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4 years 6 months ago

Organization banned from inspecting Chinese produce

The Agriculture Department has banned a leading American inspector of organic foods in China because of conflicts of interest. The Organic Crop Improvement Association of Nebraska used Chinese government employees to inspect farms and food processing facilities that are state-controlled. Some of the products inspected by the association were...

4 years 6 months ago

Surprise inspections must remain a surprise

A federal judge has ordered a Kentucky mining company to stop alerting miners to surprise inspections by federal regulators. U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove in London, Ky., issued the order Friday barring Manalapan Mining Co. from warning underground miners that inspectors are on site. The tips are a...

4 years 7 months ago

FAA orders new inspections for Boeing 737s

Aviation regulators are ordering a new round of inspections for some Boeing 737s to catch a flaw that can cause a potentially dangerous vibration. The Federal Aviation Administration says a part can come loose in the plane's elevator, the surface on the plane's tail that points the nose up...

5 years 1 month ago

Astronauts inspect space shuttle for damage

Astronauts aboard the shuttle Atlantis have begun a close inspection of the craft's thermal shield, checking for any possible damage during yesterday's launch. They're using a 100-foot, laser-tipped inspection boom, which was first focused on Atlantis' right wing. The job is expected to last into the afternoon. NASA officials say...

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