Tyson Foods on Tuesday recalled 36,420 pounds of its white meat panko chicken nuggets after foreign substances were found in some of the nuggets, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arkansas, California, and Indiana.
- Arkansas: Tyson Foods on Tuesday recalled 36,420 pounds of its white meat panko chicken nuggets after foreign substances were found in some of the nuggets. The U.S. Department of Agriculture in a recall notice said the substance was rubber. Tyson in a news release provided a little more detail, saying the substance was "small pieces of soft, blue rubber" (Neal, Sacramento Bee, 1/29).
- California: The number of new enrollees in California's Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchange dropped by almost 25% this year, mostly due to the elimination of the tax penalty for people without health insurance, state officials said on Wednesday. Nationwide, enrollment in ACA exchanges was down 15.8% this year (Ibarra, Kaiser Health News/Los Angeles Times, 1/30).
- Indiana: Lawmakers in Indiana have introduced a bill to revive a "certificate of need" requirement, which would make it more difficult for new hospitals to be built. Brian Tabor, president of the Indiana Hospital Association, said the proposed bill would make it more difficult to construct hospitals in areas where they're needed (Berman, WIBC, 1/30).
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