Schumer asking Amtrak to
discard the idea of shrinking seats
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is asking Amtrak to discard the idea of creating new economy seating with reduced legroom aboard its trains.
Schumer says in a statement Sunday that Amtrak should find other ways to save money without burdening passengers.
Outgoing Amtrak co-chief executive Wick Moorman said last week that the company was looking at creating the “economy” seating that would add more rows of seats in an effort to make more money.
Schumer is calling the idea “right out of the airline’s playbook.” The senator from New York is urging Amtrak to “scrap the shrinking seats idea” and look at other ways of making money.
Bone fragment scare forces Sabrett hot dog recall
NEW YORK (AP) — The maker of Sabrett hot dogs is recalling more than 7 million pounds of hot dogs because they may contain bone fragments.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall of products made by New York City-based Marathon Enterprises Inc. on Saturday.
The recall affects beef and pork hot dogs and sausages produced on various dates between March 17 and July 4.
The food-safety agency says the products subject to recall are stamped “EST. 8854” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The agency says the recalled products have been blamed for one minor oral injury.
Consumers who purchased the hot dogs are urged to throw them away or return them to the store where they bought them.