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  • $3B Nitrogen Fertilizer Production Plant Opens in Iowa

    Representatives from the Iowa Fertilizer Company (IFC) held a ribbon cutting ceremony with local and state officials to mark the start of production of its new, $3 billion nitrate fertilizer plant in Wever, IA, the company announced in an April 20 press release. Dubbing the project as “the...

  • Kraft Heinz Overhauls Oscar Meyer Hot Dog Recipe

    The Kraft Heinz Company is changing the ingredients used in the production of Oscar Meyer hot dogs, in a bid to make the American brand “the first in the market” to offer hot dogs with no added nitrates or nitrates, artificial preservatives in meat, and by-products, Kraft Heinz...

  • Silo Fire Strikes PET Dairy Plant in Virginia

    Fire crews worked for several hours to extinguish a fire that broke out in a silo at a PET Dairy facility in Richmond, VA Saturday afternoon, several local news organizations reported. First responders were called to the scene on Robin Hood Road at about noon, with firefighters arriving to find a...

  • Vortex Wins SHAPA Company of the Year Award

    Vortex Global Ltd, a solids and bulk handling components company, has been recognized by Solids Handling & Processing Association (SHAPA) as the 2017 Solids Handling Industry Company of the Year. The award was presented on Tuesday, April 25, at the SHAPA AGM & Solids Handling Industry...

  • OSHA Data Shows Poultry Processing Among “Most Dangerous” Jobs

    Examining the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s data on severe injuries reported to the agency from Jan. 2015 to Sept. 2016, a new report by the National Employment Law Project (NELP) found that chicken and meat processing workers faced...

  • Key Wins $9M Equipment Order from Frozen Potato Plant

    Key Technology won a $9 million contract to equip a new frozen french fries production line at the Lutosa frozen potato products plant in Leuze-en-Hainaut, Belgium, the equipment manufacturer announced Thursday. Lutosa, a subsidiary of McCain Foods Limited, tapped Key to provide a complete...

  • Worker Found Dead in Hopper at Feed Production Facility

    Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) responded to a workplace accident on Monday at the Hi-Pro Feeds feed production plant in Sherwood Park, AB, finding a 57-year-old worker dead inside of a grain hopper, numerous Canadian news organizations reported. “Early indications suggest the victim...

  • Lake Foods LLC Plans $8M Food Processing Plant Expansion

    Chicken processor Lake Foods LLC is investing $8 million in the expansion of its Hartwell, GA facility and the creation of 130 full-time positions, the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) announced Thursday. “The Hartwell location has provided us with an eager and highly...

  • PepsiCo Opens $93M Concentrate Manufacturing Plant

    American food and beverage company PepsiCo opened a new manufacturing facility in Singapore on Thursday to produce drink concentrates for the Asia-Pacific market, numerous regional news organizations reported. The $93 million (S$130 million) plant enables PepsiCo to serve customers in the region...

  • Cargill-Backed NouriTech Breaks Ground on Feed Factory

    NouriTech and the firm’s lead investors Cargill and Calysta Inc. broke ground on a 37-acre feed manufacturing facility in Memphis, TN this Wednesday, said to be the world’s largest gas fermentation operation upon completion. The site on Cargill’s President’s Island campus...