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  • Grain Silo Explosion in France Injures Four

    A silo explosion and fire at a grain storage facility operated by Comptoir agricole in Strasbourg, France on Wednesday left several people with injuries, Reuters and several other English language news organizations reported.   The blast was reported at about 9:30 a.m., and flames ignited...

  • Post Consumer Brands Names Kraft-Heinz Exec as New CEO

    A former Kraft Heinz executive was recently named the president and chief executive officer of consumer packaged foods firm Post Consumer Brands, the maker of popular products like Chips Ahoy! Cookies and Honey Bunches of Oats, Post Holdings announced in a press release Monday. Howard Freidman,...

  • Tyson Foods Buys Organic Poultry Producer

    Springdale, AR-based Tyson Foods is expanding its offerings of organic poultry products with the acquisition of Tecumseh Poultry LLC, a producer of fresh chicken and chicken sausage products, a press release announced Tuesday. Established in 1998, Tecumseh Poultry produces several brands including...

  • Arkema Invests $23M to Expand Polyamide Powder Capacity

    Chemicals and specialty materials producer Arkema announced a new project on Tuesday to boost production of specialty polyamide powders at its Mont, France manufacturing plant by over 50%. Scheduled for completion in 2019, the Arkema plant will increase its capacity for the powders sold under the...

  • Nestle Completes Purchase of Missouri Production Plant

    Swiss food and beverage giant Nestle completed an acquisition of a manufacturing plant in Trenton, MO from Conagra Brands that will produce its Chef-mate brand of canned food, a company press release announced Monday. Operated by the out-of-home division Nestle Professional, the Missouri plant...

  • Vortex Announces FastTrack Program

    Vortex announces the release of its new FastTrack program, an order fulfillment program designed to deliver small quantity orders on select product designs and sizes in two weeks. This program accelerates the delivery of common Quantum Series products, including the Vortex Roller Gate, Vortex...

  • Five Injured in Explosion, Fire at Florida Chemical Plant

    Five first responders were injured after responding to an explosion and fire at a Florida chemical plant on Saturday, several local news organizations reported. Fire crews from several municipalities responded to the facility in Hollister, FL at about 2 p.m., and HazMat personnel were also called...

  • Tyson Foods to Sell Sara Lee Frozen Bakery and Van’s Businesses

    Tyson Foods Inc. has entered into an agreement to sell its Sara Lee Frozen Bakery and Van’s businesses to private equity firm Kohlberg & Co., the company announced June 1. The sale includes the Chef Pierre, Bistro Collection, and Van’s brands, and a license to use the Sara Lee...

  • Schenck Process Acquires Raymond Bartlett Snow

    Schenck Process announces signing of definitive agreements this week on the acquisition of Raymond Bartlett Snow (RBS), a leader in the design, manufacturing, and construction of size reduction, classification, and thermal processing equipment With a company history of 130 years, RBS has...

  • Suit Filed Against Mars Over Alleged Metal in Skittles

    A complaint was filed on May 23 in the 3rd Judicial Court of Michigan against Mars Inc. and W.M. Wrigley Jr. Co. by a woman who said she broke several teeth after chewing Skittles candies that were allegedly tainted with metal pieces, Legal NewsLine reported Friday. The case (2:18-vc-11632-BAF-SDD...