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  • Cargill Verifies 13 Food Ingredients with Non-GMO Project

    Cargill obtained non-GMO status verification by the Non-GMO Project for 13 food ingredients, expanding its line of food ingredients verified by the organization, the Minneapolis, MN-based company announced March 10. “Non-GMO Project Verification remains the most trusted emblem for consumers...

  • BASF Plans New Plastic Additives Plant in China

    As part of a €200 million effort to increase its global plastic additives production network, BASF is investing in the construction of a new plastic additives manufacturing site in Shanghai, China, the German company announced Tuesday. The plant, projected to be completed in 2019, will have...

  • JBS USA Acquires Prepared Meats Firm Plumrose for $230M

    The world’s largest pork exporter and Europe’s largest pork processor, Danish Crown A/S is selling its U.S. beacon, ham, and deli meat business, Plumrose USA, to animal protein processor JBS USA for $230 million, the companies announced in a joint press release Monday. The transaction...

  • Hershey Co. Appoints Mary West as Chief Growth Officer

    An executive from J.C. Penney Company Inc., Mary Beth West, was named by incoming Hershey Company chief executive officer Michelle Buck as senior vice president and Chief Growth Officer, the Hershey, PA company announced Monday. West will take charge of the company’s growth strategy at a...

  • ADM Expanding Animal Nutrition Footprint in China

    Archer Daniels Midland is widening its animal nutrition footprint in China with the planned construction of a new feed premix plant in Xiangtan, China and the expansion of aquaculture feed production lines at an existing site in Nanjing, the Chicago-based company announced Monday. “One of...

  • K-State Offers Courses on Bulk Solids in April and June

    Kansas State University’s (K-State) Bulk Solids Innovation Center in Salina, Kansas is offering two courses this year on important aspects of bulk solids handling, the institution of higher learning announced Monday. A class on storage and flow of bulk solids will be held from April 18 to 20...

  • Evonik and DSM to Launch Animal Nutrition Joint Venture

    Royal DSM and Evonik announced plans Wednesday to create a joint venture to develop omega-3 fatty acid animal nutrition products from algae and construct a new production facility in the United States. “This breakthrough innovation will, for the first time, enable the production of omega-3...

  • USDA Debuts $60M Grant Program for Specialty Crops

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) is debuting a grant funding program of more than $60 million for projects related to specialty crops including fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, and nursery crops, the agency announced March 7. According to the AMS, the...

  • General Mills Invests in Probiotics Firm Farmhouse Culture

    Probiotics food and beverage company Farmhouse Culture signed an investment agreement with General Mills’ venture unit 301 INC to increase the availability of its products nationally, the Watsonville, CA company announced Wednesday. “Americans are embracing the positive health benefits...

  • Man Crushed to Death While Clearing Conveyor Belt Jam

    A worker was crushed to death at a Purolator Inc. facility in Etobicoke, ON Tuesday while working to clear a jam in a conveyor belt system, several local news organizations reported. “This morning one of our brothers at the Ontario hub was killed after being caught up in a conveyor belt. Our...