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Voluntary Recall of Specific Varieties of SKITTLES®, STARBURST®, and LIFE SAVERS® Gummies Due to Potential Presence Metal Strands

May 13, 2022 – Today, Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC announced a voluntary recall of specific varieties of SKITTLES® Gummies, STARBURST® Gummies, and LIFE SAVERS® Gummies due to the potential presence of a very thin metal strand embedded in the gummies or loose in the bag. We received reports from consumers alerting us to this matter and are not aware…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Expands Eligibility for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose to Children 5 through 11 Years

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Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, authorizing the use of a single booster dose for administration to individuals 5 through 11 years of age at least five months after completion of a primary series with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.  “While it has largely been the case that COVID-19…

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NASA Awards Contract for Cybersecurity, Privacy Enterprise Solutions

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NASA has awarded the Cybersecurity and Privacy Enterprise Solutions and Services (CyPrESS) contract to Booz Allen Hamilton of McLean, Virginia. CyPrESS is a cost plus award fee core and hybrid indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a total potential value of $622.5 million. The period of performance includes a base period that begins May 31, 2022, and runs through Sept. 30, 2023, as…

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NASA Seeks Input on Moon to Mars Objectives, Comments Due May 31

Hubble Takes Mars Portrait Near Close Approach

As NASA moves forward with plans to send astronauts to the Moon under Artemis missions to prepare for human exploration of Mars, the agency is calling on U.S. industry, academia, international communities, and other stakeholders to provide input on its deep space exploration objectives.  NASA released a draft set of high-level objectives Tuesday, May 17, identifying 50 points falling under four overarching categories of exploration, including transportation and habitation; Moon and Mars…

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MOTIONAL AND UBER EATS LAUNCH AUTONOMOUS DELIVERIES IN SANTA MONICA

Motional’s autonomous vehicles are now conducting end-to-end food deliveries on the Uber Eats network Launch represents Uber Eats’ first partnership with an autonomous vehicle company for this purpose Pilot lays the foundation for future initiatives between Motional and Uber SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Motional, a global driverless technology leader, and Uber Technologies Inc (NYSE: UBER) today launched autonomous…

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FDA Provides New Updates on Activities to Mitigate Infant Formula Supply Challenges, Abbott Nutrition Agrees to Take Corrective Actions at Facility to Produce Safe Infant Formula

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing important updates on its ongoing work to increase the supply and availability of infant formula in the U.S. On Feb. 17, the agency warned consumers not to use certain powdered infant formula products from Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis, Michigan infant formula production facility, and Abbott voluntarily ceased production at this facility as well as initiated…

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FDA Encourages Importation of Safe Infant Formula and Other Flexibilities to Further Increase Availability

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Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing a guidance that outlines increased flexibilities regarding importation of certain infant formula products to further increase the availability of infant formula across the country while protecting the health of infants. The agency is encouraging infant formula manufacturers worldwide to take advantage of these flexibilities. “The FDA is leaving no stone unturned…

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Total Lunar Eclipes: Tonight!!!

A total lunar eclipse will occur tonight, May 15, 2022, the first of two this year. The second eclipse will happen in November of this year.. The eclipse will be a dark one with the northern limb of the Moon passing through the center of Earth’s shadow. This is the first central eclipse of Lunar Saros 131. The eclipse will be completely visible over most of North and South America, seen rising…

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