Peanut and Almond Butter Recall

Salmonella Prompts Peanut and Almond Butter Recall California-based natural foods company nSpired Natural Foods Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of an unknown number of jars of its peanut butter and almond butter due to the possibility of salmonella contamination. The nut butters were produced under the Arrowhead Mills and Maranartha brands, as well as store brands at a number of national chains, including Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Kroger and Safeway. In all,…

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Texas Tire Blowout Accident

A Katy, Texas Tire Blowout Accident Kills 19-Year-Old Driver According to Harris County Sheriff’s investigators, a bad tire and perhaps some speeding appears to have resulted in a fatal accident overnight in Katy, Texas. Witnesses say the accident happened at around midnight, when a pickup truck that was traveling west on Morton Road at about 80 miles per hour blew its right front tire. The blowout caused the truck to slide…

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SUV Airbag Recall

Jaguar Land Rover Issues SUV Airbag Recall The purpose of a vehicle’s airbag system is to make drivers and passengers in the vehicle safer in case of a crash. Unfortunately, this year there’ve been a number of incidents in which vehicles had to be recalled because the airbags that vehicle owners and passengers rely on to keep them safe have turned out to be faulty. Just last month, BMW recalled 1.6 million…

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Texas Construction Fatalities

Report: Texas Construction Fatalities 22% Higher than Other States A very extensive report was recently released showing that any worker in Texas has a 12 percent  greater likelihood of dying on the job than the same worker doing the same job in any other state. However, if that worker is in the Texas construction industry, that worker has a 22 percent greater likelihood to be killed at a construction site in the…

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Chicken Nuggets Recall

Plastic Shards Lead to “Natural” Chicken Nuggets Recall According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, (FSIS), one of the largest chicken producers in the country has announced a voluntary recall of more than 15,000 pounds of fully-cooked, frozen chicken nuggets because they received a number of complaints from customers who found small pieces of hard plastic inside the nuggets. The chicken nuggets were produced under the name…

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Texas Road Construction Worker Fatality

Hit-and-Run Driver Causes Texas Road Construction Worker Fatality A contract worker with the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) was killed last week, when a hit-and-run driver slammed into the construction convoy in which he was riding near Grand Prairie. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a construction detail had been working at a very slow speed on the right shoulder at the end of the on-ramp moving traffic…

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Texas High-Speed Chase Fatality

Texas High-Speed Chase Leads to Fatal Accident in Houston One of the most dangerous activities police engage in on a regular basis is the high-speed chase. As a result, these high-speed chases, kill an average one person  daily nationwide.  That includes about 150 innocent bystanders  who are killed every single year. Often, this includes the passengers inside the fleeing  vehicle, which often include babies, children, elderly people, and those who are not involved…

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Delayed Recall

A Delayed Recall Will Cost Automaker $17.35 Million After consumers were burned by General Motors (GM), and their extremely long delay in recalling millions of cars because of defective safety switches, apparently the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has decided to be more aggressive with automakers when it comes to making sure they recall defective vehicles in a timely manner, as soon as they become aware of a defect. The NHTSA has…

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Defective Baby Product Recalls

Defective Baby Product Recalls: High Chairs and Cribs It’s stressful being a new parent. You worry about everything; keeping your baby healthy through proper feeding and regular doctor visits; and making sure your baby is safe wherever you go. So, it’s extra distressing to a parent to learn that a product you purchased has been recalled because of a defect, especially a defect serious enough to potentially result in a major…

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Sauces Recalled for Botulism

Pesto Sauces Recalled for Botulism Contamination Health officials with the states of California and Ohio, as well as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to consumers to avoid a number of food items from San Clemente, California-based VR Green Farms, because those items may have been contaminated with botulism. The botulism fears resulted in the company issuing a voluntary recall last week. On Wednesday, the California…

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