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  • Recycling Firm Fined $1.1M After Worker Dies in Machinery

    British firm Mid-UK Recycling Limited was fined £880,000, or about $1.1 million, for its role in the 2013 death of an agency worker who became trapped in machinery at its facility in Ancaster, the UK’s occupational safety regulator, The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), announced in a...

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  • ABB Technology Increases Tate & Lyle Oat Plant Capacity

    A 2016 capacity expansion project at a Tate & Lyle PLC production plant for oat-based food ingredients in Kimstad, Sweden that included automation technology from ABB has delivered significant results, according to a press release issued by ABB on Thursday. “We have seen a more than...

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  • Dairy Farmers of America Opens Milk Powder Plant in Kansas

    National cooperative Dairy Farmers of America recently marked the opening of its new milk powder plant in Garden City, KS, a press release announced Friday. The cooperative’s decision to open the new facility stems from growth in domestic and international demand for milk powder and a desire...

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  • Fire at BASF Aroma Plant Impacts Supply of Vitamins

    A BASF aroma production plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany remains shut down after an Oct. 31 fire, leading the company to declare a Force Majeure over its Citral- and Isoorenol-based aroma ingredients, the German firm announced in a press release Friday. In addition to closing the aroma plant, BASF...

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  • Conveying Equipment Orders up Almost 50%

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its September 2017 booked orders increased 47.8% when compared to September 2016 orders. When compared to August 2017, September 2017 booked orders were up 31.7%. September booked orders were up 20.6% for Bulk Handling...

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  • Baker Perkins Opens Industrial Extrusion Innovation Center

    Industrial technology and services provider Baker Perkins recently opened its new Extrusion Innovation Centre in Peterborough, UK to assist customers in the development of new products and processes, produce samples, and conduct feasibility trials, the British company announced in a press release...

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  • OSHA Fines Co-Op $373K After Worker Trapped in Grain Bin

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued fines totaling $373,911 Wednesday to a Nebraska grain cooperative for violations after a worker became trapped in a grain bin last May, the Lincoln Journal-Star reported. OSHA cited Farmers Cooperative...

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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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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