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  • Powder & Bulk Solids Offers Webinar on Grain Flow Issues

    The premier source for news and information on dry processing and bulk handling technology, Powder & Bulk Solids, is offering a free webinar on grain flow issues stemming from poorly managed stored grain on Nov, 15 hosted by Purdue University Associate Professor Dr. Klein E. Illeleji. The hour...

  • Dust Explosion in Drying Oven Injures Worker

    A dust explosion and fire in a drying oven at a Leominster, MA manufacturing facility Thursday morning left a worker with serious injuries, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reported. Firefighters responded the Spectro Coating Corp. facility on Scott Drive at about 7:15 a.m. Workers initially...

  • BEUMER Group Hires New Director of Customer Support

    Industrial equipment and services firm BEUMER Group recently named Guido Hesse as its new director of customer support, who will head up the firm’s global Center of Competence and help form the company’s approach to technical and organizational services and support, a press release...

  • Industrial Dryer Explodes, Ignites Fire at Cargill Plant

    Fire crews responded to a gluten dryer explosion and fire at a Cargill plant in Manchester, England on Thursday afternoon, several UK news organizations reported. “Cargill confirms that yesterday there was a malfunction of our dryer at our Manchester facility causing a loud bang. No-one was...

  • FDA Mulls Changes to Rules on Soy Protein Health Claims

    Citing recent research indicating that soy protein does not lower risk levels for coronary heart disease (CHD), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration moved to revise its rules on health claims in food labeling linking the food ingredient to a reduced risk of the heart ailment. “We have...

  • BASF, Applied Minerals Collaborate on Halloysite Clay Products

    A major producer of halloysite clay and advanced natural iron oxides, Applied Minerals Inc., and German firm BASF entered into an agreement to collaborate on the developing and marketing of halloysite clay-based products within certain global markets, a BASF press release announced Wednesday....

  • Snack Maker Utz Quality Foods to Acquire Inventure Foods

    Hanover, PA-based snack and potato chip manufacturer Utz Quality Foods LLC announced plans to acquire specialty food marketer and producer Inventure Foods in an Oct. 26 press release. “We are tremendously excited about the opportunity to acquire Inventure Foods,” the chief executive...

  • Eriez Marks 70-Year Partnership with Dominion-Carolina

    2017 marks 70 years of partnership between separation technologies leader Eriez and High Point, N.C.-based manufacturers’ representative agency Dominion-Carolina. The company honored this long-standing relationship by presenting the Dominion-Carolina team with a commemorative...

  • USDA Issues Revised Peanut Segregation Standards

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a change to its minimum quality and handling standards for domestic and imported peanuts marketed in the United States increasing the allowed percentage of damaged kernels during segregation of farmers stock peanuts, the USDA Agricultural Marketing...

  • Kombucha Maker Humm to Open $10M Plant in Virginia

    Bend, OR-based maker of fermented teas Humm Kombucha plans to open a $10 million brewing facility in Roanoke, VA, the office of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced in a press release Tuesday. Kombucha is a fermented tea beverage that offers vitamins, probiotics, and energy. Founded by...