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Check your fridge and pantry for food products recalled this week

Check your fridge and pantry for food products recalled this week

Before the family gathers for a holiday meal, here’s all the food you should purge from your pantry. Read on to see some of the things you may need to throw away and updates on recalls for beef and romaine lettuce. Metal found in Jimmy Dean sausages CTI Foods LLC, is recalling 29,028 pounds of…MORE

Two anti-abortion bills head to Ohio governor’s desk

Two anti-abortion bills head to Ohio governor’s desk

Two anti-abortion bills approved by the Ohio Legislature are now headed to Republican Gov. John Kasich’s desk, where he may choose to sign — or veto — one, both or neither. House Bill 258, dubbed the “heartbeat bill,” would ban abortions when doctors can detect a fetal heartbeat. Opponents to this kind of bill argue…MORE

Youngest survivor of Ebola outbreak brings hope to Congo caregivers

Youngest survivor of Ebola outbreak brings hope to Congo caregivers

The youngest survivor of the Ebola outbreak received her discharge certificate from the Beni Ebola Treatment Center on Wednesday, according to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ministry of Health. Born October 31, baby Bénédicte was admitted to the center at 6 days old. Her mother, who had a confirmed case of Ebola, died during childbirth,…MORE

Uncertainty, hope at the 11th hour of COP24 climate talks

Uncertainty, hope at the 11th hour of COP24 climate talks

The UN climate talks in Poland — an attempt to save the world from disastrous levels of global warming — are sputtering toward a conclusion after two weeks of discord. “They’re going nowhere — for Tuvalu, for small counties,” Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga of Tuvalu, an island country in the Pacific, said Friday morning. “What…MORE

‘Historic moment’ as abortion bill passes Irish parliament

‘Historic moment’ as abortion bill passes Irish parliament

Ireland’s Prime Minister has hailed a “historic moment” for women in the country, after a bill to legalize abortion passed through the final stages of parliament. The bill is now set to be signed into law by President Michael D. Higgins, following a marathon debate in parliament’s upper house Thursday, and will come into force…MORE

Crackdown on sexist ads outlaws bad female driver and inept dad commercials

Crackdown on sexist ads outlaws bad female driver and inept dad commercials

Depictions of girls as less academic than boys or men being belittled for “unmanly” behavior will be soon be a thing of the past in British commercials. The new rules, announced Friday by advertising watchdog the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP), ban companies from including “gender stereotypes that are likely to cause harm, or serious…MORE

E. coli outbreak traced to California farm; some romaine lettuce safe to eat

E. coli outbreak traced to California farm; some romaine lettuce safe to eat

The strain of E. coli causing the current outbreak in romaine lettuce has been found in a reservoir on a farm in Santa Barbara County, California, the US Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday. The agencies are continuing to investigate other possible sources, and the CDC still advises…MORE

Del Monte recalls canned corn because of botulism risk

Del Monte recalls canned corn because of botulism risk

Del Monte Foods Inc. issued a recall of some of its canned corn this week. Del Monte’s fiesta corn seasoned with red and green peppers is under-processed and could result in, “contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed,” the company said. Although it is more of a concern…MORE

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