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CSX customers demand end to shipping bottlenecks

Reuters — The head of No. 3 U.S. railroad CSX promised on Wednesday to improve service as companies such as Cargill demanded greater accountability and fewer delays, criticizing an overhaul CSX launched six months ago. Customers have complained of longer transit times, unreliable switching operations, inefficient car routings and poor communications with CSX customer service. […] Read more

Americans warned against ‘cannibal sandwiches’

Reuters / Residents in the upper U.S. Midwest should ditch their seasonal tradition of eating “cannibal sandwiches” made of raw ground beef, health officials warned, citing multiple outbreaks of foodborne illnesses. Gobbling up raw ground beef spread on sandwich bread or crackers with onions and other seasoning led to more than 50 cases of foodborne […] Read more


Food giants pour millions into defeating Washington GMO label measure

Major U.S. food and chemical companies are pouring millions of dollars into efforts to block approval of a ballot initiative in Washington state that would make it the first in the United States to require labelling of foods containing genetically modified crops. Despite early strong support for the measure, a recent poll suggests sentiment against […] Read more

Salmonella linked to ground beef sickens 16 in U.S.

RAW Restaurant customers became ill after eating a Middle Eastern 
dish containing raw ground beef

Reuters / Sixteen people across five states have fallen ill from salmonella poisoning, several from a raw ground beef dish served at a single restaurant, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Jan. 28. Local, state and federal health and regulatory officials said the likely cause of the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak was Jouni […] Read more