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Nestle issues recall of Lean Cuisine meals after pieces of plastic found

BY Jenna Duncan

CLEVELAND Nestle Prepared Foods Co. announced Thursday a recall of hundreds of thousands of its frozen chicken Lean Cuisine meals after reports that pieces of hard plastic were found in the meals.

The recall was issued after several consumer complaints of finding plastic in the meals, including one reported injury, the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service reported.

The recall applies to particular boxes of Lean Cuisine’s 9.5-ounce pesto chicken with bow tie pasta meals,10.5-ounce packages of chicken Mediterranean, 12.5-ounce packages of chicken Tuscan, with use-by dates ranging between Sept. 2009 and Oct. 2010. The meals were distributed nationwide, reports have said.

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Anheuser-Busch goes greener by slashing landfill waste

BY Jenna Duncan

ST. LOUIS Anheuser-Busch has announced that it will have reduced the amount of waste that its facilities send to landfills by 22 percent—or around 2,400 tons—from the previous year by the end of 2008.

The reduction in landfill waste is part of a company-wide effort to switch solid waste byproducts to recyclable materials, and cut down on excesses in packaging, reports said.

A-B has said that its plants are now reusing and recycling such items as aluminum, cardboard, metal, plastic strapping for cases, office supplies, pallets, plastic shrink wrap, and other materials.

A-B has also stated a commitment to reducing the greenhouse gases it produced to be about 5 percent less than levels recorded in 2005 levels by 2010 in all of its U.S. plants and facilities.

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Price Chopper opens store in South Burlington, Vt., promotes EatingWell resources

BY Melissa Valliant

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. Price Chopper Supermarkets opened a 37,000-square-foot super center Tuesday in South Burlington, Vt. In accordance with the grocery store chain’s recent agreement with the EatingWell Media Group, various EatingWell recipes, health guides, cookbooks and magazines will be displayed throughout the store, and health tips and information will be added to the Healthy U page of Price Chopper’s Web site.

The new, South Burlington store will also be included in the grocery’s recently developed “Fuel AdvantEdge,” savings/reward program, which gives buyers 10 cents off every gallon of gas for every $50 of food purchased from Price Chopper. The store is hiring approximately 150 full and part-time employees.

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