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Chinese police seize 30,000 tons of contaminated chicken feet

Chinese authorities have detained 38 people and seized over 30,000 tons of contaminated chicken feet, which are a popular dish in the country.
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Economic indicator shows deceleration in US chemical market

Despite the softening pace, the August Chemical Activity Barometer marked a string of gains going back to April 2013.
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Reliance to ship US ethane to India

India's Reliance Industries Ltd. revealed on Wednesday that it plans to ship 1.5 million tons per year of ethane from the United States.
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Tighter restrictions to be placed on hydrocodone combination products

Medicines containing hydrocodone, a highly addictive painkiller, will be subject to more restrictions under new rules published by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) this week.
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China's Sinopec shortlists 37 bidders for fuel marketing unit

State-controlled Chinese energy giant Sinopec has selected 37 potential buyers for a 30 percent stake in its fuel marketing unit, which analysts value in the region of $20 billion.
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LG Chem to supply plug-in hybrid car batteries to Audi

South Korean chemical company LG Chem has won an order to supply batteries for hybrid electric vehicles made by German car maker Audi, a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group.
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Chemicals group BASF to open new crop protection plant in China

The crop protection unit of international chemical giant BASF will open its first formulation and packaging plant in Yangkou Chemical Industrial Park in China's Jiangsu province by the end of the year.
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US researchers highlight possibilities for lignin use

Is it possible to convert lignin into valuable products? New research from the U.S. Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) suggests that it is.
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Canada introduces mandatory labeling of mechanically tenderized beef

The government of Canada announced last week that all mechanically tenderized beef (MTB) sold in the country now has to be clearly labeled and the new labels will have to include instructions for safe cooking.
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German specialty chemicals company starts construction on amino acid plant in Alabama

Evonik Industries has started construction of a new plant in Mobile, Alabama, to produce amino acids used in dairy cow nutrition.
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