Implementing Food Safety Law A Slow Process

Washington — Four years ago, President Obama signed into law sweeping changes designed to improve U.S. food safety and prevent outbreaks similar to the one involving Brenham, Texas-based Blue Bell, in which three people have died after eating contaminated ice cream. The Food Safety Modernization Act, the biggest food safety overhaul since 1938, came in response to a 46-state outbreak tied to salmonella at a Georgia peanut plant in...

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Timken to Lay Off 20 Workers

Lebanon — The Timken Co. is laying off about 20 employees who work in the operations group at its manufacturing plant in Lebanon as the company reacts to a downturn in the demand for helicopters used in oil and gas exploration and a decline in inventory among major customers. The North Canton, Ohio-based company confirmed Thursday the layoffs at its Lebanon plant, which is part of the company’s aerospace business, and cited falling...

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