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Pea Protein Hits One Out Of The Park
Pea Protein Hits One Out Of The Park
7/25/2014 10:55:28 AM
The Wall Street Journal recently reported on the New York Mets undertaking an unusual pregame warm-up.  According to the Journal the ball players agreed to be “taste-testers for a new plant-based protein burger.”   The burgers were made with pea protein and other non-meat ingredients, the creation of California-based Beyond Meat.  And A&B Ingredients Managing Partner, …
Has Past Water Damage Caused Mold in Your Apartment?
Has Past Water Damage Caused Mold in Your Apartment?
7/23/2014 4:00:43 PM
Across the United States, there are approximately 30 million apartment units that house families in everything from luxury accommodations to low income housing.  Regardless of the amount of the monthly rent, almost any type of apartment complex is susceptible to water damage and elevated humidity levels that can quickly result in the growth of mold. For apartment tenants, …
TWI Highlights Supply Chain Solutions in The Expedition
TWI Highlights Supply Chain Solutions in The Expedition
7/23/2014 8:59:26 AM
TWI recently published the June 2014 edition of its quarterly newsletter, The Expedition . The external newsletter focuses on providing industry news and exhibiting the supply chain services TWI offers customers worldwide. This quarter’s edition highlights its robust and differentiating compliance program; TWI surpassing $10 million in transportation cost savings in …
National Recall of Tattoo Ink, Needles & Kits Due to Microbial Contamination
National Recall of Tattoo Ink, Needles & Kits Due to Microbial Contamination
7/21/2014 10:10:19 AM
Last week, a California company, White & Blue Lion, Inc., recalled its tattoo ink and needles along with all tubes and ink cups as a result of pathogenic bacterial contamination. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that the use of these infected products may cause a bacterial infection that can lead to sepsis, a potentially fatal complication of infection. …
Safar Continues Operations in Iraq
Safar Continues Operations in Iraq
7/18/2014 2:28:06 PM
Amid the growing security issues in Iraq, Safar Oilfield Services is proud to provide continued support to its local Energy customer base. As the current situation develops in Iraq, our customers continue to adhere to tight schedules and strive to operate at optimum levels of efficiency. Through our 2,200 square meter warehouse in Erbil, Safar continues to order, stock, and …
Portland’s Infill Construction Creates Asbestos Concerns for Residents
Portland’s Infill Construction Creates Asbestos Concerns for Residents
7/18/2014 8:51:21 AM
Last month, The Oregonian published an article about Portland’s infill construction boom and concerns over exposure to asbestos due to demolition activities.  The article states that builders in many circumstances can receive city permits without demonstrating that any asbestos in the older homes has been properly removed before demolition activities begin. Many older …
Meth Lab Discovered at Retirement Community in California
Meth Lab Discovered at Retirement Community in California
7/16/2014 9:54:22 AM
Last month, USA Today and other national media outlets reported that a California man was arrested for suspicion of operating a clandestine meth lab in a Fresno retirement community.  Neighbors of the man were shocked to learn of the discovery in their senior citizen village. Small meth laboratories have been found by authorities in everything from hotel rooms and …
San Diego Infections Possibly Linked to Contaminated Tattoo Ink
San Diego Infections Possibly Linked to Contaminated Tattoo Ink
7/15/2014 9:42:30 AM
Recently, San Diego’s Fox 5 broadcasted a report about several area residents that have been diagnosed with a rare bacterial infection.  The infections, caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), are being investigated by county health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the report, both the ink and water used to dilute it are …
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity & Indoor Environmental Quality
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity & Indoor Environmental Quality
7/15/2014 9:32:45 AM
Among many in the medical community, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is a controversial issue. Some do not recognize the condition as a true disease or illness, while others support its existence. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) states, “In theory, MCS is an adverse physical reaction to low levels of many common chemicals. Chemical sensitivity …
Protein Structural Defects Are Enablers and Stimulators of Enzyme Catalysis, Scientist Ariel Fernandez Finds
Protein Structural Defects Are Enablers and Stimulators of Enzyme Catalysis, Scientist Ariel Fernandez Finds
7/14/2014 3:38:23 PM
Ariel Fernandez Consultancy serves the biotechnology industry by harnessing fundamental discoveries to broaden its technological base. In line with this goal, Ariel Fernandez in a recent Communication showed that a structural defect known as dehydron , causing interfacial tension in proteins , may also function as enabler and stimulator of enzyme catalysis. Thus, …

LA Testing Provides California Residents with Dioxin Information and Testing Services
LA Testing Provides California Residents with Dioxin Information and Testing Services
7/10/2014 3:43:25 PM
Dioxins refer to a group of toxic chemical compounds that share certain chemical structures and characteristics.  Dioxins can be released into the environment through forest fires, backyard burning of trash, certain industrial activities and residue from past commercial burning of waste. Dioxins break down very slowly and past releases of dioxins from both man-made and …
End of the season harvest efficiency benefits observed following in-season use of BASF fungicides
7/7/2014 9:58:06 AM
Growers across the country have experienced positive harvest efficiency benefits after using Headline AMP® fungicide on their corn crops during the season. In addition to managing disease pressures throughout corn fields, proactive use of Headline AMP fungicide provides Plant Health benefits including growth efficiency and stress tolerance.   These Plant Health …
EMSL Analytical, Inc. strengthens its cGMP Portfolio
EMSL Analytical, Inc. strengthens its cGMP Portfolio
7/7/2014 9:48:31 AM
EMSL Analytical, Inc., a nationally recognized full service testing laboratory, has added the MALDI-TOF (Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time-of-Flight) system to its growing cGMP platform. The system reduces the time to identify microorganisms from days to minutes. Bacterial and fungal identification are crucial to confirm and guide corrective actions in the …
Avoid ‘Azo Dyes’ - Online Store Owners Warns of the Carcinogenic Dangers
7/4/2014 12:26:05 AM
QUEENSLAND, Australia July 2014 – In the last few months over 200 000 items have been recalled from Jeans West, Cotton On and Rivers Australia, after traces of azo dyes were discovered in clothing and linen, according to reports from The Herald Sun. Described by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) as a “large class of very effective synthetic dyes”, …
BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals LLC wastewater project wins national recycling award from American Chemistry Council
7/2/2014 6:05:29 PM
BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals LLC received a Waste Minimization, Reuse and Recycling Award from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) for successfully implementing a wastewater management project in Port Arthur, Texas that reduces site waste along with operating costs. Representatives from the company were recognized during the 2014 Responsible CareConference and Expo in Miami, FL. …

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