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•  The Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC), which focuses on companies certified as a 'minority business enterprise,' announced that it "has received a $50,000 investment from Stop & Shop Supermarkets, and an additional $5,000 from the Stop & Shop NextGen Associate Resource Group, a team of Millennial and Gen Z Stop & Shop associates dedicated to economic inclusion. This $55,000 investment will be used to enhance the content and delivery of GNEMSDC's Development Program for minority owned businesses, with a special focus on Black-owned businesses."


•  The New York Times reports that "Nestlé Prepared Foods has recalled more than 700,000 pounds of frozen pepperoni Hot Pockets that may contain pieces of glass and hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said on Friday.

"The recall was issued after Nestlé received four separate consumer complaints of 'extraneous materials' in pepperoni Hot Pockets, the Food Safety and Inspection Service said.

"The company said in a news release on Friday that contaminated products 'could pose a choking or laceration risk and should be not be consumed'."