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  • Raw Milk Cheese Company Ordered to Stop Sales after Fatalities

    A NY raw milk cheese company whose products were linked to a multi-state outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono) has been ordered by a federal court not to manufacture its ready-to-eat aged soft, semi-soft, and hard cheeses until it complies with food safety regulations. On March 30, 2018,...

  • Fire at Cocoa Powder Factory Causes $300K in Damages

    A blaze in a Massachusetts cocoa powder production plant’s compressor room on March 25 caused about $300,000 in damages and halted operations at the facility for nearly a week. Fire crews from three area fire departments responded to a two-alarm fire at the Brady Enterprises plant in...

  • Nestle to Buy Conagra Plant in Missouri

    Swiss food and beverage giant Nestle recently inked an agreement to purchase a manufacturing plant and a cooked-before-canning (CBC) production line in Trenton, MO from food company Conagra Brands, the Missouri Department of Economic Development announced in a press release Wednesday. The newly-...

  • Powder Show Preview: Firefly AB

    Swedish safety equipment supplier Firefly AB will be presenting their spark detection systems and fire and dust explosion safety technology at the International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exposition from April 24-26, 2018 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in...

  • Powder Show Preview: Progressive Products Inc.

    Pittsburg, KS-based pneumatic conveying components provider Progressive Products Inc. will be presenting their range of offerings at the International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exposition from April 24-26, 2018 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL at...

  • Powder Show Preview: Boss Products LLC

    Boss Products LLC, a provider of explosion isolation and diversion solutions and wet and dry chemical fire detection and extinguishment products, will be presenting their range of offerings at the International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exposition from April 24-26, 2018 at the...

  • Ardent Mills to Operate Cargill Grain Elevator

    Flour milling and ingredient firm Ardent Mills recently wrapped up an agreement with Cargill to operate the agribusiness’ grain elevator at the Port of Albany in New York state, the Denver, CO-based firm announced on Monday. “Obtaining the rights to operate this grain facility is...

  • Evonik Progresses on $50M Health Care Facility Expansion

    Specialty chemicals producer Evonik Corporation is making headway on its $50 million investment to expand its Birmingham, AL health care facility, the company said in a press release Tuesday. The firm’s Competence Center for Medical Devices is now located at the Alabama site, where Evonik...

  • Nestle Develops New Spray-Dried “Structured” Sugar

    Swiss food and beverage giant Nestle said it has developed a new form of porous, “structured” sugar made with spray drying that allows the firm to lower the sugar contents of confectionery products by some 30%. The new form of sugar dissolves to provide a level of sweetness that is...

  • Kice Industries, Sangati Berga Form Strategic Alliance

    Kice Industries and Sangati Berga announce the signing of an agreement to form a strategic alliance between the two companies. The agreement includes joint distribution, sales, and promotional efforts for new and existing grain milling projects in the U.S. and Canada. “Bringing...