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  • Cargill Sells Animal Nutrition Business in Switzerland

    American agribusiness Cargill recently sold its animal nutrition business in Switzerland to German investment firm AURELIUS Equity Opportunities for an undisclosed price, Munich-based AURELIUS announced in a Nov. 6 press release. Producing specialty feed for pets, horses, zoo animals, and...

  • Senators Push USDA For Clarity in GMO Food Labeling

    In a letter addressed to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue published on Tuesday by a group of 11 U.S. senators pushed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and its Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) arm to consider consumers’ need to easily access information on food ingredients...

  • OSHA Works to Boost Awareness of Robot-Related Hazards

    A two-year alliance was recently created by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) to draw attention to occupational hazards presented by...

  • General Mills Opens 1.5M SF Distribution Center in Illinois

    Officials from General Mills were joined by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner for a ribbin-cutting ceremony on Tuesday marking the opening of the food company’s 1.5 million-sq-ft distribution center at the RidgePort Logistics Center in Wilmington, IL, the governor’s office announced in a press...

  • FDA Warns Dietary Supplement Maker for CGMP Violations

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter on Nov. 2 to food contract packaging and manufacturing firm Create-A-Pack Foods Inc. after agency investigators visiting its Ixonia, WI facility found violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) for Manufacturing,...

  • BASF Taps Praxair to Build, Operate Syngas Processing Plant

    German firm BASF recently entered into a long-term agreement with global industrial gas company Praxair to construct, hold ownership and operate a new syngas processing facility at a site owned by the chemical maker in the U.S. Gulf Coast, Praxair announced in a Oct. 25 press release. Scheduled to...

  • Kraft Heinz Sheds Stake in South African JV to Pioneer Foods

    South African packaged foods firm Pioneer Foods moved to purchase full ownership of a Kraft Heinz Company joint venture in the country, Heinz SA Proprietary Ltd, the company announced in a press release Tuesday. “By acquiring full ownership of Heinz Foods SA, we look forward to the further...

  • Fire Breaks Out at Scoular Co. Grain Elevator in Kansas

    A fire broke out at a Scoular Company grain elevator in Wellington, KS on the afternoon of Nov. 4, several local media reports said. Firefighters responded to a call from the facility at about 3:30 p.m., finding fire in the two grain bins at the site, CBS News affiliate KWCH reported. The...

  • SpanTech Conveyors to Open New Sales and Service Center

    Manufacturer of plastic chain conveyor systems SpanTech LLC plans to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 8 to mark the opening of a new sales and service center and testing facility in Waukesha, WI, the company announced. “We want to provide a complete testing facility where...

  • Nestle USA Takes Ownership of Chameleon Coffee Brand

    After acquiring a majority stake in high-end U.S. coffee roaster Blue Bottle Coffee this September, Nestle USA is expanding its presence in the coffee market again with the recent purchase of Chameleon Cold-Brew, an Austin, TX-based brand of organic cold brew coffee, the Swiss food and beverage...