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National Beef to lay off more than 400 workers

February 13, 2013
Kansas City, Mo.-based National Beef Packing Co. announced Wednesday plans to lay off more than 400 workers as a result of losing a "major customer."
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Explosion at Air Liquide plant kills one

February 13, 2013
An explosion Saturday morning at the Air Liquide cylinder plant in La Porte, Texas, killed one worker and left another with serious burns.
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Tests show horse DNA in spaghetti bolognese meatballs

February 13, 2013
British supermarket chain Tesco said on Monday that the tests it had carried out on its own-brand frozen spaghetti bolognese products, which were pulled from store shelves last Wednesday, were positive for horse DNA.
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Ohio steps up rules for safer disposal of Utica Shale drilling waste

February 13, 2013
Ohio is proposing stepping up the current regulations on handling waste with low levels of radiation from natural gas drilling in the Utica shale.
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Asia offers big business opportunities to pharma companies

February 12, 2013
Asia is emerging as a strategically important location for global pharmaceutical companies that are looking to take advantage of the opportunities available in terms of R&D, manufacturing and market.
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US meat industry at risk of shutting down for weeks

February 12, 2013
The U.S. meat industry may be forced to shut down for weeks as a result of the spending cuts planned to take effect on March 1, the White House has warned.
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American Chemistry Council dismisses BPA concerns

February 12, 2013
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has dismissed concerns raised by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) that the chemical known as bisphenol A or BPA is dangerous and should be listed as a developmental toxicant.
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Dust collection manufacturer changes name to Camfil Air Pollution Control

February 11, 2013
Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), a leading global producer of dust and fume collectors to clean up industrial processes, has announced that the company will now operate under the name Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC).
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US mining fatalities fall to all-time low

February 8, 2013
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

February 8, 2013
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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