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Supermarket checkout system sought for recalled foods

Chicago Tribune recently reported a consumer advocate goal that may one day come to a supermarket near you in Chicago! Advocates say that supermarket scanners should be programmed to trigger an alert when shoppers try to buy a recalled product. A system of automatic warnings, consumer advocates say, would help ensure that recalled products, such as the more than 2600 recently recalled brands of ice cream, cake mixes, snacks and other items possibly laced with salmonella bacteria, are stopped at the point of purchase at the local supermarket.

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