Hurting Sales

August 5, 2014 7:50 am | News | Comments

The world's biggest hamburger chain said in a regulatory filing that there's been "significant negative impact" in China, Japan and other affected markets. These regions make up about 10 percent of McDonald's Corp.'s revenue.           

Official Says Mechanical Failure Caused Food Lab Blast

August 5, 2014 7:40 am | News | Comments

A fire official says a mechanical failure apparently caused two explosions at a food laboratory in northern New Jersey, leaving two workers with cuts and bruises.                 

Agency Says Confusion Caused Missed Nuke Dump Checks

August 5, 2014 7:35 am | News | Comments

Two U.S. senators say a federal agency charged with reviewing the safety of mines failed to conduct required inspections at the government's troubled underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico.               

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