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FDA orders cheese company to cease operations due to Listeria contamination

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A U.S. district court judge has entered a consent decree of permanent injunction between the U.S. FDA and Finger Lakes Farmstead Cheese Company, LLC, after federal inspectors repeatedly asked the company to improve its manufacturing processes to prevent Listeria contamination.
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TransCanada CEO: Keystone XL delays may cost jobs in Canada

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Jobs may be lost in Canada due to delays in the Obama administration's decision regarding construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, according to TransCanada's CEO.
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MarkWest to expand processing capacity in Marcellus Shale

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The company said it will add two new new cryogenic processing plants at its Sherwood complex in Doddridge County, West Virginia and its Mobley Complex in Wetzel County, West Virginia.
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BASF mulls multi-billion dollar Gulf Coast investment in methane-to-propylene complex

Propylene in short supply due to shift to ethane feedstocks drawn from shale gas, IHS Chemical notes
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Chemical producer BASF is evaluating an investment in a world-scale methane-to-propylene complex on the U.S. Gulf Coast.
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Chemical Safety Board releases final report on deadly Tesoro refinery explosion

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The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has published its final report on the accident at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, Washington, in April 2010, in which seven people were killed.
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Natural gas has little effect on greenhouse gas emissions, study finds

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Although the boom in shale energy production has helped to keep energy prices down for U.S. consumers and has resulted in an overall drop in consumption of certain types of fuels, it will not contribute to an overall reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
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Kansas State University to build Bulk Solids Innovation Center

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Kansas State University has announced plans to build a new facility in Salina, Kansas, dedicated to the study of bulk solids material handling.
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Suspected foodborne disease sickens more than 100 at Food Safety Summit

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More than 100 people attending the Food Safety Summit in Maryland last month were sickened by what investigators think may be food poisoning
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North Dakota's worker death rate highest in US

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According to a new report, North Dakota has the highest worker fatality rate in the country, with 17.7 deaths per 100,000 workers in 2012.
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Sanofi looking to shed multi-billion portfolio to optimize assets

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French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi SA is exploring options to sell a range of older drugs, with an estimated value of the portfolio between $7 billion and $8 billion.
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