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  • Eli Lilly to Invest $850M in U.S. Operations

    Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company intends to invest $850 million in its manufacturing, laboratories, and other facilities within the United States this year in support of the firm’s “potential for growth” and “longstanding commitment to the U.S. market,” the...

  • ADM Eyes Acquisition of French Sweetener and Starch Firm

    Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) announced Monday that the Chicago-based corporation was given exclusivity in its proposed purchase of Chamtor, a provider of wheat-based sweeteners and starches based in France. “After adding to our sweetener and starch capabilities in eastern Europe, we are...

  • Processing Equipment Contamination Leads to Beef Recall

    35,168 lb of frozen ready-to-eat beef taquito products are being recalled by Lampasas, TX-based food processor Ajinomoto Windsor Inc. after customers found rubber and white plastic contaminants in some of the firm’s goods, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and...

  • Kraft Heinz Cuts 200 Jobs in North America

    About 200 white-collar employees of Kraft Heinz Co. based in the United States and Canada were laid off last week as the food company endeavors to cut costs, numerous news media organizations reported March 24. The job cuts, which impact a number of employees at the firm’s co-headquarters...

  • Concentrated Air Jet Sieve Workshop

    Hosokawa Mikro air jet sieve model MAJSx is one of the world’s leading powder analysis instruments, offering a simple, accurate, repeatable analysis. The MAJSx is easy to operate with on-screen instructions to assist users with frequent, fast testing. This “hands-on” course is...

  • Mosaic Fined CN$85K after Worker’s Leg Crushed in Conveyor

    The Mosaic Co. was ordered to pay a CN$85,400 fine by a Canadian provincial court after pleading guilty to violations of occupational health and safety laws relating to a February 2014 incident where a worker’s leg was crushed in a conveyor at a Mosaic potash mine in Saskatchewan, several...

  • Land O’ Lakes to Build New Animal Feed Manufacturing Plant

    Agribusiness and food company Land O’ Lakes Inc. is planning to build a new animal feed manufacturing facility in Roanoke, VA, the company announced by press release Tuesday. The company plans to open the facility in December 2018. “The southeast region is the single-biggest growth...

  • Monsanto Invests $6.5M in Online Grain Marketplace Startup

    FarmLead, a leading online grain marketplace, received $6.5 million in Series A funding from Monsanto Growth Ventures (MGV) to support the Canadian firm’s expansion into the U.S. market and the opening of its U.S. headquarters in Chicago, the company announced March 20. The firm also secured...

  • Meatless Burger Firm Opens Large-Scale Production Facility

    The producer of an innovative meatless hamburger product, Impossible Foods, opened the firm’s first large-scale production facility in East Oakland, CA on Wednesday, the Bay area company announced by press release. Intended to produce 1 million lb of Impossible Burger products per month, the...

  • Millington Appointed Managing Director of Vortex Global Ltd

    Vortex announces the appointment of Laurence Millington as managing director of the company’s operations in Darlington, UK. Millington will take over the role from Travis Young, who has overseen Vortex’s international operations since 2008. After nine years of managing the company...