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Beckers Hospital Review reports that Albertsons has become the first retailer to offer the diagnostic technology called diabetic retinopathy eye exams.

The diagnostic equipment is located in clinics that are "in five Albertsons locations — four Acme Markets grocery stores and one Safeway … The AI technology works completely autonomously to identify patients with diabetic retinopathy and macular edema, diabetes-related complications and leading causes of blindness … Results of the exam, along with patient vitals and other health information, are immediately transmitted from the CarePortMD clinic to the patient's physician."

• Bumble Bee Foods has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, as expected.

Bloomberg writes that the filing came as the company deals with "criminal fines and civil lawsuits stemming from a federal price-fixing case. The canned-tuna purveyor has plans for its assets to be acquired by FCF Co. for about $925 million."

USA Today reports that "more than 75,000 pounds of packaged salad is being recalled after seven people were hospitalized with E. coli and two of them developed kidney failure, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday.

"A New Jersey company, Missa Bay, issued the voluntary recall, worried that the romaine lettuce may be contaminated with the bacteria following an investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"In all, 17 people have been infected with E. coli in eight states, the CDC found. No one has died."
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