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2009-09-01 07:51:28

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of some Stop & Shop-brand Home Town Bakery old fashioned molasses cookies. The FDA said Petri Baking Products Inc. of Silver Creek, N.Y., initiated the voluntary recall because the cookies contain peanut butter and milk that are not listed on the ingredients label. People allergic to peanuts or milk might suffer serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume the product. The federal agency said the recall affects...

2009-08-30 23:44:32

More U.S. schools are banning peanut butter for school lunches because some children have allergies but a registered dietitian says there are alternatives. Joyce Barnett, a registered dietitian and assistant professor of clinical nutrition at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, says there are tasty alternatives to peanut butter. Spreads made from other nuts or seeds provide a nutritious alternative to peanut butter, Barnett says in a statement. Barnett recommends...

2009-08-06 07:15:00

WARWICK, R.I., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MetLife Auto & Home has announced that it is enhancing its Identity Protection Services, to include assistance for marital status changes, such as marriage, separation, or divorce. The enhancement also extends assistance to civil union partners, domestic partners, and reciprocal beneficiaries who are insured on the policy. The assistance is offered as part of the company's Identity Protection Services provided to renters, condominium,...

2009-07-21 13:16:00

NEW YORK, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The notice process has begun in a pending class action against MetLife. The class action involves MetLife's April 2000 conversion from a mutual insurance company to a stock company. The nationwide class action certified by the Federal Court in New York includes more than 8.6 million current and former MetLife policyholders. The notice of the class action will be mailed to more than 5 million current and former policyholders. The notice will also be...

2009-06-30 17:44:34

A Boston doctor says eating peanut butter can be a healthy choice. Dr. Walter Willett of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston says the presence of some saturated fat doesn't automatically kick peanut butter into the camp of unhealthy foods. Olive oil, wheat germ, and even tofu -- all considered to be 'healthy' foods -- have some saturated fat, Willett says in a statement. It's the whole package of nutrients, not just one or two, that determines how good a particular food is for...

2009-06-25 13:05:00

Documentary Funded by MetLife Foundation HARTFORD, Conn., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Boston/New England Chapter awarded an Emmy Award for Best Documentary Program to the public television special, Alzheimer's disease: Facing the Facts. The film was produced by Motion Inc. in association with Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) and distributed to public television stations nationwide by American Public Television (APT)....

2009-06-15 14:20:36

A 1983 Charles Schulz Peanuts comic strip has sold for $17,080 at an entertainment memorabilia auction in Los Angeles, Bonhams & Butterfields said. The pen and ink illustration, which shows Sally asking Charlie Brown to help her with a report on Charles Dickens, was the top-selling lot at Sunday's auction, the memorabilia dealer said. The comic strip had been expected to bring between $10,000 and 15,000. The sale also featured rare photos of Marilyn Monroe, in addition to a contract she...

2009-03-24 08:12:00

Partners in Arts Education Program will award grants and provide training to support partnerships between community arts education providers and public schools NEW YORK, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts has received a grant of $275,000 from MetLife Foundation to continue the MetLife Foundation Partners in Arts Education Program. The national initiative, now in its fifth year, aims to improve teaching and learning in the arts by...

2009-03-23 13:12:42

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to eat peanuts or peanut-derived products sold by Westco Fruit and Nuts Inc. The FDA said peanuts and peanut-containing products produced by the Irvington, N.J., company might be contaminated with salmonella bacteria, since the peanuts in the Westco products came from the Peanut Corporation of America, which has been involved in a nationwide Salmonella typhimurium outbreak. The FDA said consumers having peanut-derived products...

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2009-03-20 07:25:00

Democratic members of Congress on Thursday blamed the US food manufacturers who purchased products from the peanut firm responsible for the recent deadly salmonella outbreak. Kellogg Co, King Nut Corp and Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets were all implicated as having not done enough to ensure the safety of the products purchased from Peanut Corp of America, which was linked to the outbreak due to faulty oversight from a third party. The outbreak triggered a massive outbreak of 3,400...


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