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US mining fatalities fall to all-time low

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According to official statistics released by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), 2012 was the second consecutive year in which fatalities occurring during mining operations reached an all-time low.
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FDA issues warning letter to cheese manufacturer

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter to Gioia Cheese Company, Inc., headquartered in South El Monte, Calif., after inspectors tested samples from its production facility and found they were contaminated with listeria.
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Arlington council approves controversial drilling operation expansion

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A new natural gas well is on the agenda for Arlington, Texas, after the Arlington City Council approved the project for a second well on what proved to be a controversial site.
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Consumers willing to pay for longer shelf life, research finds

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Consumers are willing to pay more for technologies that ensure extended shelf life for products, such as modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) for meat, once they know more about the technology itself.
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Global demand for pumps to rise to $75.4 billion by 2016, report forecasts

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Spurred by recovery from the recent economic downturn, growth will be healthy across the globe. However, drivers of growth will vary by region.
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Fire at Georgia chemical plant forces evacuations

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A chemical fire Tuesday at the Harcros Chemicals plant in Dalton, Ga., forced the evacuation of nearby residents, but did not cause any major damage.
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Honeywell to optimize efficiency for Borouge petrochemical plant expansion

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Honeywell has been awarded four major contracts worth a combined $40 million over an 18-month duration for the Borouge petrochemicals complex in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi.
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Soy processor Green Hope to halt operations over food safety breaches

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U.S. organic soy processing firm Green Hope LLC has agreed to a consent decree of permanent injunction after several inspections by regulators found food safety violations at its plant.
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China imposes duties on US, EU imports of glycol, diethylene glycol

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China's Commerce Ministry is sticking to its trade restriction policy and this was recently proved again with the introduction of another protectionist tariff for imports of two types of chemicals.
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EU dairy producers to increase exports to emerging markets

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According to a report by the European Commission (EC), demand for dairy products in emerging markets will be the main driving force for growth in the sector over the next decade.
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