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  • Kerry Group Buys Three Food Companies for $735 Million

    Kerry, the global taste & nutrition and consumer foods group, has acquired U.S.-based Red Arrow Products, Island Oasis, and Biothera Inc’s Wellmune business, significantly expanding the Group’s portfolio of taste and nutrition solutions for global food, beverage, and pharmaceutical...

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  • Jenike & Johanson Ltd Canada Turns 40

    Mike Rulff, president, Jenike & Johanson Ltd, Mississauga, Canada, made the following statement concerning the company’s celebration of 40 years in business:   It is with great pleasure that I announce that this year Jenike & Johanson Ltd (JJL) Mississauga, Canada, turned 40...

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  • Packaging Company Passes Food Safety Audit

    CDF Corp., a leading manufacturer of drum, pail, intermediate bulk container and bag in box liners and flexible packaging, has passed a food safety audit for one of North America's largest consumer packaged food and beverage companies. An auditor from Quality Assured Solutions was...

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  • Two Railcar Workers Killed, Company Fined $963K

    Moments before a blast ripped through a railcar on April 14, 2015, a check of the air quality inside indicated a serious risk of an explosion. Despite the warning, Nebraska Railcar Cleaning Services sent two employees, aged 41 and 45, into the railcar to work without monitoring the air continuously...

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  • Chemical Safety Board Investigations Webcast

    The Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will convene a public meeting on October 21, 2015, starting at 1 p.m. EDT at the Palomar Hotel in Washington, DC. View the live webcast The Board will discuss the final report and recommendations from the Caribbean Petroleum incident. The Board may then vote on...

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  • Köster Honored as Entrepreneur of the Year

    Dr. Ralf Köster, CEO, BARTEC Group, is the recipient of the 2015 "Entrepreneur Of The Year" award, in the “industry” category, aimed at distinguishing leadership excellence in mid-sized German companies. In awarding the price, the jury particularly recognized Kö...

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  • West, TX Explosion Lessons Learned

    A federal agency’s review of the lessons learned at the West, TX fertilizer fire and explosion in April 2013 highlighted the last day of the Powder & Bulk Solids Texas Conference & Exhibition Wednesday at the NRG Center in Houston. Manny Ehrlich, board member with the U.S. Chemical...

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  • Powder Show Texas Starts Off Strong

    Powder Show Texas opened its first day to a strong exhibition and conference agenda, attracting attendees from across the region to the NRG Center in Houston. The show continues on Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Highlights of the first day included: - Keynote panel "A Glimpse into...

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  • Food Processing Certification Course Offered

    Two New Mexico State University (NMSU) professors will host a two-day certification course designed for managers and supervisors of food processing operations around the region. The course, “Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods Only,” will take place from 7:30 a.m.-5:...

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  • OSHA Fines Bag Manufacturer $84K

    Bancroft Bags Inc., West Monroe, LA, was cited for 16 serious violations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for failing to guard machinery and implement appropriate shut down procedures. The proposed penalties total $84,000. OSHA...

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