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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Bühler Aeroglide Appoints Regional Manager

    Bühler Aeroglide, a global leader in thermal process engineering and technology for food, feed, and industrial markets, announces the appointment of Mark Newton has been appointed regional manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa.    As regional manager based in Manchester, UK,...

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  • New CEO to Take Helm of Meat Processor Seaboard Foods

    A new chief executive officer was named by meat processing firm Seaboard Foods as its current head prepares to retire, Merriam, KS-based Seaboard Corporation announced late last week. Darwin “Duke” Sand was named as the firm’s new CEO, who will assume the new post immediately. A...

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  • Madison Chemical Re-Certified for ISO 9001:2015, ISO14001

    Madison Chemical was recently upgraded and re-certified to stringent ISO 9001:2015 specifications, marking the chemical formulators 24 consecutive year achieving this distinction.  The designation, which recognizes companies for adhering to stringent standards and processes, was first...

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  • Co-Op Seeks $8.5M for Damages in Silo Collapse Lawsuit

    A Nebraska agricultural cooperative recently filed a lawsuit against several engineering and construction firms after a silo collapsed last August, spilling out 1.1 million bushels of corn, the Lincoln Journal-Star reported Wednesday. An attorney for Ag Valley Cooperative, Stephen Ahl, told the...

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  • Feed Maker Faces $169K Fine After Conveyor Injures Man

    A feed manufacturer in Northern Ireland is facing penalties after a court found the firm did not sufficiently safeguard a chain and flight conveyor at the facility, leading to the injury of one of its employees. Working to clear the conveyor at Masons Animal Feeds Ltd in Portadown, 17-year-old...

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  • OSHA Fines Grain Facility $306K After Engulfment Death

    A grain facility in Waterloo, IA is facing a fine of $306,500 after the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigated the company in relation to a grain engulfment death at the site in 2017. The agency cited East Central Iowa Cooperative with...

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  • Cargill to Sell Grain and Crop Inputs Assets in Ontario

    American agribusiness Cargill entered into an agreement with Canadian cooperative La Coop fédérée to sell its grain- and crop input-related assets in Ontario, a company press release announced Thursday. The sale includes Cargill’s 50% ownership interest in South West Ag...

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  • European Commission Gives OK to Bayer-Monsanto Tie-Up

    Plans to merge German firm Bayer AG and Creve Coeur, MO-based Monsanto moved forward on Wednesday as anti-trust officials in the European Union gave their stamp of approval to the deal, albeit with some conditions that must be satisfied before the tie-up closes. “Receipt of the European...

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