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  • USDA Proposes to Improve Food Access, Healthy Choices

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) under secretary for food, nutrition and consumer services Kevin Concannon announced a proposed rule designed to provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants increased access to healthy foods by requiring stores that accept SNAP to stock...

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  • Equipment Needed at Bulk Solids Innovation Center

    The Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center (BSIC) is seeking donations as a part of our equipment acquisition strategy for specialty lab equipment for conducting bulk solids research and education. The following list provides examples of some of the equipment needed for both short...

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  • General Mills Celebrating 150 Years

    General Mills announced plans for a year-long celebration of its 150th birthday. To celebrate its impact on a century and a half of food around the world, General Mills will share and highlight nostalgic food memorabilia from its historical archives. And honoring its journey of developing...

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  • Three Workers Suffer Amputations at Food Processing Plant

    A leading supplier of frozen specialty foods is facing more than $172,000 in fines after two workers at its Salina facility suffered amputations in separate incidents and a third suffered lacerations and burns. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration...

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  • OSHA Seeks Input on Health Hazards of Chemicals

    As part of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA’s) efforts to protect workers from the hazards of chemicals, the agency plans to issue new guidance on how to apply the Weight of Evidence approach when dealing with complex scientific studies. On February 16, OSHA...

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  • Vibra Screw Signs Exclusive License Agreement

    Vibra Screw Inc. has expanded its vibratory feeder and conveyor lines through an exclusive license agreement with Mavi Maquinas Vibratorias Ltda, Brazil.   The agreement, covering North America, gives Vibra Screw access to Mavi's 50 years of experience, which has helped make them the...

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  • Triple/S Dynamics Appoints Sales Manager

    Chris Meadows has been appointed sales manager at Triple/S Dynamics.   Meadows has been with the company since September 2013 in the role of business development specialist. Meadows holds a BA in Business from the University of Alabama. "Chris has the skill set we were looking...

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  • American Chemistry Council Approves Six New Members

    The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) board of directors announces the addition of three new regular members, two new affiliate members, and one new associate member. ACC also added two new Responsible Care partner companies. The new ACC regular members include: * CSW Industrials Inc...

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  • Martin Engineering Names New COO

    Robert Nogaj has been named chief operating officer (COO) of Martin Engineering, a global leader in bulk material handling solutions.   Nogaj will be responsible for all facets of the company’s business, including R&D, manufacturing, sales, marketing, and finance. With 22 years...

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  • FDA Seeks $5.1 Billion

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)is requesting a total budget of $5.1 billion to protect and promote the public health as part of the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget – an eight percent increase over the enacted budget for FY 2016. The overall request includes a...

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