Food Safety Agency to Determine Bovine Tuberculosis Outbreak in Alberta

Bovine tuberculosis investigation updated Canada’s food safety watchdog says it won’t begin tests to find the source of a bovine tuberculosis outbreak until the fall. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency wants to focus on how the disease managed to get onto one Alberta farm and infect six cattle, said Dr. Harpeet Kochhar, the agency’s chief …

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Nestle Restructuring U.S. Ops to “Get Closer” to Customers, Consumers

Nestle is restructuring its US business and relocating various support functions, including moving its headquarters in the country from California to Virginia. The company said over the next two years it will shift the corporate headquarters for its US arm to Arlington County, Virginia. At present, the group’s HQ is based in Glendale, California. Nestle …

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French Automaker Renault Mulls Supply Impact After Czech Factory Blaze

Renault has restarted production at its Douai plant in northern France after a three-day hiatus caused by a massive fire at interior supplier, Recticel, which has thrown several OEMs’ just-in-time plans into considerable flux. The French automaker was forced to send its workforce at Douai, where it makes the Espace, Scenic, Grand Scenic, Megane and …

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London Schoolchildren Could Be Given Face Masks to Protect Them from Toxic Air

Pupils at a London school may be given face masks to protect them from toxic air, the Standard reveals today. Governors at Archbishop Sumner Primary in Lambeth are due to discuss the drastic measure at their next meeting. Chairman of governors Adam Matthews said: “I’m genuinely considering whether we need to issue pupils with face …

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Artificial Intelligence Comes to Financial Statement Audits

Only human beings, such as the auditor, can tell the true story behind the data. Can we trust Artificial Intelligence (AI) to audit financial statements? Perhaps. Artificial intelligence advocates speak of a time to come when these systems will be capable of auditing 100% of a company’s financial transactions. These visionaries foresee the day when …

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Tennessee Bill Would Require Seat Belts on All School Buses by Mid-2023

Joined by four House colleagues, state Rep. JoAnne Favors, D-Chattanooga, filed her school bus seat belt bill addressing safety concerns after the Nov. 21 bus crash that killed six Woodmore Elementary School students. Beginning July 1, 2018, the bill will require safety restraint systems on any Tennessee school bus ordered or purchased by a public …

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Palm Oil Sector Views Issue of Process Contaminants Seriously, Says MPOC

The palm oil industry views seriously the issue of process contaminants that affect all refined vegetable oils although the actual risk to human health has yet to be clearly defined. Malaysian Palm Oil Council’s (MPOC) Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Kalyana Sundram, said various measures were in place to closely monitor and take actions to reduce …

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Tesla to Halt Deliveries from German Supplier SHW Over Quality Issues

Tesla has confirmed that it cancelled a large order with German component manufacturer SHW for its upcoming Model 3 electric car, citing the “supplier’s failure to meet contractual obligations” as the prime reason. As previously reported, SHW lost a USD107-million order from a customer and at the time it refrained from disclosing the automaker’s name. …

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Warning Over Toxic Chemicals Found In Fast Food Wrappers

Many burger wrappers, chip cartons and pizza boxes contain potentially harmful chemicals, a study found. Paper and card used to package fast food is often coated with non-stick chemicals – also used for raincoats, wellington boots and frying pans. The compounds, known as PFASs or PFCs, help the packaging repel water and grease. But there …

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