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Proposed updates to Nutrition Facts label announced

The proposed changes will bring the familiar rectangular box, which is featured on roughly 700,000 products, up to date with changes to its design and content.
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Listeria from cheese kills one, sickens seven

A listeria outbreak, most likely linked with "Hispanic-style" cheese, has killed one person in California and has sickened seven people in Maryland.
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Endo Pharmaceuticals settles lawsuit over unlawful marketing

Pharmaceutical companies Endo Pharmaceuticals and Endo Health Solutions will have to pay $192.7 million to resolve criminal and civil charges related to their marketing policy for the product Lidoderm.
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EPA presents guidance on permitting use of diesel in fracking

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has presented its draft guidelines for states regarding issuing permits to drilling companies that use diesel fuel in fracking oil and natural gas wells.
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Scientists warn of chemicals migrating to food products from packaging

Although chemicals from packaging, known as food contact materials, leach into food and drinks in minimal amounts, being exposed to them over a lifetime may have a cumulative effect.
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Chemical investments linked to shale gas projects surpass $100 billion

As of February, 148 projects have been announced, at a total value of $100.2 billion, with over half of the sum coming from companies based overseas.
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North American oil companies start replacing oil tank cars

A series of incidents involving crude-carrying trains over the past year has caused serious concerns over railway transportation of fuel and prompted authorities to start reviewing regulations.
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FDA ordered to finalize new food safety law by March 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will have to finalize the Food Safety Modernization Act by the spring of 2016, under the terms of a settlement filed at the federal district court in Oakland, Calif.
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Middle East oil industry key for global growth, expert says

Part of the Western world is underestimating the importance of the Middle East as a result of the shale revolution in the United States but this may be too hasty a reaction.
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Fracking accounts for half of total water consumption in some Texas counties

Oil and gas companies in Texas may face a severe shortage of water for their fracking operations if they continue to drill at current rates, according to a new report.
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