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Post Holdings to acquire MOM Brands for $1.15 billion

Post Holdings has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MOM Brands, maker of branded ready-to-eat and natural cereals, hot wheat and oatmeal, for approximately $1.15 billion.
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Speakers announced for Food Processing Suppliers Association annual conference

The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) has announced its slate of speakers for the beverage track of breakout sessions at the 2015 FPSA Annual Conference taking place March 18-20 at the Omni Resorts La Costa in Carlsbad, California.
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Oil spill linked to high levels of arsenic in groundwater

The natural breakdown of petroleum underground can lead to elevated levels of arsenic in groundwater, a long-term study has shown.
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Chemicals spilled as train derails in South Carolina

A CSX train derailed in Allendale County, South Carolina, on Tuesday morning, injuring two crew members and spilling hazardous chemicals.
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Study finds optimal zeolites for biofuel, petroleum processing

New materials that could improve biofuel and petroleum processing have been identified by researchers from the University of Minnesota and Rice University.
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BPA affects heart health of female mice, study suggests

The controversy over bisphenol A (BPA) refuses to go away, with a new study suggesting that exposure to the chemical affects heart health in female mice.
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Octapharma USA gets FDA nod to expand Octagam 10% production

Octapharma USA, part of Swiss-based human protein products manufacturer Octapharma AG, is expanding its manufacturing capacity for Octagam 10% [Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human) 10% (100 mg/mL) Liquid Preparation].
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Rules tightened on UK fracking

New conditions will have to be met by operators seeking to drill for shale gas in the United Kingdom.
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Waste from olive oil production turned into power

Waste from olive oil processing can be converted into energy for fuel cells, helping to power the processing plant and also reducing environmental damage.
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High levels of ammonium, iodide found in oil & gas wastewater

Wastewater from oil and gas operations in two states has been found to contain high levels of potentially hazardous contaminants.
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