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Food Lion achieves EPA honor for 14th year
SALISBURY, N.C. — The Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Food Lion with a 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency achievements. This is the 14th year Food Lion has received the award, making it the only grocer to achieve this honor for so many years consecutively.
"We are honored to receive this award, which speaks to our commitment to energy conservation and reducing carbon dioxide emissions throughout our 10-state footprint," stated Susan Sollenberger, director of energy, maintenance and equipment purchasing at Food Lion. "Since beginning our partnership with the EPA and Energy Star, Food Lion's energy reductions are equivalent to powering the average American home for more than 78,500 years."
The awards are given to a variety of organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through superior energy efficiency achievements.
Food Lion's accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C., on April 20, 2015.
Shoppers Drug Mart issues statement regarding expired birth control
TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart has identified that a number of patients in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba received expired birth control medication called Alesse 21 between March 16 and April 1, 2015.
The company is urging that women from Alberta who were dispensed Alesse 21 between March 16 and April 1, 2015 to check the expiration date on their medication and contact their pharmacy.
As soon as Shoppers became aware that expired Alesse 21 had been dispensed, it called each customer potentially affected by the error directly. It informed them of the mistake, offered to immediately replace the expired product and provided information and counselling. The company estimates that approximately 100 customers received the expired product. It has connected with all patients who were dispensed expired product in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
The company stated that human error at its distribution center in Calgary resulted in an incorrect data entry to the inventory system. Expired product was then shipped to stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba and dispensed to patients.