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Report: Federal policy could reduce childhood obesity

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As the US battles childhood obesity rates, a new study from Washington University in St. Louis finds that enacting federal policies could impact, and decrease, the prevalence of obesity among American children, particularly among minorities.


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Ground black pepper recalled for Salmonella risk

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Gel Spice Company, Inc. of Bayonne, NJ has issued a voluntary recall of 16,443 cases of Fresh Finds-Ground Black Pepper because of a possibility the product was contaminated with Salmonella.


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Kellogg’s, General Mills ranked in Working Mother’s ‘100 Best Companies’

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Both the Kellogg Company and General Mills were named to Working Mother’s 2014 “100 Best Companies” list.


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Bottled water market one of the fastest expanding industries

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Increasing health concerns and a rise in disposable income are contributing to the growth of the global bottled water market which was worth $157.3 billion in 2013, according to a report from Transparency Market Research.


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Heineken rejects offer from SABMiller

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Heineken N.V. addressed recent speculation Sunday by confirming SABMiller plc did approach the company regarding a potential acquisition, but Heineken has rejected the offer.


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New Mexico firm recalls beef jerky

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An undetermined amount of beef jerky products are being recalled by Albuquerque, NM-based Jerky By Art because they were produced without USDA inspection.


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America’s top tailgating trends

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With the start of football season, grills around the country heat up for weekends of tailgating. Despite their different team allegiances, when it comes to what’s on the grill, Americans are in agreement, reports the results of the 25th annual Weber GrillWatch Survey.


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Researchers ‘smart labels’ could detect pathogens in food

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Professors at the University of Alberta are developing new technology they are calling ‘smart labels’ that could detect pathogens such as E. coli, Listeria and Salmonella in spoiled meat before consumers take it home.


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Investigation underway after E. coli kills Oregon child

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An Oregon county has opened an investigation into two cases of E. coli that killed one child and hospitalized another.


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Despite national rise, manufacturing jobs down in Pennsylvania

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Manufacturing jobs in Pennsylvania declined 1 percent in the past year despite a national average gain of 1.4 percent reported by the Labor Department, according to the 2015 Pennsylvania Manufacturers Register, a database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc.


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