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Saturday, November 17, 2018 1:00 am

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Jennie-O issues recall on turkey

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NEW YORK – Jennie-O Turkey recalled ground turkey in a salmonella outbreak, and regulators say additional products from other companies could be named as their investigation continues.

The recall was the first – not counting pet food – tied to a widespread and ongoing outbreak that has resulted in one death and 164 reported illnesses in 35 states.

Jennie-O's parent company, Austin, Minnesota-based Hormel Foods Corp., noted the recall was connected to one illness.

The products being recalled include 1-pound packages of raw, ground Jennie-O turkey and were sold nationwide. The more than 91,000 pounds of turkey had use-by dates of early October and shouldn't be in stores anymore, but could still be in freezers. Regulators say it should be thrown away.

Boeing sued over fatal Lion Air crash

Boeing Co. has been sued in what may be the first U.S. claim tied to the crash of Lion Air Flight 610, which dived into the Java Sea after taking off from Jakarta Oct. 29.

H. Irianto, the father of Dr. Rio Nanda Pratama, an Indonesian man who was among 189 killed in the disaster, sued Boeing on Wednesday in state court in Chicago, where the airline manufacturer is headquartered. Irianto claims a new flight-control system incorporated in the Boeing 737 MAX 8 airliner caused the crash. He's seeking unspecified damages.

Investigators believe an erroneous sensor prompted a computerized safety system to aggressively push the jet into a dive as pilots were trying to deal with multiple malfunctions. Boeing and U.S. aviation regulators are considering whether to add a software fix to the 737 Max. Three U.S. pilots' unions have raised concern about what they say is a lack of information provided by Boeing on the safety system.

Production in US up 0.1% for October

U.S. industry expanded slightly in October, with manufacturing growth offsetting declines in mining and utility production. Industrial production ticked up a modest 0.1 percent last month, the Federal Reserve reported Friday. It was the fifth straight monthly gain and left output up 4.1 percent on a year-over-year basis.

The Fed said that recent hurricanes lowered production by about 0.1 percentage point in both September and October.

The economy has been growing at a solid rate this year. The gross domestic product expanded at an annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, with manufacturing contributing to the momentum.

UnitedHealthcare to use Apple watches

UnitedHealthcare, the nation's largest health insurance company, is incorporating the world's top-selling wristwatch into wellness plans for millions of beneficiaries.

UnitedHealth Group, which owns UnitedHealthcare, said that it has changed its internal systems so that the Apple Watch can be used to track steps and get credit toward personal goals in a wellness plan called UnitedHealthcare Motion.

Previously, the Motion plan accepted data only from smartwatches and wearables from brands including FitBit, Samsung and Garmin. Adding the Apple Watch is intended to expand the reach of the program. Apple CEO Tim Cook said last year that the device had become the world's top-selling wristwatch.


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