|TreeHouse Foods Issues Voluntary Product Recall Due to Possible Health Risk|
OAK BROOK, Ill., May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) today announced the voluntary recall of products that may be impacted by sunflower seeds contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L.mono).
L.mono is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Product was distributed nationwide through retail stores. No illnesses have been reported to date. However, TreeHouse is initiating the voluntary recall in an abundance of caution to protect public health.
The products being recalled are listed below. Consumers can find UPC codes and Best By/Date Codes on each package.
Pictures of the products listed above will be available on the TreeHouse Foods website.
TreeHouse was made aware of the contaminated sunflower seeds by a supplier. The Company is working closely with the FDA as we continue to investigate the problem further.
Consumers who have purchased any of the above products are urged to dispose of or return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with any questions may call 1.800.756.5781, Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. (CST).
Two overtime pay lawsuits against Kmart may be over following upcoming court approval of a proposed $3.8 million settlement.
Plaintiffs in both actions allege the retail chain denied unpaid wages to its assistant managers by failing to pay them overtime pay.
They alleged that Kmart had mis-classified the assistant managers as being exempt from certain legal protections under state and federal law.
Named plaintiff Amy Fischer started her unpaid overtime class action lawsuit in July 2013, objecting to Kmart’s practice of not paying assistant store managers overtime pay.
Overtime Pay Under the FLSA
For certain types of employees, the FLSA requires employers to pay a higher wage for time spent at work in excess of 40 hours in a work week. Some types of employees are exempt from this protection, however.
The exemption generally applies to certain types of employees that are presumed to be less vulnerable to abusive employment practices.
Certain executive, professional and highly skilled employees may be considered exempt, and employers may expect these employees to work overtime without being paid a higher wage.
Management employees, like Kmart’s assistant managers, may or may not qualify as non-exempt, depending on the details of their employment terms. Whether an employer has properly classified a particular group of employees as exempt or nonexempt is often a major issue in litigation over unpaid wages.
As proposed, the settlement would require Kmart to pay over $3.8 million to cover allegedly unpaid overtime for a class of 422 employees.
Recall Alert! We take vitamins to stay healthy, right? Unfortunately, there has been a recall on a number of vitamins due to possible contamination by Salmonella or Staphylococcus aureus. Yuck!
Here are the recalled products and lot numbers.
Lot numbers can be found on the back of the vitamins next to the expiration date.
Nature Made Adult Gummies Multi vitamins, 1196071, 1196066 and 1205052;
Nature Made Adult Gummies Multi + Omega-3, 1173600;
Nature Made Adult Gummies Multi for Her plus Omega-3s, 1196048 and 1196050;
Nature Made Super B Complex w/C Folic Acid Tablets, 1204735, 1173146, 1173779, 1204001 and 1170987;
Further information about the recalled products may be obtained by calling the company between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (800) 276-2878.
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Imagine being a mom just sitting in Starbucks for your morning coffee or tea and hearing three “Mean Girls” trash talk about another girl at their school. We all know this happens. It is unfortunate that kids can be so unkind sometimes. I think calling them out on their behavior is an excellent and brave thing to do. Maybe they will think of something better to talk about next time they are together.
Buying them each a Frappuccino and leaving them a well meaning note is definitely taking the high road. I applaud this mom. I mean, what if it was one of our own kids being talked about? Or, even worse, one of our kids talking like this! Being kind is much easier than being mean. I hope this helps someone be beautiful on the inside, as well on the outside.
Read this Mom’s note to the mean girls below.
“Hi Girls! I sat near you today in Starbucks and listened as you talked. You three are obviously pretty and hard-working. I wish your kindness matched your pretty exteriors. I heard you talk about a girl who sang a song about being lonely in the talent show – and you laughed. About a girl who couldn’t be lead singer because you got all the votes, about crappy presents other people have given you … and you sounded so mean and petty.”
You can read the full article >> HERE
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