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  • DETROIT— Exploding air bags made by Takata Corp. are so dangerous that U.S. safety regulators want to manage a massive recall so cars can be fixed faster. "The number of impacted vehicles and manufacturers in combination with the supply issues related to these air bag recalls adds a previously unprecedented level of complexity to this recall," NHTSA...

  • Listeria: FDA finds problems at Ohio ice cream plant Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 11:32 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A government investigation of Ohio- based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams found inadequate testing and cleaning in its Columbus plant that had become contaminated with listeria. The Jeni's recall came as Texas- based Blue Bell Creameries also shut down and recalled all products after listeria in its products was linked to three deaths.

  • *Some automakers explore Takata's rivals for replacement parts. *Takata shares fall 10 pct in Tokyo. DETROIT, May 20- Takata Corp's record U.S. recall of potentially deadly air bag inflators could take years to complete, industry experts and safety advocates said, as automakers scrambled to line up replacement parts, some not from Takata.

  • ConAgra to pay $11.2M to settle salmonella case Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 4:58 PM ET
    Peter Pan Peanut Butter.

    ConAgra Foods agreed to pay $11.2 million, to settle a federal charge that the company shipped Peter Pan peanut butter tainted with salmonella.

  • TIMELINE-Takata air bag recalls since 2008 Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 2:24 PM ET

    Honda and Takata deny fault and settle for an undisclosed sum. Her family sues Honda and Takata for more than $75 million in April 2011, claiming they knew of the air bag problems as early as 2004. Honda and Takata settle in January 2013 for $3 million, according to court documents. 2011: April 27- Honda recalls 896,000 Honda and Acura 2001-03 cars in order to find...

  • May 20- A unit of ConAgra Foods Inc pleaded guilty to a criminal misdemeanor and will pay $11.2 million to end a federal probe into a 2007 recall of peanut butter, including the Peter Pan brand, linked to a salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds. The plea agreement also calls for the unit to pay an $8.01 million criminal fine, a record in a U.S. food safety case, and...

  • ConAgra to pay $11.2M to settle salmonella criminal case Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 12:09 PM ET

    SAVANNAH, Ga.— ConAgra Foods agreed Wednesday to pay $11.2 million, a sum that includes the highest criminal fine ever in a U.S. food safety case, to settle a federal charge that the company shipped Peter Pan peanut butter tainted with salmonella from a plant in Georgia, sickening more than 600 people and triggering a massive recall eight years ago.

  • May 20- A unit of ConAgra Foods Inc has pleaded guilty to a criminal misdemeanor and will pay $11.2 million to end a federal probe into a 2007 recall of peanut butter linked to a salmonella outbreak, court papers showed. ConAgra Grocery Products Co pleaded guilty to one count of introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce, will pay a $8.01 million...

  • What you need to know about the Takata air bag recall Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 12:02 AM ET

    DETROIT— A recall of air bags made by Japanese auto parts supplier Takata Corp. now has the dubious distinction of being the largest in U.S. history. A: Honda has the most vehicles equipped with Takata air bags. Dozens of models made by BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Saab, Subaru and Toyota dating to the 2001 model year are also affected.

  • Tracking Takata's crisis management   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 11:08 PM ET
    Tracking Takata's crisis management

    Scott Upham, founder, president & chief executive officer at Valient Market Research, says the reluctance of Takata's management to go for a full-scale recall and a series of PR mishaps have damaged the firm's corporate reputation.

  • Models covered by expanded Takata air bag recall Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 7:52 PM ET

    Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. bowed to pressure from U.S. safety regulators Tuesday and agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective. Here are the models from previous recalls affected by the expansion, which vaults the Takata recall crisis into the largest automotive recall in U.S. history:. Models are preliminary and scope of recall subject to...

  • RPT-TIMELINE-Takata air bag recalls Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 7:16 PM ET

    Honda and Takata deny fault and settle for an undisclosed sum. Her family sues Honda and Takata for more than $75 million in April 2011, claiming they knew of the air bag problems as early as 2004. Honda and Takata settle in January 2013 for $3 million, according to court documents. 2011: April 27- Honda recalls 896,000 Honda and Acura 2001-03 cars in order to find...

  • Takata's airbag recall will be biggest in US history

    Karl Brauer, senior director, Insights at Kelley Blue Book, discusses news that air bag manufacturer Takata is doubling the number of vehicles that need to be recalled in the U.S.

  • Tracking down Takata car owners   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 4:38 PM ET
    Tracking down Takata car owners

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau, and Jack Nerard, Kelley Blue Book, discuss Takata's huge recall of more than 33 million vehicles with defective airbags, and how car owners can find out if their car is involved.

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, May 19- Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata Corp is doubling a recall of air bags to nearly 34 million vehicles, creating the largest automotive recall in American history, U.S. safety regulators said on Tuesday. The recall, which still does not identify the cause of the problem, involves passenger and driver-side air bags in vehicles made by...

  • US investigation of 2007 peanut butter recall wraps up Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 3:30 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— ConAgra Foods is likely to face a criminal charge now that the U.S. government has completed its investigation of the company's 2007 peanut butter recall. A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office in Georgia, Pam Lightsey, said Tuesday that prosecutors plan to reveal details of the investigation Wednesday. Last year, two Colorado cantaloupe...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, May 19- Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata Corp has agreed to declare nearly 34 million vehicles defective due to problems with air bag inflators, creating the largest automotive recall in American history, U.S. safety regulators said on Tuesday. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said NHTSA also issued a consent order to Takata,...

  • Deadly air bags prompt historic vehicle recall Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 3:01 PM ET
    This picture taken on May 8, 2015 shows child car seats from Japanese auto parts maker Takata at a Toyota showroom in Tokyo. The world's biggest automaker Toyota said on May 13 that its recall of five million vehicles affected 35 models globally produced between March 2003 and November 2007 due to faulty airbags made by embattled supplier Takata.

    The NHTSA confirmed Tuesday earlier reports that air bag manufacturer Takata plans to declare 33.8 million vehicles defective.

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata Corp has agreed to declare nearly 34 million vehicles defective due to problems with air bag inflators, creating the largest automotive recall in American history, U.S. safety regulators said on Tuesday. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said NHTSA also issued a consent order to Takata, requiring...

  • Takata air bag recall doubles to nearly 34 million Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 1:54 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history. "We know that owners are worried about their safety and the safety of their families," said Mark Rosekind, head of the National...