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Mexico's Mexichem to acquire European PVC manufacturer

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Mexichem, S.A.B. de C.V., a Mexican chemicals producer, said on Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire German company VESTOLIT GmbH.
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US, Mexico partner to improve produce safety

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Food safety officials from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border have agreed to work together to promote the safety of fresh and minimally processed agricultural products.
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Coca-Cola provides safe tap water to Mexican schools

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Coca-Cola is seeking to improve access to drinking water for Mexican schoolchildren by installing drinking fountains that not only provide tap water but also purify it.
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FDA's regulatory policy not biased against Indian drug makers

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Amid news of regulatory action taken by the U.S. watchdog against pharmaceutical companies, at first glance it would appear that mostly Indian companies have come under fire.
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US refineries should look for export opportunities amid growing competition

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The market is becoming more competitive globally, as exports offer higher margins, whereas domestic feedstock is cheap and abundant but not necessarily the right type of product they need.
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Study finds 175 dangerous chemicals in food packaging

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As many as 175 chemicals that have certain hazardous properties are currently being used for manufacturing food contact packaging in the United States and Europe, new research warns.
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Canadian doctors prescribe drugs off label, putting patients at risk

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An investigation by the Toronto Star suggests that a drug product prescribed to pregnant women for morning sickness may be linked to birth defects.


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PPG Industries to take over Mexican coatings manufacturer

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U.S. chemicals maker PPG Industries Inc. announced it has reached an agreement to take over Mexican architectural and industrial coatings firm Consorcio Comex for $2.3 billion.
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Explosion at Quebec chemical plant injures one

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An explosion at a chemical plant in Becancour, Quebec, caused injuries to one person but is not expected to result in any environmental damage.
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Canadian study deems BPA in food packaging safe for pregnant women

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Exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging in doses the general population is likely to experience on a daily basis is not expected to pose any health risks, even to newborns and young children.
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