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British FSA reviews poultry campylobacter strategy

September 6, 2013
Figures released by the agency reveal that campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the U.K., affecting about 460,000 people each year.
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China increases paraxylene capacity

September 5, 2013
One of China's biggest refiners, Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical, is planning to invest 20 billion yuan ($3.27 billion) in a new paraxylene project with a capacity of 1 million tons.
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Canada pressed to adopt mining operations transparency legislation

September 4, 2013
Legislation aiming to improve the transparency and traceability of funds paid by mining companies to local governments is already in force in the United States and the European Union, but Canada lagging behind in adopting similar legislation.
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Chemical companies challenge EU ban on thiamethoxam

August 29, 2013
Swiss agrochemical company Syngenta is contesting in court the European Commission's decision to ban the use of thiamethoxam, a seed-treatment pesticide.
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EU launches first pipeline to Moldova

August 28, 2013
A pipeline connection between Moldova and the European Union has been established, as part of efforts by the EU to reduce European countries' energy dependence on Russia.
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Report praises Alberta for its pipeline safety

August 28, 2013
Alberta has the best regulatory framework of all Canadian provinces when it comes to pipeline safety and the oil and gas industry as a whole, a new independent review found.
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FDA tightens grip on Indian drug makers

August 27, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned two Indian pharmaceutical companies over suspected breaches of good manufacturing practices.
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Asia Pacific membrane filtration market predicted to grow

August 26, 2013
The total value of the membrane filtration market in the area is estimated to be $524 million in 2013 and is set to reach $927 million in 2018.
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Fatburner Dexaprine banned in UK, Netherlands

August 23, 2013
Slimming agent Dexaprine, produced by California-based company iForce Nutrition, has been banned in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom over concerns that the fatburner causes a number of life-threatening conditions.
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UK oil, gas production drops sharply

August 22, 2013
UK production of oil and gas has dropped sharply, raising questions over the future of the industry, British industry leaders have warned.
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