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  • SeedTech and DLF Open Seed Processing Plant in Ireland

    Irish seed companies SeedTech and DLF Seeds opened a new 52,000-sq-ft seed processing and distribution facility in Wateford, Ireland on July 6 that will process grass and cereal seed, as well as premium grains, for the food industry, the firms announced in a joint press release. “Today...

  • Study Reveals Toxic Chemicals in Kraft Cheese Powder

    An alliance of public health and food safety advocates released a study on Thursday stating that laboratory testing revealed toxic chemicals in 10 varieties of cheese powder used in macaroni and cheese products. According to The Coalition for Safer Food Processing & Packaging, which operates...

  • Nestle Portugal Invests $5.6M in Distribution Center

    Nestle Portugal is investing €5 million ($5.6 million USD) in the expansion of its distribution center in Avanca, Portugal, European Supermarket Magazine (ESM) and FoodBev.com reported. “This investment prepares our Avanca distribution center for the challenges of the next generation,...

  • Mexican Poultry Firm Bachoco Buys Pet Food Manufacturer

    One of Mexico’s leading poultry production and processing firms Industrias Bachoco S.A.B. de C.V. is acquiring the “La Perla” pet food company in the country’s Queretaro state, Bachoco announced in a press release Wednesday. “With this acquisition, we are increasing...

  • Kraft Heinz Selling Cheese Plant to Dairy Cooperative

    A cheese plant owned by The Kraft Heinz Company in Campbell, NY will be sold to Upstate Niagara Cooperative, a family-owned dairy cooperative throughout western New York state, under a recent agreement signed by the two firms, the food company announced June 30. “We are thrilled to announce...

  • Overheated Machine Causes Fire at Chocolate Factory

    Two workers were injured on Tuesday in a fire thought to be caused by an overheated machine at the Lindt & Spruengli chocolate factory in Kilchberg, Switzerland, Reuters and Swiss news organizations reported. “We had to evacuate the building, a few people appeared to have suffered smoke...

  • John King USA Inc. is Now Cobalt Chains Inc.

    John King USA Inc. has changed its name to Cobalt Chains Inc. This name change is a part of the company’s rebranding, as well as its expansion to service not just North America, but the entire world.   The company, which has been in business for nearly 40 years, will continue to...

  • FLSmidth Plans to Acquire Part of Sandvik Mining Systems

    Provider of services and systems for the minerals and cement industries FLSmidth plans to acquire a part of Sandvik Mining Systems, a maker of material handling systems for mining applications, Copenhagen, the Denmark-based purchaser announced via press release Wednesday. The acquisition “...

  • Bühler Group Opens Bakery Innovation Center

    The Bühler Group held a ceremony on July 7 to mark the opening of its expanded and modernized Bakery Innovation Center (BIC) in Uzwil, Switzerland to drive innovations in the baked goods industry, the Swiss firm announced via press release. The company cited trends like growing demand for...

  • General Mills Debuts New Products with Simple Ingredients

    General Mills announced plans to release a new lineup of products designed to “meet global demand for great taste and simplicity” by using more natural, familiar ingredients, the Minneapolis, MN-based firm announced Monday. “Regardless of the changing consumer landscape, one...