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Industry & People: January 2013

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Fristam Pumps announced the addition of Zach Suardini as an application engineer. He will be responsible for providing in-house and in-field technical support and customer service.


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Tyson Foods

CDC: Tyson Foods chlorine gas incident due to employee language barrier

Spanish-language employee couldn’t read warnings on chemical barrels.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Tyson Foods disputes the findings, saying the employee was misidentified.
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Food Allergies

Dutch firm pushes for global harmonization on allergy labeling

Food research facility wants consensus among key stakeholders on allergen thresholds and labeling standards
By Jaan Koel, Contributing Editor
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Food research facility wants consensus among key stakeholders on allergen thresholds and labeling standards.
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Corn

Purdue economist: US unlikely to dominate future corn exports

Other nations are producing their own, buying from other countries.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Ethanol, drought and a comparative lack of new acreage are contributing to the trend.
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MCOOL

Report: Mandatory country-of-origin labeling has not increased demand for US meat

The 2009 regulations have not significantly impacted demand.
By Shane O'Halloran
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While demand has not been impacted, costs for producers are up.
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Does manufacturing still matter?

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In opening remarks to the media during the recent Rockwell Automation Fair, Craig A. Giffi, Deloitte vice-chairman, US leader, consumer & industrial products, posed the question, “Does manufacturing still matter?”


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Improved outlook for Farm Bill?

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The 2012 election has maintained the status quo in Washington, which may slightly improve the outlook for passage of the Farm Bill in the lame duck session of Congress.


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Duties lifted on many food and ag products sold to Panama

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The US Panama Trade Promotion Agreement took effect this month, reducing or eliminating tariffs on nearly 90 percent of US products entering that Central American nation.


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Plant Openings & Expansions: December 2012

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Crescent Dairy & Beverages plans to invest more than $30 million to build a new pasteurized beverage processing facility in Collerton County, SC.


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Industry & People: December 2012

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Members of the Meat Industry Hall of Fame Class of 2012 were announced.


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