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PROFITS & FOOD SAFETY

PROFITS & FOOD SAFETY: THE CASE OF BMI Jose works as a clerk at the headquarters of Best Meat International, LLC (BMI), a US-based food processing company. With a history of over 60 years, the company has established a global foodprocessing network that supplies meat products to some of the restaurant chains in the world. During the course of his work, Jose comes across documents that suggest one subsidiary company of BMI has actually been repackaging and selling chicken and beef past their expiration dates in some developing countries. Jose is shocked. He knows that the Food and Drug Administration in the United States has banned such practices. In the US, government regulations are very strict about the food production dates and their sell-by dates, but in some developing countries, whose quality assurance supervision is lacking or outmoded, some businesses are likely to explore such loopholes. Even though some expired meat products may not cause serious health issues, such practice presents great potential threat to public health in those countries. Jose gathers together the appropriate documents and takes them to his immediate superior, Nancy. Nancy says, “Look, I don’t think that sort of thing is your concern, or mine. We’re in charge of record-keeping, not making decisions about the product quality. I suggest you drop it.” The next day, Jose decides to go one step further. He makes an appointment and talks to Mike, the CEO of the subsidiary company. Mike is clearly irritated. Mike says, “This isn’t your concern. Look, these are the sorts of cost-cutting moves that let a company like ours compete with our global competitors. Besides, everyone knows that the regulations in the US are super cautious and these developing countries are not clearly prohibitive. There’s no real danger to anyone who consumes such products. I consider this matter closed.” Jose considers his situation. The message from his superiors was loud and clear. He strongly suspects that making further noises about this issue could jeopardize his job. Further, he generally has faith in the company’s management. They’ve always seemed like honest, trustworthy people. But he was troubled by this apparent disregard for public health of people in other countries. On the other  hand, he asks himself whether maybe Mike was right in arguing that the danger was minimal. Jose emailed an expert who is working for the food safety division of an international organization that he found via the Internet. This expert told him that there was mass public outrage in those countries toward their quality assurance administrations and toward foreign companies like BMI who are getting away with selling defective products in their countries. Study Questions: Write a roughly 500- 750-word (one to two pages typed) essay analyzing this scenario. Quality of writing is a substantial consideration in the amount of credit given. Who are the stakeholders who are/will be affected in this scenario? What are the ethical issues that are involved? Be sure to distinguish between issues that are primarily right-and-wrong (e.g., ethical or moral lapses) versus those that are right-and-right issues in which there are simply tough trade-offs of appropriate competing values. Does the global context make a difference? Why and how? What are the opportunities, threats, and alternatives involved in the situation? What recommendations do you have in how the situation could be/should have been resolved? OR, state if no resolution is necessary and the reasons why the status quo is acceptable.

Child Obesity and Sedentary Lifestyle.

QUESTION DESCRIPTION

The 50-page paper is divided into four parts and so far i only need part I to be done. So it is a 10-12 page paper (double space).

And my topic is: Child Obesity and Sedentary Lifestyle.

The sedentary lifestyle is one of the causes need to be identified and documented.

Objectives:

  1. In a 50-page capstone paper project, demonstrate knowledge of how policy is made and the process and institutions that make it. Trace a policy through the process, applying political science concepts. Using the appropriate information sources, organize and conduct a policy analysis, gaining complete understanding of one major health policy problem and its solution potential.
  2. In the final stage of the capstone paper, use policy analysis methods to compare health policy proposals by specific criteria including political feasibility.

Employ a wide variety of resources and techniques to gather information. Critically evaluate what you uncover. Think creatively about how to find information. Demonstrate ability to organize and synthesize a substantial amount of information on a single topic.

textbook required: Required of everyone: William G. Weissert and Carol S. Weissert,Governing Health: The Politics of Health Policy, 4th Edition, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012. ISBN 978-1-4214-0620-6 Paper

really need a good-quality master level paper since i am really not good at exams and this is a capstone class which is really important for graduation. Thank you so much.

discusses a public health strategy in addressing child abuse. What do the authors mean by a public health strategy?

QUESTION DESCRIPTION

Chapter Twenty discusses a public health strategy in addressing child abuse. What do the authors mean by a public health strategy?  How can a public health strategy support at-risk students?  Is policy alone enough to prevent child abuse?  How effective is policy without practice?  When it comes to parenting and the prevention of child abuse, where do the responsibilities of the education system began and end?  How and when would you implement a parenting program or child abuse prevention program?

