STP Petroleum now a Spanish Fork U-Haul dealer

U-Haul Company of Utah has announced that STP Petroleum has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Spanish Fork community.

STP Petroleum, at 3601 E. Powerhouse Road, will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pick-up for boxes.

Ikea issues recall on Chokladkrokant Bredbar

Ikea’s 14.1-ounce Chokladkrokant Bredbar, sold from April 30, 2015 to July 25, 2016, is being recalled due to undeclared hazelnuts.

Ikea had samples analyzed and found them to contain hazelnut. Though the Chokladkrokant Bredbar products carry an advisory statement that the products may contain tree nuts, people allergic to hazelnuts may have a severe to life-threatening reaction after consuming the Chokladkrokant Bredbar products.

The products have been distributed nationwide at IKEA retail stores, and there have not been any complaints or reported incidents in the United States to date.

Consumers are encouraged to return the affected products to the nearest IKEA store for a full refund; proof of purchase is not required. For further questions or concerns call IKEA's customer service toll-free line at 1-888-966-4532 or visit www.ikea-usa.com.

doTerra and Choice Humanitarian complete earthquake-proof schools in Nepal

Choice Humanitarian, in partnership with doTerra International and doTerra Healing Hands Foundation, recently announced the completion of the first two earthquake-resilient schools in Nepal, helping advance the nation's slow recovery efforts over the past year.

The new Sanskriti Sadan Archaleni School and Sharada Secondary School are the first schools to comply with new structural post-earthquake government regulations resulting from last year's 7.8-magnitude earthquake.

"Building these earthquake-resilient schools is a huge accomplishment, and we are so grateful for doTerra's continued support in these efforts," said Leah Barker, CEO of Choice. "Completion of this school is just the beginning. With our inspiring and committed teams, we continue to rebuild several Nepali communities.

"We are also helping grow the local economies through micro-enterprise development and tuition scholarships to hundreds of children attending schools such as the Shree Sanskriti Sadan School."

During the past year, doTerra and Choice have been working to help Nepal rebuild after the mass destruction that resulted from the worst natural disaster in the nation's history. In addition to the physical work, doTerra and its wellness advocates have donated $636,000 to the rebuilding efforts, and doTerra has sent several expeditions to assist with those efforts.

In addition to the rebuilding efforts, doTerra has invested in some of the most affected regions through its co-impact sourcing of wintergreen essential oil. Teaming with local harvesters and distillers of this wild-crafted oil, doTerra and Choice are able to help families in Nepal by providing jobs that impact the local economy.

"It is a blessing and a privilege to work side by side with the beautiful people of Nepal in helping them rebuild their lives. Seeing the devastation of the earthquakes first-hand makes it all too clear how this tragedy took almost everything from so many," said Emily Wright, founder and vice president of sales and marketing for doTerra.

"Through the amazing generosity of our doTerra wellness advocates and those working in Nepal, together we've been able to help families begin to re-establish themselves. Something as simple as having a school to attend or a simple, safe home makes all the difference. We are honored and happy to be able to play a part."

Choice is still seeking donations to continue its efforts in Nepal. doTerra has offered to match all donations up to $100,000.

Those wishing to donate may visit Meridian Magazine at http://bit.ly/1WFuqH4.

Karissa Neely reports on Business & Community events, and can be reached at (801) 344-2537 or kneely@heraldextra.com. Follow her on Twitter: @DHKarissaNeely