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  • Johnson & Johnson Fined $110M in Case Tying Talcum to Cancer

    New Brunswick, NJ-based Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a court in St. Louis to pay a fine totaling more than $110 million to a plaintiff that linked her ovarian cancer to products made by the company containing talcum powder.   One of the case’s plaintiffs, Lois Slemp of Virginia...

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  • Cement Firm Fined $36.5K After Worker Injured by Conveyor

    A Canadian cement maker was ordered to pay CN$50,000, or about $36,500, in fines for its role in an April 2016 incident where an employee was critically injured by a screw conveyor at the firm’s Picton, ON facility, Canada’s Ministry of Labour announced Friday. The worker was injured...

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  • Cargill Opens New Aquaculture Feed Line in Vietnam

    Cargill inaugurated its 10th aqua feed line in late April at the company’s feed mill in Ha Nam, Vietnam to reduce delivery time to customers, increase output, and lower production costs, the company announced May 3. The new aquaculture feed line, the company’s second in northern...

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  • Chemical Factory Explosion in Spain Injures More Than 30

    30 or more people were injured during a fire and several explosions at a facility that handles hazardous waste and solvent treatment and recovery in Argando del Ray, Spain on Thursday, numerous news organizations reported. The incident at the Requimsa facility broke windows and caused damages to...

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  • U.S. Beef Shipped to Brazil, Marking End of 13-Year Ban

    Fresh beef produced in the United States arrived in Brazil on Thursday, signaling the end of a 13-year ban on the importation of American beef products, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced. The re-entrance of American beef firms into the country’s market opens opportunities...

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  • McCain Foods Invests $200M to Expand Frozen Fries Plant

    Producer of frozen French fries and other potato products McCain Foods USA is investing $200 million to expand the production capacity of its Burley, ID frozen French fries plant, the company announced Thursday. The expansion will create about 180 new jobs at the facility, where the company has...

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  • India Looks to U.S. Food Firms for FDI in Food Processing

    A team of Indian government officials were in Chicago this week to speak with several U.S. food companies in a bid to draw investment in the country’s food processing sector, multiple Indian news organizations reported May 4. Lead by Special Secretary in the Ministry of Food Processing...

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  • AGP Constructing New Soybean Processing Plant

    Ag Processing Inc. broke ground at the site of a new soybean processing plant in Aberdeen, SD on Wednesday, bringing the number of the company’s soybean processing facilities to 10, the company announced via press release. “This is an opportunity that we have been evaluating for some...

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  • Transition Ahead as General Mills Board Appoints New CEO

    The board of directors of global food company General Mills named Jeffrey L. Harmening the company’s new chief executive officer on Wednesday, set to replace current CEO Ken Powell on June 1. Harmening, a 23-year veteran of General Mills who most recently served as the company’s...

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  • Fire Breaks Out at Nestle Purina Pet Food Plant

    A fire at a Nestle Purina pet food plant near Edmond, OK on Monday afternoon prompted the evacuation of about 250 workers, several local news organizations reported. A contractor accidently welded a pipe on the site’s roof just before the fire started at about 2:30 p.m., officials told...

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