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• Kellogg Co. said yesterday that it will stop making immunity claims for its Cocoa Krispies and Rice Krispies cereals, a practice that had drawn criticisms because it was seen as exploiting the current H1N1 flu epidemic. The company had said that it began adding antioxidants and vitamins before this variety of flu was identified, and will continue offering these components even after it stops making immunity claims.

• The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said yesterday that it has identified a strain of the H1N1 flu virus in commercial herd of pigs in Indiana. It is the first time that the virus - also known as the swine flu - has been found in actual swine.
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