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King Arthur Flour recalls some flour due to E. coli risk

Jun. 13, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

NORWICH, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont-based flour company is voluntarily recalling some bags of flour due to potential E. coli contamination. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted on its website a statement from King Arthur Flour saying the company is recalling more than 14,000 cases of 5-pound unbleached...

At least 60 ice seals found dead along west Alaska coast

Jun. 12, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — At least 60 ice seals have been found dead along Alaska's west coast and federal biologists on Wednesday were trying to determine the cause. Some carcasses had lost hair and NOAA Fisheries will try to determine if that was due to decomposition or abnormal molting. The agency noted...

Ford recalls 1.3M vehicles for suspension, transmission woes

Jun. 12, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford is recalling over 1.3 million vehicles mainly in North America to fix rear suspension and transmission control software problems. The largest recall covers over 1.2 million Explorer SUVs from 2011 through 2017. Ford says a rear suspension toe link can break if the suspension...

Trump orders simpler path for genetically engineered food

Jun. 11, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Trump wants to make it easier for genetically engineered plants and animals to enter the food supply, and he signed an executive order Tuesday directing federal agencies to simplify the "regulatory maze" for producers. The move comes as companies are turning to newer genetic...

Ram pickups recalled because air bags may not work in crash

Jun. 7, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 343,000 Ram pickup trucks worldwide because the air bags may not inflate in a crash. The recall covers the Ram 1500 mainly from the 2019 model year, although the company has a small number of 2020 models. Fiat Chrysler says a software error can inadvertently...

Automakers urge California, US to restart mileage talks

Jun. 6, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Major automobile manufacturers urged the Trump administration and California on Thursday to restart negotiations over vehicle mileage standards to prevent a lengthy legal battle, warning that moving ahead with two sets of standards would create instability in the auto market....

Agency watchdog slams conditions at ICE detention facilities

Jun. 6, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department's internal watchdog says rotting food, moldy and dilapidated bathrooms and agency practices at immigration detention facilities may violate detainees' rights. The Office of Inspector General made unannounced visits to four facilities in California,...

'Sell By' or what? US pushes for clarity on expiration dates

Jun. 6, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If milk is a few days past its "Sell By" date, is it safe to drink? U.S. regulators are urging food-makers to be more consistent with labeling terms like "Best By" and "Enjoy By" that cause confusion. By clarifying the meaning of such dates, they are trying to prevent people from...

US agency probes effectiveness of 2014 GM seat belt recall

May. 30, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's highway safety agency is investigating whether a 5-year-old General Motors seat belt recall fixed the problem. The recall covered about 1.4 million Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook SUVs from the 2009 through 2014 model years. GM...

Environment groups sue dairy farms over animal waste

May. 29, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Three environmental groups have sued two dairy farms in Washington state, claiming they have polluted and mishandled animal waste. The Yakima Herald-Republic reported Wednesday that CARE, Friends of Toppenish Creek and the Center for Food Safety filed the federal lawsuit last week...