VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) — An explosion and fire has hit a Mexican factory that distills raw alcohol, killing three people and injuring three others. The civil defense agency in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz says the dead from Saturday's blast have not been identified and it is unclear whether they were plant workers or neighbors of the facility near the city of Orizaba.
WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) — Jennie-O Turkey Store in Willmar has recalled nearly 55,000 pounds of frozen, raw turkey burgers because the meat may have been contaminated with Salmonella, federal officials said. Jennie-O said the product was distributed nationwide but sold only at Sam's Club Stores.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Greenpeace said Monday that hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians are still eating food contaminated by radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion a quarter-century after the blast. In a report, the environmental group said samples of milk, berries, potatoes and root vegetables in two Ukrainian regions show unacceptably high levels of the radioactive isotope cesium-137 from the 1986 blast.
(AP) — In this July 18, 2008 file photo, calories of each food item appear on a McDonalds drive-thru menu in New York. Like it or not, many restaurant diners will soon know more about what they are eating under menu labeling requirements proposed Friday by the Food and Drug Administration.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — State agriculture officials have quarantined a poultry farm in southwest Missouri after a case of Avian flu was found. The state agriculture department says in a news release Wednesday that the farm in Polk County was quarantined after the viral disease was found during routine testing.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's health ministry says it has ordered more tests after a cow slaughtered for beef near the tsunami-stricken nuclear plant was found to have radioactive contamination slightly higher than the legal limit. Officials stressed that the meat was not ever put on the market.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended Thursday that the agency further study the link between food coloring and childhood hyperactivity but said products that contain the dyes do not need package warnings. The committee, made up of doctors, scientists and consumer representatives, narrowly voted 8-6 that food packages don't need warnings flagging food colorings that could affect attention deficit disorder in children.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The family of a 27-year-old model who died last year of what authorities say was a drug overdose at the mansion of August Busch IV is suing the Anheuser-Busch heir, accusing her former boyfriend of carelessness and negligence in the death that produced no criminal charges.
(AP) — In this Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010 file photo forester Andreas Thiermeyer takes a sample of wild boar meat in Eglharting near Munich, southern Germany. While at the moment many Germans are worried about Sushi imported from Japan, some of the country's wild game and mushrooms pose a far greater radiation risk, showing the long-lasting effects of a nuclear catastrophe a quarter century after the Soviet Union's Chernobyl reactor spewed radiation across Europe.
MONTEBELLO, Calif. (AP) — A California company is recalling 131,000 pounds of frozen pizza products found at Trader Joe's stores because they contain an allergen not declared on the label. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the Trader Joe's Pizza Al Pollo Asado contains wheat, but it's not listed on the labels.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Low levels of radiation have turned up in milk samples from two West Coast states. Traces of radioactive Iodine-131 were found in milk in California and Washington, according to federal and state authorities who are monitoring for contamination as the nuclear crisis unfolds in Japan.
NEW YORK (PRNewswire)-- Four New Jersey housewives sued Campbell Soup in a national class action charging that the labels on Campbell's low sodium tomato soup products were misleading in that the "low sodium" soups actually contained approximately as much sodium as Campbell's regular tomato soup.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A man who tested positive for salmonella in an outbreak that may be linked to a Rhode Island bakery has died. State health department spokeswoman Annemarie Beardsworth said Tuesday the man died March 23. The man was in his 80s and lived in Providence County.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The nation's largest dairy company agreed Tuesday to sell a Wisconsin milk processing plant to settle an antitrust lawsuit filed by the Justice Department and three states. The lawsuit filed last year objected to Dean Foods Co.'s 2009 purchase of two plants in Waukesha and De Pere from Foremost Farms USA.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FDA is examining the link between dyes found in everyday foods and hyperactivity in children. At a two-day meeting starting Wednesday, an FDA advisory committee will decide whether available data links the dyes and the disorder. The panel will recommend whether the agency should further study the issue or require better labeling.
ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — People might have thought they were part of a recipe when a northern New Jersey bakery blew its top and shot a cloud of flour over cars and buildings. Acting Englewood Fire Chief Gerald Marion says a pipe became loose at the top of the La Esperanza Bakery silo as flour was being pumped into the building on Tuesday.
(AP) — Scott Yarosh fills a cup of orange cream soda in front of the tanks where the soda is brewed onsite at the soda counter at the The Cider Mill Gourmet Market & Sandwich Shop in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. Yarosh is brewing more than just homemade soda.
(FDA)-- Circle City Marketing and Distributing, doing business as Candy Dynamics, Indianapolis, IN, is issuing a voluntary recall of Toxic Waste® Short Circuits™ Bubble Gum, 3.2 oz (90 g) size, Lot #15070SC12. The product is imported from Pakistan. A recent test performed by the U.
CHICAGO (AP) — St. Louis-based beer giant Anheuser-Busch is buying Chicago-based Goose Island brewery for $38.8 million in a deal announced Monday. Anheuser-Busch says the move will help Goose Island meet a growing demand for Honkers Ale and its other brands. Anheuser-Busch has distributed Goose Island beers since 2006.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Maryland brewery is accusing Michigan's liquor commission of censorship after the panel rejected labels for a beer that features an expletive in the name. Flying Dog Brewery has filed a federal lawsuit in Grand Rapids asking that a judge override the commission's decision to reject labels for "Raging B----" beer and allow the brew to be advertised and sold in Michigan.