Oklahoma coalition adds five
The Made in Oklahoma Coalition — a group of Oklahoma-based companies that process, produce or distribute food products — has added five new members. JCP Specialty Foods, deVine Natural Artesian Water, Mountain View Meat, Ozarka Water Company and Seikel's Oklahoma Gold Old Style Mustard recently joined the coalition. “We are thrilled to welcome these five new companies to the coalition,” said Kerry Barrick, marketing coordinator of Made in Oklahoma Coalition. “This is a great group of Oklahoma-based companies making quality products that we're proud to say are made in Oklahoma.” For more information on the coalition or for a full list of member companies, visit www.miocoalition.com.
Rotary recognizes Millie's Table
Millie's Table of Edmond is the Four-Way Test winner of Edmond Rotary Club, exhibiting the four tenets of Rotary — truthfulness and fairness, building goodwill and better friendships. Rotarian Sandy Chappell nominated the catering and pick-up-a-meal company. Millie's Table donates food and time for Arise Ministries for single mothers, fundraisers for The Kids Place, a faith-based support group for children and teens that are experiencing mourning after the death of a loved one or friend, Citizens Caring for Children, which helps foster children and Good Works Ministry, and provided food after recent storms.
Best Buy recalls MacBook parts
Best Buy is recalling 5,100 replacement batteries for the MacBook Pro due to a fire risk. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday that there have been 13 reports that the battery caught fire. One consumer suffered a serious burn on the leg. Best Buy Co. is voluntarily recalling both black and white ATG lithium-ion replacement batteries for the notebook computers. The batteries were sold online or shipped to customers through its Geek Squad services from September of 2008 through June of 2012 for about $50. Best Buy said it is contacting customers to ask them to return the batteries for replacement or for a Best Buy gift card. The model number “MC-MBOOK13B” is on the label of the black battery and “MC-BOOK13W” is on the label of the white battery. The ATG logo is on both.
Taco Bell to test protein menu
NEW YORK — Taco Bell plans to test a “Power Protein” menu as part of its push to provide choices for people looking to eat healthy. The chain says it will start testing the menu July 25 in Dayton, Ohio. The burritos and bowls will have more than 20 grams of protein and less than 450 calories. The test comes after the company announced in April that it would work to provide more balanced options. Taco Bell says the Power Protein burritos and bowls include double portion of meat and toppings such as corn and guacamole. Taco Bell is owned by Yum Brands Inc.
Drug-aping products are pulled
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Political leaders in drug-plagued Kentucky say retailer Urban Outfitters Inc. has stopped selling flasks, shot glasses and pint glasses that look like prescription pill bottles. Gov. Steve Beshear released a statement Wednesday saying he was very pleased with the decision. Urban Outfitters caters to teens and young adults. The company issued a statement Tuesday to The Courier-Journal of Louisville saying it had stopped selling the items.
From staff and wire reports