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  • General Mills Facing Outrage over Switch to Natural Colors

    As food makers across the United States reformulate products to meet the demands of changing consumer perferences toward healthy and simple ingredients, in one case consumers are showing that products that transition away from traditional recipies and formats are not always well received. ...

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  • General Mills-Flubs-Natural-Flavored-Trix-Release

    As food makers across the United States reformulate products to meet the demands of changing consumer perferences toward healthy and simple ingredients, in one case consumers are showing that transitioning away from traditional recipies may be a risky endeavor.  Fox News on Wednesday ...

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  • SWECO Celebrates 100 Years

    SWECO, a business unit of M-I LLC, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. SWECO was founded in 1917 as the Southwestern Engineering Co., and has been responding to market needs with engineering innovation ever since. Over the past century, SWECO has grown from a small ore milling and...

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  • Study Finds High Levels of Contaminants in Pet Food

    A new study examining environmental and industrial contaminants in 900 pet food products from 74 brands sold in the United States found that many products tested contain high levels of dangerous toxins. The Clean Label Project’s report on pet food notes that 75% of products analyzed...

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  • Worker Severely Injured by Machinery at Schick Factory

    A worker was severely injured after her hand became caught in a piece of machinery at a Schick razor blade factory in Milford, CT on Thursday morning, numerous local news media reports said. Fire officials received a 911 call at about 9:20 a.m. for a female worker trapped in a machine at Schick...

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  • Hormel Invests $137M in New Jennie-O Processing Plant

    Hormel Foods Corporation initiated construction of a new Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant in this month as part of a $137 million investment plan to replace an outdated facility in Melrose, MN, the food company announced Wednesday. “This investment shows the company’s commitment...

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  • KY Hemp Processor Sunstrand Expands to Larger Facility

    Hemp processing firm Sunstrand recently moved its headquarters in Kentucky to a larger facility in an effort to scale up production as demand for the firm’s industrial products rises, the company announced in a March 31 press release. Sunstrand moved from a 6000-sq-ft plant in Fern Creek, KY...

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  • Kerry Group Acquires Chinese Flavors and Fragrances Firm

    Irish food ingredients company Kerry Group acquired all of the outstanding shares of Tianning Flavour & Fragrance Co. Ltd., expanding Kerry’s presence as a supplier to food and beverage manufacturers in China, BDA Partners, who advised Kerry on the transaction, announced via press release...

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  • Tylenol Maker to Pay $33M Settlement for Tainted Drugs

    43 state Attorneys General finalized a $33 million settlement with the maker of Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and other common over-the-counter drugs, McNeil-PPC Inc., in the wake of allegations that the pharmaceutical manufacturer distributed contaminated products and unlawfully promoted them. “...

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  • Two Injured in Silo Explosion, Fire at Mill in Oregon

    A mill worker and a firefighter received minor injuries after a fire and explosion at a mill’s lumber yard in Oregon early Wednesday morning, the Roseberg News-Review and local NBC Television News affiliate KPIC reported. Fire personnel received several reports of an explosion near the...

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