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  • OSHA Fines Chicken Processor $861K

    For employees at a leading supplier of chicken to national fast food and supermarket brands, the dangers of amputation, electrocution, and hazardous falls are all in a day's work, and part of their employer's long history of violating federal worker safety and health standards. A U.S....

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  • More Than 100 Dead, 700 Injured in Chemical Blasts

    At least 100 people died and more than 700 were injured after multiple explosions Wednesday at a warehouse in the northern port city of Tianjin, China, about 75 miles east of Beijing. Officials said thousands of people are homeless as a result of the blasts and at least 70 people were still...

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  • NORD Drivesystems Group Celebrating 50th Anniversary

    More than 300 industry representatives joined the NORD Drivesystems Group 50th anniversary celebration at the German headquarters on June 12, 2015. Since its beginning in 1965, NORD has grown from a small local gear manufacturer in Germany to one of the world’s leading drive technology...

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  • Sheppard Earns IoPP Lifetime CPP Certification

    IoPP (Institute of Packaging Professionals) has recognized TricorBraun package consultant Terri Sheppard with the Lifetime CPP (Certified Packaging Professional) Certification. This certification is awarded after an IoPP member has been recertified three times as a CPP.     ...

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  • Kraft Heinz Cutting 2500 Jobs

    Kraft Heinz Co. said it will eliminate 2500 jobs in the U.S. and Canada in an effort to cut costs. Roughly 700 cuts were said to be coming at the company’s Northfield, IL headquarters. A spokesman for the company said none of the job cuts involved factory workers. Backed by Warren...

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  • Inspections, Enforcement Increase after Fatalities

    The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is increasing its enforcement efforts this week after the deaths of three miners last week. The death of three miners on August 3 has prompted the agency to start inspections on August 10 that will focus on violations associated with mining deaths....

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  • Free Moisture Analysis e-Learning Course

    Mettler Toledo is offering a new online course, “What Everybody Ought to Know about Moisture Analysis.” The e-learning course presents actions to improve moisture content analysis accuracy. Offered free for a limited time, the course also allows participants to earn a certificate that...

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  • New ASTM Packaging Standard Improves Product Shelf Life

    ASTM International has published a new test method for measuring the oxygen transmission rate through plastic packaging for food, pharmaceuticals, and other products.   F3136 Test Method for Oxygen Gas Transmission Rate through Plastic Film and Sheeting Using a Dynamic Accumulation Method...

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  • Remodeled State-of-the-Art Vacuum Conveyor Test Lab

    Piab offers advanced testing at its vacuum conveyor laboratory in Hingham, MA. The recently remodeled 3500-sq-ft state-of-the-art testing facility ensures quality control by allowing customers to test the process in which they will move their powder, granule, or fluid sample.   The vacuum...

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  • Cargill to Acquire FMC’s Pectin Operations

    Cargill to Acquire FMC’s Pectin Operations Cargill has signed an agreement with FMC to acquire its pectin operations, including a production site in Milazzo, Sicily (Italy). Pectin is a key component of Cargill’s texturizing portfolio and the company is keen to further develop...

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