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UK poultry processor pleads guilty to selling products with wrong expiration date

October 14, 2013
British poultry manufacturer 2 Sisters Food Group has been fined $176,000 for printing the wrong expiration dates on cooked chicken products manufactured at its facility in Haughley Park, Suffolk.
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Mideast refineries shift focus in production

October 9, 2013
Refineries in the Middle East are facing serious challenges to remain competitive, struggling to reduce operating costs and to maximize production among other problems.
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French court to decide if fracking ban is unconstitutional

October 4, 2013
The ban on hydraulic fracturing as a method to extract natural gas and oil in France will come under review next month in a French court. Judges will have to decide if the ban is against the constitution, as oil and gas companies have claimed.
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Solvay to open largest sodium bicarbonate plant in Southeast Asia

October 4, 2013
Solvay, a Belgian manufacturer of soda ash and bicarbonate, has announced plans to build the largest sodium bicarbonate plant in Southeast Asia. The facility will be located in Thailand and will have a capacity of 100,000 tons per year.
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Mexico aims to unlock its energy potential

October 1, 2013

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has once again confirmed his plans for reform in the Mexican energy sector that would ensure industry growth and would attract more international investors on the market.


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Blast at Essex chemical plant causes caustic soda leak

October 1, 2013
An explosion at an industrial chemical plant in southeast England on Thursday led to a leak of caustic soda, forcing local people to stay indoors for hours until the situation was deemed safe by the emergency services.
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Hepatitis A from pomegranate seeds sickens 162 people in 10 states

September 25, 2013
According to the latest update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hepatitis A outbreak linked to Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend has affected 162 people in 10 states.
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FSA: Two in three chickens in Wales infected with Campylobacter

September 24, 2013
Welsh authorities have been trying hard to clamp down on the most frequent cause of food poisoning in the UK -- Campylobacter bacteria -- but so far they have seen little success.
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Chinese anti-trust authorities launch probe into Bayer

September 24, 2013
German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG is being investigated by Chinese authorities for unfair competition, becoming the latest foreign drug maker to come under examination in the Asian country.
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US pork exports to Colombia on the rise

September 24, 2013
Just over a year after the trade agreement between the United States and Colombia came into force its effect can already be felt, as exports of U.S. meat are increasing and demand is growing.
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