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Mexico passes reforms aimed at combatting obesity

Oct. 22, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Senate has passed changes to the health law aimed at reducing the country's obesity crisis by requiring warning labels on processed foods with high levels of sugar, saturated fat, sodium and calories. The changes were approved Tuesday with only two abstentions. Three United...

Schumer calls for federal probe of contaminated baby food

Oct. 20, 2019 2:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to examine a report that found dozens of baby food products contaminated with lead and other metals. Sen. Chuck Schumer says Sunday the FDA must take more action to regulate the baby food industry. A study by Healthy...

Iowa meat plant defends how its workers are treated

Oct. 3, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa pork processing plant is working to address Micronesia’s concerns about the treatment of some of its citizens who work at the plant. Seaboard Triumph Foods said Thursday that it follows all employment laws and it is working with its local union and officials to...

California to let college athletes sign endorsement deals

Sep. 30, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Defying the NCAA, California opened the way Monday for college athletes to hire agents and make money from endorsement deals with sneaker companies, soft drink makers, car dealerships and other sponsors, just like the pros. The first-in-the-nation law, signed by Democratic Gov....