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  • Cargill Expanding Potato Starch Production at Danish Plant

    American agribusiness Cargill and its partner, Danish potato starch producer AKV Langholt AmbA, plan to invest $22.5 million in a new production unit for potato starch products at a Langholt plant in Denmark. The investment will expand production of Cargill’s SimPure portfolio of native...

  • Tyson Foods Takes Stake in Producer of Lab Grown Meat

    Positioning for innovation amid rising global demand for animal protein, one of the world’s largest meat processing firms is investing in a new startup that produces meat from animal cells in a laboratory. Springdale, AR-based Tyson Foods announced on Monday that its venture capital arm,...

  • Keurig and Dr. Pepper Owners to Merge in $21B Deal

    The maker of Keurig K-Cups and the owner of the Dr. Pepper and Snapple beverage brands plan to form a North American beverage industry powerhouse through a proposed merger announced in a press release Monday. The proposed business, Keurig Dr Pepper (KPD), will be formed through a combination of...

  • OSHA Fines Ingredients Firm $300K After Hand Amputation

    A Wolcott, NY food ingredients firm was cited by the The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for a number of safety hazards were uncovered by July 2017 agency inspection, the Labor Dept. said Wednesday in a press release. The firm, Marshall...

  • Cargill Opens First Manufacturing Plant for Fish Feed in India

    American agribusiness Cargill opened the first manufacturing plant for fish feed in India on Wednesday, expanding access to feed for fish farmers in the country. “India presents great opportunities for Cargill and plays an important part in our aqua nutrition growth strategy in Asia,”...

  • Global Feed Production Topped 1 Billion MT in 2017

    A new report by American animal nutrition and feed firm Alltech estimates that global production of animal feed in 2017 topped more than 1 billion MT for the second year in a row as an increase consumption of meat, dairy products, and eggs drives growth in the industry. Fielding data from 144...

  • City OKs $10M Settlement for West Fertilizer Explosion

    The city council of West, TX agreed upon a $10.4 million settlement from several companies involved in a 2013 explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. plant that left 15 dead and injured several hundreds of others. El Dorado Chemical Company, CF Industries, Adair Grain Inc., and International Chemical...

  • Processing Machinery Accident at Cargill Plant Injures Man

    A man was injured while cleaning rollers at a Cargill turkey processing plant in Springdale, AR on Thursday morning, the Springdale Police Department told local news organizations. Cargill spokesperson Mike Martin told Fort Smith, AR CBS News affiliate television station KFSM that the man’s...

  • Koch Foods Poultry Plant Hit with $208K Fine by OSHA

    A Gainesville, GA poultry processing plant owned by Koch Foods received a fine totaling $208,977 by The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after the agency uncovered a number of safety violations. “The company failed to protect its employees...

  • Duravant Moves on $175M Acquisition of Key Technology

    Global engineered equipment and automation solutions provider Duravant LLC recently signed a definitive agreement to purchase digital sorting, inspection, conveying, and processing equipment manufacturer Key Technology Inc., a press release issued jointly by the firms Thursday announced. “...