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25 Jul 2016

Union Pacific Steers Clear of Nuts

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In order to enhance Food Safety for the millions who suffer from peanut or tree nut allergies, Union Pacific has taken action. Given that individuals afflicted with peanut and/or tree nut allergies can experience significant health problems from just being exposed to residue from these products, Union Pacific will no longer allow shipments of bulk peanut and tree nut commodities, including nut shells, in Union Pacific system covered hopper cars. Effective August 1, 2016, Union Pacific is modifying its general rules tariff and provisions within the appropriate pricing tariffs to reflect this new policy. Shippers are reminded that this does NOT impact access to shipping such products in private cars.

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