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October 7, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Cargill Inc. is voluntarily recalling more than 840,000 pounds of frozen ground beef patties distributed at Sam's Club stores nationwide after four Minnesota children who ate the food developed E. coli illness. The children became ill between Sept. 10 and Sept. 20 after eating American Chef's Selection Angus Beef Patties from three Sam's Club stores in the Minneapolis area. The Cargill recall comes on the heels of Elizabeth, N.J.-based Topps Meat Co.'s recall of 21.
May 20, 1992 | NONA YATES
P OP! Every parent of a bubble-gum chewing child dreads that sound. It signifies a struggle to remove sticky pink stuff from cheeks, lips, noses, even hair. But kids love bubble gum. In 1991 they chewed 150,000 pounds--15 million pieces--of the primarily pink gum each day , according to Zillions, Consumer Reports for Kids. Parents hate it.
October 14, 1995 | Bloomberg Business News
Topps Co. is showing off the new wrapper for Bazooka bubble gum with a seven-foot high replica at New York's most famous toy store. But don't worry, the comics are still there. The repackaging--and larger-than-mouthful display at the FAO Schwarz store in midtown Manhattan--mark the approach of the 50th birthday of the candy-store staple, introduced in 1946. The new wrapper features a big pink bubble and more contemporary styling.
August 26, 1999 | Bloomberg News
Shares of Grand Toys International Inc. and other toy makers and distributors with Pokemon deals surged Wednesday as investors flocked to companies with license agreements to sell products featuring Nintendo Co.'s popular video game. "Pokemon is a magic word right now among investors," Burnham Securities analyst David Leibowitz said of the Japanese sensation.
August 21, 2007 | From Reuters
new york -- Influential proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services recommended Monday voting against the takeover of baseball card company Topps Co. by a private equity firm and an investment group led by former Walt Disney Co. chief Michael Eisner. ISS said that investors should oppose the $384.5-million bid from Madison Dearborn Partners and Tornante Co. because there was an alternative, higher bid being offered by rival Upper Deck Co. for $425 million.
October 6, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Topps Meat Co. said it was closing its business, days after it was forced to issue the second-largest beef recall in U.S. history and 67 years after it opened its doors. The decision will cost 87 people their jobs, the Elizabeth, N.J., company said. Topps on Sept. 25 began recalling frozen hamburger patties that may have been contaminated with a potentially fatal strain of E. coli bacteria. The recall eventually expanded to 21.7 million pounds of ground beef. Thirty people in eight states had E.
April 11, 2002 | From Associated Press
Luis Gonzalez apparently won't have to give DNA samples after all. No more gumshoe detective work will be necessary. The Arizona Diamondback All-Star reportedly has decided to end any controversy over the legitimacy of a piece of already-been-chewed-by-Gonzo gum being sold at auction on the Internet. Gonzalez said he would chew a new piece of gum while on a Tucson radio program via telephone this morning, according to Johnjay of the "Johnjay and Rich" show on station KRQ.
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