SAFETY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SAFETY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Meat supplier: China unit fell short of standards http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232752-79/mcdonald-husi-meat-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232752-79/mcdonald-husi-meat-company.html.csp">Meat supplier: China unit fell short of standards</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOE McDONALD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T09:57:02.491-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 09:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • A U.S. meat supplier said Monday a Chinese subsidiary embroiled in a safety scandal fell short of its requirements for maintaining high standards. The president of OSI Group, David G. McDonald, declined to give details of what the company has found at Shanghai Husi Food Co. A Shanghai TV station reported last week that Husi sold expired beef and chicken to restaurants including McDonald’s and KFC. The Chinese food safety agency said last week its investigators found unspecified illegal...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582327522014-07-28T09:57:02.491-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T09:57:02.491-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232752@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:57:02 MDT U.S. to evaluate Impala air bag performance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224406-79/nhtsa-friedman-agency-bag.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224406-79/nhtsa-friedman-agency-bag.html.csp">U.S. to evaluate Impala air bag performance</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM KRISHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T17:35:52.058-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 05:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • The U.S. government’s highway safety agency has opened a formal investigation into air bag failures in some Chevrolet Impala full-size cars made by General Motors. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it began the probe after receiving a petition from Donald Friedman of Xprts LLC, a Santa Barbara, California, company that examines crashes. Friedman examined an April 2011 car crash in Hidalgo County, Texas, that severely injured an elderly man named Roberto Mar...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582244062014-07-25T17:35:52.058-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-25T17:35:52.058-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224406@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:35:52 MDT U.S. agency probes Hyundai Sonata air bag problem http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224271-79/problem-hyundai-agency-bag.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224271-79/problem-hyundai-agency-bag.html.csp">U.S. agency probes Hyundai Sonata air bag problem</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T12:32:02.143-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 12:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether an electrical problem can knock out the air bags on some older Hyundai Sonatas. The probe announced Friday covers about 394,000 midsize cars from the 2006 through 2008 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has received 83 complaints about the problem. The agency says a sensor inside the seat belt buckle might fail. This can cause the air bags to malfunction or not inflate if there’s a crash. The problem ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582242712014-07-25T12:32:02.143-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-25T12:32:02.143-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224271@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:32:02 MDT Feds probe Dodge Charger alternator complaints http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224246-79/alternator-complaints-probe-charger.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224246-79/alternator-complaints-probe-charger.html.csp">Feds probe Dodge Charger alternator complaints</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T12:21:02.373-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 12:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • The U.S. government’s road safety agency is investigating complaints about engine stalling and alternator failures in Dodge Charger sedans. The probe covers about 123,000 Chargers from the 2011 and 2012 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has 14 complaints of alternator failure and stalling. All the cases happened while the cars were going 40 or more miles per hour. In one case a car stopped in traffic with smoke coming from the alternator, which gen...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582242462014-07-25T12:21:02.373-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-25T12:21:02.373-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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OSI Group, a privately-held company based in Aurora, Illinois, was thrust into the spotlight this weekend when a Chinese TV station reported that one of its Shanghai plants repackaged old beef and chicken and slapped new expiration dates on them. The scare has ensnared chains i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582167422014-07-23T15:28:02.285-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T15:28:02.285-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58216742@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:28:02 MDT Ignition switches cause Chrysler to recall Jeep SUVs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58212451-79/chrysler-ignition-recall-switch.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58212451-79/chrysler-ignition-recall-switch.html.csp">Ignition switches cause Chrysler to recall Jeep SUVs</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T18:30:02.16-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 06:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • The ignition switch defects that engulfed General Motors are now a rapidly growing problem at Chrysler. Chrysler said Tuesday it is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could fall out of the “run” position, shutting off the engine and disabling air bags as well as power-assisted steering and braking. That’s the same problem that has forced GM to recall more than 15 million cars over the last six months. Chrysler’s recall covers 2005-2007 Grand...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582124512014-07-22T18:30:02.16-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T18:30:02.16-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58212451@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:30:02 MDT China meat scandal hits Starbucks, Burger King http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58210468-79/husi-china-meat-mcdonald.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58210468-79/husi-china-meat-mcdonald.html.csp">China meat scandal hits Starbucks, Burger King</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOE McDONALD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T12:30:47.098-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 12:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on Tuesday and spread to Japan where McDonald’s said the Chinese supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken had provided 20 percent of the meat for its chicken nuggets. Chinese authorities expanded their investigation of the meat supplier, Shanghai company Husi Food Co. A day after Husi’s food processing plant in Shanghai was sealed by the China Food and Drug Administration, the agency said Tuesday that inspec...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582104682014-07-22T12:30:47.098-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T12:30:47.098-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58210468@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:30:47 MDT McDonald’s, KFC in China face new food scandal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206295-79/mcdonald-kfc-china-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206295-79/mcdonald-kfc-china-company.html.csp">McDonald’s, KFC in China face new food scandal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOE McDONALD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T09:12:01.606-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 09:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • McDonald’s and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken. The companies said they immediately stopped using meat from the supplier, Husi Food Co., Ltd. The Shanghai office of China’s food and drug agency said it was investigating and told customers to suspend use of the supplier’s products. Dragon TV said Sunday that Husi, owned by OSI Group of Aurora, Illinois, repackaged old beef and ch...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582062952014-07-21T09:12:01.606-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T09:12:01.606-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206295@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:12:01 MDT The Mercury News: CDC drops the ball, and the anthrax http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58193593-82/cdc-anthrax-frieden-safety.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58193593-82/cdc-anthrax-frieden-safety.html.csp">The Mercury News: CDC drops the ball, and the anthrax</a></h4>