Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is alerting consumers that recalled ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken products produced by National Steak and Poultry, a Owasso, Okla. Establishment P-6010T, have been used or incorporated into other FSIS-regulated products. FSIS does not have confidence in the safety of any subsequently produced products that have used or incorporated the chicken products that were previously recalled by National Steak and Poultry on November 23, 2016, with an expanded recall occurring on December 4, 2016.

Washington, DC - U.S. Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power will launch the #FreeToBeHome campaign on International Human Rights Day, December 10. The campaign will draw attention to political prisoners around the world, all wrongfully imprisoned for speaking out against abuses of power, combating human rights violations, or serving as a voice for victims.

Brisbane, Australia - A two-day Biofutures Industry Forum hosted by the Queensland government and U.S. Navy at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre commenced in Brisbane, Australia.

Washington, DC - U.S. Secretary of State Kerry met today with four Central Asian foreign ministers on the margins of the OSCE Ministerial Meeting. Welcoming ministers from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, the Secretary regretted that the Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan was unable to make it to Hamburg while noting the continued strong commitment by all five countries to the C5+1 diplomatic platform.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry met with a group of civil society activists from Europe and Central Asia in Hamburg, Germany on the margins of the 23rd Ministerial Council Meeting of the 57-nation Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The activists were participants and leaders of a parallel civil society conference convened by the Civic Solidarity Platform, a network of more than 80 non-governmental organizations from the OSCE region.

West Lafayette, Indiana - A Purdue University professor recommends reading, including books without words, to help children understand the thoughts and feelings of others, which can be particularly important during the holidays.