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  • General Mills Makes Gluten-Free Pasta with Cold Extrusion

    An application recently filed by General Mills to secure an international patent reveals the company’s approach to producing low-gluten and gluten-free pasta dough. As consumer demand for gluten-free or reduced-gluten products grows, major food companies are looking at ways to shift product...

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  • Firm Fined Over Legionella Risk at Powder Coating Plant

    An engineering company faces a fine after officials determined it failed to prevent exposure to dangerous bacteria in a tunnel washer at a powder coating plant in Dudley, England, Britain’s workplace safety regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), announced in a press release...

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  • Gluten Drying Equipment Explodes at Cargill Plant in UK

    An explosion and fire caused by a gluten dryer malfunction was reported at a Cargill production plant in near Manchester, England on Monday one a week after the same piece of equipment exploded at the site. First responders were called to the Guinness Road facility in Trafford Park at about 1:17 p...

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  • ScottsMiracle-Gro Opens Manufacturing Plant in New York

    A ceremony was recently held to mark the grand opening of a new ScottsMiracle-Gro manufacturing plant in Riga, New York, where the firm will produce a goods including fertilizers, premium topsoil, garden soil, and potting mixes sold under the Scotts and Miracle-Grow brands, Empire State Development...

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  • Cargill Protein Plans $146M Plant Expansion in Tennessee

    The North American protein business of American firm Cargill plans to invest $146 million to expand its production plant in Nashville, TN, boosting the agribusiness’ capacity of meat crumble products and dried sausage products, a company press release announced Thursday. “Our customers...

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  • Solvay Sells US Phosphorous Derivatives Plant to Lanxess

    Belgian-owned chemical maker Solvay entered into an agreement with German specialty chemicals producer Lanxess to sell its plant in Charleston, SC and its business involving phosphorus derivatives-based products made at the site, a Solvay press release announced Wednesday. “The divestment...

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  • National Beef Invests $30M in Georgia Plant Expansion

    Kansas City, MO-based National Beef Packing Company LLC plans to invest about $30 million in an expansion project at its Moultrie, GA plant, a press release announced Monday. “We are experiencing an increased demand for fresh consumer ready protein products. This expansion will allow us to...

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  • Firm Fined $39K After Man Injured While Cleaning Conveyor

    A UK quarrying firm was ordered to pay fines totaling £30,000, or about $39,000, for its role in the injury of a worker whose hand became trapped in machinery at a quarry, Britain’s occupational safety regulator, The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), announced in a Nov. 8 press release...

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  • Nestle Shifts Organization of Infant Nutrition Business

    On Jan. 1 next year control of Nestle’s Infant Nutrition business will shift from the globally managed Nestle Nutrition unit to management on a regional level, the Swiss food and beverage giant’s Board of Directors recently decided. No other Nestle business wil be impacted. Nestle said...

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  • AkzoNobel Wraps Up $10M Sulfur Derivatives Plant Expansion

    The Specialty Chemicals business of Dutch-owned coatings and chemicals maker AkzoNobel recently completed a $10 million expansion project at its LeMoyne, AL sulfur derivatives plant to boost the site’s sodium hydrosulfide (NaSH) production capacity, a company press release announced Wednesday...

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