Maryland AG sues to block Kroger-Albertsons merger [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—The Kroger Company and Albertsons Companies are facing a lawsuit from the Maryland Attorney General’s office over their proposed merger. The lawsuit claims that the merger violates the Clayton Act, which prohibits the merger of businesses that would substantially reduce competition or create a monopoly. The merging of the two companies would create the largest national supermarket chain in […]

Maryland Attorney General calls for public input on potential Kroger-Albertsons merger

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown is actively seeking input from Marylanders regarding the proposed merger between two major national supermarket companies: Kroger, known for operating chains like Harris Teeter, and Albertsons, which operates chains like Safeway. As part of its commitment to safeguarding fair competition, worker rights, agricultural interests, and consumer welfare, the Office of Attorney General’s (OAG) […]

Home Chef to open manufacturing and distribution center in Baltimore

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Wes Moore on Wednesday announced that Home Chef, an online and in-store meal solutions company, will establish a new manufacturing and distribution center in Baltimore City, creating more than 500 new full-time jobs in the community by 2024. The Maryland Department of Commerce and Baltimore Development Corporation worked proactively with Home Chef to assist with project costs, location […]

FDA investigating hepatitis outbreak potentially connected to organic strawberries

BALTIMORE, MD—The FDA, along with CDC, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, state, and local partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A infections in the United States and Canada potentially linked to fresh organic strawberries branded as FreshKampo and HEB, purchased between March 5, 2022, and April 25, 2022. Currently, the potentially […]

Additional peaches recalled at Wegmans, Kroger due to Salmonella concerns

BALTIMORE, MD—Additional assortments of peaches sold in Maryland were recalled on Monday due to Salmonella concerns.  The original recall announcement can be viewed here. Prima® Wawona Bulk/Loose Peaches Prima® Wawona is voluntarily recalling all of its bulk/loose peaches distributed and sold from June 1 through August 3 and its bagged Wawona and Wawona Organic peaches distributed and sold from June […]

Kroger Mid-Atlantic recalls cheese dips due to Salmonella concerns

BALTIMORE, MD—Kroger Mid-Atlantic is recalling cheese dips sold in some local stores because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting […]