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Federal Regulators Expand Sunland Peanut Butter Recall To Include All Nuts
2012-10-16 11:20:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Retail outlets across the country had removed Sunland nutty spreads from their store shelves following a recall of the company´s peanut butter and other nut butters last month. The recall came after 35 people were sickened in 19 states from salmonella-contaminated peanut butter manufactured by the New Mexico-based peanut processor. The recall, which was first announced late last month in peanut butter sold at Trader...

FDA Approves Tiny Computer Chip As Internal MD
2012-08-02 13:59:28

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Following four years of discussions, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a computer that can monitor the health of a patient from within their body. The Ingestion Event Marker from Proteus Digital has received approval for the very tiny (less than 1/10th inch) computer chip it plans on using as an internal MD. Once a sensor on the chip, which is swallowed, comes into contact with stomach acids it acts as an...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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