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2009-04-13 09:57:53

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of all Mrs. Grissom's- and Grace's HomeStyle-brand cheese spread and dips due to a labeling error. Company officials said the Worcestershire sauce used in the products contains undeclared anchovies, posing a health risk to people allergic to fish. The products were distributed through retail grocery and dollar stores in Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and West Virginia. Consumers with questions regarding...

2008-07-21 18:00:46

HEALTH chiefs have apologised to the family of a Midland war veteran who died after contacting the superbug Clostridium difficile. Chief executive of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust John Rostill sent a six-page letter to the family of Vic Jones apologising for his hospital's failure to properly care for the 89- year-old, from Droitwich in Worcestershire. Mr Jones' daughter Susan Davies wrote to Mr Rostill claiming her father was denied access to food, water and medicines by...

2008-06-27 18:02:25

Media watchdog Ofcom has fined 30 local radio stations, including four in the Midlands, a total pounds 1.11 million over unfair conduct in a listener competition. The fine is the highest total penalty to be imposed for the broadcast of radio content in breach of the Broadcasting Code. Programme makers deliberately put text entrants to air with incorrect answers to prevent the prize being won too soon. As a result, listeners who had paid to enter the competition on these occasions had...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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