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25 May, 2017, 10:07 ET Food Safety During Picnic Season

Memorial Day is fast approaching – and with it, patriotic picnics and cookouts. As you plan your next outing, the U.S. Food and Drug...


25 May, 2017, 10:07 ET La seguridad alimentaria durante la temporada de ir de picnic

SILVER SPRING, Maryland, 25 de mayo de 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ - El Día de la Recordación se acerca rápidamente, y con él, los picnic y...


25 May, 2017, 08:25 ET SC Johnson Tops Industry with Skin Allergen Transparency

Continuing its leadership in ingredient transparency, SC Johnson today announced that it will disclose the presence of 368 potential skin allergens...


25 May, 2017, 08:00 ET Sani Professional® Food Safety Advisory Council Announces 2017Sani Awards™ Winners

Sani Professional, the food safety division of Professional Disposables International (PDI), and the Sani Professional Food Safety Advisory Council...


24 May, 2017, 18:43 ET Kroger Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Kroger Yellow Sponge Cake Dessert Cups

The Kroger Co. has recalled Kroger Dessert Cups –Yellow Sponge Cake (6.5 oz., 6 Pack) sold in its retail stores because it contains undeclared...


24 May, 2017, 17:28 ET Cinco consejos para tener unas vacaciones saludables

Planeando sus próximas vacaciones a la playa? Mientras se divierte bajo el sol, tenga en cuenta estos cinco consejos para asegurarse de tener un...


24 May, 2017, 16:26 ET Tax bill: Tobacco industry wins, kids lose

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of 50 leading Minnesota health organizations, expressed disappointment that legislators passed...


24 May, 2017, 13:25 ET Nevada Center for Advanced Mobility and Nexar Announce Partnership to Create First Statewide Vehicle-to-Vehicle Network in the Country

The Nevada Center for Advanced Mobility (Nevada CAM) and Nexar - a technology company providing the world's first vehicle-to-vehicle network for...


24 May, 2017, 11:41 ET Office Chairs Recalled by Leggett & Platt Office Components Due to Fall Hazard

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Office-Chairs-Recalled-by-Leggett-&-Platt-Office Recall Summary Name of Product: Office chairs...


24 May, 2017, 11:30 ET ATA's Share the Road Program Makes Memorial Day Safety Appeal

Today, American Trucking Associations and ATA's Share the Road highway safety program are urging Memorial Day travelers to focus on safe driving...


24 May, 2017, 11:23 ET Lanzan campaña para prevenir muertes en actividades acuáticas

A raíz de la creciente popularidad de los deportes acuáticos y actividades recreativas en el agua, Hispanic Communications Network (HCN, por sus...


24 May, 2017, 11:23 ET Campaign Launched to Prevent Deaths During Aquatic Activities

As a result of the growing popularity of water sports and recreational water activities, the Hispanic Communications Network (HCN) and the Water...


24 May, 2017, 10:59 ET Thousands Of Dollars Available For Claim By PA Fire Companies

Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today informed fire companies that Treasury currently holds nearly $180,000 in unclaimed property for hundreds...


24 May, 2017, 10:20 ET CPSC Posts Recall to its Web Site

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that the following voluntary recall alert was posted in cooperation with the...


24 May, 2017, 09:31 ET National League of Cities Reveals Top 10 Issues That Matter to Cities in 2017

A comprehensive analysis of mayoral state of the city speeches released today by the National League of Cities (NLC) finds that economic...


24 May, 2017, 09:00 ET After Times Square Crash and New Terror Threats, Officials and Advocates Call for Pedestrian Security Measures

Municipal officials and safety advocates are calling for increased pedestrian safety measures at America's busiest landmarks and pedestrian areas...


24 May, 2017, 08:45 ET LeClairRyan Attorney: Driverless Vehicles Could Put The Brakes on Accident-Related Lawsuits

For companies with drivers on the payroll, the shift to fully autonomous vehicles could usher in massive reductions in potential liability, writes...


23 May, 2017, 15:39 ET Pier 1 Imports Recalls Temani Wicker Furniture Due to Violation of Federal Lead Paint Standard

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Pier-1-Imports-Recalls-Temani-Wicker-Furniture Recall Summary Name of Product: Temani ivory wicker chair,...


23 May, 2017, 14:05 ET Hobby Lobby Recalls Easter and July 4th Light-Up Spinner Toys Due to Choking and Ingestion Hazards

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Hobby-Lobby-Recalls-Easter-and-July-4th-Light-Up-Spinner-Toys Recall Summary Name of Product: Easter and...


23 May, 2017, 13:27 ET First Non-Indian Jury Trial Conviction In Indian Country Prosecuted At Tucson, Arizona's Pascua Yaqui Tribal Court

The first jury trial conviction of a non-Indian defendant under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) occurred on May 9 in the Pascua Yaqui Tribe...


23 May, 2017, 13:00 ET Attorney General Brnovich, Rep. Carter Join CVS Health to Announce Availability of Naloxone at All CVS Pharmacy Locations in Arizona

Attorney General Mark Brnovich and State Representative Heather Carter joined CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today in announcing an important step to...


23 May, 2017, 11:29 ET Bright Skies, Long Days, Warm Weather Give Summer Drivers False Sense Of Safety

Long daylight hours and better driving conditions may lull drivers into a false sense of safety during summer months­­­­, according to a new survey...


23 May, 2017, 10:15 ET Sportex Recalls Salt Rock Lamps Due to Shock and Fire Hazards

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Sportex-Recalls-Salt-Rock-Lamps Recall Summary Name of Product: Lumiere Salt Rock lamps Hazard: The...


23 May, 2017, 10:04 ET Dynacraft Recalls Ride-On Toys Due to Fall and Crash Hazards

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Dynacraft-Recalls-Ride-On-Toys Recall Summary Name of Product: Surge and Tonka battery operated ride-on toys...


23 May, 2017, 10:00 ET DENSO Teams Up with Safe Driving Experts to Help Reduce Auto Crashes in Communities throughout North America

Global automotive supplier DENSO and its more than 23,000 employees in North America will mark the company's Global Safety Month in May with a pair...