“COVID-19 Update: USDA, FDA Underscore Current Epidemiologic and Scientific Information Indicating No Transmission of COVID-19 Through Food or Food Packaging”


WASHINGTON, DC (Feb. 18, 2021) — After more than a year since the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak was declared a global health emergency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to underscore that there is no…

“The Role of Financial Institutions in Tackling the Challenges of Climate Change:” Without Black Diversity


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 18, 2021) today The  Institute of International Finance (IIF) U.S. Climate Finance Summit bought  together CEOs from leading banks, insurers and asset managers, along with climate experts from across the scientific and academic community for a lively discussion of how best to support a pro-growth, pro-markets transition…

Ercot Failed Infrastructure Leaves Millions Without Power, Food And Water: Impacting Safety and Health


TEXAS (February 18, 2021)---as Texas struggled on Thursday with a disastrous lack of power, food and water following the deadly storm that brought Arctic temperatures to the southern US, the state’s Republican leadership stood battered by a growing outcry over mismanagement of the power grid and a painfully slow emergency response.…

Bee News Daily Spotlight: Border Patrol


Counterfeit Currency   CBP Officers Disrupt a Smuggling Attempt of Over $254K in Unreported Currency at Eagle Pass Port of Entry Thursday, February 18, 2021 | Local Media Release EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers working outbound operations seized over $254,000 in...Read…

“108,000 Counterfeit 3M Surgical Masks Stopped by Cincinnati CBP”


CINCINNATI, OH (February 18, 2021)–-Last Thursday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Cincinnati seized 450 boxes of counterfeit 3M surgical masks; each box contained 240 masks, for a grand total of 108,000 counterfeit items. The boxes were imported on 16 pallets, enough to fill an entire sea container.…

“Japanese CEO and Employees Charged in Scheme to Defraud U.S. Navy and Dump Wastewater in Ocean”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 18, 2021)---Three Japanese nationals, including the president and chief executive officer  of Yokohama, Japan-based Kanto Kosan Co. Ltd. (Kanto Kosan) were indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday in connection with an alleged long-running scheme to defraud the U.S. Navy and pollute Japanese waters by dumping contaminated…

“President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Oklahoma Emergency Declaration”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 18, 2021)---President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that an emergency exists in the State of Oklahoma and ordered federal assistance to supplement state, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from a severe winter storm beginning on February 8, 2021, and continuing. The…