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  • Nestlé to Cut 300 Jobs with Proposed Factory Changes

    Nestlé UK is informing employees of proposals to make some changes to the factory operations within its UK confectionery business. These proposals span four different sites: York, Fawdon, Halifax, and Girvan, and may result in a reduction of 298 roles, predominantly at York and Fawdon,...

  • Noodle Maker Fined $38K after Machine Claims Man’s Fingers

    The producer of the UK’s Lion Brand Noodles, SCLA Ltd., was fined about $38,358, or £30,000, by the Westminster Magistrates’ Court for its role in a Dec. 17, 2015 incident that left a worker with “life changing hand injuries” while working with machinery, the UK’...

  • Bacon Firm Fined $468K After Man’s Hand Crushed in Machine

    UK bacon products manufacturer Beckett’s Foods Ltd was fined about $468,819, or £366,666 by the Coventry Magistrates’ Court after a worker’s hand was crushed in a meat separating machine, the UK’s government agency for occupational safety, the Health and Safety...

  • BHP to Invest $204M in Coal Operation Conveyor System

    Melbourne, Australia-based metals, mining, and petroleum firm BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) plans to invest $204 million to install a 11km overland conveyor system in Australia to move coal from its Peak Downs Mine to the firm’s Caval Ridge Coal Handling Preparation Plant (CHPP), the...

  • 50% of Hershey’s Products Will Be 200 Calories or Less by 2022

    In a bid to increase transparency and consumer choices, American confectionery maker Hershey Company committed to making half of its individually-wrapped standard- and king-sized products 200 calories or less by 2022, the Hershey, PA company announced by press release April 21. The firm also plans...

  • US Foods to Acquire CA-Based Meat Products Manufacturer

    Leading U.S. foodservice distributor US Foods plans to acquire Hawthorne, CA-based FirstClass Foods, a custom meat processor and provider of portion control cuts of beef, pork, lamb, veal, poultry, seafood, and specialty products, US Foods announced by press release on Monday. Terms of the...

  • Tyson Foods Names First Chief Sustainability Officer

    Tyson Foods Inc. has appointed Justin Whitmore to the newly-created role of chief sustainability officer. This follows Tyson’s recent introduction of a new purpose and strategy that place sustainability at the center of the company’s future plans. The appointment is effective May 1...

  • Hi-Vac Corporation Hires Western Territory Sales Manager

    Marietta, OH-based Hi-Vac Corporation, manufacturers of Hi-Vac Industrial Vacuum Systems, has hired Dennis Zorn as the new Western Territory Sales Manager. Zorn brings over thirty years of experience to Hi-Vac, including many years of experience specifically with industrial vacuum systems, bulk...

  • Worker Crushed to Death by 40 Tons of Cheese at Warehouse

    A 32-year-old worker died in late 2013 at a V.F. Cold Stores cold storage warehouse in Dublin, Ireland when a pallet containing some 40 tons of cheese fell onto the man after a shelf rack collapse, a recent inquest into the employee’s death heard, according to various reports by Irish news...

  • Whitebridge Pet Brands Acquires Pet Foods and Treats Maker

    The producer of Dogswell and Nutrisca foods and treats for dogs and cats, Arthur Dogswell LLC, was acquired by Whitebridge Pet Brands, LLC, a maker of natural pet food products, the purchasing company’s owner, Chicago-based private equity firm Frontenac, announced April 18. Terms of the...