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Melamine Scare Expands After Alabama Finds Tainted Chinese Cookies

Article: Melamine Scare Expands After Alabama Finds Tainted Chinese Cookies

WASHINGTON, DC, October 17, 2008 (ENS) – Chinese cookies found in Alabama stores have tested positive for high levels of the plastic melamine, triggering a demand from consumer organizations for a federal government ban on all food products from China containing milk proteins. The recent deaths of four infants and the illnesses of 53,000 other…

Mayor Newsom Encourages Restaurants to Drop Bottled Water

Article: Mayor Newsom Encourages Restaurants to Drop Bottled Water

SAN FRANCISCO, California, March 21, 2008 (ENS) – Mayor Gavin Newsom was joined Thursday at the Ferry Building by national nonprofit Food & Water Watch and local restaurant leaders who took the opportunity of United Nations’ World Water Day March 22 to follow the city’s lead by replacing bottled water with tap water. In June…