On May 15, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported the seizure of a shipment of Pokémon action figurines valued at more than $600,000. CBP examined a shipment from Hong Kong that listed plastic furnishing articles. What it found were the Pokémon dolls. The agency contacted Nintendo, which owns the Pokémon trademark, and confirmed that
Foodborne illnesses can spread quickly. A recent example is that of a batch of listeria-contaminated eggs causing one death and seven reported infections across five states. In many ways, the world of food supply chains is encapsulated in this tragedy. The contamination occurred in a single facility in Gainesville, Georgia, but resulted in products from
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