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  • OSHA Cites Candy Manufacturer after Amputation

    A candy-wrapping machine surgically amputated part of a temporary worker's left index finger at a subsidiary of Tootsie Roll Industries Inc. of Chicago on January 6, 2016, an incident that his employer might have prevented by meeting federal safety and health standards. MJR, a Boston...

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  • Several Killed in Mumbai Chemical Plant Explosion

    At least three people are dead and dozens injured after an explosion at a Mumbai-area chemical factory Thursday, multiple news organizations reported. The blast at the Acharya Chemicals factory in Dombivali – about 20 miles from the Indian capital – happened in the facility’s...

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  • SOCMA Praises House for Passing Chemical Control Reforms

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) praised the US House of Representatives for passing reforms on the country's primary chemical control law in a statement Tuesday.  The legislation, named the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, changes...

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  • Hormel Foods CFO to Step Down in October

    Hormel Foods Corporation announced Wednesday that its executive vice president, chief financial officer, and member of its board of directors, Jody H. Feragen, is retiring this October. James H. Sheehan, who serves as the company’s vice president and chief accounting officer, was named by...

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  • USDA Leads Ethanol Industry Trade Mission to Mexico

    Acting Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse and a group of American ethanol industry leaders are in Mexico on a trade mission to investigate opportunities for expansion of the two country’s renewable energy industries. “Our goal is to partner with Mexico to support the...

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  • Monsanto Refuses Terms of Bayer Buyout Bid

    Monsanto announced Tuesday that its board of directors unanimously determined that German chemical company Bayer AG’s recent buyout offer is “incomplete and financially inadequate.” While the St. Louis-based agricultural giant rejected the terms of Bayer’s initial proposal...

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  • Missouri Grain Handling Company Fined $42k by OSHA

    A Missouri grain handling company faces $42,000 in proposed fines after 13 safety violation citations were issued the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the agency announced Monday by press release. First Missouri Terminals Inc., operating as...

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  • Kellogg Sued for Alleged Deceptions in ‘Whole Grain’ Label

    The Kellogg Company is facing a lawsuit after a complaint was filed in federal court alleging that the label for the Whole Grain Cheez-It crackers misleads customers because the product mostly contains enriched white flour, several news organizations recently reported. The complaint was filed on...

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  • Heat Exchanger Market to Reach $19 Billion by 2021

    The value of the global market for heat exchanger equipment is estimated to total $19.14 billion by 2021, a recent report said. Currently valued at $12.94 billion in 2015, the market is expected to grow over the next five years at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.2%, the study by Markets...

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  • Chemical Activity Barometer Accelerated Again

    The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), expanded 1 percent in May following a revised 0.8 percent increase in April and 0.1 percent increase in March. All data is measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA)....

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