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KROGER MANUFACTURING HONORED CINCINNATI Kroger Manufacturing has been recognized by the International Dairy Foods Association for its outstanding worker safety performance after reducing accidents at its facilities by 80% in the past decade. The Kroger-owned plants were among a small group of facilities honored for having the best safety records among dairy processors based on 2007 Occupational Safety

KROGER MANUFACTURING HONORED

CINCINNATI — Kroger Manufacturing has been recognized by the International Dairy Foods Association for its outstanding worker safety performance after reducing accidents at its facilities by 80% in the past decade. The Kroger-owned plants were among a small group of facilities honored for having the best safety records among dairy processors based on 2007 Occupational Safety and Health Administration data, according to an announcement by the company. “We are committed to worker safety in all of our manufacturing operations,” said Calvin J. Kaufman, president of Kroger Manufacturing. “We believe nothing we do is worth risking an injury, and we focus on training and teamwork to prevent accidents. We appreciate all of our associates who help make our plants safe places to work for themselves and their co-workers.”

EXPECTANT MOMS URGED TO EAT FISH

WASHINGTON — In an effort to combat misunderstandings about fish consumption during pregnancy, the National Fisheries Institute last week published a new educational handout that supermarkets and nutrition educators can offer to interested shoppers. The flier is consistent with government advice and recent scientific studies that suggest expectant mothers should be eating two to three meals a week of a variety of different fish to ensure optimal health for their babies. Fish is one of the few foods naturally abundant in omega-3 fatty acids, which are needed for infant eye and brain development. “Our research shows that after reading the new flier, women are encouraged to eat a variety of fish a few times per week, while they're still aware that there are four fish to avoid [shark, king mackerel, tilefish and swordfish],” said Jennifer Wilmes, a registered dietitian with NFI.