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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:00 am

Briefs

New Haven meat shop issues recall

Staff, news services

Custom Quality Meats of New Haven said Wednesday it is recalling all of the company's cooked and heat-treated meat products sold under the label names of “Custom Quality Meats” and “Willow Lake Farms” with the mark of state inspection.

“During a recent inspection, the company was unable to verify through recordkeeping that adequate cooling was provided to ensure safety of the products during storage,” a news release said.

The recall applies only to cooked and processed products sold under the “Custom Quality Meats” and “Willow Lake Farms” names with an Indiana state inspection logo, an outline of Indiana with the words “IND. Insp & Passed BOAH Est. 72”).

The products were sold at the following Allen County locations: Custom Quality Meats, 2616 Ryan Road, New Haven; Custom Quality Meats, 3227 Carroll Road; teds market and Nolt's Marketplace; and also at the Custom Quality Meats' booth at Fort Wayne's Farmers Market.

VW to cut up to 7,000 jobs by 2023

German carmaker Volkswagen AG says it expects to shed between 5,000 and 7,000 jobs at its core brand by 2023 as a result of increasing automation of “routine tasks.”

The Wolfsburg-based company said Wednesday that the Volkswagen brand can cut the posts by not recruiting replacements for employees who retire, and so it can carry out “restructuring along the demographic curve.”

It said that, at the same time, it will create some 2,000 new jobs in technical development. The company noted in a statement that “with regard to all measures, Volkswagen has given its workforce a job security guarantee until at least 2025.”

The move comes as Volkswagen unveils a program aimed at improving earnings by 2023.

Spotify complains to EU about Apple

Swedish music site Spotify has complained to European Union regulators about Apple for allegedly abusing its dominant position in music streaming and stifling competition.

Spotify founder Daniel Ek said Wednesday the company has filed a formal antitrust complaint with the executive European Commission against Apple – a move that adds to the debate about how to rein in the power of big tech.

Writing in a blog post, Ek said Apple is acting “as both a player and referee to deliberately disadvantage other app developers” by bringing in new rules to its App Store that intentionally limit choice and constrain innovation.

Corruption scandal saddens UAW boss

The United Auto Workers president says he is “deeply saddened and irritated” by a corruption scandal in which union officials are accused of accepting bribes from Fiat Chrysler executives.

Gary Jones made a statement to the media Wednesday at the UAW's national bargaining convention in Detroit. According to Jones, the union is “engaged in comprehensive reforms to make sure that this behavior never happens again.”

Jones didn't take questions from reporters.

UAW official Nancy Johnson in December was sentenced to a year in prison. She and others were charged in a scheme to strip millions from a Detroit worker training center financed by Fiat Chrysler.