National Frozen Foods Corporation (NFFC) Voluntarily Recalls Green Beans Over Listeria Concerns

A voluntary nationwide recall was recently announced by the National Frozen Foods Corporation (NFFC) involving “a limited quantity of Not-Ready-To Eat Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) green beans and IQF mixed vegetables because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.” Potential Listeria contamination is a serious matter because the organism has the potential to “cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.” Even healthy individuals can experience symptoms such as fever, nausea, stiffness, and abdominal pain, among others.


Republican Senator Distances His Company from Exploitative Drug Rehabilitation Programs

A leading Republican in the Arkansas Senate said his company terminated agreements with drug rehabilitation programs accused of using their clients as unpaid labor. According to an Associated Press release, top-ranked Republican Sen. Jim Hendren said his company, Hendren Plastics, has revoked contracts with the Drug and Alcohol Recovery Program following the filing of a


BRIO Baby Rattles Recalled Over Potential Choking Hazard

Unfortunately for parents, toy recalls have been in the news quite a bit lately. Earlier this week, BRIO of Sweden issued a recall for nearly “1,700 BRIO soft hammer rattles sold in the U.S. and Canada” because apparently, the “wooden rings on the hammer rattles can crack.” When that happens, it can pose a “choking hazard to children.”




State Juvenile Detention Officer Found Guilty of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Workers’ compensation is one of those great programs that provides financial relief to those who need it most. It’s a form of insurance designed to provide “wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee’s right to sue his or her employer for the tort of negligence.” Unfortunately, all too often people try to take advantage of the system, like a state juvenile detention officer who was recently busted for workers’ compensation fraud.