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No burgers at some China McDonald's over food scare

Shanghai - McDonald's outlets in Beijing and Shanghai have yanked their flagship burgers off the menu after a key US supplier recalled products made by its Shanghai factory, which is alleged to have used expired meat.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. CDC halts hazardous material transfers

Atlanta - Following recent high-profile safety lapses in government labs, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has placed a moratorium on movement of all hazardous biological materials.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Improving the safety of food spices

River Falls - In the U.S. it has been estimated that around 60 percent of food spices are imported, and that around 12 percent contain potentially harmful contaminants. A new report calls for actions to be taken to protect consumers.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New report highlights construction safety

Construction is a high-hazard industry that comprises a wide range of activities involving construction, alteration, and/or repair. A new CDC report highlights the importance of having the right equipment to protect workers and the public.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

U.S. bill to increase safety resources for short line rail

Washington - U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Patty Murray (D-Washington), have introduced a bill that would authorize a new Short Line Rail Safety Institute to enhance the safety practices and culture of short line railroads.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

All-natural mixture is a promising fire retardant

A dash of clay, a dab of fiber from crab shells, and a dollop of DNA is not a magic potion but the ingredients of promising green fire retardant.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

FDA updates drug safety warnings

Bethesda - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its list of drug safety warnings and errors to labels and information leaflets.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Why trampolines can be fun but also dangerous

Indianapolis - They may be fun to jump and bounce around on or watch children and grandchildren play on, but a new decade-long study found that trampolines resulted in more than 1 million trips to emergency rooms, costing in excess of $1 billion.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 2 comments

Op-Ed: The new EU truck regulations: Will they make a difference?

On April 15 the majority of people at an EU conference voted in favour of introducing new measures to make Europe's trucks safer and more fuel efficient. Will the proposed measures actually make trucks any safer or less thirsty however?
In the Media by James Walker

April is Women’s Eye Health & Safety Month

Atlanta - According to the U.S. CDC, April is Women’s Eye Health & Safety Month. This year there are two themes: ‘Eye Safety at Work’ and ‘Healthy Vision: Make It Last a Lifetime.’
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

'You can't cry:' Crash victim's mom demands answers from GM

Washington - Mary Ruddy can pinpoint the moment she inadvertently sealed her daughter Kelly Erin's fate -- when she handed over the keys to her 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt.
In the Media by Michael Mathes (AFP) - 1 comment

GM accused of 'criminal' behavior over ignition fault

Washington - Senators accused General Motors of "criminal deception" over a decade-long ignition problem linked to 13 deaths, as the US automaker's boss faced a second straight day of congressional anger Wednesday.
In the Media by AFP

GM boss 'deeply sorry' after deadly crashes

Washington - Conceding company officials knew of their cars' potentially deadly ignition switches for years, GM chief Mary Barra apologized and said the automaker had a "civic responsibility" to make things right.
In the Media by Michael Mathes (AFP)

US gov’t mandates rear view cameras

Washington - The U.S. Department of Transportation is moving ahead with plans to have rearview cameras in all light to medium duty new vehicles by the 2019 model year, enhancing pedestrian safety in low-speed reversing situations.
In the Media by Joe Duarte - 2 comments

Crash victim families press GM, Barra set to testify

Washington - Relatives of car crash victims and lawmakers demanded accountability from embattled US automaker GM Tuesday as its CEO prepared to face Congress, amid claims that a $2 fix could have saved lives.
In the Media by Michael Mathes (AFP)

GM chief Barra faces tough questions over recalls

Washington - General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra faces tough questioning in Congress on Tuesday over why the company ignored a faulty ignition problem for a decade despite numerous accident reports and 13 deaths.
In the Media by Paul Handley (AFP)

GM chief Barra pledges action on dangerous ignitions

Washington - GM Chief Executive Mary Barra said Monday she still does not know why its took years for the automaker to recall cars with dangerously faulty ignitions, but pledged to find out.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. regulators twice failed to probe GM

Washington - U.S. federal regulators twice failed to open formal investigations into faulty ignition switches in General Motors vehicles blamed for 13 deaths, a congressional panel said Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

General Motors recalls 1.5 million vehicles

New York - General Motors recalled nearly 1.5 million vehicles including for possible problems with ignitions blamed for 12 deaths.Last month, GM called back 1.
In the Media by AFP

GM recalls 824,000 more cars over ignition problem

New York - General Motors on Friday recalled 824,000 more cars for possible problems with ignitions that have led to more than 30 accidents and 12 deaths.Last month, GM called back 1.
In the Media by AFP

GM recalls 824,000 more cars over ignition problem

New York - General Motors on Friday recalled 824,000 more cars for possible problems with ignitions that have led to more than 30 accidents and 12 deaths.Last month, GM called back 1.
In the Media by AFP

GM suspends sales of some Chevy Cruzes

New York - General Motors, already facing strong criticism and investigations over its handling of ignition-related recalls, abruptly halted Friday dealer sales of some models of its Chevrolet Cruze compact.
In the Media by AFP

Faulty ignitions: Senator says GM needs victims fund

Washington - A US lawmaker urged the Justice Department Monday to make General Motors create a fund for victims of accidents involving faulty ignitions, arguing that the automaker "criminally deceived" the public.Senator Richard Blumenthal sent a sharply worded le...
In the Media by AFP

GM chief to testify in Congress over recall probe

Washington - General Motors boss Mary Barra will testify April 1 before a congressional committee investigating why the largest US automaker failed to react for years to a defect linked to 12 deaths.The chief executive is expected to face a grilling from lawmakers ...
In the Media by AFP

FDA drug safety update

Washington - The U.S. FDA has published an updated list of changes made to various medicines available in the market. Some of the warnings relate to previously unknown complications that can be caused by the drugs.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Toyota to pay US $1.2 billion over defect cover-up

Washington - Toyota Motor Corp.
In the Media by Chantal Valery (AFP)

Toyota to pay US $1.2 billion for deadly defect coverup

Washington - Toyota Motor Corp.
In the Media by Chantal Valery (AFP)

Toyota to pay US $1.2 billion for deadly defect coverup

Washington - Toyota Motor Corp. will pay $1.2 billion to settle US criminal charges that it lied to safety regulators and the public as it tried to cover up deadly accelerator defects.
In the Media by Chantal Valery (AFP)

Toyota to pay US $1.2 billion over accelerator problems

Washington - Toyota Motor Corp.
In the Media by AFP

China hit by new flood of dead pigs in river

Beijing - Chinese authorities have found 157 dead pigs in a river, state media said Wednesday, a year after 16,000 carcasses were discovered in Shanghai's main waterway, underscoring the country's food safety problems.The dead porkers were recovered from the Gan...
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment
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Close-up of some of those who support Farm Sanctuary's work
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Signed poster from the group Boston
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Theresa, the cow. She's very affectionate to all who visit her in the field.
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A rescued ram.
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Crate where female pigs are secured and kept ina constant state of pregnancy
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Sgt Jack West
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The CDC is recommending that pregnant women get the flu vaccine to protect themselves and their unborn children.
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The People Barn
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Wall of supporters
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Signed poster from R.E.M.
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Description of 'downed' animals
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Momma goat wears a bra so that her baby can't nurse from her as the baby is lactose intolerant.
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Unique hi-tech motorbike helmet with built-in navigation system and voice controlled interface.
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car seats need to be installed correctly
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Female pigs which have been rescued. They can end up weighing 700 lbs.
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car seats need to be installed correctly
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Cage where chickens are kept in extremely crowded conditions.
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Monterey County Sheriff's Deputy on routine night-time traffic stop.
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