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Taco Bell ground beef found to contain horse DNA

Taco Bell said the beef, which originated from a supplier in Europe, has been withdrawn from sale.
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Nestlé launches project to deal with food contact chemicals in packaging

In a bid to deal with some of the challenges it faces with recycling, Nestlé is launching a project that aims to tackle food contact chemicals in recycled packaging.
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Global oil and gas industry relies on automation for growth

Oil and gas companies outside the Unites States have had to take radical measures to remain competitive in a constantly changing market that seems to be currently favoring U.S. businesses.
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New polyethylene plant to be built in West Virginia

A new polyethylene (PE) manufacturing facility, with its own "small" ethane cracker is set to open in West Virginia.
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Safety key for meat processing plants

Although safety is a top priority for all food manufacturers, meat and poultry processors face stricter control and tougher regulation. However, these are not the only challenges they have to deal with.
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Worker killed at drilling site in Ohio

One worker was killed and another suffered a severe head injury Monday morning in an accident at an oil and gas drilling site in Carroll County, Ohio.
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Recycling rate for plastic bags, films growing in US, ACC report shows

More than 1 billion pounds of post-consumer plastic bags and films were collected for recycling in the United States in 2011, a new report from the American Chemistry Council has shown.
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New drugs launched in UK on the rise

Recent research by a team of scientists at Birmingham University in central England has dismissed fears that British patients might have to cope with a shortage of drugs.
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FDA takes action against Chicago-based sprout producer

The U.S. Food And Drug Administration has entered into a consent decree of permanent injunction with U Joo Foods, headquartered in Chicago, Ill., a sprout processor whose production had failed to meet sanitary standards.
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Chemical plant explosion in China forces 20,000 to evacuate

An explosion and fire Monday morning at a chemical plant in southwestern China injured at least five workers and forced the evacuation of more than 20,000 people in the area.
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