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  • Conagra Plans for $10.9B Acquisition of Pinnacle Foods

    American packaged foods company Conagra Brands is poised to grow its offerings in the frozen aisle with the announcement Wednesday of a definitive agreement to acquire Pinnacle Foods, the maker of brands like Birds Eye frozen vegetables and Celeste frozen pizza.   “The addition of...

  • Cereal Dust Causes Large Fire at TreeHouse Foods Plant

    Officials said a fire Monday evening at a TreeHouse Foods Inc. production plant in Lancaster, PA started after dust from cereal manufacturing ignited, local news organizations reported. Firefighters were called to the site at about 9:30 p.m., and arrived to discover flames that reached some 50 feet...

  • Conveyor Fire Reported at CEMEX Plant in California

    Firefighters responded to a fire in a rock conveying system on Tuesday at the CEMEX facility in Victorville, CA, the Victorville Daily Press reported. Called to the plant at about 2 p.m., members of the San Bernardino County Fire Department arrived and observed fire coming from the conveyor....

  • Vibra Screw Expands Vibrating Feeder and Conveyor Line

    Vibra Screw Inc. has expanded its vibratory feeder and conveyor lines through an exclusive license agreement with Mavi Maquinas Vibratorias Ltda, Brazil.   Covering North America, the agreement gives Vibra Screw access to Mavi's 50 years of experience, which has made it the largest...

  • ADM Animal Nutrition Opens New Feed Plant in Nebraska

    American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland’s (ADM) Animal Nutrition business recently opened a new feed plant in Columbus, NE, the company announced in a press release. “Earlier this spring, we opened our new pet food premix facility in Effingham, IL. Today, we’re celebrating...

  • Purdue Researchers Create Unique Food Packaging Material

    A team of researchers from Purdue University’s School of Materials Engineering have developed a new process for producing a sustainable, advanced barrier coating for food packaging with cellulose nanocrystals (CNC), a university press release announced Tuesday. Headed by professor Jeffrey...

  • Trump Proposes Creation of Federal Food Safety Agency

    The administration of U.S. President Donald J. Trump is proposing a broad consolidation of federal food safety activities carried out by several agencies like the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under a single, unified government organization....

  • Rosina Food Products Finishes $22M Expansion Project

    Rosina Food Products Inc. recently completed a $22.7 expansion project at its Cheektowaga and West Seneca facilities in New York State that adds 10 million lbs/yr of pasta production capacity and lifts the firm’s protein packaging capacity by some 5 million lbs/yr, New York Governor Andrew M...

  • LPW Technology Opens $26M Metal Powder Production Site

    Additive manufacturing materials maker LPW Technology recently opened a new, 90,000-sq-ft metal powder production plant in Widnes, UK with a ceremony attended by the Duke of Gloucester, a June 22 company press release announced. LPW Technology invested £20 million, or about $26.5 million, in...

  • Paxiom Adds Four New Regional Managers to Sales Force

    The Paxiom Group has added four new regional managers to its ever-expanding team. Based in its new Milwaukee Xperience Center, Dustin Butteris joins the Paxiom Group with significant packaging machinery experience having worked for the Yamato Corporation as an OEM Accounts Manager for 6 years....