Thursday, February 15, 2007

If It's Thursday -

Shouldn't the headline read; Hershey sez, kiss your job goodbye?

Hershey Plans to Cut Work Force by 1,500

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Hershey Co., whose name has been synonymous with U.S. candymaking for more than a century, is moving a bigger chunk of its production to Mexico.

A day after Valentine sweethearts across the country enjoyed bags of Hershey Kisses, the company on Thursday announced a restructuring plan that will scale back its work force by 1,500 jobs and force some plants to close. ...(link)

Maybe this headline should have read; Kiss you Kids goodbye.

CDC Tracks Peanut Butter Contamination

ATLANTA (AP) -- Government scientists struggled Thursday to pinpoint the source of the first U.S. salmonella outbreak linked to peanut butter, the kid favorite packed into millions of lunchboxes every day.

Nearly 300 people in 39 states have fallen ill since August, and federal health investigators said they strongly suspect Peter Pan peanut butter and certain batches of Wal-Mart's Great Value house brand - both manufactured by ConAgra Foods Inc. ...(link)

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