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Cinnamon Shakedown

Food safety investigations detect lead contamination in Cinnamon and cinnamon-flavored applesauce By Brian S. Kabateck Cinnamon is one of the most popular, versatile, and widely available spices around the world. In addition to being aromatic and delicious, Cinnamon is good for you! It is anti-inflammatory and anti-infectious, good for gut

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No “Fair Chance” at Ralph’s?

Grocery Store Chain Sued Over Workers’ Rights By Brian Kabateck The State of California recently filed suit against Ralph’s, a prominent Southern California supermarket chain and the largest grocery store giant, Kroger subsidiary.  The California Civil Rights Department (CRD) alleges that Ralph’s has persistently violated the Fair Chance Act by

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Making Sure Your Smoothie-Making Goes Smoothly

Popular Portable Blender Recalled Over Multiple Safety Issues By Brian S. Kabateck Nearly five million portable blenders are recalled after 329 reports of a blade breaking during use, plus 17 cases of fire or overheating that led to property damage claims of close to $150,000. Nearly 50 injuries, including burns

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Understanding Elder Abuse

A growing crisis in the care of older adults By Brian Kabateck Elder abuse is a widespread problem that often hides in plain sight. Data from the National Council on Aging (NCOA) shows that approximately 10% of Americans aged 60 years or over have experienced some elder abuse in the

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The Hottest Gift on Your List May Also Be a Fire Hazard

Understanding the dangers of lithium-ion batteries By Brian Kabateck Laptops, smartphones, tablets, portable power packs, wireless headphones, power tools, drones, scooters, e-bikes, and electric vehicles are the top Christmas items on this year’s wish list. If you’re shopping for holiday gifts — a big-ticket surprise or a little stocking stuffer

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