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• Dole Fresh Vegetables reportedly has recalled more than a thousand cases of pre-bagged salad mix sold at Walmart and Kroger stores in six states because of concerns about a possible listeria contamination.

• The Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal reports that "General Mills will start shipping 40 new yogurt products next month as it tries to play catchup against Greek-style yogurt in the U.S. market."

Reuters reports that U.S. drugstore chain Walgreen Co and several other pharmacies are offering free, rapid HIV tests in a small number of stores under a two-year pilot program to make diagnosing the AIDS virus more convenient and accessible to Americans.

"The pilot program announced on Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will use information gleaned from the testing to develop a nationwide model for pharmacists and nurse practitioners to detect the virus."
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