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  • Pet Food Manufacturer Invests $2M in Equipment Upgrades

    The United Kingdom’s biggest independent manufacturer of dry pet food, Inspired Pet Nutrition Ltd., recently invested £1.5 million (about $2 million) to purchase new equipment for its factory in Dalton Mills, England. Inspired Pet Nutrition initiated the effort in response to a lift in...

  • Bühler Aeroglide Launches New Digital Services Group

    Thermal process engineering and technology provider for the food, feed, and industrial materials industries Bühler Aeroglide has introduced a new customer-partnership approach that uses big data flows to reach unprecedented levels of processing efficiency. The company’s new Digital...

  • ADM to Develop Feed Enzymes with Chinese Biotech Firm

    Chinese biotechnology firm Qingdao Vland Biotech Group Co. Ltd (Vland) and American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) entered into a joint development agreement to create new animal feed enzymes and bring the products to market, Chicago-based ADM announced in a press release Thursday....

  • USDA: U.S. Corn Yield Hit Record High in 2017

    Temperate weather conditions last year in the U.S. Midwest resulted in America’s largest corn yield on record during 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in report issued Jan. 12. The Crop Production 2017 Summary report by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (...

  • AGI Expands Bin Sensor, Blending Systems Portfolio

    Agricultural material handling equipment manufacturer Ag Growth International Inc. (AGI) recently acquired CMC Industrial Electronics (CMC) and Junge Control Inc. (JCI), expanding the Winnipeg, MB-based firm’s offerings of bin sensors and fertilizer blending systems, a company press release...

  • Vortex Global Earns ISO 9001:2015 Certification

    As of December 2017, Vortex Global Limited has been certified to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. Vortex Global’s parent company, Salina Vortex Corporation, made a recent announcement that it too had obtained ISO 9001:2015 certification. Previously, Vortex Global was certified under the ISO 9001:...

  • Natural Food Firm Invests $2.1M to Revamp Indiana Plant

    Clean label natural food products manufacturer Holic Foods plans to invest over $2.1 million in the renovation of a vacant, 300,000-sq-ft plant in Middletown, IN into a new food production facility, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) announced in a press release Tuesday. Set to be...

  • Cargill Forms Venture with Pea Protein Producer PURIS

    American agribusiness Cargill entered into a joint venture agreement with North America’s biggest producer of pea protein, PURIS, focused on sustainable, “label-friendly” plant-based foods, a press release announced Wednesday. “Cargill is excited to expand into the emerging...

  • Cargill Opens Potassium Chloride Facility in NY State

    Responding to a shift in consumer toward foods with lower levels of salt, American agribusiness Cargill announced Monday that the firm’s first food-grade potassium chloride production facility opened in Watkins Glen, NY. Located at the firm’s existing salt plant, Cargill said the...

  • Nestle Sells U.S. Confectionery Business for $2.8B

    Swiss food and beverage giant Nestle is one step closer to shedding its U.S. confectionery business as an agreement was reached with Italian candy maker Ferrero to sell the unit for $2.8 billion, Nestle announced in a press release Tuesday. “This move allows Nestle to invest and innovate...