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  • 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...

  • Agribusiness Cargill Invests $240M in India Operations

    American agribusiness Cargill plans to invest $250 million in its operations in India over the next half decade, creating 1300 new jobs and supporting the country’s growing food processing and agriculture sectors, a press release issued by the firm on Monday said. Officially announced in a...

  • Powder & Bulk Solids Offers Webinar on Grain Flow Issues

    The premier source for news and information on dry processing and bulk handling technology, Powder & Bulk Solids, is offering a free webinar on grain flow issues stemming from poorly managed stored grain on Nov, 15 hosted by Purdue University Associate Professor Dr. Klein E. Illeleji. The hour...

  • Dust Explosion in Drying Oven Injures Worker

    A dust explosion and fire in a drying oven at a Leominster, MA manufacturing facility Thursday morning left a worker with serious injuries, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reported. Firefighters responded the Spectro Coating Corp. facility on Scott Drive at about 7:15 a.m. Workers initially...

  • BEUMER Group Hires New Director of Customer Support

    Industrial equipment and services firm BEUMER Group recently named Guido Hesse as its new director of customer support, who will head up the firm’s global Center of Competence and help form the company’s approach to technical and organizational services and support, a press release...

  • Industrial Dryer Explodes, Ignites Fire at Cargill Plant

    Fire crews responded to a gluten dryer explosion and fire at a Cargill plant in Manchester, England on Thursday afternoon, several UK news organizations reported. “Cargill confirms that yesterday there was a malfunction of our dryer at our Manchester facility causing a loud bang. No-one was...

  • FDA Mulls Changes to Rules on Soy Protein Health Claims

    Citing recent research indicating that soy protein does not lower risk levels for coronary heart disease (CHD), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration moved to revise its rules on health claims in food labeling linking the food ingredient to a reduced risk of the heart ailment. “We have...