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11:46 am
Sat December 7, 2013

Ham recall affects Michigan

Credit WMUK

Federal officials say a Canadian company has recalled some packages of prosciutto ham shipped to Michigan because of bacterial contamination. The U.S. Food Safety Inspection Service says the contamination by a variety of listeria was discovered during a routine inspection.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the ham was shipped by Santa Maria Foods in Brampton, Ontario. The agency says to look for this information on the label:

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8:24 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Congressman Fred Upton remembers Nelson Mandela as "transformational figure"

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Upton co-sponsored legislation awarding Mandela Congressional Gold Medal in 1998
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
MORE: Kalamazoo-area leaders remember Nelson Mandela WASHINGTON, D.C. - Shortly after the news of Nelson Mandela's death Thursday, Congressman Fred Upton issued a statement calling the former South African President "a transformational figure" and "a public servant of great humility." The death of Mandela, 95, was announced late Thursday at a news conference by South African President Jacob Zuma.
8:09 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Retired Kellogg executive remembers meeting with Nelson Mandela

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Joseph Stewart spoke with the Battle Creek Enquirer this summer when Mandela was hospitalized
Sitting in his backyard on a summer day, Joseph Stewart's thoughts went to the other side of the world and a global leader.
7:48 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Kalamazoo area residents remember Nelson Mandela

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Educators, some involved in anti-apartheid movement, reflect on Mandela's life
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo City Commissioner Don Cooney was once one of Michigan's foremost leaders in the anti-apartheid movement. Kalamazoo Public Schools Superintendent Michael Rice, and Lisa Brock, academic director of Kalamazoo College's Arcus Center for Social Justice. were among those who marched against apartheid three decades ago.
7:22 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Wilmar says it will halt deforestation practices

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Forest Heroes Campaign has called on Kellogg to end partnership with Wilmar
Following months of protests and pressure from community organizations, Wilmar International has announced policies that will aim to halt deforestation practices. The Singapore-based company said Thursday it would only provide palm oil that wasn't produced through rainforest destruction and human rights abuse.

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