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Altaire Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that it has voluntarily recalled several of its eye drops and ointments due to sterility concerns. The New York-based company said in a statement that it was initiating the voluntary recall due to “management concerns regarding the sufficiency of quality assurance controls over critical systems in the manufacturing facility.” The company said the administration of a “non-sterile product intended to be sterile” could result in serious and life-threatening infections or it could be fatal. The company said it has not received any reports of adverse effects. — Fox News
Despite it being the height of summer vacation season, tourists are saying that Disneyland is surprisingly "empty." Guests at the California theme park claim that the park isn’t as crowded as they expected, with some even going as far as to describe it as a “ghost town.” This comes as a bit of a surprise, not only because summers are usually crowded at the park, but also because Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge recently opened, and was considered "one of the most anticipated theme park openings since Disneyland itself." — Fox News
Pig ears sold as dog treats in 33 states are being recalled due to an outbreak of salmonella. Pet Supplies Plus is recalling bulk pig ears sold in open bins at its more than 400 stores across the country, the retail chain said in a notice posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigatingcontaminated pig ears, with evidence indicating that contact with the dog treats is the likely source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 45 people, including 12 hospitalizations, in 13 states. None of the 45 cases are confirmed to be a result of purchasing pig ears from Pet Supplies Plus, the retailer stated. — CBS News
A life-size rough wooden sculpture of U.S. first lady Melania Trump was unveiled near her hometown of Sevnica in southeastern Slovenia on Friday. Commissioned by Berlin-based American artist Brad Downey and carved with a chainsaw by local folk artist Ales Zupevc, the statue serves as a — perhaps wry — accompaniment to Downey's exhibition in the capital Ljubljana exploring Melania's roots in the small Alpine country. The blocky, rustic figure was cut from the trunk of a living linden tree — whose base forms a tall plinth — in a field beside the Sava River in the village of Rozno, five miles from Sevnica. There is no attempt at an accurate likeness, to the point where the gallery in Ljubljana appears uncertain how seriously to take the statue. — NBC News