Employee Caught in $15 Million-Plus Louis Vuitton Counterfeit Scheme

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Premium BrandsSeptember 8, 2020

Employee Caught in $15 Million-Plus Louis Vuitton Counterfeit Scheme

A Louis Vuitton sales employee has recently been identified in a counterfeiting scheme involving Louis Vuitton bags. Counterfeit bags were produced with sophisticated equipment that gave the bags even higher levels of traceability and anti-counterfeiting looking measures that authentic Louis Vuitton bags don’t actually contain.

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AutomotiveAugust 31, 2020

New SaferCar App Tracks Vehicle Recalls and More

National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) has launches a free app that tracks your vehicles recalls so you don’t have to. Available for both iOS and Android, this app can track multiple vehicles in your virtual garage as well as accessories such as car seats or auto-related equipment.

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Food & BeverageAugust 26, 2020

Dog Food Source Latest Salmonella Potential Outbreak

Recent Salmonella outbreaks have recently been issued for onion and peaches and now is crossing into the world of canines. Sunshine Mills, Inc., out of an abundance of caution, is recalling lot codes of 3 pound and 13.5 pound bags.

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AutomotiveAugust 24, 2020

Nearly 500,00 Vehicles of Popular Honda Models Recalled

Faulty software programming for rearview camera images are at the center of a recall by Honda. Increased risk of crash due to delayed or inoperative display for Pilot, Odyssey and Passport models.

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Food & BeverageAugust 11, 2020

Citrus Recalled at Wegmans in Six States

Oranges, bulk lemons, and a variety of items that utilize fresh lemons in store are on the recall list due to potential Listeria contamination. Stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and New York are among those affected by the recall.

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PharmaceuticalsJuly 27, 2020

FDA Recalls 75 Brands of Hand Sanitizer

Products containing methanol, which can be toxic when absorbed through the skin, have been recalled. A full list can be found on their website.

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Food & BeverageJune 29, 2020

Possible Rubber Contamination Found in Chicken Nuggets

About 60,000 pounds of Pilgrims Pride chicken nuggets have been recalled due to the presence of a rubber material. The affected batch are 4 pound bags of chicken nuggets with “best by” dates of May 6th 2021 and were distributed to four states including Arizona, Idaho, Oregon and Texas with no reported cases of adverse reactions so far.

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Food & BeverageJune 16, 2020

Possible E. coli Contamination Found in Ground Beef

The USDA is issuing a nationwide recall of over 40 thousand pounds of ground beef being sold at Walmart stores due to a possible E. coli contamination. The ground beef originated from Lakeside Refrigerated Services in New Jersey and is being sold under the brand name Thomas Farms and Marketside Butcher.

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PharmaceuticalsJune 10, 2020

PPE Now A Counterfeit Market

As with other goods sold in the marketplace, PPE (personal protective equipment) is not immune to the counterfeit market. In a time when federal limitations were put in place to provide for availability and stability of pricing, there were still some companies that took advantage of the pandemic panic.  A new lawsuit for N95 masks sold through Amazon is the latest to come to light.

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AutomotiveJune 5, 2020

Nissan Recalling Almost 1.9M Cars

Nissan is issuing a fourth recall that covers nearly 1.9 millions Altima vehicles manufactured between 2013 and 2018 to fix a latch issue with the hood that can cause it to fly open while the vehicles are in motion.

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