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  • Nestlé to Extend R&D Center in Ireland

    Nestlé announced it will invest over €25 million in a significant expansion of its research and development center in Askeaton, Ireland. The enhanced facility will be located at Nestlé`s existing plant in Askeaton, which produces a range of high-quality premium powdered milk...

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  • Powder Show Only 50 Days Away

    The 2016 Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition (Powder Show) kicks off in 50 days – Tuesday, May 3 – at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. This year’s event is the 40th anniversary of the inaugural Powder Show in 1976 and is shaping up to be a...

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  • Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Lead Trade Mission

    Leaders from 34 U.S. agribusinesses and organizations will accompany agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack on a trade mission to Peru and Chile, March 14-18, to expand export opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products. Peru and Chile are also members of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific...

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  • Bühler Aeroglide Names Director of Food Safety, R&D

    Bühler Aeroglide, a global leader in thermal process engineering and technology for food, feed, and industrial materials, has appointed Steve Blackowiak director of food safety, research and development.   As the globalization of food safety continues to evolve, Bühler Aeroglide...

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  • Clarcor Acquires Assets of TDC Filter

    Clarcor Inc. announced that a subsidiary of its Clarcor Industrial Air division has acquired the operational and intangible assets of TDC Filter Manufacturing Inc. (TDC), a leading U.S. manufacturer and supplier of pleated filter bags, dust collection cartridges, and gas turbine air filters, for a...

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  • GEAPS/K-State Offer Four Grain Operations Courses

    Registration is now open for four grain operations courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (K-State) Distance Education Program. These online courses run from April 18 – May 20, and registration closes Tuesday, April 12. Courses are open to...

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  • General Mills to Double Organic Acreage Sourcing

    General Mills today announced it will accelerate its commitment to more than double the organic acreage from which it sources ingredients. The company now expects to meet its goal of 250,000 acres by 2019. The increased acreage is directly linked to the company’s goals to grow net sales...

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  • OSHA Fines Packaging Company after Worker’s Severe Injury

    The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Toledo Area Office cited Safeway Packaging Inc., New Bremen, OH, on March 3, 2016, for two repeated and three serious safety violations. OSHA investigated at the corrugated packaging company after a worker...

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  • OSHA Extending Comment Period on Health Hazards of Chemicals

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is extending the comment period for OSHA's draft Guidance on Data Evaluation for Weight of Evidence Determination to May 2, 2016. OSHA published draft guidance on February 16. The agency has received requests to extend the comment...

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  • Plant Based Foods Association Launched

    On March 7, 2016, 23 food companies announced the launch of the Plant Based Foods Association, the first trade group to represent the fast-growing plant-based foods sector, a $3.5 billion industry that supports consumer health and the environment. The association will engage in education, promotion...

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