Whole Foods mixes up chicken, vegan salads
Austin-based Whole Foods Market Inc. said that labels on a chicken salad and those on a vegan version were reversed at some of its cold food bars in the Northeast.
The mislabeled salads — a curried chicken salad and a vegan curried “chick’n” salad — were sold in 15 stores in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York, Whole Foods said. .
The Food and Drug Administration noted the vegan salad contains soy, and the curried chicken salad contains egg. It said people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy or eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they eat the salads. Whole Foods said no illnesses have been reported.
Whole Foods is issuing a recall in line with guidelines set by the FDA and plans to post signs in stores Friday alerting customers about the mislabeled salads, company spokeswoman Libba Letton said.
Government sells 58.4 million shares of GM stock
WASHINGTON — The government says it has sold another piece of its stake in General Motors Co.
The Treasury Department said in its April report to Congress that so far this year it has sold 58.4 million shares of GM stock and earned net proceeds of $1.6 billion.
At the end of April, Treasury had recovered about $30.7 billion of the $49.5 billion bailout it gave the Detroit automaker. That means that taxpayers are still $18.8 billion in the hole.
GM stock sold in April in a range of $27.52 to $30.84 per share. For the government to break even on its investment, the remaining stock would have to sell for more than double the April high.
On Friday GM shares closed at $31.42, down 23 cents.
Government looks into Corvette headlamp problem
DETROIT — U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating complaints that the low-beam headlights can go dark without warning on some Chevrolet Corvettes.
The probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers more than 103,000 Corvettes from the 2005 through 2007 model years.
The agency says it has gotten 30 complaints from owners about low-beam headlight failure. No crashes or injuries have been reported. But in one case a driver ran over a discarded tire while trying to pull off the road.
The high-beam headlights and fog lights keep working even if the low beams fail. But the agency says driving with the high beams all the time can harm vision of oncoming drivers.
Investigators will check into how often the problem happens and decide if a recall is needed.
Facebook plaintiff seeks halt to criminal case
BUFFALO, N.Y. — A lawyer for a New York man who was charged with fraud after filing a multibillion-dollar lawsuit claiming half ownership of Facebook asked a judge Friday to suspend the criminal case to keep it from interfering with the still-pending lawsuit.
Plaintiff Paul Ceglia said he believes Facebook Inc. and founder Mark Zuckerberg are behind the federal government’s decision to bring the criminal charges against him as a way to undermine his ownership claim.
Ceglia accused the government of granting more favorable treatment to “the richest 1 percent” and suggested federal prosecutors were working in tandem with Zuckerberg, who has been supportive of President Barack Obama. Both Facebook and federal prosecutors declined to respond.
The government has accused Ceglia of doctoring a software development contract he signed with Zuckerberg in 2003 to make it appear Ceglia would receive half ownership in Facebook in exchange for $1,000 in startup money.