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UK FSA investigates poultry plant safety practices

The UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) is launching an investigation into safety standards at chicken processing facilities, following reports of unsanitary conditions at several plants.
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Chinese chemical company to open Louisiana methanol plant

A subsidiary of China-based Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co. Ltd. plans to build a methanol manufacturing facility in Louisiana. It’s estimated the development will create about 400 permanent jobs, Louisiana Economic Development says.
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McDonald's, KFC involved in another China food safety scandal

Chinese authorities are investigating after a report exposed a supplier falsifying product expiration dates.
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FDA's regulatory policy not biased against Indian drug makers

Amid news of regulatory action taken by the U.S. watchdog against pharmaceutical companies, at first glance it would appear that mostly Indian companies have come under fire.
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US refineries should look for export opportunities amid growing competition

The market is becoming more competitive globally, as exports offer higher margins, whereas domestic feedstock is cheap and abundant but not necessarily the right type of product they need.
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Is China getting ready for a fracking revolution?

Despite its huge fortune buried in shale rock formations, China has been very slow to realize the benefits of fracking and embrace the technology.
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Study finds 175 dangerous chemicals in food packaging

As many as 175 chemicals that have certain hazardous properties are currently being used for manufacturing food contact packaging in the United States and Europe, new research warns.
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New FDA requirements to increase costs for Indian drug makers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is introducing more stringent regulation regarding quality standards for drug products manufacturing, which will push up costs for Indian drug producers.
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Iran to offer incentives to foreign investors

Iran seems determined to open up to foreign investors, in the hope of attracting international businesses that would inject fresh capital into Iranian industry.
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More than 500,000 Britons suffer food poisoning each year

According to figures, campylobacter is still the most common cause of food poisoning, accounting for about 280,000 cases per year.
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