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• Wegmans announced that it has pulled the caffeine-and-alcohol drink Four Loko off its shelves, citing media attention to the fact that after drinking the beverage, a number of college students have ended up in the hospital.

The product also has been pulled by retailers such as Haggen in the Pacific Northwest; a umber of college campuses, and has been banned by the state of Michigan.

USDA Today reports that “evidence of salmonella has been found at an Ohio egg farm that's received financing from the owner of an Iowa egg farm that was behind a massive recall earlier this year.

“Cal-Maine Foods, the nation's biggest egg seller and distributor, said it is recalling 288,000 eggs the company had purchased from supplier Ohio Fresh Eggs after a test showed salmonella at the Ohio farm.”

No illnesses have been reported. However, the story says that Oil Fresh Eggs is financially connected to Austin "Jack" DeCoster=, who owns Wright County Egg, one of the two Iowa egg farms that recently recalled 550 million eggs when the products were linked to as many as 1,600 illnesses.

• The Kroger Co. announced that it has negotiated a new $2.0 billion revolving credit facility.  The facility replaces a $2.5 billion facility that would have matured in November 2011. The facility will be used for general corporate purposes, including commercial paper backstop.

AppScout reports that the Apple iPhone and Google Android phones seem to be consumers’ smartphones of choice: “More than 56 percent of smartphone users are seriously considering an Apple iPhone and 44 percent are considering an Android device for their next smartphone. Both could nearly double their shares of shipping products in the U.S. in the next 12 months, the study finds. Meanwhile, only 24 percent are considering a Blackberry and 10 percent are considering a Windows smartphone.”
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