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Raw meat-based products may harm pets and their owners: study

AMSTERDAM: Although raw meat-based diets for pets have become increasingly popular, the meat may be contaminated with bacteria and parasites, a new study from the Netherlands shows. In particular, E. coli, Listeria and Salmonella were found in commercial frozen raw-meat pet food from Dutch companies. Raw meals include dried treats such as pig ears, home-prepared meals and commercially-prepared meals with meats, meaty bones, organs, vegetables, eggs, grains, yeast, milk and yogurt. “The pathogens can be transmitted .…

Mars recalls some products over salmonella fears

LONDON: Confectioner Mars Inc, owner of the Mars and M&M brands, said on Friday that it had voluntarily recalled some products due to salmonella fears. Products sold under the Galaxy brand in the UK and Ireland as it detected the possible presence of Salmonella in the ingredients. The products, including the Galaxy Minstrels and Galaxy Counters bars, with a best-before date ranging between May 6, 2018 and May 13, 2018 were recalled as a precautionary measure, the British and Irish units of Mars said. Mars also…

WB Stores: Waseem Badami launches skincare brand

Popular ARY News anchor Waseem Badami on Saturday launched WB Hemani, a brand of natural and herbal skincare products. Inauguration of the WB Hemani brand was performed by Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair Umar. The event was attended by Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar, Chairman Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan Farooq Sattar, Inspector General Sindh AD Khawaja and many showbiz and media figures. Hemani Herbals is a Pakistani company which offers a wide range of herbal, natural and organic products. Hemani’s products…

WTO seeks trade deal on ‘green’ products

GENEVA: The heavyweights of world trade, including the United States, China and Japan, meet in Geneva this weekend to establish a list of environmentally friendly products for which tariffs can be eliminated or reduced. The green products include solar panels, wind turbines and air quality monitors "that can help achieve environmental and climate protection goals," the World Trade Organization said. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem is expected at the WTO talks on Saturday along with senior officials of 17…

Google to introduce child-friendly versions of products

The company will likely create specific versions of its search, YouTube and Chrome products for children aged 12 and under, USA Today reported, adding that Google did not provide a timeline for the rollout. "We want to be thoughtful about what we do, giving parents the right tools to oversee their kids' use of our products," USA Today quoted Diwanji as saying. A Google spokesperson declined to comment, but confirmed that the effort described in the report was accurate. – Reuters