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  • General Mills Opens 1.5M SF Distribution Center in Illinois

    Officials from General Mills were joined by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner for a ribbin-cutting ceremony on Tuesday marking the opening of the food company’s 1.5 million-sq-ft distribution center at the RidgePort Logistics Center in Wilmington, IL, the governor’s office announced in a press...

  • FDA Warns Dietary Supplement Maker for CGMP Violations

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter on Nov. 2 to food contract packaging and manufacturing firm Create-A-Pack Foods Inc. after agency investigators visiting its Ixonia, WI facility found violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) for Manufacturing,...

  • BASF Taps Praxair to Build, Operate Syngas Processing Plant

    German firm BASF recently entered into a long-term agreement with global industrial gas company Praxair to construct, hold ownership and operate a new syngas processing facility at a site owned by the chemical maker in the U.S. Gulf Coast, Praxair announced in a Oct. 25 press release. Scheduled to...

  • Kraft Heinz Sheds Stake in South African JV to Pioneer Foods

    South African packaged foods firm Pioneer Foods moved to purchase full ownership of a Kraft Heinz Company joint venture in the country, Heinz SA Proprietary Ltd, the company announced in a press release Tuesday. “By acquiring full ownership of Heinz Foods SA, we look forward to the further...

  • Fire Breaks Out at Scoular Co. Grain Elevator in Kansas

    A fire broke out at a Scoular Company grain elevator in Wellington, KS on the afternoon of Nov. 4, several local media reports said. Firefighters responded to a call from the facility at about 3:30 p.m., finding fire in the two grain bins at the site, CBS News affiliate KWCH reported. The...

  • SpanTech Conveyors to Open New Sales and Service Center

    Manufacturer of plastic chain conveyor systems SpanTech LLC plans to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 8 to mark the opening of a new sales and service center and testing facility in Waukesha, WI, the company announced. “We want to provide a complete testing facility where...

  • Nestle USA Takes Ownership of Chameleon Coffee Brand

    After acquiring a majority stake in high-end U.S. coffee roaster Blue Bottle Coffee this September, Nestle USA is expanding its presence in the coffee market again with the recent purchase of Chameleon Cold-Brew, an Austin, TX-based brand of organic cold brew coffee, the Swiss food and beverage...

  • Agribusiness Cargill Invests $240M in India Operations

    American agribusiness Cargill plans to invest $250 million in its operations in India over the next half decade, creating 1300 new jobs and supporting the country’s growing food processing and agriculture sectors, a press release issued by the firm on Monday said. Officially announced in a...

  • Powder & Bulk Solids Offers Webinar on Grain Flow Issues

    The premier source for news and information on dry processing and bulk handling technology, Powder & Bulk Solids, is offering a free webinar on grain flow issues stemming from poorly managed stored grain on Nov, 15 hosted by Purdue University Associate Professor Dr. Klein E. Illeleji. The hour...

  • Dust Explosion in Drying Oven Injures Worker

    A dust explosion and fire in a drying oven at a Leominster, MA manufacturing facility Thursday morning left a worker with serious injuries, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reported. Firefighters responded the Spectro Coating Corp. facility on Scott Drive at about 7:15 a.m. Workers initially...