Needs to be at least one to two paragraphs……Thanks


U.S. healthcare

Question description

During outbreak of Ebola in West Africa in 2014, many U.S. healthcare workers and military members were exposed to the contagious disease (see the New York Times’ article, “Ebola-Infected Health Care Worker in Dallas Took a Flight on Monday” for an example, located at http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/16/us/ebola-infected-dallas-health-worker-was-on-flight.html?%20Here%20is%20an%20article%20for%20the%20military%20_r=0). Use the Internet to locate one to two (1-2) other articles about this particular Ebola outbreak. Discuss your initial reaction to the news of the outbreak, citing one (1) article about the outbreak. Explain the effect that this has had on your current perception about public health policy.

Describe the health disease and include data on current incidence, prevalence, and mortality rates and projections for the next five years.

Question description

.Describe the health disease and include data on current incidence, prevalence, and mortality rates and projections for the next five years. Address interventions and treatment options to change the status quo of this epidemic. Present the data in a tabular or graphical form.

3.Compare and contrast how this disease is affecting different racial and ethnic groups. On the basis of your calculations, what information can you conclude?

traditional media vehicles for marketing

Consider the following information relative to your consulting engagement for Hoosier Media, Inc.

Marketing

Currently Hoosier Media utilizes traditional media vehicles for marketing. This includes print advertising to solicit new and renewal newspaper subscriptions. Other marketing tactics currently used include regional television and radio advertising spots. Management has expressed interest in expanding its marketing reach through social media and mobile app technology but is unsure how to move forward in those areas.

Information technology

Hoosier Media’s newsroom is in dire need of technological updates. All workstations currently have desktop computers; however, many employees have been requesting the ability to work from home as well as have access to company networks while on the road for business. Many of the younger employees would like to have access to iPads and would like to replace their desktop computer with lightweight laptop computers.

For the next phase of your consulting engagement, address the following in a 700- to 1,050-word paper:

  • Propose marketing and information technology implementation tactics for Hoosier Media, Inc.
  • Develop a communication plan describing how the company should communicate its strategic plan to key stakeholders by:
    • Identifying the information that should be communicated.
    • Defining the audience that should receive the communication.
    • Identifying the channel(s) of communication.

  • Include a title page, introduction, conclusion, and references should be cited, following APA guidelines.

Identify the resources needed to treat this disease, including facilities, equipment, pharmaceuticals, research, funding, and healthcare professionals.

Question description

Identify the resources needed to treat this disease, including facilities, equipment, pharmaceuticals, research, funding, and healthcare professionals.

5.Using the projections, estimate the resources needed to treat these diseases over the next five years. Explain the estimates.

I need 2 to 3 references for this.

recent developments in technology

Question 1

Identify the recent developments in technology affecting business and propelling globalization. What problems/challenges have arisen regarding use of the Internet for the global business environment and what probable solutions can you suggest?
 

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Question 2

The operations of multinational managers are made complex given the diverse cultural environments in which they operate. Discuss the three diagnostic models available to help the multinational manager. What impacts would these have on your management operations?
 

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Question 3

How could a multinational company’s poor adaptation to the cultural environment of a nation lead to the company’s failure in management? Provide suggestions for ways to prevent the failure.
 

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Question 4

How can Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) help in reducing trade barriers and in improving global economy? What roles can multinationals play to further the objectives of RTAs?
 

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Question 1

Discuss how the social institutions and their basic forms could help you as the Vice President of International Operations in a Fortune 500 company to choose which target country in which to establish your subsidiary
 

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Question 2

Describe the basic principles of ethical philosophy as they relate to business ethics.
 

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Question 3

When should you use ethical relativism, and when should you use ethical universalism? What are problems of each? As a multinational manager, what should you do to eliminate or reduce the problems?
 

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. 

Question 4

What factors do you think are responsible for Africa’s slow economic development? What can the multinationals do to help?
 

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Managing Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Resources: Table 8.1 on page 139 of Managing Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Ch. 8 and the organization you selected in the Week 2 Individual Assignment

Choose from one of the following options:

Option 1

Write a 1,200- to 1,400-word paper using the same organization you selected in Week 2.

Create a business plan for this organization to enter a global market in which they are not already doing business (see section 2 of Table 8.1). Be sure to include the following:

•Description of the business

•Description of the industry

•Technology Plan

•Marketing Plan

•Financial Plan

•Production Plan

•Organizational Plan

•Operations Plan

•Include at least 2 of the 7 recommended appendices (exhibits) as listed in Section 3 of Table 8.1

include at least 3 references including the book. 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.