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Americans Eating Habits Take a Healthier Turn, Study Finds

by James Kukucka - Saturday, 8 February 2014, 04:24 PM This article references the recent U.S. Department of Agriculture report which found that Americans are consuming an average of 118 fewer calories per day. While this is not enough to reduce the spiraling, 36% of Americans that are considered obese, it is a step in the right direction. The article cites several reasons for this reduction including the recession, requirements to list nutritional information, an increased focus amongst Americans on nutrition and pressure on the food and restaurant industry to provide healthier choices.

I believe the food and restaurant industry should be no different than other industries and should provide quality products to its customers.

Do you feel that this trend will continue and that the consumer will drive the food and restaurant industry to meet our requirements and provide healthier choices to further reduce caloric intake?
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Show parent | Reply Re: Americans Eating Habits Take a Healthier Turn, Study Finds by Karawa Joney - Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 01:48 AM Hi James, I strongly agree with the statistics stated in the article from the U.S Department of Agriculture that government study suggests the nation's diet is taking a slightly healthier turn. Enforcing or regulating the quality of food served to the populace by Restaurants could improve on the health and eating habits of the 36% Americans that are obese, however the effect may be insignificant. One of the major cause of this negative trend is the fact that average household income remained constant from 2011-2012. As a consequence, most Americans then resort to fast food. Show parent | Reply

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NC Man Gets 7 Years For Selling Fake Airbags


by Karawa Joney - Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 11:12 AM Reading through the article reveals Borodin failed to meet the new ISO 9001:2008 which clearly emphasizes the need to ensure that outsourced processes comply with all customer and legal requirements. It is evident that these airbags do not meet the dimensions of a quality product. The supplier in china and Chinese products as whole has a bad reputation for product quality. In addition, the features of these airbags compared to others are likely to have a low performance standard. The supplier equally failed to display warnings on the bags before they were shipped from china means that it doesn't meet the required safety standards which could cause passengers casualities. Borodin is liable for the $26000 in restitution to the 118 victims who placed charges against him. The court might have realised that these airbags did not meet the ISO Total Quality Management principle 8 which requires a mutually beneficial supplier relationship that creates value to the product . In your opinion, did the court ruling based on facts or the product quality? How can the US control the inflow of chiness products?
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by James Wilson - Friday, 28 February 2014, 09:51 PM

I have to comment on this one because this is clearly not a failure to follow quality standards. I believe that federal safety laws were purposely circumvented to reap higher profits. And actually if you think about it this was a mutually beneficial relationship. It is possible that both parties knew that the bags were substandard. But the manufacturer got to sell substandard parts that he could not legally sell in the US and the defendant got to sell them way below market for huge profits. Until he got caught that is. JW
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Brazil Judge Dismisses Case Against Chevron


by Karawa Joney - Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 12:14 PM we can categorically argue that the court in Sao Paolo , Brazil dismissed the civil lawsuit basing their ruling on the Traditional rather than the Total Quality Management approach. The federal prosecutors failed to acquire the $20 million claim in damages beacuse the traditional quality management focuses on correcting mistakes after they have been made rather than preventing them. In your opinion, was the court ruling fair enough?
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Re: Brazil Judge Dismisses Case Against Chevron


by Raymond Vincent Latayan - Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 11:49 PM

I would say the case should not have been dismissed. The crude that seeped into the ocean caused environmental damaged and also affected many peoples business and livelihood especially the fishermen. If Chevron just monitored everything and made sure that everything is was functioning 99.99% on their part then this problem would not happen.
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Re: Brazil Judge Dismisses Case Against Chevron


by James Wilson - Friday, 28 February 2014, 09:42 PM

Courts will not now or ever make ruling based on the Total Quality Mnagement approach. Tort law is adjudicated based on the courts interpretation of the law concerning the tort under litigation. The $20 BN figure was undoubtedly taken from the BP settlement for the gulf coast spill. The court awarded compensatory damages in an amout to cover the cost of the cleanup and any damages that occured. This is good law. Awarding 133 times the cost of the cleanup would not erase the spill and the money will not go to affected marine life. A great deal of the money would be misappropriated and misused. And it would not punish the owners of the company excepth that their stock values may go down. And the cost of the settlement will be passed on to consumers like you who drive cars without any beneft to the environment. The lawyers who argued the case will retire to tropical islands though.