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  • Explosion at Aluminum Plant Kills 3, Injures 3

    An explosion at an aluminum plant in Yongi City, China early Tuesday morning killed left three people dead, Chinese state-run news organization Xinhua reported. Three others were injured in the wake of the blast. Local officials told the news organization on Wednesday that the incident at the...

  • Fire Destroys Section of Alabama Plastics Plant

    Officials are investigating the cause of a two-alarm fire last Saturday afternoon that destroyed a section of the Kasai North America plastics plant in Prattville, AL, local news organizations reported this week. Initially responding to a call for a “Water Flow” issue, firefighters...

  • Richardson Int’l to Open $30M Food Innovation Facility

    Canadian agribusiness Richardson International plans to boost product development and its research in agriculture and food through an investment a new $30 million innovation center in Winnipeg, MB, the company announced Wednesday in a release. Occupying 62,000 sq ft, Richardson’s facility...

  • J.M. Smucker Scoops Up Pet Food Firm Ainsworth for $1.7B

    Expanding its position in the pet food and snacks market, American food company J.M. Smucker announced plans Wednesday to acquire the manufacturer of pet brands like Rachel Ray Nutrish for Pets and Better Than! for $1.7 billion. A company press release said Smucker intends to close its acquisition...

  • Cargill Opens $17.2M Chicken Processing Site in Ontario

    The Protein unit of American agribusiness Cargill recently announced plans to invest CAD$22 million, or about $17.2 million, to upgrade its chicken processing plant in London, ON with a new Controlled Atmospheric Stunning (CAS) system to more humanely handle the poultry there. Replacing an...

  • SOCMA: Proposed China Tariffs to Impact Specialty Chemical Industry

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) responded to an announcement by China that it plans to impose tariffs on billions of dollars in U.S. exports, including chemicals, in retaliation to the recently proposed U.S. tariffs on Chinese aluminum, steel and other products....

  • FDA Orders Mandatory Recall for Kratom Products

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a mandatory recall order for all food products containing powdered kratom manufactured, processed, packed, or held by Triangle Pharmanaturals LLC, after several were found to contain salmonella. The agency took this action after the company...

  • OSHA and National Grain and Feed Association Hold Grain Engulfment Prevention Campaign

    OSHA and its alliance partner, the National Grain and Feed Association, in cooperation with the Grain Elevator and Processing Society, and the American Feed Industry Association, will hold the second annual “Stand-Up for Grain Engulfment Prevention Week,” April 9-13, 2018. Topics...

  • USDA Reopens Enrollment for Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is encouraging dairy producers to consider enrolling in the new and improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy), which will provide better protections for dairy producers from shifting milk and feed prices. With changes authorized under the...

  • Mosaic Fertilizer Chooses DuPont-Licensed Scrubber for New Project

    U.S. company Mosaic Fertilizer recently started up a new sulfur melter at its New Wales, FL, facility using a MECS DynaWave reverse jet scrubber licensed by DuPont Clean Technologies (DuPont) to remove SO2, H2S and sulfur particulate. Mosaic is a leading producer and supplier of concentrated...