NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of MGP Ingredients Inc. ("MGP" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: MGPI) (ISIN: US55303J1060). Investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-476-6529, ext. 9980.
The investigation concerns whether MGP and certain of its officers and/or directors have violated the federal securities laws.
On October 21, 2016, a chemical spill involving sulfuric acid and sodium hypochlorite occurred at an MGP Ingredients facility in Atchison, Kansas, generating a noxious chemical cloud over the area and prompting school evacuations. As a result of the spill, more than 100 people were treated for respiratory problems.
On this news, MGP Ingredients stock fell $1.21, or 3.12%, to close at $37.60 on October 24, 2016, the next trading day.
On October 27, 2016, MGP Ingredients issued an update, stating that an investigation by the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board was underway, and that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration had also investigated the spill.
On this news, MGP Ingredients stock fell $0.67, or 1.86%, to close at $35.36 on October 27, 2016.
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Robert S. Willoughby
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