Monday, October 22, 2018

The Agenda: Harris Teeter and Trader Joe's products included in voluntary recall; New S.C. rankings for veteran homelessness, LGBTQ inclusion, political engagement

Harris Teeter and Trader Joe's impacted in voluntary recall

Posted by Lauren Hurlock on Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 10:48 AM

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A supplier for Harris Teeter and Trader Joe's, Bakkavor Foods, has voluntarily recalled 795,261 pounds of ready-to-eat products. The company identified a contamination with roasted, caramelized, or sautéed frozen vegetable and fruit products. Source: Rock Hill Herald

While the rate of veteran homelessness is increasing across the U.S., it's falling in S.C. Due in part to efforts like the annual Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Stand Down Against Homelessness initiative, the number of homeless veterans has decreased by almost 35% from 2016 to 2017. Source: P&C

In a recent Human Rights Campaign study of LGBTQ equality, a majority of the state scored below average. The only two cities out of the eight assessed, Charleston and Columbia, were scored above average — considerably above average: 72 and 71 respectively, with the average score of 58. Source: P&C

According to Wallet Hub, S.C. is one of the least politically engaged states in the country. S.C. scored 40th out of 51 spots on voter participation and dead last for the total political contributions per adult. Source: City Paper

Headline: "'Sextortion' scam: SC inmates pose as women on dating app to trap soldiers, warrant says." Source: The State

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