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Jan 18, 2016 7:23 PM

Changing Families: Popular chicken sausage is recalled; New study says pregnant women who eat fish have smarter kids; Controversial kids book gets pulled

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CHANGING FAMILIES - Mislabeling causes 22,000 pounds of chicken sausage to be recalled.

Kayem Foods Al Fresco Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage failed to note the use of pork casings.

Kayem Foods is based Massachusetts. The sausage was sold nationwide.

The chicken sausage items were produced on Nov. 4, 2015. The following product is subject to recall:
12-oz. vacuum-packed packages containing “Al Fresco Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage” bearing identification code “308 BW12 USE/FRZ BY FEB 7, 2016.”

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A study out of Spain says three sizable servings of fish each week during pregnancy may benefit children’s brains.

Researchers from the Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology in Barcelona followed 2,000 expectant mothers and found improved brain function in the children whose mothers ate fish while pregnant.

This is controversial since seafood accumulates mercury, which is known to be neurotoxic. But the study says the apparent benefits outweigh any negative effects from mercury.

Pregnant women should still check with their doctor to be sure it's safe.
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Scholastic is pulling the new children’s book 'A Birthday Cake For George Washington' which tells the story of Washington’s head chef - a slave named Hercules.

The book has come under a lot of criticism since its recent release. Many saying the book makes light of the plight of slaves in America.

Scholastic announced Sunday it will no longer distribute the book.

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